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Windward came up a run short in their first round game of the CIF Division 6 playoffs, losing to The Webb Schools 4-3 on Friday afternoon despite some terrific pitching by senior Kirav Patel.
Junior Max Schrage hit a RBI single that brought in Tanner Savitsky. A few pitches later, Tyler McMorrow hit a two-run double bringing home Schrage and Jason Lurie. Patel held the Gauls to one run while his teammates provided run support taking a 3-1 lead in the top of the fourth inning.
The lead would not last however.
The Gauls started their rally after Ryan Whithorn scored on a Ian Henry’s fly out to right field. On a controversial call, Josh Hartman hit a grounder to shortstop, on what appeared to be an out at first base was ruled safe.
One batter later, Aaron Digiamarino hit a two-run double to right center field bringing home Ian Chavez and Josh Hartman giving them a 4-3 lead.
Windward girls basketball head coach Vanessa Nygaard has been named a court coach for the USA Basketball Women’s Under 16 National Team Trials.
The trials will be held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs from May 23-27. Nygaard had previously played for USA Basketball in the 1995 U.S. Olympic Festival, helping the West Team to a 2-2 record and a silver medal.
Windward and Pacifica Christian both advanced to the Souther Section Division 7 softball playoffs, while Crossroads earned a wild card berth.
The playoff schedule is below:
Southern Section Division 7 Softball Playoffs
Wild card games, Tuesday, May 4th at 3:15 p.m.
A – Santa Clarita Christian at Hesperia Christian
B – Baptist Christian at Nuview Bridge
C – Environmental Charter at Avalon
D – Trinity Classical Academy at Crossroads
E – Providence at Coastal Christian
F – Orcutt Academy at Calvary Christian
G – Riverside Bethel Christian at Noli Indian
First round, Thursday, 3:15 p.m.
Winner wild-card A at #1 University Prep
Immanuel Christian at Southlands Christian
Winner wild-card B at Temecula Prep
Windward at Animo Leadership
Excelsior at Bloomington Christian
Moreno Valley Calvary Chapel at Riverside Christian
Einstein at Coast Union
Winner wild-card C at #4 Faith Baptist
Below is today’s first round boys volleyball playoff schedule involving westside teams. All games are at 7 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.
LA CITY SECTION
Grant at Palisades
Kennedy at University
Arleta at Venice
Boys Basketball: LA University High’s tournament gets an upgrade with Santa Monica and Windward added to the mix
It was not that long ago that University High’s boys’ basketball tournament was hosting the likes of Huntington Park College Ready and Lou Dantzer.
The small schools seem to be a thing of the past as the Wildcats have significantly improve the quaility of teams in the upcoming 2013 verision of the Jim Nakabara Classic.
Buckley, the CIF-SS 5AA champs, returns and is joined by CIF State Division I runner-up Santa Monica and Windward, the Alpha League co-champs.
“I am very excited about the field,” said University head coach Steve Ackerman. “Seven of the eight teams are current or former CIF champions. This will be the toughest field of teams in the four year history of the tournament.”
Other teams scheduled to play are Harvard-Westlake, Dorsey, Roybal, and St. Bernard.
The tournament runs from December 9th-14th.
The latest CIF Southern Section poll is out with little change in the rankings.
Sant Monica schools continue to make their mark in the boys’ volleyball Division 3 poll with Crossroads holding the five spot and Santa Monica at number seven. Brentwood sits just outside the Division 3 rankings and St. Bernard missed being in the Division 5 poll.
In baseball, Malibu remains in the number two position in Division 6 after sweeping Santa Clara and Windward breaks into the rankings at tenth.
Beverly Hills is the only westside team to be ranked in boys’ tennis at number three in the Division 2 poll.