Queen of the Mountain is here … one day early

Nineteen East Bay basketball teams are still alive in the Northern California regional playoffs, but it’s softball time!

The 26th annual Queen of the Mountain tournament is here, one day earlier than expected. The tournament was originally set to run this Thursday through Saturday, but a fallen light post at one of the fields at Willow Pass Park forced tournament director John Vasquez to move up some of the games to today. In today’s first-round games, Amador Valley plays Campolindo and Livermore takes on Benicia. Other teams get going tomorrow, and I’ve been told the matchups are still the same as on the original schedule, but fields and times may have changed.

Here’s a list of Thursday’s first-round games at Willow Pass Park: 4:30 p.m. — Concord vs. Berkeley, Monte Vista vs. Miramonte, California vs. Antioch.
6:45 — Irvington vs. San Ramon Valley, Arroyo vs. Liberty, Washington vs. Granada.

In first-round action today, Amador Valley beat Campolindo 17-1 while Benicia beat Livermore 4-1. Amador Valley then topped Benicia 13-0.

Stephanie Hammon

  • Softball fan

    I will take Concord, MV, Antioch, SRV, Arroyo and Wash today.

    What the heck! here are a few of my predictions for the year.

    BVAL- Heritage
    DFAL- Alhambra
    DVAL- Clayton Valley
    EBAL- Amador Valley

    I am liking Amador to win NCS D1!

  • concord guy

    CV over Concord….please, not gonna happen

  • Softball fan

    We will see. Concord is still a good team but lost some quality players.

  • El Perro Grande

    What are the game times and matchups for Friday and are there brackets for this tournament available online anywhere?

  • Davis Gary

    Nothing really online.

    Winner Side
    Concord vs San Ramon Fri field 5 4:30
    winner to play Amador Valley

    Monte Vista vs Arroyo Fri field 2 5:00
    Antioch vs Washington Fri field 2 7:15
    Winner to play winner

    Losers Side
    Campolindo vs Benecia Fri field 3 5:00
    Berkeley vs Irvington Fri field 3 7:15
    Miramonte vs Liberty Fri field 4 5:00
    California vs Granada Fri field 4 7:15

    Sat game times start at 9:00
    Winners bracket (no losses yet) 11:15
    Consolation championship- 4:00
    Third Place- 4:00

  • THEanonymous

    Shouldn’t there be a King of the Mountain tournament for baseball?