Sports Highlights: May 20-31

CIF Baseball and Softball Playoffs Begin

San Marcos High will host Esperanza on Wednesday night, May 21, in the CIF Southern Section boys volleyball semifinals. The winner between the top-ranked Royals and Esperanza, the defending champion, will advance to the finals on Saturday at Cerritos College. The other semifinalists are Laguna Beach and El Segundo, which knocked off the Santa Barbara Dons in the quarterfinals.

The baseball and softball playoffs are underway this week. Channel League softball champion Dos Pueblos opens with a home game, while the Chargers baseball team will play on the road, as will Carpinteria. Santa Barbara plays a wild-card game.


Tuesday, 5/20: Baseball – CIF wild-card playoffs: Santa Barbara at Los Osos, Rancho Cucamonga, 3:15 pm. Softball – CIF playoffs: Culver City at Dos Pueblos, 3:15 pm.

Wednesday, 5/21: Boys volleyball – CIF semifinals: (Division 2) Esperanza at San Marcos, 7 pm. (Division 5) Laguna Blanca at Garden Grove, 7 pm.

Thursday, 5/22: Baseball – CIF playoffs: Dos Pueblos at Pacific, Garden Grove, 3:15 pm. Carpinteria at Windward, 3:15 pm. Softball – CIF playoffs.

Saturday, 5/24: Track and field – CIF divisional finals at Cerritos College, 11 am. Softball – CIF quarterfinals. Boys volleyball – CIF finals at Cerritos College.

Tuesday, 5/27: Baseball – CIF playoffs. Softball – CIF semifinals.

Friday, 5/30: Baseball – CIF quarterfinals. Track and field – CIF Masters Meet at Cerritos College, 5 pm.

Saturday, 5/31: Softball – CIF finals.


Thursday, 5/22: Baseball – UCSB at UC Davis, 2:30 pm.

Friday, 5/23: Baseball – UCSB at UC Davis, 2:30 pm.

Saturday, 5/24: Baseball – UCSB at UC Davis, 1 pm.


Information for most running events:

Wednesday, 5/21 Swimming and running – Nite Moves, Leadbetter Beach (every Wednesday through August 27).

Saturday-Monday, 5/24-26 Golf – City Golf Championship, Santa Barbara Golf Club.

Sunday, 5/25: Polo – Pope Challenge 12-goal final, Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, 1 pm.

Saturday, 5/31: Baseball – Oceanside Waves at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 4:30 pm.

Sunday, 6/1 Running – Platinum Performance State Street Mile, Pedregosa to De La Guerra, 8 am. Baseball – Oceanside Waves at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 1 pm.

Thursday, 6/5 Swimming and biathlon – Start of weekly Reef & Run series, East Beach (every Thursday through August 28).

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