The El Segundo Eagles Varsity Softball team is on fire! The Eagles tied Culver City for 1st place in the Ocean League and had a 9-1 record heading into the 2019 CIF-SS (Southern Section) Division 4 Quarterfinals. The Eagles (23-6-0) are currently on a 16-game win streak heading into their next game today against Rialto (20-10-0) (in Rialto) who recently defeated the #1 seed team Aquinas (23-1-0) in the CIF postseason.

El Segundo Varsity Softball Defeats Dos Pueblos

On Tuesday, May 7, 2019, the El Segundo Varsity Softball team defeated Dos Pueblos (19-7-1) in El Segundo 6-0. You could hear the cheering from Stevenson Field as the El Segundo High School Boys Varsity Baseball team took on Arcadia in their CIF game. According to Coach Megan McCann, “Everyone stepped up today.” Pitcher Kaili Reitano dominated the game allowing zero runs on a three-hit shutout without 12 strikeouts and the Eagles offense proved too much for Dos Pueblos scoring three runs in the fourth inning and three more in the sixth inning.

According to the DailyBreeze, Dos Pueblos approached El Segundo before the game stating that it had proof (video) of an illegal pre-game batting practice and was planning on filing an appeal with the CIF-SS with the hopes of reversing the outcome of the game. A representative from the El Segundo team “denied any wrongdoing, saying it took only side-toss batting practice, which is allowed by the CIF-SS.” We’ll update you as we learn more about this appeal.

Here’s the game summary provided by Coach Megan McCann:

The Road Ahead for ESHS Girls Softball

The El Segundo Varsity Softball Eagles play Rialto today (Thursday) at 3:15 – a team that just beat the #1 seed Aquinas in the 2019 Southern Section CIF Championships. Pending a win, the Eagles will play against the winner of South El Monte vs. Sultana on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in the Semifinals. The winner of that game will head to the 2019 CIF-SS Ford Softball Division 4 Championships.

They are attempting a live feed of the game via their Facebook page here.