Although the Women’s College World Series is down to the final two teams from the University of Michigan and University of Florida, it should come as no shock there are far more players from California high schools still playing than from any other state.
New top three in baseball goes like this: Clovis, Rancho Bernardo, St. Francis of Mountain View. Softball’s top three of Mission Viejo, Amador Valley and Archbishop Mitty could have changed but didn’t. Go inside to see why.
Our 31st annual all-state teams package for softball includes 30 players named second team overall plus 35 more who are third team. The third team, however, is only for seniors and only for large schools.
Toughest decision was where to place Amador Valley after freak injury to star pitcher contributes to playoff loss. Plus, more on No. 1 Pacifica, more on the CCS and top 20 players that shined....
Several top 20 teams and more than one top seed tumbles in four different CIF sections. Plus, should coin flips really be part of the process of locating games?...
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.