SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Sweet 16 for Santa Maria.
The Saints scored 16 runs as they routed Big Bear 16-4 in a CIF-SS division 6 quarterfinal home game.
A wild-card entry, Santa Maria has now won four playoff games and will play at Southlands Christian on Tuesday in a semifinal contest.
Before this postseason run, the Saints baseball program had not won a single playoff game in over two decades.
Santa Maria allowed two first inning runs but took the a 3-2 lead after one inning.
The Saints led 5-3 after two innings and 7-3 after the third and then cruised to victory.