After closing Suburban League play with a bang, the Mayfair softball team will open the CIF Southern Section Division against Palos Verdes on Tuesday at 3:15pm.
The Monsoons (15-7, 8-4) finished third place in the competitive Suburban League, but found their stride in the final league game with a key 7-2 victory over La Mirada, the 9th-ranked team in the CIF Division III polls.
Palos Verdes (10-16, 6-4) finished third in the Bay League. League champion Mira Costa is in the Division IV bracket and second place Peninsula is in the Division III bracket.
The winner will advance to play San Dimas, the Valle Vista League champions, on Thursday.