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NCS softball playoff brackets, Divisions III and IV

DIVISION III
Wednesday’s first round
No. 9 Tamalpais (15-9) vs. No. 8 Bishop O’Dowd (14-11) at Castro Valley Community Center, 7 p.m.
No. 10 Hercules (12-12) at No. 7 Campolindo (11-9), 4 p.m.
No. 11 Albany (7-20) at No. 6 Analy (18-6), 4 p.m.
Quarterfinals (Friday or Saturday)
Tamalpais/Bishop O’Dowd winner at No. 1 Terra Linda (21-4), TBA
No. 5 Acalanes (17-5) vs. No. 4 Sonoma Valley (19-5), TBA
Hercules/Campolindo winner at No. 2 San Marin (17-4), TBA
Albany/Analy winner at No. 3 Eureka (18-5-1), TBA
DIVISION IV
Wednesday’s first round
No. 9 Marin Catholic (16-8) at No. 8 Lower Lake (18-6), 4 p.m.
No. 13 Middletown (10-11) at No. 4 Fortuna (17-7), 4 p.m.
No. 12 San Rafael (9-16) at No. 5 Clear Lake (16-6), 4 p.m.
No. 10 Berean Christian (10-13) vs. No. 7 Moreau Catholic (11-9-1) at Larry Standley Field, 7 p.m.
No. 14 John Swett (10-10) at No. 3 Cardinal Newman (11-10), 4 p.m.
No. 11 Piedmont (15-10) at No. 6 St. Patrick-St. Vincent (16-10-2), 4 p.m.
Quarterfinals (Friday or Saturday)
Marin Catholic/Lower Lake winner at No. 1 Salesian (18-2), TBA
Berean Christian/Moreau Catholic winner at No. 2 Cloverdale (20-3), TBA

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  • Rocket123

    Who pick these team for ncs D-3. Encinal played way tougher teams then Some of these D-3 schools. We played Castro valley, Aroyyo, Alameda split with BOD and beat D-1 Berkeley both time. Explanation on why encinal didn’t get in before a Albany and Hercules.

  • Rocket123

    Albany’s record is 7-20,and they get in ncs ! What a JOKE ! And Hercules gets 10run ruled by teams Encinal beat by 14.Don’t really understand the knowledge.

  • mckbooth

    Rocket does have a point. Don’t you have to have a 500 record to get in? Did they win an automatic bid to to get in?

  • mckbooth

    Even though 8-11 doesn’t meet the 500 or better record, Encinal does have a strength of schedule rating of plus six over Albany. That’s pretty substantial.

  • mckbooth

    Alameda 13-13 is right on the bubble for division 2.They are literally ranked number 16 in the strength of schedule.

  • mckbooth

    Hercules was 13-13 and just behind BOD so they should get the nod.

  • Frank

    Max preps has Alameda #3 SOS in DII and Encinal is #1 SOS in DIII. Both should be in, must be that the coaches screwed up the applications.

  • Frank

    Actually Encinal doesn’t qualify because of lack of winning record (overall, league or against division)

  • Rocket123

    Lack of winning record, why is Albany in with a 7-20 record, LOL ! I think ur 1st comment is right. Coaches must of didn’t apply on time. How do you mess that up for the kids. Encinal and Alameda would have represented well in there division. Not good !

  • Rocket123

    Thank you Frank !

  • mckbooth

    I’ve seen that happen a couple of times in the past where the coach doesn’t think that the team deserves to go and doesn’t apply.
    Some of these kids put in some major time to be involved with softball and hone in their skills. I hope that is not the reason that they didn’t get in.

  • Oh Boy

    Before you go in on the Encinal coach, it’s easy to check the application records…

    http://cifncs.org/sports/softball/files/verification.html

    There you go. Encinal submitted something on 5/15…3 days before the deadline. Without looking at schedules, I would assume Encinal either didn’t have a .500 +1 record either overall, in league or in D3

  • Please

    Albany had a good record against D3 teams and would beat Encinal like always.

  • Rocket123

    Encinal beat BOD,took Acalance extra innings lost 4-3.I saw BOD beat the crap out of Albany 17-0. Encinal would have beat Albany in 5 innings. Thank you for the info Oh Boy, now I could leave this subject alone. Good luck to all teams in ncs.

  • Softballler

    BOD didn’t play Albany this year. Encinal has never won their league or NCS. Maybe schedule a game for next season and see how you do.

  • Haterswillbehaters

    HEY ENCINAL PEOPLE DID ALBANY SEE YOU AT QUEEN OF THE MOUNTAIN TOURNAMENT? NOPE DIDNT THINK SO, SO HOW ABOUT YOU STOP TALKING CRAP ABOUT ALBANY. Thanks!

  • Rocket123

    Yea your right softballer, I meant BOD beat Hercules 17-0 and Hercules beat Albany 19-0 . Didn’t St.Joe’s beat Hercules twice 8-7 and 14-1. And Encinal beat St Joe’s 14-0.just saying.

  • Rocket123hater

    just to clarify, Albany beat Hercules 19-0. Not the other way around.

  • Chester

    Look for Albany and Hercules to lose big.

  • mckbooth

    odowd hammered Tapipias 14-2. 5 triples, they were crushing the ball. Good thing they don’t have a fence.

    How’d Albany and Hercules do?

  • http://traders Jack Tripper

    seems like there are a lot of cry babies out here, complaining about not getting in etc… you should just worry about yourselves , as that is the only one you can blame!

  • Chester

    BOD does have a fence, nice to hear BOD was hitting.

  • Chester

    Hercules get killed 21-2, what joke … and Albany lose a tight one 2-1.

  • mckbooth

    Hey Chester,

    Is there a 220 ft fence at Terra Linda? BOD Terra Linda rematch ought to be a good one. The last game went 10 innings. O’dowd seems to be hitting the ball extremely well. I think peeking at the right time.

  • Chester

    Dam, What happen to BOD, they didn’t show up. I pick them to win NCS.