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PREVIEW: Moore League Baseball, Softball In CIF Playoffs Today

After a few years of suffering CIF Southern Section playoff woes, four Moore League baseball and softball teams are playing in the second round this afternoon.

BASEBALL
Wilson (19-11-1) vs. Arcadia (24-2), 3:15 p.m.

The Bruins are hosting this Division 3 matchup at Skip Rowland Field after winning their first playoff game since 2015 last week.

CIF Baseball: Wilson Blanks Katella On The Road

Arcadia, the No. 2 seed, edged Santa Monica 2-0 in the first round. Wilson lost to Santa Monica 5-3 in April. Arcadia has a 1.38 team ERA and .450 team on-base percentage. The Pacific League runner-up scored 186 runs with 56 stolen bases on 65 attempts.

Long Beach Poly (15-16) at Temescal Canyon (21-8-1), 4 p.m.

Also in Division 3, the Jackrabbits are on the road for their first second-round game since 2006.

CIF Baseball: Long Beach Poly Stuns Fullerton

Temescal Canyon beat Pacifica 6-1 in the first round, and has allowed three runs per game this season. Titans sophomore Caden Szuba has 39 hits and nine doubles.

SOFTBALL
Wilson (16-15) at Atascadero (21-3), 3:15 p.m.

The Moore League champion Bruins are on a long road trip today in Division 3 after winning their first playoff game since 2011 last week.

CIF Softball: Wilson, Lakewood Advance To Second Round

Atascadero was ranked No. 5 in the final Division 3 poll, and blanked St. Bonaventure 8-0 in the first round. The Greyhounds have a 1.40 team-ERA and 89 stolen bases.

Lakewood (18-12) vs. Buena (24-5), 3:15 p.m.
The Lancers are hosting the top seed in Division 2 after beating Cypress 4-2 last week. Lakewood lost in the first round last year for the first time in more than a decade.

Buena edged Simi Valley 2-1 in the first round. The Bulldogs are on a 17-game winning streak, and 31 percent of their hits this season went for extra bases.

JJ Fiddler
JJ Fiddler is an award-winning sportswriter and videographer who has been covering Southern California sports for multiple newspapers and websites since 2004. After attending Long Beach State and creating the first full sports page at the Union Weekly Newspaper, he has been exclusively covering Long Beach prep sports since 2007.
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