Inland_Sports multi-media journalist and Souris Valley play-by-play man Cullen Holt catches up with King High School product and Sabre Dogs infielder Connor Franco.
For the second consecutive season, the Moreno Valley Vikings reached a CIF Southern Section championship game but came up short in winning the title; falling to Pasadena Poly 6-1 for the Division 6 crown at UCR.
Yucaipa pitcher Tyson Heaton tossed a complete game to propel the Thunderbirds past Beckman 8-1 in the CIF Southern Section Division 2 Finals at Cal State Fullerton.
The T’birds busted the game wide open with a 7-run fifth inning.
Yucaipa last won a CIF-SS title in 1994.
We’ll be talking Yucaipa baseball on The Inland_Sports Show on Fox Sports IE 1350AM on Monday 3-6pm.
*Inland Empire teams in the Inland_Sports coverage area. Times and locations will be updated once the CIF Southern Section officially unveils them on Wednesday morning. All of the softball finals will take place at Deanna Manning Stadium in Irvine while the baseball finals will be split between UC Riverside and Cal State Fullerton.
D2: YUCAIPA VS. BECKMAN, SATURDAY 4:30PM @ CAL STATE FULLERTON
D6: MORENO VALLEY VS. PASADENA POLY, SATURDAY 12PM @ UC RIVERSIDE
D1: NORCO VS. GAHR/CHINO HILLS, SATURDAY 6:30PM
D2: KING vs. NEWBURY PARK, SATURDAY 12:30PM
D3: REV VS. WEST TORRANCE, FRIDAY 6:30PM
D5: JW NORTH VS. CHAMINADE, FRIDAY 3:30PM
The Redlands Terriers run to the title came up short in the CIF Southern Section Division 3 semifinals vs. Maranatha.
Click here for the recap: Small Ball Proficiency Propels Minutemen to CIF-SS Division 3 Final-
The Hemet Bulldogs used extra innings to edge second-seeded Grand Terrace in the CIF Southern Section Division 4 quarterfinals. Hemet will travel to Monrovia for the semifinals on Tuesday.