With playoffs set to begin June 10, the standings in the IOOF San Lorenzo Valley Adult Softball league have tightened up. Only the top four teams make the playoffs.
In the Co-ed recreational A League, the Steelheads are 5-2, the Mountain Mechanics are 4-3, the IH Torture sit at 4-4, the MH Banana Sluggers are 3-4 and the Sharks are last at 2-5.
In the co-ed recreational B League, there is a battle for the top two seeds as the Bad News Beers (5-1), Vagabonds (5-2) and Outlaws (5-2) outpace Monty’s Log Cabin (2-5) and the Coyotes (0-7).
Playoff seeds will be decided after the final day of games on Sunday, June 3 at Michael Gray Field.
For information: www.ioofslv.teamopolis.com
Scotts Valley alumnus throwing well in AA
Scotts Valley High School alumnus Robbie Erlin has a 2-1 record and a 2.67 earned run average in seven starts for the San Diego Padres AA affiliate, the San Antonio Missions, this season.
Erlin, who is currently on the 7-day disabled list, has 45 strikeouts in 33 2/3 innings pitched.
The lefty is a 2009 Scotts Valley High School graduate drafted by the Texas Rangers in the third round of the 2009 MLB first-year player draft. He was traded to the Padres organization with pitcher Joe Wieland for pitcher Mike Adams in July 2011.
Scouts and various journalists who cover the Padres have projected that Erlin will make his major league debut in 2013.
Race Thru Redwoods registration open
Online registration is now open for Thru the Redwoods 6-mile race in Henry Cowell State Park on Sunday, Aug. 19, in Felton. The race begins at 8:30 a.m.
The race is limited to 700 participants and has increased in popularity in the Bay Area after joining the race web site active.com. To register, visit www.racethrutheredwoods.com. There is also a children’s one mile run before the race.
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