The final week of the area high school athletic season is upon us, with three baseball teams and a softball squad will be in action in the Southern California Regional playoffs that start Tuesday.
In Division I baseball, Liberty received the No. 7 seed and will travel to face San Juan Capistrano-JSerra Catholic on Tuesday at 4 p.m.
The Patriots (16-5) lost to nationally-ranked Clovis Buchanan 17-4 in the Central Section Division I playoffs on Friday. The Bears (29-2) received the top seed for the regional D-I playoffs and will host No. 8 La Puente-Bishop Amat (20-8).
JSerra (27-7), who won the Trinity League title this season, lost in the Southern Section Division I title game, 2-0 to Harvard-Westlake from Studio City.
In Division IV baseball, Ridgeview (12-10) is the No. 2 seed and received a first-round bye. The Wolf Pack, which defeated Kerman on Saturday to win the section D-III title, will host the winner of Tuesday’s matchup between No. 3 Rancho Cucamonga (22-12) and No. 6 San Bernardino-Cajon (15-6) in Thursday’s regional semifinal.
In Division V baseball, Bakersfield Christian is the No. 4 seed and will host No. 5 Lancaster (16-9) on Tuesday at 4 p.m. The Eagles (22-8) defeated Santa Maria to win the section D-IV title on Friday.
In Division IV softball, Highland (18-4) is the No. 3 seed and will host No. 6 Los Angeles-Smidt Tech on Tuesday at 4 p.m. The Scots defeated top-seeded Shafter 9-0 in the section D-V title game.