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Samohi, New Roads Lose in CIF Softball Playoffs:

Mitch Chortkoff

Mirror Sports Writer


Two Santa Monica schools that had highly successful softball seasons were knocked out of the CIF playoffs last week.

Santa Monica, which had an inspiring 7-6 comeback win over Long Beach Millikan in the first round, lost in the second to Oaks Christian, 3-0.

Santa Monica, which finished with a 21-6 record, lost to Millikan in last year’s playoffs, 11-0. Millikan went on to win the Division 3 championship.

There’s a possibility that it would require the eventual division champion to eliminate Samohi for a second straight year. Oaks Christian (27-5) won its third round game from Crescenta Valley, 3-2.

New Roads was also eliminated from the playoffs in a 9-2 second round loss to Serra. In the first round New Roads traveled to Apple Valley Christian and won, 15-3.

New Roads finished with a 20-4 record and won 17 consecutive games after losing to both Culver City and Santa Monica by 7-1 scores in March.

In the boys’ baseball playoffs, New Roads won its first round game at Los Pinos of Lake Elsinore, 24-0, but lost in the second round to Cate of Carpinteria at West Los Angeles College, 11-6.

The baseball and softball seasons have ended for all Westside teams, but they provided a lot of excitement for their fans.  

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