It’s another difficult week to do rankings as Mitty beat St. Francis, 2-1, but also dropped its third game of the season with a defeat to Valley Christian.
We kept St. Francis in the top spot because its non-conference resume is better than the Monarchs, who have a slight edge in West Catholic league games played.
These are based on games played through April 5.
Previous week’s rankings are in parentheses.
1. (1) St. Francis 10-2
The Lancers have a chance to avenge its first loss this week when it hosts St. Ignatius on Tuesday. It appears that Tyler Deason will get the start in that game after allowing four unearned runs in the 5-2 loss to SI last month.
2. (2) Archbishop Mitty 11-3
Junior Kris Bubic went six innings and struck out five in the 2-1 win over St. Francis. Bubic has struck out 46 in 32.2 innings with a 0.86 earned run average and, offensively, has hits in nine of his last 10 games.
3. (3) California 10-1
4. (4) De La Salle 8-2
De La Salle exacted some revenge with a 4-3 win over Amador Valley, the team that beat the Spartans three times last season, including the NCS championship. Cameron Schneider, a 6-foot-6 junior, has now picked up two league wins in relief.
The Spartans have a challenging week with Monte Vista, San Ramon Valley, and Granada on the schedule.
5. (5) Valley Christian-San Jose 9-4
Theron Kay pitched a no-hitter in a 5-0 win over Mitty and the Warriors now have six shutouts this season, three by Kay.
On Tuesday, Kay will pitch against Bellarmine for the fifth time over the last three seasons.
6. (8) Bellarmine 11-3
The Bells followed a three-game losing streak with three straight wins but play Valley Christian and Mitty this week. Continue reading