I’m going to park the lawn chair at West Covina for today’s game against South Hills…
TRIBUNE SOFTBALL RANKINGS
1. Glendora (9-2) – Haven’t played in a while but that changes with a pair against Diamond Bar this week. They’re still the team to beat in the Valley, but the Brahmas could give them a test.
2. Bonita (12-1-1) — Nothing changed since last week, and if they can beat Charter Oak and Los Altos this week, you might as well crown them Miramonte League champs. They finally moved to No. 6 in D-3, a spot behind No. 5 Glendora.
3. South Hills (11-3-1) — Make or break week for the Huskies and West Covina, who will meet today and again later in the week. After West Covina’s 10-9 victory in the first meeting, will there be more fireworks in store?
4. West Covina (9-5) — The Bulldogs are No. 4 in the D-5 rankings with the Huskies a game behind. This series will come down to hitting, not pitching, which is kind of unusual for big softball games.
5. Arroyo (11-1) — The Knights are No. 2 in D-6 and like we mentioned last week, they won’t lose another game, and won’t be tested until they meet South El Monte again in the league finale.
6. Northview (10-5) — The Vikes lost in the championship of their own tournament to Santa Fe 7-0, but they look like the best in the VVL after seeing all three teams. They have the best hitting lineup and enough pitching to get by.
7. St. Lucy’s (9-5) — Won six of last eight and went 3-2 in the Carew Classic, which is impressive considering the opponents they faced. Very curious to see how they do the rest of the way in the Sierra.
8. Covina (10-3) — An impressive overall record with a win over San Dimas, but the jury’s still out until they can prove it again against San Dimas and Northview in the coming weeks.
9. Charter Oak (8-7) — With a 2-2 league mark, they’re really battling Los Altos for second unless they can pull off a huge win against Bonita. Might be the only week Charter Oak and Los Altos pull for each other against the Cats.
10. Los Altos (7-7) — They’re struggling to score runs, which has been a problem in the past too, but they don’t have the Patterson fall back plan this time, so they will continue to struggle.