These are based on games played through April 19.
Previous week’s rankings are in parentheses.
1. (1) St. Francis 16-3
The Lancers advanced to the Northern California championship game of the Boras Classic but fell, 2-1, to last season’s Sac-Joaquin champion, Elk Grove. Before that defeat, the St. Francis pitching and defense recorded a 2-0 win over Yuba City, a 3-2 win over Pleasant Grove, and a 3-0 victory against Clovis West when John Gavin pitched a two-hitter and struck out 14.
2. (2) Archbishop Mitty 16-5
After falling to Oak Ridge, 2-1, the Monarchs went on to win three straight and take ninth place in the Boras Classic.
Mitty scored eight runs in each of the wins and Tommy Hudson had five hits in his last seven at bats, including four runs batted in.
3. (5) Valley Christian-San Jose 14-6
The Warriors impressively reached the championship game of the National Classic before a 3-2 loss to Huntington Beach in the final.
Ben Hughes pitched a two-hitter in a 4-0 win over Greenway-Arizona and Bryson Brigman was 6-for-14 in the four games.
4. (3) California 13-2
The Grizzlies avenged its first loss by overcoming a 4-0 hole in a 7-5 win versus Foothill as A.J. Velasquez hit his fourth homer of the season.
5. (4) De La Salle 13-4
The Spartans finished in seventh place of the Boras Classic after dropping a 1-0 contest to Pleasant Grove in its opening game.
The De La Salle bats came alive in a 11-0 win over Foothill-Palo Cedro and a 11-1 decision against Granite Bay. In the two games, Ben Polshuk went 5-for-6 with a couple of doubles and three runs batted in.
6. (6) Bellarmine 15-4 Continue reading