Redlands East Valley advances in Southern Section baseball – Los Angeles Times

Redlands East Valley right fielder Alphonzo Mancinas wore eyeblack and sunglasses Tuesday afternoon. It didn’t help one bit trying to catch fly balls on a windy, sunny day in a Southern Section Division 1 second-round home playoff game against Sherman Oaks Notre Dame.

“The sun is horrible,” he said. “Ridiculous.”

And he was on the winning team.

Notre Dame never fully recovered from giving up four runs in the first inning when its outfielders couldn’t handle sun or wind in a 5-4 loss to the Wildcats.