Tribune Softball Rankings
1. Glendora (8-1) – Followed loss to Etiwanda in the championship of the San Dimas tournament with a sweep over Calvary Murrieta. What’s most impressive is that in six wins they held their opponent to one run or less. That’s pitching.
2. Bonita (8-1-1) – After losing to Glendora, they beat Charter Oak 2-1 and in a doubleheader against South Hills, eek out a 3-2 win and settle for a 3-3 tie. The swag factor I thought was there at the beginning of the season isn’t there anymore. I bet the Los Altos game today goes down to the wire.
3. West Covina (6-2) — Won the 10-9 slugfest over rival South Hills, and the blog-talking trash talk hasn’t stopped. What worries me is they have to play each other two more times. Bottom line, these teams can score, but defense and pitching needs to improve. You can’t win this way in the playoffs.
4. San Dimas (3-2) — Only losses to Burbank and Bonita. We know what they have on paper, we’re just waiting for the engine to warm up.
5. Los Altos (4-2) — The jury is still out. They own an impressive 4-1 win over West Covina, and a close 1-0 loss to Glendora, but the loss to Northview sticks out like a sore thumb.
6. Charter Oak (7-5) – Ok, so they lost three of four, but they came against Los Osos, Chino Hills and Colton in the Jurupa Valley tournament. They might be the best hitting team in the Valley, but against real good pitching, they’re going to struggle.
7. South Hills (4-3-1) — After losing to West Covina they show up bigtime in a doubleheader against Bonita, losing by a run and getting a 3-3 tie. Like West Covina, consistent pitching and defense will be the key to their success.
8. Covina (4-1) — Lost to eventual champion La Serna in the semifinals of the Arroyo tournament, but do have impressive wins over Arroyo and Wilson. Will be interesting to see how they compete with Northview and San Dimas in the VVL.
9. Arroyo (7-1) – Impressive run in its own Arroyo tournament, winning twice on Saturday to claim the consolation title. Their coach says this is their best team in her five years there, making them big favorites in the Mission Valley.
10. Northview (4-3) — They won three straight to keep them in the top ten, but their losses are real ugly losses. They need to clean that up, and do it quick.