Softball Rankings: Bishop Amat, Bonita on top again, But Glendora scores impressive win


Above: Duarte pitcher Kaysie Gatlin turning in a fine season for the once-beaten Duarte Falcons.

1. Bishop Amat (18-2) — They all but wrapped up the Del Rey with a sweep of St. Joseph last week. They’ve been No. 1 since the beginning of the season and have done nothing but continue to prove they belong on top.
2. Bonita (16-2) – A close 8-5 win over West Covina followed by an even closer 6-5 win over Rowland. You gotta love the overall record, but some of these wins are closer than they should be.
3. Glendora (10-6) — How many of our area teams could score a 3-2 win over Etiwanda? Not many. The win also put the Tartans back in the Baseline title chase and with a group of five within two games of each other.
4. South Hills (11-5) — If the Huskies hope to win the Sierra League, the next four league games against Ayala and Chino Hills will lead the way.
5. Chino Hills (13-4) — Won four of five in the Woodbridge tournament but now it’s back to league, facing St. Lucy’s twice this week.
6. West Covina (12-6) — Tied with Diamond Bar with 3-1 Hacienda League records. After losing to Bonita, they need to keep winning to stay in the league title chase.
7. Ayala (9-7) – We said if they lose again we’re dropping them from the top ten, so they go out and win a couple last week. They sit in third in the Sierra, just behind Chino Hills and South Hills.
8. Duarte (14-1) — The overall record is extremely impressive, but hard to rank them over too many teams simply because there is no eye-opening win on the schedule, and their only loss came to an ordinary Wilson squad in the season opener.
9. San Dimas (11-5) — Saints lead the offensive-minded Valle Vista. They beat Covina last week 10-8. Hitting, not pitching, is going to win league.
10. Northview (11-7-1) — Vikings lurking a game-back of league leading San Dimas. They advanced to championship of their own tournament, losing to a very strong La Habra squad, 4-0.

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  • 888

    Fred wrote”A close 8-5 win over West Covina followed by an even closer 6-5 win over Rowland. You gotta love the overall record, but some of these wins are closer than they should be.”

    Very true Fred but only because every team in the valley considers Bonita #1 the target is on their back. You see a lot of teams have already played them some winning, some losing with several others getting the chance to play them soon.

    Bishop Amat on the other hand played the 10th ranked team on your list and barely got by 2-1 its obvious the Del Rey league is similar to the valley vista. If you put your top ten teams in a ten team tourney I highly doubt that either of your top two would make it to the championship game. The consensus in the valley know its only a matter of time before your #1 falls from grace. We may have to wait until cif but the out come is inevitable. Bonita will probably lose one game in league maybe two but in the end will be better because of it.

  • shfan

    I don’t think Glendora should be ahead of South Hills

  • Fred Applehead

    Bonita squeaks a win over Rowland, And Rowland sucks! If you play a bunch of games over weak teams your gonna win, When they hit CIF I predict a one and done! or One, Two, Barbeque!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    “EVERY TEAM in the valley considers Bonita #1…” When did you put that survey out, 888? Did you by any chance survey teams outside of this top-10 list? Bishop Amat’s SCHEDULE and record speak very highly about the quality of their opponents and the quality of their own team. Sure they only beat Northview by a run bc they struggled adjusting to a slower pitcher — kuddos to the kid for throwing a good game! I’m not going to knock the #10, the #2 or even the #33 team because it’s just a number at this point BUT I will give credit where credit is due!

    “The CONSENSUS IN THE VALLEY…” Who does that include? You and the parent sitting next to you in the bleachers? “…it’s only a matter of time before your #1 FALLS FROM GRACE.” So POETIC…seriously 888…moving! It looks like Bishop Amat has a pretty big target on their back too seeing as how the valley is anxiously awaiting their “inevitable fall.”

    Win or lose, ONLY Bonita will be better because of it…if Amat loses, I’m sure they could learn a thing or two from it and get better as well. So can any other team…Either way come CIF, REPRESENT THE VALLEY Ladies!

  • 888

    Anonymous
    Why would you know about the consensus? You have to actually play in the valley to be considered the best in it. I’m glad I moved you but the teams on this list play each-other at all the local tournaments that is where the respect has been earned and given. Nobody cares what you have done in south orange county or riverside. I consider all the teams on Fred’s list 1-10 better than Amat. There’s no target on your back no one has even seen you play but yourself. The Consensus is out there and has been each and every game and local tournament you would know this if you had been there. Congratulations Fred has made you SGV PAPER CHAMPION.

  • applesauce

    Fred Applehead
    Every team has a bad day whats your point? they still won and own 4 wins to one loss over teams on this list.

  • shfan

    SH beat Ayala 5-3

  • http://udontknowsoftball softballguru

    888 wanna b a winner come over to lancer
    ville we will take u in looser!we understand u r a piece and wnt 2 win so
    bad u do not make sense! AMAT PLAYS THE TOUGHEST SCHEDULE IN THE VALLEY ASS!

  • 888

    softballguru

    like I said nobody cares about your schedule Fred knows who is bread and butter is just look at the blog. When Fred puts a picture of Amat on with a topic nobody looks or responds so pathetic. When he puts the other teams from the valley on he gets paid lol…………….

  • softball

    888,

    The reason why they are no hits when they put up a pic of Amat girls is because they CAN see how their kids are doing, they don’t care about blogs. The only people who care about blogs are the ones who want to pump up their own kid. You can’t just be happy for these girls doing good in what ever league you think sucks, is good, or is great.

  • softball

    888,

    The reason why they are no hits when they put up a pic of Amat girls is because they CAN see how their kids are doing, they don’t care about blogs. The only people who care about blogs are the ones who want to pump up their own kid. You can’t just be happy for these girls doing good in what ever league you think sucks, is good, or is great.

  • softball

    888,

    Remember if you don’t like his blogs and which team is where then don’t read it or apply for his job if you think you can do better. Bottom line don’t ruin it for all these girls that play the game for the fun of it. I know kids that play in each one of these leagues. To the girls that are out there playing the game in all the leagues, good luck and enjoy it.

  • 888

    softball,
    nobody said we didn’t like his blog its only you we don’t like lmao.

  • Duarte?

    Ummm, Duarte had its head handed to them when they played Don Lugo, but they refuse to post the score. Try 18-0. That’s what happens when they play someone other than their league.

  • Duarte?

    Correction – Don Lugo 16 – Duarte 0

    Don Lugo 16, Duarte 0

    Kylie Padilla went 3 for 5 with a two-run homer and a double to lead Don Lugo (21-2). Jessica Guillan went 2 for 5 with three RBIs and Alexis Roman went 3 for 4 with four RBIs for the Conquistadores. Don Lugo plays at Chino on Tuesday.

  • positive

    Duarte has never professed to be a great team. We really do not care about this list. We are a decent team trying to get better every year. Two years ago we did not make cif playoffs. Last year we took 1st in our weak league. We played Village Christian 1st round, we lost 2-0 in 9 innings. Village Christian lost to Whittier Christian in Quarter finals. As for Don Lugo they are a very good team. We played the worst game in 2 years. We got beat by a better team. It is just sad to see and hear parents down grade other players, teams, and coaches . We @ Duarte are coached to be positive and respectful of other teams.

  • Fred Applehead

    Snapplesauce, My point is Bonita has played no one, They struggled against Charter Oak (Not to put CO down but they were beaten by Claremont!) Bonita are in a weak league and play tourneys with mediocre schools, The coach is simply padding stats to make his overall record look good, I even heard he turned down game’s against St Lucy’s even though they continue to struggle (That’s a coaching issue). Like I read on here, Once Bonita hit CIF they are gonna be toasted and roasted by the best of the Sierra and Baseline Leagues.

    Fred Applehead,
    Every team has a bad day whats your point? they still won and own 4 wins to one loss over teams on this list.

  • help!!

    help need a full coaching staff fast.We have Sgt Scott(Schultz)Higuera as head coach and he knows nothing!

  • toofunny

    Fred applehead
    Your to funny if you had a brain you would know the sierra is in division III and the baseline is in division I while bonita is in division II there is no chance they will meet again. If my memory serves me correctly didn’t charter oak beat South hills 13-3 and south hills has a chance to win the sierra so whats your point? and If you think bonita didn’t play anybody in palm springs think again Aquinas
    16-1 is ranked #1 in division 4 Knight 15-2 is ranked 4th in division III. Bonita will have to contend with the likes of Chino,Don Lugo and Laguna Hills in CIF but quite frankly i think they have the best shot to get to the finals then others. The facts are its Bishop Amat that will have to contend with the Sierra fyi..

  • toofunny

    fred applehead,

    One more thing loser boy! If you think division 4 is weak fyi the number 2 team Ocean view beat chino hills 1-0 so what does that say about the sierra? I don’t believe its as tough as you think.

  • toofunny

    fred applehead,

    One more thing loser boy! If you think division 4 is weak fyi the number 2 team Ocean view beat chino hills 1-0 so what does that say about the sierra? I don’t believe its as tough as you think.

  • gl

    too funny
    is that the same aguinas that beat BA in the playoffs last year?

  • toofunny

    gl
    yes they beat bishop amat 3-2 last year in the semis.

  • Duarte?

    positive,

    Too bad they don’t teach being stand-up types of people. Apparently, you can respond right away to a reference to your team, but you can’t allow yourself to speak up when an incorrect representation is made in favor of your team. Our kids are taught that ommission is the same as commission. Save your high and mighty for someone else.

  • Amat Dad

    888,
    Once again you bash Amat because of who they play in league, get over it hater!The St. Joseph pitcher is very good and would give any team a run for their money.
    Must we go over this again with the NV thing? Give the NV pitcher her props and move on. Amat and Bonita won’t play each other this year and there isn’t a reward given to who finishes 1st in Freds blog so back off loser. That debate won’t be settled on the field and certainly not on a blog. Enjoy watching the game and perhaps some of the hate will wear away. CIF playoffs are around the corner and so is some good softball, just pull up a seat and root for your team, it’s that simple.