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What To Expect: Marmonte League

Marmonte League:

Agoura (13 - 5, 6-0)
Thousand Oaks (11-5, 4-2)
Moorpark  (15-4, 4-2)
Simi Valley (9-8, 4-2)
Westlake (7-9, 3-3)
Newbury Park (6-11, 1-5)
Calabasas (2-9, 1-5)
Royal (9-6, 1-5)

The Marmonte League race is all Agoura and everybody else. The Chargers have a two game lead over  three teams they've already beaten. When your team is led by an offense that is scoring close to six runs per game (5.7) and a pitching staff allowing just over two runs per game (2.18), you get a combination for success.

Junior Albee Weiss leads the offense in average (.431), RBI (18) and is second on the team in runs scored (15). Senior Tyler Cohen (.397, 10 RBI, 16 R) and sophomore Ryan Fineman (.391 8 RBI 4 R) are having great seasons at the plate as well. Kyle London (.345, 11 RBI, 14 R)  is amongst the top ten in stolen bases, on-base percentage in CIF Southern Section.

The pitching staff is led by Henry Baker (3-2, 1.18 ERA, 35.2 IP, 21 H, 10 R, 40 K, 1 BB). The future University of Washington Husky has been a steady influence for the Chargers on the mound.

Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, and Simi Valley sit two games behind Agoura. For Thousand Oaks the season has been inconsistent at best; they do have a quality win over Westlake. Moorpark's best non-conference win was a 3-2 victory over a gritty San Pedro team. And for Simi Valley, the best win on their schedule was a victory over St. Ignatius of San Francisco, Calif.  If either of these teams are going to catch Agoura they'll need to get better on the mound quick.

The bottom half of the league is in disarray going a combined 17-26 on the season. No team in the bottom half owns a quality win that could boost and obscure chance at the playoffs. All of them are five games back of Agoura.

*-All stats and records via Maxpreps.com

--Les Lukach

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