It’s a wild-and-wacky first of two weeks in which many of the state’s top teams will be playing each other in Easter/Spring Break tournaments. Huntington Beach topped Chaminade in another all-California final at the National High School Invitational while Davis reigned supreme at the Northern California Boras Classic. This week, it’ll be the Southern California Boras Classic plus the Hard 9 National Classic.
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(After games of Saturday, March 26)
(Previous ranking in parentheses)
1. (1) JSERRA (SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO) 7-1
It was a week off for the Lions, who will be busy this week as one of the host schools for the Southern California bracket of the Boras Classic. They will play Santiago of Corona in their first game on Tuesday. The team’s only loss remains the one to Huntington Beach as part of a double-header (JSerra won the other game) and the Lions are still No. 1 in the L.A. Times’ Top 25.
2. (2) BUCHANAN (CLOVIS) 14-0
There was a typo or we misread the Bears’ log on MaxPreps and tweeted out last week that they had lost their first game of the season. After checking this week, though, the record remains perfect. Head coach Tom Donald’s squad capped spring break week with wins of 12-6 over Sheldon of Sacramento and 5-1 over Hanford. The Bears, and anyone else really who follows California baseball, will be paying attention when they play No. 3 Clovis on April 5. Buchanan also went 4-0 in the Fresno Easter Classic, but did not advance to the championship due to a series of tie-breakers involving five different teams that went 4-0 in the tourney’s predetermined matchups. The Bears meet Clovis East and Clovis West in this week’s games.