It was a crazy week last week in Orange County High School
baseball. A couple of Top 10 teams were swept in league play while others had a
tough time against what would be considered lesser competition.
In other words, just another week in SoCal baseball.
Below is how I voted in this week’s Orange County Top 10
Huntington Beach: The
Oilers returned from the NHSI and went 2-1 in league play to keep their top
spot in the rankings. The Sunset League is proving once again to be one of the
top leagues in Orange County.
The Diablos did what they had to do against Laguna Hills beating them twice before
losing to a very good El Toro team in dramatic fashion. The class of their
league in my opinion.
Mater Dei: All
the talk going into last week was that Servite was a team to reckon with, and
they are. Well then it’s about time people start recognizing the Monarchs as a
top team after sweeping Servite in Trinity League action last week.
OLu: The Lancers
were swept at the hands of St. John Bosco – a team that would be #1 in this
poll if they qualified for the Orange County poll. Despite that, OLu still has
a chance to make a lot of noise in league.
El Dorado: All
the Golden Hawks continue to do is rack up non-league wins while battling
Foothill for the top spot in league. Matt Lucas’s club is talented.
JSerra: The Lions
appear to be hitting their stride heading into this week’s National Classic
after winning a series against Santa Margarita in league play. Coach Kay’s young guys are
never good to be swept in league, but when it happens to the #3 team in the
county you’re given some slack. I fully expect the Friars to be in contention
for a playoff spot in the brutal Trinity League.
Corona del Mar: The
Sea Kings are a very good team that nobody ever talks about. They’re loaded
with Division I talent and beat a very good Beckman team twice last week to
stake a claim of the Pacific Coast League race.
El Toro: The
Chargers scored a huge win against Mission Viejo last week and appear to be gaining
momentum and consistency just in time for the second round of league play.
Sage Hill: I get
a lot of grief from people for ranking a Division 3 club in the Top 10, but
when they win as consistently as the Lightning do and do it against teams in
higher divisions, you’re going to get my attention.