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Daily Breeze high school baseball Top 10 rankings, April 22

This is the final week of the regular season for CIF-Southern Section teams, and the Pioneer and Bay leagues have a lot left to determine.

The L.A. City Section has two weeks remaining in its regular season, and this week’s Carson-Banning series could decide the Marine League title.

This week’s Daily Breeze Top 10


The Warriors bounced back from a 4-0 loss to El Segundo with a 10-5 win over the Eagles last week. In nonleague games last week, West defeated California 6-0 and La Mirada 4-3. West enters the final week in a first-place tie with Torrance. West visits North Tuesday and hosts Thursday.

2. TORRANCE 17-7-1

Torrance swept a pair of Pioneer League games against Wiseburn Da Vinci last week to move into a first-place tie with West. Torrance scored 30 runs in the series against Wiseburn. Torrance lost to University 7-6 Saturday. This week, Torrance hosts South (Tuesday, 6 p.m.) and visits South (Thursday).

3. EL SEGUNDO 17-8

The Eagles have split their last three Pioneer League series, recently with West and South, to move into third place. The Eagles are one game behind West and Torrance and face Lawndale Tuesday and Thursday. They have a good chance to finish 9-3 in league, which could earn them a share of the league title.


The Sea Kings were shut out twice last week by Culver City’s hot pitching, 3-0 and 1-0. Palos Verdes is now in a three-way tie for first in the Bay League with Culver City and Santa Monica. PV hosts Peninsula Tuesday and visits Peninsula Thursday.

5. MIRA COSTA 13-12-1

The Mustangs split last week’s two-game series with Santa Monica, to fall behind the leaders in the Bay League. This week, Mira Costa has two games against rival Redondo — Tuesday (on the road) and Thursday (at home) — with a chance to move up the standings. Three of the Mustangs’ last four games have gone to extra innings.


Last week South defeated Loyola in nine innings and split its two-game Pioneer League series with El Segundo. The Spartans are in fourth place, two games behind Torrance and West and one behind El Segundo. South plays two games against Torrance this week — Tuesday (on the road) and Thursday (home).

7. REDONDO 12-13

The Sea Hawks swept two games against Peninsula last week in Bay League play to move one game behind Mira Costa. Redondo and Mira Costa play twice this week — Tuesday at Redondo and Thursday at Mira Costa. Redondo also split a pair of nonleague games last week, defeating Warren 4-1 and losing to Saugus 4-3.

8. CARSON 16-7

The Colts extended their winning streak to eight games Saturday with a 5-0 win over Kennedy. Adrian Vera allowed two hits and no runs in 6 1/3 innings. Carson enters this week in first place in the Marine League and has an important series with Banning. Their second game is Thursday.

9. BANNING 13-8

The Pilots bounced back from a 2-1 loss to San Pedro last week to win the second game against the Pirates 11-2. They also defeated Roybal (11-2). Banning enters this week in second place in league and faces first-place Carson twice.

10. SERRA 9-12

Serra swept Bishop Montgomery in Del Rey League play, giving the Cavaliers three consecutive league wins heading into this week’s final series against Paraclete. The first game was Monday and the league finale is Wednesday at Paraclete.

Next: San Pedro 10-12; St. Bernard 11-6