New State Top 20 Overall Softball Rankings

There weren't many changes toward the top of this week's ratings, but there was plenty beginning at No. 6, which was occupied previous by Mater Dei of Santa Ana and is now owned by Riverside Poly.


(All divisions; through April 27; last week in parentheses)

1. (1) Clovis 31-2-1

Jennifer Reynolds continues to look like one of the top sophs in the nation after going 3-for-4 with two doubles in win last week over Clovis West and earning her 25th pitching win of the season in a shutout vs. Madera.

2. (2) Bonita Vista (Chula Vista) 25-0

Junior standout pitcher Emily Turner and her 0.09 ERA has the attention of several Div. I colleges. The team's "other" pitcher, Brianna Carrara, has a 0.00 ERA.

3. (3) Pacifica (Garden Grove) 21-2-1

Mariners stayed hot after winning recent Foothill tourney with easy triumphs last week over Santiago and Garden Grove.

4. (4) Foothill (Tustin) 23-3

Autumn Champion had both RBI in 2-0 win over state-ranked Canyon. Alison Yin then threw one-hitter with 18 Ks in 9-0 romp past Santa Ana Valley.

5. (5) Mira Mesa (San Diego) 26-1

Rare spring rain washed out the Marauders' scheduled games for last week. They might get in three this week.

6. (7) Poly (Riverside) 21-1

All-American catcher Elizabeth Peterson slugged a three-run homer and Mindy Cowles pitched a three-hitter in 4-1 win over Sonora of La Habra that gave the Bears first-place in the Downey tourney.

7. (10) El Modena (Orange) 18-3

Vanguards wrapped up strong week with 6-0 win over Westlake as Ashley Van Boxmeer ripped a double and a homer.

8. (8) Wilson (Hacienda Heights) 18-1-1

Wildcats will probably finish the last month of the regular season untested, which might not be a good thing heading into the CIFSS playoffs.

9. (6) Mater Dei (Santa Ana) 19-4

We weren't able to track it down, but there must have been some explanation behind the Monarchs' 8-4 loss last week to St. Joseph, a team with 16 losses.

10. (17) Thousand Oaks 18-6-1

Already the champion of the prestigious Best of the West tourney in Santa Maria, the Lancers won twice last Saturday in their own round-robin style tourney.

11. (13) Sheldon (Sacramento) 20-3-1

Huskies have shut out four straight foes since loss to Thousand Oaks in Best of the West final and are now a clear-cut No. 1 for the Sacramento region.

12. (9) Canyon (Anaheim) 19-7

Commanches went 0-2 last week, but those two losses were to Foothill and El Modena and since they've played one of the toughest schedules anywhere they didn't drop very far in the rankings.

13. (14) Brookside Christian (Stockton) 24-1

Carly Harmon and Katie Cotta combined to strike out 18 batters as the Knights blanked Argonaut of Jackson, 6-0, in another easy league win.

14. (16) Notre Dame (Salinas) 22-2

Erin Sigala rang up her ninth no-hitter of the season and collected three hits with her bat in a 7-0 victory over Hollister.

15. (nr) California (Whittier) 18-5

Multi-talented Jennifer Davis leads the Condors, who are having an easier time this year in the Del Rio League now that La Serna is rebuilding.

16. (nr) La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad) 19-4

The two-time defending CIF San Diego Section champs are back in the top 20, mainly due to a 1-0 win in 15 innings over previous No. 11 Torrey Pines.

17. (11) Torrey Pines (San Diego) 23-3

Falcons outhit La Costa Canyon, 10-5, but couldn't get the key blow in 1-0 loss. Bounceback win was 2-0 over Rancho Bernardo as Erin Snyder threw fourth no-hitter of the season.

18. (20) East Union (Manteca) 22-2

Brittney Tachara pitched another gem, striking out 17 batters and allowing one-hit in seven innings as the Lancers defeated Sonora 2-1.

19. (nr) Crescenta Valley (La Crescenta) 20-2

Falcons won twice last Saturday at El Segundo tourney behind pitcher Kris Franks, who no-hit Torrance and one-hit Corona Centennial.

20. (nr) Ceres 19-1

Omaira Estremera has five no-hitters and five one-hitters and makes the Bulldogs among the favorites in the upcoming Sac-Joaquin Section Div. I playoffs.

Golden State Preps Top Stories