Carlmont’s Jim Liggett ready to start his 37th season as the only coach in the state above 800 and 900 career wins. Coaches moving up include San Pedro’s Tony Dobra, Paraclete’s Margaret Neill and James Logan’s Teri Johnson.
Top coaches give us some final thoughts about the 2013 season and we offer our first thoughts about teams to watch for 2014....
Due to section rules, some NorCal teams are just getting started while many top SoCal teams already have played in perhaps the strongest tournament in the nation. Highest-rising newcomers this week are Huntington Beach Marina and Riverside Poly.
Pacifica of Garden Grove leads the pack with not one not two but three pitchers headed to major colleges. Defending State Team of the Year Norco, however, may have the best offensive lineup. A new coach, meanwhile, will lead top-ranked preseason team in Northern California.