High school sports

Can Mariners upset the Centurions?

PACIFICA and Cypress will clash Tuesday (today) in the Empire League baseball opener for both teams (Shutterstock).

League play is getting underway this week for more local high school baseball and softball leagues. The most interesting matchup of the week looks to be Tuesday (today) when Pacifica hosts Cypress in the Empire League opener for both schools at the Mariner diamond.

The Centurions (10-1) look to be the heavy favorites and are ranked 18th nationally. But the Mariners (5-6) will be at their home field, where they have been 4-2 so far in 2019.

It’s also a good contest because the two schools are neighbors, and that adds some spice to the rivalry.

Here are the latest standings for league with teams in the Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Stanton and Westminster area.

BASEBALL

Empire League:Cypress (10-1), Kennedy (6-3), Tustin (3-3-2), Pacifica (5-6), Crean Lutheran (4-5), Valencia (2-8).

Garden Grove League: Rancho Alamitos (3-0, 5-4); Loara (2-0, 3-5), La Quinta (2-1, 5-3), Bolsa Grande (1-2, 4-2), Los Amigos (0-2, 2-8), Santiago (0-3, 1-3),

Golden West League:Ocean View (3-0, 7-6), Segerstrom (2-0, 8-3), Godinez (1-1, 8-6), Westminster (1-2, 2-6), Western (0-2, 1-6), Garden Grove (0-2, 4-7).

Orange Coast League:Estancia (3-0, 6-3), Orange (5-1, 5-4), Costa Mesa (2-2, 4-4), Santa Ana (2-1, 5-3), Calvary Chapel/Santa Ana (0-4, 2-4), Saddleback (05-, 1-18),

Sunset/Surf League: Edison (1-0, 8-4), Fountain Valley (0-1, 5-6), Huntington Beach 0-0, 8-2), Los Alamitos (0-0, 4-5).

Sunset/Wave League:Newport Harbor (1-1, 6-3), Corona del Mar (0-0, 7-1-1), Laguna Beach (0-0, 7-6), Marina (0-0, 6-5).

SOFTBALL

Empire League:Crean Lutheran (2-0), Pacifica (1-0-1), Kennedy (6-2-1), Cypress (10-6-1), Tustin (2-3), Valencia (1-3).

Garden Grove League: Los Amigos (4-0,), Santiago (5-0), La Quinta (5-1), Loara (4-2),  Bolsa Grande (3-5), Rancho Alamitos (1-5).

Golden West League:Westminster (7-0), Godinez (4-1), Segerstrom (8-5), Western (3-5), Ocean View (3-7), Garden Grove (1-4).

Orange Coast League:Costa Mesa (8-1-1, 18-3-4), Calvary Chapel/Santa Ana (7-1-2), 10-4-5), Estancia (6-3-1, 9-9-1), Saddleback (1-8, 1-10-1), Orange (0-9, 0-16-1),

Sunset/Surf League:Huntington Beach (4-0),  Los Alamitos (7-2), Marina (8-4), Edison (4-5).

CIF-SS polls and rankings

Here are this week’s CIF-SS polls and rankings for baseball, softball, boys’ volleyball and boys’ tennis that involve local teams.

Baseball

  • Division 1: Huntington Beach (fourth).
  • Division 3: Marina (seventh).
  • Division 7: Bolsa Grande (fifth)

Softball

  • Division 1: Huntington Beach (received votes)
  • Division 2: Marina (fifth)
  • Division 5: Santiago (first) and Westminster (second)
  • Division 7: La Quinta (first)

Boys’ volleyball

  • Divisions 1 & 2: Huntington Beach (sixth)
  • Division 4: Garden Grove (received votes)
  • Division 5: Ocean View (received votes).

Boys’ tennis:

  • Division 3: Bolsa Grande (received votes)
  • Division 5: Santiago (second), Orange (received votes)

Monday Results

Some non-league contests involving local teams on Monday.

Baseball

  • Savanna 10, Orange 3
  • Corona del Mar 10, Rancho Alamitos 5
  • Northwood 5, Ocean View 4.

Softball

  • Crean Lutheran 7, Garden Grove 3.

Prep Sport Spotlight appears each Tuesday during the high school athletic year.

 

 

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