Alex Gironda dominated West Covina on Friday at home. (Morgan Genser)

Alex Gironda dominated West Covina on Friday at home. (Morgan Genser)

SAMOHI — Pitcher Alex Gironda sent Santa Monica’s baseball team to the second round in style on Friday.

The senior committed to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo no-hit West Covina during a 5-0 win on Friday that sent the Vikings to a second round CIF-Southern Section Division 3 matchup at Peninsula on Tuesday.

The win was Samohi’s first playoff victory in six years.

The Vikings finished the regular season 10-0 in Ocean League play and 25-6 overall.

“This has been one of the best seasons in school history,” said head coach Kurt Schwengel.

 

Samohi softball moves on to semifinals

 

A 3-2 win at Heritage on Saturday in the second round has sent Samohi softball to the semifinals of the CIF-SS Division 4 playoffs where the Vikings will face  Dos Pueblos on Tuesday.

The location of the game hasn’t been announced as of press time.

Samohi enters the game 22-8 overall and 10-0  in Ocean League play. The game begins at 3:15 p.m.

 

 

daniela@smdp.com

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