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Story and photos by Liz Alper
Cover photo: Monte Vista senior Ivan Plazola struck out 12 batters, but couldn't secure the lead as the Monarchs fell short.
May 22, 2018 (Spring Valley) - Monte Vista baseball has made it to the CIF Division IV playoffs. Today in round one, they faced Kearny, the winners of a play-in on Monday against Calipatria. The Komets are a near-perfect 11-1 in the Central League and a 17-12 overall record. The Monarchs just barely eeked into the playoffs with a 9-6 record in the Grossmont League and an 18-11 overall record. Senior Cade Logan took the hill for the Komets against senior Ivan Plazola for Monte Vista.