NCS Baseball Brackets

As with softball, I’ll update the post as I get brackets. All brackets are updated.

Tues., May 19

No. 12 Castro Valley (16-8) at No. 5 California (14-9), 5 p.m.
No. 10 Deer Valley (18-6) at No. 7 Irvington (19-6), 5 p.m.
No. 11 San Ramon Valley (13-11) at No. 6 Newark Memorial (21-5), 5 p.m.
Wed., May 20
No. 9 Foothill (13-11) at No. 8 Amador Valley (15-9), 5 p.m.
Quarterfinals (May 22-23)
Amador Valley/Foothill winner at No. 1 De La Salle (16-8), May 23, 5 p.m.
California/Castro Valley winner at No. 4 Bishop O’Dowd (20-4), May 22, 5 p.m.
Irvington/Deer Valley winner at No. 2 Monte Vista (17-7), May 22, 5 p.m.
Newark Memorial/San Ramon Valley winner at No. 3 Freedom (20-4), 5 p.m.

Tues., May 19
No. 9 Concord (14-9) at No. 8 Rancho Cotate-Rohnert Park (15-9), 5 p.m.
No. 12 Redwood-Larkspur (14-11) at No. 5 Montgomery-Santa Rosa (20-6), 5 p.m.
Wed., May 20
No. 7 Arroyo (17-7) vs. No. 10 Eureka (15-9) at Arcata Ball Park, 5 p.m.
No. 11 Northgate (16-8) at No. 6 Heritage (12-12), 5 p.m.
Quarterfinals (May 22-23)
Rancho Cotate/Concord winner vs. No. 1 Alameda (20-4) at Lincoln Park, May 22, 5 p.m.
Montgomery/Redwood winner at No. 4 Cardinal Newman-Santa Rosa (21-5), May 22, 5 p.m.
Arroyo/Eureka winner vs. No. 2 Clayton Valley (21-3), date/site/time TBA
Heritage/Northgate winner at No. 3 Casa Grande-Petaluma (18-6), 5 p.m.


Tues., May 19
No. 8 El Cerrito (15-9) at No. 9 Albany (16-8), 5 p.m.
No. 12 Del Norte (15-11) at No. 5 Analy (21-4), 5 p.m.
Wednesday, May 20
No. 10 Piner-Santa Rosa (11-13) at No. 7 Novato (15-10), 5 p.m.
No. 11 Kennedy-Fremont (9-14) at No. 6 Alhambra (16-8), 5 p.m.
Quarterfinals (May 22-23)
El Cerrito/Albany winner at No. 1 Miramonte (20-3-1), May 22, 5 p.m.
Analy/Del Norte winner at No. 4 Dublin (14-10), May 22, 5 p.m.
Novato/Piner winner at No. 2 Campolindo (20-4), May 23, 5 p.m.
Alhambra/Kennedy winner vs. No. 3 Sir Francis Drake-San Anselmo (20-5) at Albert Field, May 23, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, May 19
No. 7 Arcata (14-9) at No. 10 Fort Bragg (17-6-1), 5 p.m.
Wednesday, May 20
No. 9 Kelseyville (16-8) at No. 8 El Molino-Forestville (12-11), 5 p.m.
No. 5 Berean Christian (15-9) at No. 12 Cloverdale (13-9), 5 p.m.
No. 11 Lick-Wilmerding-San Francisco vs. No. 6 St. Joseph Notre Dame (16-7) at Skyline College, 5 p.m.
Quarterfinals (May 22-23)
El Molino/Kelseyville winner vs. No. 1 Marin Catholic-Kentfield (19-5), date/time TBA
Berean Christian/Cloverdale winner at No. 4 Salesian (17-6), May 23, 5 p.m.
Arcata/Fort Bragg winner at No. 2 Justin-Siena-Napa (17-9), May 22, 5 p.m.
Lick-Wilmerding/St. Joseph Notre Dame winner vs. No. 3 St. Mary’s (18-6), date/time TBA

Tuesday, May 19
No. 10 International-San Francisco (12-10) vs. No. 7 Branson-Ross (7-17) at College of Marin, 5 p.m.
No. 11 Hoopa Valley (9-14) vs. No. 6 Marin Academy (12-8) at Albert Field, 5 p.m.
Wednesday, May 20
No. 9 University-San Francisco (10-11) vs. No. 8 Bay School-San Francisco (14-3-1) at USF, 5 p.m.
No. 12 Calistoga (9-8) vs. No. 5 College Prep (16-7) at North Oakland Sports Complex, 5 p.m.
Quarterfinals (May 22-23)
Bay School/University winner at No. 1 Head-Royce (21-2), May 22, 5 p.m.
College Prep/Calistoga winner vs. No. 4 Valley Christian (13-10), date/time TBA
Branson/International winner vs. No. 2 Redwood Christian (21-3) at San Leandro Ball Park, May 22, 4 p.m.
Marin Academy/Hoopa Valley winner vs. No. 3 St. Vincent-Petaluma (18-6), date/time TBA

Tuesday, May 19
No. 7 Waldorf-San Francisco (9-13) at. No. 2 Ferndale (16-8), 5 p.m.
No. 6 Potter Valley (15-5) at No. 3 Tomales (16-4-1), 5 p.m.
Wednesday, May 20
No. 8 California School for the Deaf (15-8) at No. 1 St. Bernard Catholic (18-1), 5 p.m.
No. 4 Fremont Christian (15-4) at. No. 5 Rincon Valley Christian (13-6-1), 5 p.m.

Ben Enos

  • Pick

    I also think higher seeded teams need to host a game, through out the league champ stuff. Only 2 of 5 D4 league champs got a 1-4 seed, the others got #10, #11 and #12 yet they all get to host a game. Why should the higher seeded teams have to travel, the lower seeded team should travel.

  • Who Cares

    EVERYTHING in baseball is arbitrary, beginning with 3 strikes and 4 balls…thus seeds and home field, not surprisingly are arbitrary as well. Play Ball

  • HSbbguru

    FRANKIE I say RELAX!! Wasn’t that a song from the 80’s? You really shouldn’t get all butt hurt over an opinion! It is what it is. I will not change my opinion on the EBAL. Congratulations to Foothill and San Ramon for getting into the playoffs. Hopefully they do well. The new system is completely flawed and needs to be corrected before next season. Teams should have to finish at least 500 in league to be considered. Who knows with the system the way it is next year all 8 EBAL teams could get in because DLS is in their league. To have teams make the playoffs with records below 500 in league is a travesty to NCS. College Park had a winning record in league and overall but are left out because the EBAL has 100 or so Division 1 players! Heritage finishes 4th in their league and are below 500 in league and at 500 overall yet gets a home game and is the 6th seed? Hmmmm don’t get that either. So prepbbfan I am not all about the BVAL. Deer Valley should be in the top 8 and in front of three of those EBAL teams. That is a fact. Why would they get a number 10 seed? If anyone has a good explanation I would love to hear it.

  • SuicideSqueeze

    HSbbguru- Creating a rule that states that teams should have to finish at least .500 in league to be considered to make NCS does not make sense at all. It simply rewards the teams in weaker leagues. EBAL is the strongest league around. Get over it. I’m not a SRV guy and I understand their inclusion in NCS has caused some controversy, but as a experienced coach (now retired) in the East Bay (not the EBAL), I would be much happier facing College Park than SRV in the first round of NCS.

  • junior

    100 D I players? you’ve got to be kidding

  • GrizzliesBB

    I believe that Cal got a higher seed than they deserved. They did have 2 wins against NM, 2 wins against Amador and Foothill, a win against Monte Vista and a win against Castro Valley. 3rd Place in EBAL probably had something to do with the seeding. If they play in NCS like they played earlier in the season, look for them to get past Castro Valley and O’Dowd..

  • High School Sports Junkie

    bunch of my team this and my team that going on in here, I am sure of 1 thing ya gotta win in the NCS playoffs to be champ and seeds are seeds JUST WIN BABY the best teams will make it to the final and then it is decided on the field. I am sure someone will say the umpiring is fixed for this team or that team once the games begin.. I can see it now the NCS offices are in San Ramon and the umpire must have had to drive through San Ramon to get to the game so he will make sure he gets home safe by calling the game for any team in his path home…..

  • Prep Fan

    The Aces will be out in full force tomorrow. Play ball!

  • PrepBBFan


    Whats funny to me is I never said anything about any league in particular. I referenced “homers” and coaches/parents. Pretty quick to defend yourself as “not all about the BVAL”. And if you ARE BVAL, there isnt another team who qualifies under your “must be .500 in league” logic. Heritage is obviously D2, Antioch couldn’t hit their way out of a paper bag (and also under .500 in league and overall vs. D1), Pittsburg is Pittsburg (again, also under .500 in league). I agree with the 12 teams who made it, but can we at least agree that there isnt another BVAL team and rule them out?

  • frankie

    Hsbbguru, You have mentioned the Ebal numerous times. Lets hear some opinions how College Park would end up in the Ebal. Seems to me that San Ramon in College Parks league would be above .500

  • HSbbguru

    I have mentioned the EBAL because San Ramon and Foothill do not deserve to be in the playoffs. I am also concerned that because of the EBAL bias that continues year in and out! Sure Foothill beat Freedom first game of the season, but freedom beats cal twice and the 5th place team in the BVAL shuts cal out 6-0 what I’m trying to say is the head to head logic that some of you are trying to use is asinine. Its all about who knows who etc. College Park got hosed and that is a fact. Prepbbfan you clearly stated that college park should get in during an earlier post yet now you seem to have succumbed to the popular EBAL opinion.

  • frankie

    Hsbbguru – Read your last two posts and you talk out of both sides of your both

    quotes I agree with the 12 teams who made it,
    quotes I have mentioned the EBAL because San Ramon and Foothill do not deserve to be in the playoffs.

    College Park needs to play all the Ebal teams next year in the preseason. Period. That will answer some questions. So get on it.

  • EBAL Expert

    I agree with the DIV-I seedings but the DIV-II? wow 12-12 heritage home game and Arroyo 17-6 and a HAAL 2nd place position gets to travel over 288 miles tay a game? hmmmm not cool. I think there should be a destination area between both San Lorenzo and Arcata so both teams travel equal. WHo cares about a league title for Eureka. They have 4 teams in there league and all have the same ability as a tennyson in HAAL. i bet if Arroyo played Tennyson 12 times, Arroyo would be sittin on a bye for the first round. Once again Arroyo not getting any respect who beats CV and O Dowd respectivly and not getting any credit.I remember last year me being at the Livermore game, Arroyo was probably the best teeam we played all year around. I know that was last year but they still need to get the respect. This seeding is all horrible.Its to see the better and higher team and Arroyo loosing to heritage but a better record gets put under them? and Arroyo beating a #4 seed DIV-I team o dowd hmmmm kinda weird.

  • PrepBBFan


    That isn’t what I said, and if i did (im not going to take the time to review old posts) it isn’t what I meant. What I said (or meant to say) is that College Park should be the ONLY team with a gripe. I guessed that they may get in, based on overall record and being defending champs. I said that it is very tough to argue with the selection of San Ramon based on two things. 1. It is a fact that the EBAL is tougher than the DVAL and 2) San Ramon BEAT CP! Do we need more evidence? If you aren’t going to take “strength of schedule” into consideration why do you not vehemently disagree with De La Salle being awarded the #1 seed? If it isnt based on that a 16-8 team shouldn’t be rated so highly. But because of their brutal schedule and incredible finish…they are worthy.

    Do we agree that there are really only 13 teams in the debate? The 12 that got in and CP? That’s my stance anyway.

  • PrepBBFan

    And the post at 938 am wasn’t me. That was you.

  • HSbbguru

    prepbbfan- it doesn’t really matter now. In my humble opinion college park should have made it and DV should be a higher seed. I just do not believe that san ramon and foothill are worthy just because they play in the EBAL or Foothill beat freedom early in the season. If you go by who beat who do you think granada gets in because they beat the number 1 seed DLS? I guess there is really no fair way to do this. Maybe they should consider going back to 16 teams or stay at 12 and not let a team like BO petition up. Enough from me about who should or shouldn’t make it. I just hope all division 1 teams that are in NCS play good baseball an may the best team win..

  • Don’t really know too much about baseball, but I do know it is wrong on so many levels for any high school team, no matter what the sport, having to travel hundreds of miles, duing the school week to play. Especially, if they got seeded higher, but didn’t win their league. What is the point of seeding you higher if you get the greatest disadvantage anyway?

  • No Faith

    BOD should not petition up. They play (check maxpreps) one of the weakest schedules in all of NCS and go one and out for the 3rd straight year. I guess the baseball coach learns from their pathetic football coach on how to pad a record.

    CAL HI 10 BOD 5 SEE YA

  • groundskeeper

    Low Blow…LOL

  • Salesian Parent

    I think it’s very wrong that EVERY OTHER DIVISION EXCEPT IV gets to play at the Oakland Coloseum while Salesian & St.M’s Get sent to a San Rafael City Park…
    Even Div. V is playing in Oakland. Way to go, NCS.