Undefeated South Hills (5-0) will take over top spot in Trib Baseball Rankings Tuesday; How far should struggling Bishop Amat (1-4) fall?

Bishop Amat baseball is struggling and struggling bigtime. The Lancers are 1-4 after losses to Mater Dei (5-4), Huntington Beach (3-2), JSerra (3-1) and Capistrano Valley (12-5). I can’t imagine leaving the Lancers in the top five in our Trib rankings. Meanwhile, South Hills has clearly proved it’s the best team in the area in 2012. They have the most complete pitching staff in the area and everyone knows they can swing the bat. I’ll post the first trip Top Ten rankings since the preseason rankings on Tuesday.

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  • fb102

    Number 10 in the top 10 at BEST, merely out of ‘respect’ and possible potential for the 2012 season .

    ‘Struggling big time’ is being too kind.

    After Zamora, no legit #2 starter. Relief pitching is a MESS.

    Hitting MAY come around BUT Nieto HAS to make changes in the lineup. Why has SS #7 been batting SECOND? Hurst needs to bat second. IF Nieto does NOT make changes La Salle MAY just win the [weak] league. Try putting players in the lineup who are hungry AND motivated to show what they can do.

    Fielding has been mediocre at best. Too many errors. Put Claproth at SS and move Moya to 2nd. Zamora has pitched too good to lose but with little run support and errors he would have to throw a no hitter EACH game to have a CHANCE to win.

    Another thing lacking is player leadership, NOT the fake, insincere stuff out there today.

    All the folks who think/feel that things will turnaround for Amat WITHOUT changes are delusional. Amat will win some league games and pad their record AND stats, but the National Classic and playoffs WILL be another story.

    For those who disagree with this assessment, be specific with your objections, leave the drama and sunshine pumping out of the discussion.

  • Rankings

    Bonita may be at #2 now, but they won’t stay there if bats don’t wake up. Garza can only pitch every game and you can’t expect a shutout everytime out (although it would not surprise me). Their other pitchers have done well but are extremely hittable. They also have some very tough non-league games throughout the year which might serve them well come CIF time.

  • Can’t hang with the Big Boys!

    OUCH! Bishop Amat is 0-4 playing Orange County teams. 0-5, if you count their girls soccer team losing to Santa Margarita.

    Amat – I bet you can’t wait to play your Division 4 schedule so you can get some W’s. But stop playing the Big Boys from OC if you can’t hang with them.

  • MidLevel

    Well…Dan?

    Looks like bottom of the barrel in yet another boys sport!

    Let’s see how Amat “ball washing Dan” explains this one.

  • sgv baller

    Amat team is a very young team and playing in the toughest tournament against better teams. mater dei loss is expected.J serra,huntington beach are also good teams that would beat any other valley teams also. south hills would not be undefeated with this schedule.I would say South hills would be 2-2 maybe with amats tournament schedule.Bonita would be 1-4 just like Amat. Amat hangs with the best OC teams every year ,so you should not be talking bad about them. I dont see any other teams playing in the elks tournament or national classic. with a little more experience they will be fine. south hills will probably be the only team that wins c.i.f this year.I dont see bonita winning. Beckman will win division 3 and palm desert division 4.Amat will lose in the final against palm desert

  • Soft

    When you lose like this, you get dropped way down. There weak league will raise them back up..

    Enough Said

  • OC guy

    the Elks tournament was tough.huntington beach won the tournament with a record of 5-0. mater dei lost twice.5 games in ten days is very tough, against 4 teams in the orange county top ten. would love to see other SGV teams come out to the OC and play in the lerner division of the tournament like Amat did.

  • No to Amat

    That’s right Amat is D1 in Football and D4 in Baseball. I guarantee you they win because they play in D4 with D1 type players. If Amat thinks they are Gods in Baseball move up. They are getting killed by the big boys.

  • Socalbaseball fan

    For the past 20 plus years Diamond Bar used to begin the season playing in the tough Loara tournament as former AD Ray Moore was from Loara. Competition was tough as teams like El Toro,LB Wilson,JW North were in this tournament. For the first time DBHS did not play in this tournament and played in the easier Don Lugo tournament and went 4-0.

  • GoAmat

    LET’S GO AMAT!!! 2011 CHAMPS!!! WIN OR LOSE WE STILL LOVE OUR BOYS!!!

  • Bambino

    There Sierra league is a battle this year.south hills will win league and probably win cif .lets see if amat gets there bats going. Last year there pitchIng was winning them games. Remember there hitting struggled till about the national classic. st. Paul is usually good.they beat Valencia already ,who beat Harvard west lake with lucas gioloto pitching .amats league is weak compared to the Sierra. But lasalle and st paul can battle and beat amat on a good day. Amat has some non league games scheduled and it even says they play de la salle in Oakland .

  • Bambino

    There Sierra league is a battle this year.south hills will win league and probably win cif .lets see if amat gets there bats going. Last year there pitchIng was winning them games. Remember there hitting struggled till about the national classic. st. Paul is usually good.they beat Valencia already ,who beat Harvard west lake with lucas gioloto pitching .amats league is weak compared to the Sierra. But lasalle and st paul can battle and beat amat on a good day. Amat has some non league games scheduled and it even says they play de la salle in Oakland .

  • Bambino

    There Sierra league is a battle this year.south hills will win league and probably win cif .lets see if amat gets there bats going. Last year there pitchIng was winning them games. Remember there hitting struggled till about the national classic. st. Paul is usually good.they beat Valencia already ,who beat Harvard west lake with lucas gioloto pitching .amats league is weak compared to the Sierra. But lasalle and st paul can battle and beat amat on a good day. Amat has some non league games scheduled and it even says they play de la salle in Oakland .