Breaking News: La Salle tells our Miguel Melendez that Amat was awarded an 8-4 win over La Salle in a game that was called in the 7th inning because of rain a few weeks back. The teams were supposed to finish the game on Friday with Amat leading, then play their third and final game afterward. It appears that is not needed now, making Amat 6-0 in league and La Salle 5-1 entering this week’s home-and-home series between them.
1. Bishop Amat ( 12-2) – The Del Rey should be decided this week with the Lancers playing a home-and-home against La Salle. The Lancers host La Salle today, then go there on Friday.
2. Glendora (9-4-1) — Not ready to move Bonita or anyone else ahead, not while they’re on top of the Baseline. Three losses have come in tournaments, don’t put too much stock in that. They’re 4-1 in league.
3. Bonita (12-3) — Bounced back after 10-0 loss to Glendora to win the Arcadia tournament. They go back to the Hacienda this week, facing West Covina at their place on Wednesday.
4. South Hills (10-3) — Playing great ball after sweeping Damien following a win over Charter Oak. They have won five straight and trail league-leading Chino Hills by a game in the Sierra League standings.
5. Chino Hills (9-3) — They haven’t played since March 31, but return Wednesday against Claremont. Not completely sold on them yet, but you have to respect the fact they lead the Sierra.
6. Diamond Bar (9-7) – The Brahmas return after a week off to face Los Altos and Diamond Ranch, two games they have to win to keep pace with Bonita.
7. Sierra Vista (12-3) — Coach Brett Stevens has done a masterful job the past three years. The Dons always have solid pitching, this year no different.
8. Covina (10-6) — Ended the Crescenta Valley tournament with losses to El Segundo and South, but are still 5-0 in the Valle Vista and could meet South Hills Wednesday in the Gladstone tourney championship.
9. La Puente (9-3) — Considering one loss was a forfeit to Azusa for hitting whiffle balls prior to the game, (which is utterly ridiculous), the Warriors are having a great season. Considering Warriors coach John Hermosillo is a first-year coach and it was the first week of league, couldn’t Azusa had just told him, “hey, we’re not allowed to do have batting practice prior to league games,” and all would have been settled. Do you really need to protest and take away a one-hitter from La Puente and possibly a league title just to get your third win of the season? Sportsmanship works both ways, you know.
10. Charter Oak (7-7) — They’re holding on to the tenth spot because they’re 3-2 in the Sierra League, easily the toughest league in the area (not counting the Baseline).