Dons to host Aliso Niguel in Division 2 opener on Thursday

Santa Barbara will open the CIF Division 2 baseball playoffs against Aliso Niguel on Thursday at Eddie Mathews Field.

Aliso Niguel (22-10) defeated Norwalk 7-2 in a wild-card game on Tuesday to earn a shot at the fourth-seeded Dons (20-6) in the first round.

Also on Thursday, Dos Pueblos (19-8) will travel to top-seeded Cypress for first-round game in Division 2. The Chargers defeated Pioneer Valley 6-5 in a wild-card game Tuesday at DP.

Bishop Diego got a home game in the first round of the Division 6 playoffs. The Cardinals (12-7) play host to Buckley, the No. 2 team from the Liberty League on Thursday.

Cate (13-2), the runner-up in the Condor League, travels to St. Monica Academy for a Divison 7 opener on Friday.

The second round is Tuesday, May 24, the quarterfinals on Friday, May 27 and the semifinals on Tuesday, May 31. The Division 2 final is June 2 at Dodger Stadium, and the Division 6 and 7 finals are June 4 at UC Riverside.


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