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Long Beach Softball CIF Playoffs Preview

The562’s high school baseball and softball coverage for the 2022 season is sponsored by LBUSD Board of Education Member Megan Kerr

There are five Long Beach softball teams in the CIF Southern Section softball playoffs that start tomorrow when Wilson travels to El Rancho for a Division 3 wild card game.

Moore League champion Millikan hosts Crescenta Valley in the first round of the Division 2 playoffs on Thursday. The Rams are back-to-back league champions and Crescenta Valley is the second-place finisher from the Pacific League.

Second-place Lakewood has a fascinating local matchup in the first round of Division 3 on Thursday when they visit St. Anthony. The Saints are the Del Ray League champions.

Third-place Long Beach Poly is also in Division 3 and travels to Sherman Oaks Notre Dame for the first round.

Wilson finished fourth in the Moore League and started the playoffs by traveling to El Rancho for a Division 3 wild card game on Tuesday.

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.