April’s here and we’re headed into the halfway mark – or further – of some local high school baseball and softball races. Here’s how things look as the week begins.
Empire League baseball:Tustin and Cypress are battling for the lead with 2-0 records and will meet on Wednesday. Pacifica is in fifth place (1-3 in league, 7-11 overall).
Empire League softball: Pacifica and Kennedy are tied for first place at 2-0. The Mariners are 5-0-1 overall, and JFK is 12-3.
Garden Grove League baseball: Loara (8-0) continues to hold a half-game lead over Rancho Alamitos (8-0). La Quinta (5-4) is in third, followed by Los Amigos (2-6), Bolsa Grande (2-7) and Santiago (1-7).
Garden Grove League softball:Unbeaten Santiago (16-0 overall, 8-0 in GGL) has a half-game edge over Loara (3-1, 8-4). La Quinta (2-2) is followed by Rancho Alamitos (2-2), Los Amigos (1-3) and Bolsa Grande (0-3).
Golden West League baseball: Ocean View (9-0 in league, 14-9) pretty much has the GWL title locked up. Battling for second are Segerstrom (6-2) and Garden Grove (6-3). Westminster’s in fourth at 3-7, while Western is fifth at 1-7, tied with Godinez (1-7).
Golden West League softball:Godinez (5-0 and 13-3) leads the pack, followed by Segerstrom (3-2), Westminster (3-2), Ocean View (2-2), Garden Grove (1-4) and Western (0-4).
Orange Coast League baseball: Costa Mesa (7-2, 9-6) leads the OCL with Orange (6-3, 9-10) a game back.
Orange Coast League softball:Calvary Chapel (3-0, 8-4) is atop this league, with Orange (0-3, 0-17) in last.
Sunset/Surf baseball: Huntington Beach has the edge with a 3-0 league record (14-4 overall). Edison (3-2, 12-7) follow with Los Al (2-4) and Fountain Valley (0-4) behind.
Sunset/Surf softball:Marina (3-1 in league, 14-5 overall) is tied for the lead here with Los Alamitos (3-1, 11-3). Edison (3-3, 14-7) and Huntington Beach (3-5, 10-6) follow.
Sunset/Wave baseball:This is a tight race with all four teams within a game of each other. Marina is tied for first at 3-2 with Laguna Beach (3-2). The Vikings are 14-7 overall.
Here are this week’s CIF-SS spring sports rankings involving local teams, as posted on Monday.
- Division 1: Huntington Beach (seventh)
- Division 3: Marina 3 (fifth)
- Division 1: Huntington Beach (received votes)
- Division 2: Marina (first)
- Division 6: Santiago (first), Westminster (third).
- Division 7: La Quinta (second)
- Divisions 1 and 2: Huntington Beach (second) and Edison (15th)
- Division 4: Garden Grove (received votes).
- Division 3: Bolsa Grande (ninth)
- Division 5: Los Amigos, Santiago (received votes).
High Fives for locals this week
Here are our High Five rankings for local teams (serving Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Stanton and Westminster) baseball and softball.
As you’ll see, Huntington Beach (13-4) remains atop the baseball list and Marina (14-5) is the top team on the softball ladder.
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