OVERALL STATE TOP 20
(All divisions; through April 13; last week's in parentheses)
1. (1) Chatsworth 17-0
With school district bus drivers on strike, Chancellors were only able to play a Saturday game vs. L.A. Marshall and kept on rolling with 9-2 win.
2. (2) Bishop Amat (La Puente) 15-2
David Peirson was the hitting star for the week with three hits vs. Millikan of Long Beach and five against St. Bernard of Playa del Rey.
3. (5) Wilcox (Santa Clara) 23-1
Chargers won twice to move up two spots, but it won't take much to flip-flop Mitty ahead of them.
4. (8) Mitty (San Jose) 19-2*
We have to continue to list the Monarchs' on-the-field record, but if that protested game against Wilcox isn't completed it will be looked at in the rankings as an edge for Mitty since the Monarchs "won" that game.
5. (6) La Quinta (Westminster) 17-2
Ian Kennedy's one-hitter with 14 strikeouts in a 5-0 win over Garden Grove was the highlight of the week for the Aztecs.
6. (7) Stockdale (Bakersfield) 18-1
Mustangs knocked off Highland, 4-1, to close the week as Travis DeBondt hit a homer and pitched four scoreless innings.
7. (9) Mission Bay (San Diego) 15-2
After Matt Bush pitched a four-hitter and whiffed eight in 2-1 win over Point Loma, Bucs are now No. 1 in the CIF San Diego Section.
8. (11) Crescenta Valley (La Crescenta) 16-1
Falcons won the Babe Herman Tournament, beating West Torrance, 2-1, on Wednesday. Freshman Trevor Bell was named most valuable pitcher, while catcher Colt Forsythe took home MVP honors.
9. (3) Rancho Bernardo (San Diego) 15-4
Broncos have been down this road before and know a sub-par week (2 losses) can be forgotten about very quickly.
10. (4) Buchanan (Clovis) 18-2
In their only game of the week, the Bears faced district rival Clovis West and lost, 9-4.
11. (12) Dana Hills (Dana Pointe) 15-3*
Dolphins swept El Toro to stay hot following trip to San Jose. They won't meet powerhouse Capistrano Valley until the final week of the season.
12. (13) Elk Grove 16-3
The score was 5-2 and that was for both Thundering Herd victories last week over Woodland, which also was in last week's top 20.
13. (14) Canyon (Canyon Country) 15-2
Cowboys rode past Burbank, 12-0, as Ryan Burke scored four times and led balanced offense.
14. (15) Camarillo 16-3
Delmon Young already has 12 homers this season, including two last week in win vs. Buena and eight in his last 20 at-bats.
15. (16) La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad) 16-4
A pair of throwing errors opened the door for the Mavs as they scored seven runs in the ninth and beat San Marcos, 13-6. Chris Fuller went 4-for-5 and had five RBI.
16. (17) North (Bakersfield) 15-2-2
It's a strong year in Kern County as the Stars are right behind Stockdale and in front of 16-3 Centennial to start the week.
17. (19) El Dorado (Placentia) 14-4
Sweep of Loara sees Cory D'Arrigo hitting two homers in first game and four-run rally with two outs in the seventh inning to win the second.
18. (20) Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 15-4
Tim Stewart had two grand slams in the first game last week, then Daniel Perales ripped a pair of homers in the second and now has 11 for the season.
19. (nr) Rancho Buena Vista (Vista) 15-3
Wins last week over Poway, Vista and nationally-ranked Rancho Bernardo gave the red-hot Longhorns 15 wins in their last 16 outings.
20. (10) Edison (Huntington Beach) 13-4
Chargers' split with Los Alamitos has them still leading in the Sunset League and still hanging on in the top 20.