City of La Quinta Honors Blackhawks’ Baseball

City of La Quinta Honors Blackhawks’ Baseball

Amy Zimmer Connect

The City of La Quinta honored La Quinta High School’s baseball program Tuesday, June 19th , for capturing their first CIF-Southern Section baseball title in school history.

La Quinta soared through the CIF-Southern Section Division 4 baseball playoffs. On Saturday, June 2nd, the Blackhawks flew to Riverside to compete in the programs first-ever CIF championship game.

La Quinta faced Monrovia in a 7 P.M. ball game at UC Riverside Sports Complex. Blackhawks were trailing 4-3 going into the 5th inning. Senior Isaac Salazar stepped up to bat with two outs and ripped a two-run double to give the Blackhawks a 5-4 lead.

La Quinta went on to win 6-5 to be crowned Division 4 champions and bring home La Quinta’s first CIF-SS title.