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Santa Monica managed only two hits and once again could not get past the first round as they lost at home to Knight 8-3, knocking them out of the Division 3 playoffs.
Despite struggling at the plate, the Vikings took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth when Mason Landis scored from third on a wild pitch.
That advanted was short lived when Knight grabbed four runs in the top half of the fifth led by an Edgar Cabral homerun and two more runs in each of the final two innings.
Santa Monica (20-11) has not advance to the second round since the 2008-2009 season.
Culver City has added Paramount High to its schedule of non-conference opponents for the 2013 football season.
They replace West Adams who went winless in 2012 and was defeated by the Centaurs 51-0.
Paramount finished in a tie for first with Downey in the San Gabriel Valley League. The Pirates were 8-3 and lost in the first round of the CIF-SS Division VII playoffs.
Culver City was 7-5 and advanced to the Division III quarterfinals last year.
The schedule of the upcoming football season is below. All games are at 7 p.m. unless otherwise stated:
Ocean League champion Santa Monica earned a berth in the main draw of the Southern Section Division 4 playoffs while Culver City and Beverly Hills will play in the wild card game.
Schedule is below:
Southern Section Division 4 Softball Playoff
Wild card games, Tuesday, May 14th at 3:15 p.m.
A – Coachella Valley at Los Amigos
B – Palm Springs at Hesperia
C – Ventura at San Marcos
D – Beverly Hills at Ocean View
E – Serrano at Jurupa Valley
F – West Valley at Indio
G – Westminster La Quinta at Whittier Christian
H – Westminster at Cerritos Valley Christian
I – Apple Valley at Temescal Canyon
J – Gabrielino at Culver City
First round, Thursday, 3:15 p.m.
Winner wild-card A at #1 Segerstrom
Winner wild-card B at Santa Monica
Winner wild-card C at South El Monte
La Sierra at Paloma Valley
Winner wild-card D at Rancho Alamitos
La Quinta at Beaumont
Winner wild-card E at Maranatha
Monrovia at #4 Dos Pueblos
Hawthorne at #3 Loara
Arroyo at Patriot
Winner wild-card F at Oak Hills
Winner wild-card G at Heritage
Winner wild-card H at Hemet
Winner wild-card I at Palm Desert
Garden Grove at Temple City
Winner wild-card J at #2 Buena
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Two more westside players are heading to the NFL as Culver City’s Lowell Rose and Venice’s Jerry Johnson have been signed as undrafted free agents.
Rose will be making a return to the Golden State with the San Francisco 49ers as his new destination after being a three-year starter at cornerback for Tulsa. In his senior year, he recorded 55 tackeles and interceptions in back-to-back games against Marshall and Fresno State.
Rose had orginally walk-on as a freshman at UCLA before transfering in 2010.
Culver City head coach Jahmel Wright, who worked with Rose as an assistant, is proud that his former player has a chance to compete for a spot on an NFL roster.
“Lowell Rose [is] one of the hardest workers I have ever coached. All that hard work [is] finally paying off,” said Wright on his facebook page.
At Culver City, Rose played safety as well as running back. He rushed for 1,300 yards and had 70 tackles his senior season earning first-team All-Ocean League honors.
Culver City won in thrilling fashion Thursday afternoon after rallying back in extra innings to defeat Beverly Hills 7-4, sweeping their opening series of Ocean League play.
A walk sent Timothy Stewart to first base, where he visited briefly, after a Max Akita bunt advanced him to second. Stewart stole third, then eventually made his way home after a bad throw by the Normans catcher that sailed over the head of their third baseman that made the game 5-4.
Akita advanced to second base on the error, then scored when Juan Alcala singled to right field. Alcala came home after a double by Michael Netzel making the score 7-4 and capping their rally in the 10th inning.
The Centaurs started the game with a run by Jay Sterner produced from a Stewart double to left field. Daniel Hennessy joined the action in the fifth inning with a double to center field bring home Darion Sylvester and Netzel.
It did not matter.
Tanita was double-teamed, forced to dribble to the corner and nearly lost control of the ball.
However, the senior guard regained her composure and drilled a fadeaway jumper with two seconds left to give the Centaurs a 42-40 victory and send them to the Division 2A finals at the Anaheim Arena against Murrieta Valley on Friday.
Culver City led top-seed Orange Lutheran throughout the first three quarters but trailed 37-34 with five minutes remaining.
The Lancers (24-6) could not extend their advantage at the free throw line as they made only one of eight attempts down the stretch giving the Centaurs a chance to rally.
Tanita had 16 points and Kelsey Ueda finsihed with 12 points for Culver City. Shannon Yahn added eight points before fouling out with under a minute left.
After being knocked out in the semifinals last year by Norco, the Centaurs will play in their first CIF finals since winning the 1A title back in the 1978-79 season.
Culver City (24-5) is on a nine-game wining streak and have won 17 of their last 18 contests.
Former Culver City Quarterback Lukas O’Connor has committed to UMass, he announced on twitter today.
O’Connor threw for 3,341 yards and 32 touchdowns in his senior season, leading the Centaurs to the Western Division title game back in 2011. It was only the third time Culver City has played for a CIF title in the school’s fifty-two year history. He graduated in 2012.