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10 county teams make CCS baseball tourney
May 13, 2013, 05:00 AM By Nathan Mollat Daily Journal

The Central Coast Section baseball seedings were released Saturday and San Mateo County will have its fair share of representatives. Seven Peninsula Athletic League teams made the cut, as did Serra, Menlo School and Sacred Heart Prep.

The good news for the PAL is seven teams received bids — five Bay Division squads and a pair of Ocean Division teams. The bad news is not one of them received a seeding higher than No. 9, which belongs to 19-7 Terra Nova, and all will be on the road for first-round games.

Carlmont (20-6), which got the No. 10 seed in Division I, will face No. 7 Homestead (17-13). Somehow, Homestead, which finished second in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League’s De Anza Division, will host a division champion in the Scots, despite the fact CCS usually awards division winners with a home game.

The other Bay Division team to make the Division I field was Menlo-Atherton (17-10), which was on the bubble to make the field after finishing fifth in the Bay Division. The 14th-seeded Bears will travel to No. 3 San Benito (21-6).

A pair of local squads will face off in another Division I game when No. 15 Sequoia (16-10-1), the Ocean Division co-champion, will make the short trip to San Mateo to take on No. 2 Serra (24-6), a West Catholic Athletic League regular-season co-champion, which also advanced to the WCAL tournament championship game.

The Carlmont-Homestead winner will play the Sequoia-Serra winner in a quarterfinal matchup Saturday. All Division I first-round games begin 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Division II has Burlingame (17-9), the runner-up in the Bay Division standings, going on the road to play No. 4 Los Gatos (20-7). The winner plays the winner of No. 12 Los Altos (16-14) and No. 5 Willow Glen (17-10).

Mills (13-11), the other Ocean Division co-champion, got the No. 16 seed and will face top seed Westmont (19-8). That winner plays the winner of No. 9 Leland (14-12) and No. 8 Overfelt (17-10).

All Division II games begin 4 p.m. Thursday.

Division III features four county teams. Menlo School (19-7), the West Bay Athletic League co-champion, garnered the No. 5 seed and will host No. 12 Carmel (15-12). The winner will play the winner of No. 13 Seaside (16-11) and No. 4 Soquel (16-11-2).

The other WBAL co-champ, Sacred Heart Prep (18-9), received the No. 7 seed and takes on No. 10 Live Oak (14-12) in Atherton. The winner of that game will face either No. 15 King’s Academy (16-11) or No. 2 Pacific Grove (27-0), the only team in CCS to post an undefeated record.

Half Moon Bay (18-9), which grabbed the PAL’s final automatic berth with a fourth-place finish in the Bay Division, got the No. 11 seed and will play No. 6 Scotts Valley (18-11) on the road. The winner will face either No. 14 Stevenson (16-9) or No. 3 St. Francis CCC (20-8).

Terra Nova (19-7) received the highest seed of all local public schools, getting the No. 9 slot. The Tigers will still be on the road, however, taking on No. 8 Monte Vista Christian (12-15), which despite a losing record somehow gets to host a first-round game.

The winner of that game will take on the winner of top seed Palma (20-6)/No. 16 St. Lawrence (15-6).

All Division III first-round games begin 4 p.m. Wednesday. All quarterfinal games in all divisions are Saturday.



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