Maranatha (17-9), the only local league titlist after claiming the Olympic League crown, awaits a wild-card entrant, either Jurupa Valley (7-11), which took third in the River Valley League, or Serrano (12-9), an at-large team from the Mojave River League. If Maranatha prevails on Thursday in its Division IV opener, it will face Monrovia or fourth-seeded Dos Pueblos in a second-round tilt on May 21.
Down in Division VI, Pasadena Poly's second-place finish in the Prep League garnered the Panthers (14-5) a first-round home game hosting Twentynine Palms (15-9), which finished second in the De Anza League. The winner moves on to likely face second-seeded Bellarmine Jefferson, which opens up against a wild-card entrant, in the second round.
La Salle (12-12-1), having finished third in the Del Rey League, will host Crescenta Valley (14-10-1) in an area showdown. The Falcons tied for second in the Pacific League, but enter as the No. 3 team out of the league. The winner advances into Thursday's first round, where a long drive will take it to face fourth-seeded Righetti, the PAC 7 League champion.
In Division IV, San Marino (15-7-1), after a fourth-place finish in the Rio Hondo League, hosts Ventura (8-13), the third-place squad from the Channel League on Tuesday. The winner advances to Thursday's first round to face South El Monte, the Mission Valley League champion.
In a Division V wild-card game, Marshall (6-12), the Alpha League's third-place finisher, will host Barstow (17-11), a Desert Sky at-large entry. The winner moves on to face Lompoc Cabrillo, the No. 3 seed on Thursday.
Back down in Division VI, Westridge (8-8), out of the Prep League, takes on Desert Christian (no record reported) of the Desert Mountain League in a battle of fourth-place squads. The winner travels to face third-seeded Santa Paula, the Frontier League champion, on Thursday in the first round.