Baseball Playoffs: No. 17 Los Medanos stuns No. 1 San Mateo

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SAN MATEO, Calif. - A short memory is a good thing, particulary when an 18-0 drubbing to the No. 1 seeded team is at the forefront of those thoughts. But Los Medanos College proved that it's possible to replace those bad memories with good ones after the Mustangs rallied for a pair of road wins on Saturday to stun top-seeded College of San Mateo and earn a berth into the CCCAA Baseball Northern California Super Regionals.

The Bulldogs, who entered the weekend series with a 33-6 record, seemed poised to move into the next round after their pasting of Los Medanos on Friday. The Mustangs, though, were not about to give up. Vincent Spencer gave up a first-inning run in the first game but then teamed with Llewelyn Stone to pitch shutout baseball the rest of the way en route to a 3-1 win.

In the decisive third game, Los Medanos opened a 4-1 lead only to see the College of San Mateo bounce back to tie it with two runs in the bottom of the eighth. But in the top of the 10th, a single by Ochoa, followed by a wild pitch and two errors were enough to give the Mustangs the go-ahead run. They then made it stand up by holding the Bulldogs scoreless in the bottom half of the 10th, which ended on a 5-4-3 double play.

The victory sends Los Medanos into the Super Regional Round where it'll face the No. 2 seed, Santa Rosa (30-8), beginning on Friday. All other Super Regional matchups have been decided against fourth-seeded Sacramento City's opponent which will either be Feather River or College of the Sequoias. Their series is tied, 1-1, with the deciding game pushed back to Sunday at noon because of rain.

CCCAA Baseball Championships
Regional Pairings

First Round
Best-of-three
May 5-6 

Sunday
No. 9 College of the Sequoias 10, No. 8 Feather River 5 (COS wins series, 2-1) - game ppd. from Saturday due to rain

Saturday
Northern California

No. 15 Reedley 6, No. 2 Santa Rosa 5
No. 2 Santa Rosa 3, No. 15 Reedley 1 (Santa Rosa wins series, 2-1)
No 9 College of the Sequoias 16, No. 8 Feather River 4 
No. 3 Ohlone 8, No. 14 Cosumnes River 4
No, 3 Ohlone 10, No. 14 Cosumnes River 9 (Ohlone wins series, 2-1)
No. 6 College of Marin 6, No. 10 Fresno City 2 (Marin wins series, 2-0)
No. 17 Los Medanos 3, No. 1 San Mateo 1
No. 17 Los Medano 5, No. 1 College of San Mateo 4 (10 inn.) (Los Medanos wins series, 2-1)
No. 5 San Joaquin Delta 10, No. 12 Skyline 3 (Delta wins series, 2-0)
No. 11 Cabrillo 9, No. 7 Merced 5 (Cabrillo wins series, 2-0)
No. 13 Chabot 2, No 4 Sacramento City 1
No. 4 Sacramento City 5, No. 13 Chabot 1 (Sacramento City wins series, 2-1 

Southern California
No. 11 Cypress 6, No. 6 Santa Barbara, 1 (Cypress wins series, 2-0)
No. 3 College of the Canyons 4, No. 14 Santa Ana 1 
No. 14 Santa Ana 9, No. 3 College of the Canyons 6 (Santa Ana wins series, 2-1)
No. 4 Long Beach City 5, No. 13 Saddleback 0
No. 4 Long Beach City 5, No. 13 Saddleback 1 (Long Beach wins series, 2-1)
No. 9 Palomar 13, No. 8 L.A. Mission 6
No. 8 L.A. Mission 6, No. 9 Palomar 0 (L.A. Mission wins series, 2-1)
No. 7 Pasadena City 3, No. 10 Riverside City 2 (Pasadena wins, 2-0)
No. 12 Glendale 6, No. 5 El Camino 2
No. 5 El Camino 20, No. 12 Glendale 8 (El Camino wins series, 2-1)
No. 2 Grossmont 13, No. 18 Irvine Valley 3 (Grossmont wins series, 2-0)
No. 1 Orange Coast 8, No. 17 Southwestern 1 (Orange Coast wins series, 2-0) 

Friday
Northern California

No. 1 College of San Mateo 18, No. 17 Los Medanos 0
No. 8 Feather River 6, No. 9 College of the Sequoias 1
No. 5 San Joaquin Delta 8, No. 12 Skyline 2 
No. 4 Sacramento City 8, No. 13 Chabot 2 
No. 14 Cosumnes River 10 at No. 3 Ohlone 1
No. 6 College of Marin 10, No. 10 Fresno City 4 
No. 11 Cabrillo 7, No. 7 Merced 4
No. 2 Santa Rosa 13, No. 15 Reedley 8 

Southern California 
No. 1 Orange Coast 8, No. 17 Southwestern 1
No. 8 L.A. Mission 6, No. 9 Palomar 3
No. 5 El Camino 3, No. 12 Glendale 1 
No. 13 Saddleback 2, No. 4 Long Beach City 1
No. 14 Santa Ana 10, No. 3 College of the Canyons 5
No. 11 Cypress 9, No. 6 Santa Barbara 0
No. 7 Pasadena City 12, No. 10 Riverside City 11 
No. 2 Grossmont 9, No. 18 Irvine Valley 2


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