Amazing how the end of the season is just two weeks from ending with many tight playoff races still in the balance.
Some games will have major consequences on league titles and whether teams get into postseason play.
SAN DIMAS-NORTHVIEW RIVALRY
No doubt the Saints and Vikings have become a rivalry the last three seasons. In 2008-09 season San Dimas swept the season series to win the Valle Vista by two games.
Northview ended its season with a loss to Whittier Christian in the quarterfinals, while the Heralds defeated the Saints in the CIF Finals.
Last season, the Vikings tied for the league title along with San Dimas after splitting the season series.
The Saints fell to Village Christian in the quarterfinals and Northview couldn’t advance out of the second round lost to La Canada.
This season heading into the second game, San Dimas holds a two game lead with a win over the Vikings.
Led by Erin and Sarina Jaramillo, Northview’s offense has scored 152 runs in 24 games to help out freshman pitcher Ana Mejia.
San Dimas has arguably the best arm in centerfield with Courtney Hine and a home run threat in Sara Moore at third to help sophomore Elizabeth Celaya in the circle.
No doubt this week’s game will be one to watch.
The Olympic League title will be up for grabs when Village Christian hosts Whittier Christian on Thursday.
The Crusaders hold a 5-4 lead in the series dating back to 2006-07 season. The only time that Village Christian swept the series. Since then the teams have split the two game series.
This year, the Heralds looked like it was rebuilding with the loss of Courtney McGee at pitcher. All they have done is insert Bekah Kikuchi who has done a fantastic job. Adding freshman Katelyn Wagner to the line-up that already has Mandie Perez and Richelle Coberly has made Whittier Christian a threat to win another title.
Emily Seidel is stellar at pitcher to go along with her timely hitting. Madeline Velasquez and Sam Pyros give the Crusaders a legit threat to put the ball in play.
ONE LAST LEAGUE TILT WORTH WATCHING
Lost in some big games this week is the Suburban League’s match-up of Mayfair and La Mirada.
The Matadores lead the series since 2004-05 winning nine of 12. They have lost the last three of four heading into this week’s two game set.
Winners of four of the past five league titles, the Matadores have only been beaten out by the Monsoons last season.
Rochelle Sablay leads La Mirada into its two game tilt with Mayfair this week. Sablay leads the team with five home runs. Courtney Skogan and Lisa Perez also enable the Matadores to score runs at will.
To counter La Mirada, Mayfair boasts three strong hitters in Melissa Rivas, Jessica Torrez and Brittney Boggs in all they have accounted for 25% of the Monsoons runs.