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Championship Results

Lions Championship Games
RB 3–Madison 2
Mira Mesa 5– Mt Carmel 3
El Camino Oceanside 8– SDHS 0 No hitter pitched by MVP Javier Martinez. 
Mission Bay 6– West Hills 1

La Costa Costa Canyon 7–Grossmont 2
Pacific Ridge 10– Hoover 4. Owen Beim MVP
Saints 10–Mission Hills 0Pt. Loma 8– Steele Canyon 6
Linfield Christian 10–Morse 4 MVP Jared Bartek
San Pasqual 7— Montgomery 5 MVP Jason Hall
Mira Mesa 5– Mt Carmel 3 MVP Aiden Nguyen
La Jolla 8 Maranatha 6. MVP Gavin Graff 
Christian El Cajon 6–Otay Ranch 2. Co-MVP Vaughn Major +Braeden Ross

LIONS CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

THERE ARE NO SEMI FINAL GAMES BEING PLAYED DUE TO COVID PROHIBITION ON DOUBLE HEADERS, THE DIVISIONS HAVE BEEN MERGED AND EXPANDED FROM 7 DIVISIONS TO 12 DIVISIONS.

ALL GAMES @ 3:30 PM

OPEN/CLASSIC

Madison @ Rancho Bernardo 3:30 PM

La Costa Canyon @ Grossmont @ 3:30 PM

Premier /7A

Pt. Loma @ Steele Canyon 3:30 PM

Mission Hills @ Saints 3:30 PM

6A

San Pasqual @ Montgomery 3:30 PM

Mission Hills @ St. Augustine 3:30 PM

5A4A

Maranatha @ La Jolla 3:30 PM

Mt. Carmel @ Mira Mesa 3:30 PM

3A

West Hills @ Mission Bay 3:30 OM

San Diego @ El Camino Oceanside 3:30 PM

2A Linfield @ Morse 3:30 PM

1A Pacific Ridge @ Hoover 3:30 PM

Playoff information

Formula for playoff sites
      A. 3-0 teams get priority
      B. If there is a tie, we will look at least amount of runs scored              against THEN to coin flip
       C. The format will be bracket A vs B and C vs D except in wildcard divisions where the Lions will juggle brackets if two teams come from same bracket.  So A vs B and C vs wildcard, if wildcard comes from bracket A or B.  If wildcard comes from C... the match up will be A vs C and B vs wildcard 
       

CIF COVID RULES CHANGE PLAYOFF SCHEDULE AND DIVISIONS

CIF Covid Rules preclude teams playing more than one game per day. We asked for a waiver of that rule but were denied. Accordingly, there will be NO SEMI-FINAL GAMES. The Seven Divisions will be broken down into twelve divisions with the bracket winners going directly to the Championship games.

2021 FULL SCHEDULE

DENNIS PUGH Open/Classic Division Section A/B

A                                             B                            

Santana                                Granite Hills                       

Torrey Pines                       Chaparral                            

Madison                              Carlsbad                              

Eastlake                               Rancho Bernardo            

DENNIS PUGH Open/Classic Division Section C/D

C                                             D

Grossmont                         Helix

Cathedral                            La Jolla Country Day

San Marcos                         Poway

Bonita Vista                        La Costa Canyon

 

ALL GAMES WILL BE PLAYED AT 3:30 PM UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

Monday March 29, 2021 @ 3:30 PM

Santana @ Eastlake                                        

Torrey Pines @ Madison                                              

Granite Hills @  Rancho Bernardo                            

Chaparral @ Carlsbad                                    

Grossmont @ Cathedral                               

Bonita Vista @ San Marcos                                         

Helix @ La Jolla Country Day                                                      

Poway @ La Costa Canyon                                          

 

Tuesday March 30, 2021 @ 3:30 PM

Madison @ Santana

Eastlake@ Torrey Pines

Rancho Bernardo @ Carlsbad

Chaparal @ Granite Hills

Cathedral @ Bonita Vista

San Marcos @ Grossmont

La Jolla Country Day @ Poway

La Costa Canyon @ Helix

 

Wednesday March 31, 2021 @ 3:30 PM

                               

Torrey Pines @  Santana

Eastlake @ Madison

Carlsbad @ Granite Hills

Chaparral @ Rancho Bernardo

Bonita Vista @ Grossmont

Cathedral @ San Marcos

Poway  @ Helix

La Costa Canyon @ La Jolla Country Day

 

Thursday April 1, 2021

CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

A v B @ Field TBD @ 3:30 PM

C v D @ Field TBD @ 3:30 PM

 

PREMIER/7a Division

A/B SECTION AND C/WILDCARD SECTION

 

A                                                             B.                                                           

Scripps Ranch                                    Point Loma                        

Santa Fe Christian                            Coronado                                           

Steele Canyon                                   Westview           

Mission Hills                                       Sage Creek                                         

 

C

Saints

Clairemont

Canyon Crest

Vista

 

THIS DIVISION WILL HAVE A WILD CARD ENTRANT BASED UPON TIE BREAKERS

 

ALL GAMES WILL BE PLAYED AT 3:30 PM UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

Monday March 29, 2021 @ 3:30 PM

Santa Fe Christian @ Steele Canyon

Mission Hills @ Scripps Ranch

Coronado @ Westview

Sage Creek @ Point Loma

Clairemont @ Canyon Crest

Vista @ St. Augustine

 

Tuesday March 30, 2021

Mission Hills @ Santa Fe Christian

Scripps Ranch @ Steele Canyon

Sage Creek @ Coronado

Westview @ Point Loma

Canyon Crest @ St. Augustine

Vista @ Clairemont

 

Wednesday March 31, 2021

Santa Fe Christian @ Scripps Ranch

Steele Canyon @ Mission Hills

Point Loma @ Coronado

Westview @ Sage Creek

St. Augustine @ Clairemont

Canyon Crest @ Vista

 

 

 

Thursday April 1, 2021

CHAMPIONSHIP

 

A v B @ Field TBD @ 3:30 PM

C v Wild Card @ Field TBD @ 3:30 PM

 

 6A/5A DIVISIONS SECTONS A/B AND C/D

A                                             B.                                           

Brawley                                 Otay Ranch                        

Francis Parker                    Rancho Buena Vista       

Montgomery                     Valhalla                               

Del Norte                            University City                  

 

C                                             D

San Dieguito                       Christian El Cajon

San Ysidro                           Ramona

Patrick Henry                     Southwest El Centro

San Pasqual                        Classical Academy

 

ALL GAMES WILL BE PLAYED AT 3:30 PM UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

Monday March 29, 2021 @ 3:30 PM

Brawley @ Montgomery

Francis Parker @ Del Norte

San Ysidro @ San Dieguito

Patrick Henry @ San Pasqual

Otay Ranch @ Rancho Buena Vista  game time 1:00 PM

Valhalla @ University City

Classical Academy @ Christian El Cajon

Southwest El Centro @ Ramona

 

Tuesday March 30, 2021  All games at 3:30 PM except Parker v Montgomery

@ 6:30 PM

Montgomery @ Francis Parker

@ 3:30 PM

Brawley @ Del Norte

San Dieguito @ Patrick Henry

San Ysidro@ San Pasqual

Rancho Buena Vista @ University City

Otay Ranch @ Valhalla

Classical Academy @ Ramona

Southwest El Centro @ Christian El Cajon

 

Wednesday March 31, 2021 @ 3:30 PM

Brawley @ Francis Parker

Del Norte @ Montgomery

San Ysidro @ Patrick Henry

San Dieguito @ San Pasqual

University City @ Otay Ranch

Rancho Buena Vista @ Valhalla

Southwest El Centro @ Classical Academy (Orange Glen Field)

Ramona @Christian El Cajon

CHAMPIONSHIPS

Thursday April 1, 2021

A v B @ Field TBD @ 3:30 pm

C v D @ Field TBD @ 3:30 pm

 

 

Divisions 5A AND 4A/SECTIONS A/B AND C/WILDCARD

A                                                                             B                            

La Jolla                                                                  Oceanside          

Bishops                                                                 Mt Carmel                          

Mater Dei                                                            Olympian            

Shadow Hills                                                       Maranatha                                                         

 

C

Hilltop

Monte Vista

Central Union

Mira Mesa

 

 

THIS DIVISION WILL HAVE A WILD CARD ENTRANT IN THE SEMI FINALS BASED UPON TIE BREAKERS

 

 

ALL GAMES WILL BE PLAYED AT 3:30 PM UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

 

Monday March 29, 2021

@ 3:30 PM

Bishops @ Mater Dei

Shadow Hills @ La Jolla

Olympian @ Mt Carmel

Maranatha @ Oceanside

Monte Vista @ Hilltop

Central Union @ Mira Mesa

 

Tuesday March 30, 2021

@ 3:30 PM

La Jolla v Bishops

Shadow Hills @ Mater Dei

Oceanside @ Olympian

Mt Carmel @ Maranatha

Mira Mesa @Monte Vista

Central Union @ Hilltop

 

Wednesday March 31, 2021

@ 3:30 PM

Mater Dei @ La Jolla

Shadow Hills @ Bishops

Central Union @ Monte Vista

Mt Carmel @ Oceanside

Maranatha @ Olympian

Hilltop @ Mira Mesa

 

Thursday April 1, 2021

CHAMPIONSHIPS

A v B @ Field TBD @ 3:30 PM

C v Wild Card @ Field TBD @ 3:30 PM

 

 

Division 3A

A                                             B                                                            

Chula Vista                          El Capitan                                           

Mission Vista                     Palo Verde                                         

San Diego                            Fallbrook                            

Serra                                     El Camino Oceanside     

 

C                                             D

West Hills                             Mt. Miguel

Imperial                               Holtville

Foothills Christian            Mission Bay

Mar Vista                             Calexico

 

 

All Games @ 3:30 PM 

Monday March 29, 2021

Mission Vista @ Chula Vista

San Diego @ Serra

Palo Verde @ El Capitan

El Camino Oceanside @Fallbrook

Imperial at West Hills

Foothills Christian @ Mar Vista

Holtville @ Mt. Miguel

Calexico @ Mission Bay

 

Tuesday March 30,2021

Chula Vista @ San Diego at 3:30pm

Serra @ Mission Vista

Imperial @ Foothills Christian (@Mt. Miguel field)

Fallbrook @ El Capitan

Palo Verde @ El Camino Oceanside

West Hills @ Mar Vista

Mt. Miguel@ Mission Bay

Holtville @ Calexico

 

Wednesday March 31, 2021

Mission Vista @ San Diego

Serra @ Chula Vista

Palo Verde @ Fallbrook

El Capitan @ El Camino Oceanside

Imperial @ Mar Vista

Foothills Christian @ West Hills

Holtville @ Mission Bay  

Calexico @ Mt. Miguel

 

Thursday April 1, 2021

CHAMPIONSHIPS

A v B @ Field TBD @ 3:30 PM

C v D @ Field TBD @ 3:30 PM

 

 

 

Division 2A

A.

Linfield

Orange Glen

Escondido

Southwest San Diego

 

B.

Castle Park

High Tech Chula Vista

Morse

Sweetwater

 

All Games will be played at 3:30 PM

Bracket winners will go straight to a Championship Game

 

Monday March 29, 2021

Linfield Christian @ Orange Glen

Escondido @ Southwest SD

High Tech Chula Vista @ Castle Park

Morse @ Sweetwater

 

Tuesday March 30, 2021

Linfield Christian @ Escondido

Southwest SD @ Orange Glen

Castle Park @ Morse

Sweetwater @ High Tech Chula Vista

 

Wednesday March 31, 2021

Linfield Christian @ Southwest SD

Orange Glen  @ Escondido

Castle Park @ Sweetwater

High Tech Chula Vista @ Morse

 

Thursday April 1, 2021

Championship Game

Bracket A vs. Bracket B: FIELD TBA : 330 PM

 

BOB MERCHANT Division 1A

 

 

A                            

Army/Navy Academy                                    

Escondido Charter

Pacific Ridge

Rancho Christian

 

B

Mt. Empire

Lincoln

El Cajon Valley

Hoover

 

All Games will be played at 3:30 PM

This division will send bracket winners to a championship game

 

Monday March 29, 2021

Army Navy @ Escondido Charter

Pacific Ridge @ Rancho Christian

Mt. Empire @ Lincoln

Hoover @ El Cajon Valley

 

Tuesday March 30, 2021

Pacific Ridge @ Army Navy

Rancho Christian @ Escondido Charter

Mt. Empire @ El Cajon Valley

Lincoln @ Hoover

 

Wednesday March 31, 2021

Rancho Christian @ Army Navy

Pacific Ridge @ Escondido Charter

Mt. Empire @ Hoover

El Cajon Valley @ Lincoln

 

 

 

Thursday April 1, 2021

Championship Game

Bracket A vs. Bracket B: FIELD TBD: 330 PM

 

 

REGISTRATION WARNING

WHEN YOU REGISTER.... YOU MUST GO THROUGH COMPLETE PROCESS.

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN MID-SEPTEMBER

REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL YOU GET: 

1. IMMEDIATE RECEIPT

2. EMAIL RECEIPT

3. FINAL RECEIPT WILL BE SENT UPON PAYMENT OF FEES

4. INITIAL RECEIPT SENT UPON COMPLETION OF FINANCIAL PAGE.

******MOST REGISTRATION GLITCHES OCCUR AT FINANCIAL PAGE STEP.............

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“We have partnered with TRAVELING TEAMS® to secure discounted room blocks at a variety of tournament approved hotels close to our venues. All teams traveling to this event and staying overnight must reserve hotel accommodations through TRAVELING TEAMS, the travel organization that we have chosen to handle arrangements and the organization that financially supports our tourney. If you have a particular hotel that you traditionally use, please inform us, in order to negotiate a special tourney rate.Thank you in advance for your cooperation!”

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2021 LIONS TOURNEY REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN.

 

Tourney DATES: March 29 — April 1, 2021

 

CIF SECTION RULES STILL ATTACH 2 POINTS OR CONTACTS USED FOR LOCAL SAN DIEGO SECTION TEAMS. OUT OF TOWN TEAMS NEED TO CHECK WITH THEIR SANCTIONING BODY TO SEE HOW MANY POINTS OR CONTACTS YOU NEED. IT TAKES 5 GAMES FOR CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND IN ALL DIVISIONS EXCEPT FOR THE TWO LOWEST DIVISIONS WHERE IT TAKES 4 GAMES. SDCIF SECTION RULES CALL FOR THIS TOURNEY TO STILL COST 2 POINTS OR 2 CONTACTS FOR 2021

FEES ARE $600.00  Fees are payable online by credit card or by check. Make checks payable to SD Lions Welfare Foundation, 310 Market Street, San Diego CA. 92101 

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Rest In Peace Hilltop Coaching Legend John Baumgarten

The Lions Tourney recognizes and pays tribute to Coach John Baumgarten, one of the shinning lights of San Diego High School Baseball.  Coach Baumgarten quietly passed on April 11, 2021 after a short illness. Coach Baumgarten played for St. Augustine HS and USD.  John won over 400 games at Hilltop including three CIF championships.  For many years, Coach Baumgarten played a prominent role in the Lions Tournament as the architect of the brackets and the schedule making sure all teams involved would play in a competitive bracket with the opportunity to advance. John’s contributions to our tourney was a building block to what it is today. God Bless you Coach. 

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GOD BLESS AND REST IN PEACE DONS COACH DICK SERRANO

Once again, The Lions Tournament mourns another San Diego Coaching Legend who passed on late Saturday March 13, 2021.  Cathedral Catholic and University of San Diego High School coach Dick Serrano died of natural causes.. Coach Serrano coached the Dons for 30 years winning numerous Lions Tournament titles as well as four CIF championships in 1972, 1978, 1980 and 1981. Coach Serrano retired with 549 baseball wins but thousands of wins for the athletes and students that he mentored. For many years, Coach Serrano allowed the Lions to BBQ on the Uni High campus outside his office for the early years of our traditional coaches party. Coach Serrano was a fine coach but also a great man. He will be missed.

IN MEMORIUM

REST IN PEACE COACH DENNIS PUGH

It is with deep disappointment and sadness that The San Diego Lions recognize the death of legendary coach Dennis Pugh of Mission Bay High School and California State University San Marcos. Dennis was an integral part of the Lions Tournament who chaired the Bracketing and Seeding meetings. Coach Pugh was the chief schedule maker for the Lions for the past twenty years. Dennis Pugh won 8 CIF San Diego Section titles and ranked third in victories (660) even with spending 10 years in the college ranks. Dennis Pugh was a special Coach and an even more special person. He will be missed.

IN HONOR OF COACH PUGH, THE LIONS TOURNAMENT OPEN DIVISION WILL BE DESIGNATED AS THE COACH DENNIS PUGH OPEN DIVISION 

 

REST IN PEACE

CLASSICAL ACADEMY COACH RON SISLER

The Lions Tournament, along with the entire San Diego high school athletic community mourn the loss of Coach Ron Sisler who tragically died on August 27, 2020 when a tree branch fell on him while walking in the neighborhood. Ron Sisler was a great coach and mentor to students in the Escondido and Valley Center communities for many years. Coach Sisler guided the 2019 Classical Academy Caimans to runners up in the CIF San Diego section D-5 Championship. Coach Sisler was a good man and will surely be missed. 

 

Rest in Peace

Mickey “D" Deutschman

West Hills High School Coach

It is with deep disappointment and sadness that The San Diego Lions recognize the death of legendary coach Mickey D has been a fixture in San Diego Coaching for the last 50 years. Mickey has coached at all levels, high school, Little League, college as well as Semi-pro.baseball.

Mickey scouted for the Atlanta Braves for over twenty years and has been inducted into the National Semi-Pro Hall of Fame Class of 2014. He also had his 1000th career win with the semi-pro San Diego Stars in 2013. He is now up to over 1060 career wins with the Stars organization. Many players have advanced on to the college ranks and professional ball through his efforts. Mick's statement of "a coach or managers reward is a players success" is truly heart felt.

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