Campolindo, the four-time defending NCS champions, was named the top seed despite not playing a single game against the Division II playoff field.
The Cougars are usually stacked in the pitching department and it’s no different this season as the staff is allowing less than two runs per game and feature lefty and Cal commit Matt Ladrech.
Campo is also fortunate that the two main contenders, College Park and Clayton Valley Charter, are in the opposite side of the bracket.
College Park and Clayton Valley have had some great battles this month as the Falcons came away with the Diablo Valley championship and both have very good pitching duos.
The Falcons are paced by Joe DeMers and Chris Brown while the Ugly Eagles are led by Austin Cannedy and Gabe Taylor.
Maria Carrillo takes a 21-game winning streak into the postseason and are desperate to prove it can play with the best of the East Bay.
Experienced Marin Catholic is in its second year of Division II after winning the Division IV titles in 2011 and 2012 and the Wildcats have won seven straight games while claiming the Marin County championship.
Elsewhere, the field is deep. Concord has a win over College Park, Livermore held its own in the tough EBAL and is enjoying its best season in seven years, and Washington won the Mission Valley title.
Players to Watch
Matt Esparza, Jr., Alameda
Jaycob Medina, Sr., Arroyo
Levi Noddin, Jr., Arroyo
Denis Karas, Sr., Campolindo
Matt Ladrech, Sr., Campolindo
Spencer Torkelson, Fr., Casa Grande
Austin Cannedy, Sr., Clayton Valley Charter
Grant Meylan, Sr., Clayton Valley Charter
Garrett Nelson, Sr., Clayton Valley Charter
Gabe Taylor, Sr., Clayton Valley Charter
Brandon Truesdell, Sr., Clayton Valley Charter
Chris Brown, Jr., College Park
Joe DeMers, Jr., College Park
Trevor Larnach, Jr., College Park
Willie MacIver, Jr., College Park
Nick Oar, Jr., College Park
Jose Maravillo, Sr., Concord
Wesley Vickers, Jr., Concord
Dominic Foscalina, So., Livermore
D.B. Vidal, Sr., Livermore
Peter Hoge, Sr., Maria Carrillo
Austin Martinez, Sr., Maria Carrillo
Andrew Vaughn, So., Maria Carrillo
Richie Epidendio, Sr., Marin Catholic
Patrick Farney, Sr., Marin Catholic
Bryan Jakiemiec, Jr., Marin Catholic
Matthew Tarantino, Sr., Marin Catholic
Mitchell West, Sr., Montgomery
William Traynor, Jr., Newark Memorial
Ryan Strong, Sr., Northgate
Hunter Williams, Jr., Petaluma
Jacob Call, Sr., Washington
Steven Kwan, Jr., Washington
Zac Wallace, Jr., Washington
No. 13 Northgate (18-6) at No. 4 Maria Carrillo (24-2), 4 p.m.
No. 12 Alameda (12-11-1) at No. 5 Marin Catholic (20-5), 4 p.m.
No. 10 Petaluma (19-7) at No. 7 Livermore (13-11), 4 p.m.
No. 14 Newark Memorial (16-8) at No. 3 Clayton Valley Charter (22-4), 4 p.m.
No. 11 Montgomery (17-7) at No. 6 Concord (13-11), 4 p.m.
No. 16 Casa Grande (15-10) at No. 1 Campolindo (20-4), 4 p.m.
No. 9 Arroyo (19-7) at No. 8 Washington (15-9), 4 p.m.
No. 15 Cardinal Newman (14-10) at No. 2 College Park (23-3), 4 p.m.