Randy Angel

Redondo loses in baseball, softball; El Segundo, South & Torrance reach softball finals

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Torrance hurler Ryann Orange defeated Redondo to move on to the CIF-SS Division 5 championship game. Photo by Ray Vidal

By Randy Angel

Redondo’s baseball and softball teams took it on the chin Tuesday, having their seasons end with decisive losses in the semifinals.

In an all-South Bay Division 5 softball semifinal game, top-seeded Torrance routed Redondo 13-2.

The Tartars scored six runs in the first two innings, mounting a lead that the Sea Hawks could not overcome.Torrance’s freshman pitcher, Ryann Orange allowed two hits in four innings.

Her two-run home run gave Torrance a 3-0 lead, then Andrea Perez had a three-run double to make it 6-0.

Perez went 4 or 4 with three doubles and six RBIs to lead the Tartars.

Top-seeded Torrance (23-9) will face Louisville (15-9-2) at Irvine’s Deanna Manning Stadium at Bill Barber Marine Corps Park on Saturday.

Gates open at 9 a.m. with the first game of the day pitting El Segundo (24-6) against Godinez (25-4) in the Division 4 championship game a 9:30 a.m. The Eagles reached the championship game by defeating Sultana 7-2.

In Division 2, South Torrance (24-6) will play Cypress (23-8-1) for the championship in the next game. South edged Roosevelt 3-2 in the semifinals.

In Division 3, Mira Costa (18-13) fell to Diamond Ranch 16-4 in the semifinals.

Baseball

Redondo (24-10) was blasted by Santa Margarita 9-1, who had a four home run performance. The Eagles (25-11) advance to the Division 2 finals where they will meet Norco (20-11).

Santa Margarita scored three runs without a hit in the first inning and never looked back, hitting three home runs in the fifth inning to put the game away.

The Sea Hawks finally scored in the sixth inning when Brett McCauley’s groundout brought in a run.

Redondo reached the semifinals by defeating Oaks Christian 5-3 when senior starting pitcher Drew Dalquist held a 5-3 lead through six innings.

His brother, Matthew, came in to close the game in the 7th inning.

Redondo took a 3-1 into the bottom of the fourth on Mason Grace’s RBI-double. Christian Dicochea added an RBI double and Theo Forshey drove him in for a 5-2 lead in the fifth inning.

Mira Costa was eliminated in Division 1 quarterfinals, falling to La Mirada 9-2.

El Segundo fell to Santa Margarita 4-0 in the Division 2 quarterfinals.

In Division 3, Torrance was eliminated with a 3-2 loss to Oak Hills.

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