Softball Rankings: Glendora moves to the top spot with Charter Oak making the biggest leap

Above: Glendora slugger Audrie Becerra.

Tribune Softball Rankings
1. Glendora (6-1) – The Tartans didn’t win the San Dimas tournament, but they knocked off our No. 1 preseason team Bonita, along with a win over Los Altos. Plus, they have two worthy pitchers in the circle. The post-Waldusky era is looking bright.
2. Bonita (7-1) – The Palms Springs tourney champs still don’t have what it takes to top the Tartans, but they’re more than deserving to be ranked ahead of everyone else. Just wondering, why is every result on their Maxpreps page except for loss to Glendora? Was it because it was only five innings and they won’t count it, we have to check on that.
3. Charter Oak (7-2) – They clobbered Northview and lost close games to Etiwanda and Charter Oak. This is the most surprising team after the first two weeks of the season. Plus they just won two more games in the Jurupa tourney.
4. Los Altos (3-2) — This is what they will be all year, inconsistent, up and down. They’re capable of beating just about anyone, but they also won’t be able to skate past anyone either.
5. San Dimas (2-2) — We warned you that they traditionally get off to a bad start. What else is new, all you can say is you know they’re better than this — on paper at least. But in defense, their two losses were to Bonita and Burbank.
6. West Covina (5-2) — They sweep Northview and beat St. Lucy’s, but can’t handle the best from the Miramonte, pounded by Bonita and losing to Los Altos.
7. South Hills (4-1) — After an opening day loss to Los Altos, they win four straight, but didn’t beat anyone worth mentioning.
8. St. Lucy’s (3-2) — Impressive wins over Brea Olinda and Esperanza. They’re playing a tougher schedule than most, but did lost to West Covina.
9. Northview (3-3) — Another difficult to place team, they beat Los Altos rather easily, but you can’t ignore the sweeping loss by West Covina and pounding they took from Charter Oak.
10. Azusa (4-2) – With Veronica Ramirez pitching, they always have a chance. But they still have to hit and play defense, which has been their problems in the past.

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  • Mike

    Azusa????? You’re joking right?

    They were beat up by some good, and not so good teams in the Upland Tournament.

    Was VR hurt (she was pitching?

  • ??


    Why would u say Northview beat Los Altos rather easily. They had to score in the 7th to get the lead. BTw, LA had 3 errors that inning and NV only got 2 hits all game long. Don’t get me wrong, LA did not play well. But got beat rather easily, c’mon Fred!

  • fan

    beginning of March SH softball team was ranked #3 and now they are ranked #7……….OVERATED

  • SoftballGod

    I saw how St Lucy’s came out of no where to beat Brea Olinda, Mercy last year tourney champ-La Serna(Whittier) even after a 5 day delay from rain, and their only loss was to eventual Tournament Champ Orange Luthern, This speaks volumes of a possible new Softball Power in the San Gabriel Valley. From what I’ve seen so far 8th is just a start, Watch out, I’m sure there will be more to come from this young talented group of girls. P.S. Wasn’t Azusa beat by Claremont?

  • 909

    Great Job Fred! way to call bhs out what have your heard?

  • wow

    Looks like South Hills has been having fun playing these “nice” teams. And they wonder why they don’t get the respect they demand?

    Flintridge Prep (La Canada, CA)
    11-1 (W)

    Marshall (Los Angeles, CA)
    6-3 (W)

    La Salle (Pasadena, CA)
    4-2 (W)

    Whittier (Whittier, CA)
    13-1 (W)

  • St. Lucy’s Fan

    St. Lucy’s will have plenty of opportunities to be proven and they are off to a good start. They are in a tough league with Glendora, Ayala, and Chino Hills, all are in the CIF division III top ten. What makes this team interesting though, is their youth. These are the starters:

    1B, freshman
    2B, sophomore
    SS, sophomore
    3B, sophomore
    C, sophomore
    P, sophomore and freshman
    LF, junior
    CF, senior
    RF, junior

    and they also have other quality sophomores and juniors that interchange with the starters. The JV team is mostly freshman and they are currently undefeated.

    The new varsity coaches, Ryan Nuveman and Laura Macias are doing a great job with the girls.

  • whatsthedeal

    Hey Freddie Kruger Glendora hasn’t reported the score against Bonita either?

  • ??????

    that sure looks like Natalie Hernandez above?

  • fredplease!


    Must I always help you my friend?check out the real softball rankings:

  • Not that accurate

    fredplease! said:
    Must I always help you my friend?check out the real softball rankings:

    They look like last year’s final CIF standings with only a few changes, way too early for an accurate poll. Come on, Amat no way should be #6 in D4 based on the way they have been playing.

  • 5 home runs

    West Covina over South Hills 10-9. Dekota Monarrez hit 3 home runs and Camille Herrera hit 2. Wow!

  • Bonjour, je suis tombe par hasard sur votre blog et je trouve que les articles qui y sont present sont supers.

  • Fan

    Hey softballgod, it’s amazing how well coaches can coach when they have the support of administration and certain inebriated parents stay out of the way.

  • lizzytish

    No doubt, Glendora is going to have the pitchers this year BUT their defense is what is keeping the runs down too.

  • love it!