Orange County teams stay No. 1 and No. 2 this week with several more from the county moving up, including La Habra and Mater Dei to No. 5 and No. 6, Orange Lutheran to No. 7 and newcomer Huntington Beach to No. 12. Other newcomers are Gahr of Cerritos and Santiago of Corona.
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(After games of Saturday, April 9)
(Previous ranking in parentheses)
(Some results from Monday of current week mentioned where applicable)
(Paul Muyskens contributed writeups to this post)
1. (1) LOS ALAMITOS 14-1
Rain not only wiped out the last two days of the Michelle Carew Classic, but may have saved the Griffins from losing the No. 1 ranking. Before their quarterfinal game with No. 2 Mission Viejo had reached the later innings, Los Al was trailing the Diablos 5-1 when a downpour caused the game to be stopped. It’s not official and therefore doesn’t impact this week’s rankings. Before that game, Los Al did get two games in and posted wins against El Toro of Lake Forest (10-0) and Vista Murrieta (8-4). In the 10-0 triumph, Alexa Schultz had a home run and four RBI for Los Al. The Griffins rallied from a 4-1 deficit to beat Vista Murrieta. So maybe a 5-1 deficit against Mission wasn’t too much to ask. They play Edison of Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley in this week’s games.