High school sports

Boras is the big dance for prep baseball

ACTION from the 2018 Boras Baseball Classic (Boras photo).

Aside from the CIF-SS playoffs, the biggest high school baseball event each year is the Boras Baseball Classic. Although this prestigious tournament isn’t an official state or national title post-season series, the winners have sometimes been named California or even U.S. champs.

In 2018, Huntington Beach High was called the Boras Classic State Champions. The Oilers (12-2) are back in it again this year in hopes of a return to the winners’ circle.

Orange County teams pepper the 32-team field, with HBHS, JSerra, Mater Dei and Orange Lutheran participating. The championship game will be held on April 6 at 9 a.m. at MDHS.

For more information, go to www.borasclassicca.com.

Oilers are still number ones

Teams from Huntington Beach High continue to wield the heaviest bats in The Tribune’s weekly High 5 recognizing the top baseball and softball teams in our coverage area.

The Oiler baseball and softball teams are both ranked number one, respectively. In fact, Huntington High and Marina are each ranked one-two in both polls.

Here are our rankings of the top five. Your mileage may vary.

CIF-SS polls for this week

Here are the local teams named in CIF-SS polls for spring sports as posted on Monday.


  • Division 1: Huntington Beach (fourth)
  • Division 3: Marina (sixth)
  • Division 5: La Quinta (received votes)


  • Division 1: Huntington Beach (eighth)
  • Division 2: Marina (third)
  • Division 6: Santiago (first), Westminster (third)
  • Division 7: La Quinta (first)


  • Divisions 1 and 2: Huntington Beach (second)
  • Division 3: Bolsa Grande (received votes)
  • Division 4: Garden Grove (received votes)


  • Division 3: Bolsa Grande (ninth)
  • Division 5: Los Amigos, Santiago (received votes).

Monday, Monday

Here are softball scores from Monday games involving teams representing the cities of Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Stanton and Westminster.

  • Huntington Beach 7, Edison 6
  • Loara 5, La Quinta 3
  • Santiago 12, Lake Oswego 2.

Prep Sport Spotlight is posted on Tuesdays during the high school athletic year.

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