Softball Rankings: Glendora, Bonita still top poll, West Covina climbs to No. 3

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.

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  • really!

    Fred,
    Really! “but against real good pitching, they’re going to struggle” What do you really know about good pitching dude?

  • FredJ

    It’s not rocket science pal, you know it when you see it.

  • huh!

    yes because azusa, sierra, south hills, northview etc. etc. that you ranked have awesome pitching right? That’s what you yourself called great pitching so again what do you know about great pitching did you go out to the I.E. and see that great pitching for yourself or that’s just your prediction of why them games where lost

  • +++++++++++++

    Hey Fred,
    Bonita gets their swag back routs Los Altos 6-0 CW throws a no no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    hope we get another crack at Glendora in the CO tourney.

  • kh

    fred you would of lost your bet,

  • sadadsasda

    Just heard CO got beat by un ranked Diamond Ranch please tell what happened? all the CO braggers must be taking some good medicine tonight lol.

  • sistersister

    Fred
    you were way wrong bhs still has the swag factor its a long season pace yourself buddy.

  • Wondering…

    wondering what travel team both of glendora’s pitchers are on… argyle and langdon. are they already committed to any college? they are both pretty impressive

  • updater

    You have to remember that Los Altos ran the table for 4 great years, and yes I think it was like 5-6 seniors left for college. So this is a rebuilding year for them, they have a young team and the coaches no that. The youngsters did very well for them last year and will only get better. Do I see Bonita doing the same for the next 4 years? NO! But this year they are doing well int the circle and in the box!! pitching a no-no against LA is huge, could it happen again maybe!!LA is young.And the pitching will get better as well as the sticks..Good luck to both teams..and what’s up with BA, why are they playing so lousy, thay always put a decent team together..What happen to CO against DR??

  • 475

    Wondering

    Langdon plays for CA and is verballed to New Mexico St. I believe,Argyle plays for V usa and not sure about where she is going probably undecided. Remember this is high school ball and pitching from 40′,not all hs pitchers turn out to be good college pitchers from 43′ most get rocked.

  • imjustagril

    From what I heard…CO up 4-2 going into 5th – pulled starter – CO then gave up 3 – GAME OVER – girls didnt loose this one – coaches did.

  • sistersister

    updater or is it uphater?
    You always think your in the know well for your information Bonita has the talent to reload for the next three years. You might be pleasantly surprised !

  • Wondering

    thanks 475.

    i thought argyle played for V USA but didnt see her name on their roster anymore. maybe she moved somewhere else. i know she beat CA during a showcase game in the fall so she can throw from 43 as well, and against div 1 players, as most of CA players go Div. 1. And if langdon is verbaled already as a soph she must be able to throw from 43′ as well. but your right… many do get rocked when they first get to college…i dont believe because they cant throw from 43′, but because they arent facing all Div.1 batters on one team. in travel, they face different teams with different caliber type players, a few div. 1, some div. 2, some NAIA. Once they get to college, they get to throw consisently against div. 1 hitters. In hs, they are facing some girls that dont even play travel.

  • updater

    Sister- if Bonita does it for 4 years that’s great, my opinion I dont think they will, that’s all.. but good luck to SGV teams..And I did say from the start that Bonita should win there league..but that was on another blog (thread)

    Wondering- When you play a showcase game the score does not count. the reason there playing is to get looked at by college teams..that’s it!! not to win, very big difference..and what CA team are you talking about becase there is a big difference between the three..if your a varsity pitcher and pitch in Gold you should be able pitch in college you may not be the most sucessful pitcher but there are alot of freshman D1 pitchers out there doing well..look at Gearhear who pitched 3 no hitters in college and yes just a freshman..it’s called hard work..Fowler who only has 2 losses for year, bruins who else’s is doing well..And no these girls didnt win gold nationals just pitching well.. All of these girls put there time in and doing very well..so yes it’s possible!!

  • Wondering

    updater,
    it was Marty’s CA team. and when i was talking about the pitchers, i was only answering the comment made by “475″ where it was stated “Remember this is high school ball and pitching from 40′,not all hs pitchers turn out to be good college pitchers from 43′ most get rocked.” i never meant to say that it wasn’t possible for a pitcher to succeed as a freshman.

  • Guess What

    Hey Fred I was wondering if you knew that during pre-season there was a little friendly tournament (with 2 umpires officiating) going on at Las Flores Park in La Verne, where South Hills first beat San Dimas 5-3 and then beat Bonita 5-3. I think when playing against a better quality program South Hills shines. So I predict that SH will do just fine when they change leagues.

  • ssssssss

    Guess what
    the last thing you should be worried about is playing bhs and better competition. Looks to me you have your hands full in the san antonio with West Covina. Pre season is exactly that pre season…………………………………

  • Homer

    Lets get things straight. Langdon plays for CA and has already verbally committed to the University of New Mexico Lobos. Argyle plays for the So Cal Diamonds and has not committed yet. Both are pitching well and can throw from 43′. It’s unfortunate that California high School ADs voted to keep the pitching distance at 40′ when other states have already moved back to 43′. Most Varsity pitchers are playing at the 16U or Gold level in travelball which both throw from 43′. So all of these kids will have to adjust back after high school is finished.

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