Baseball Top 10: Bonita solidifies No. 1 with win over Northview; South Hills up to No. 2 after taking over first in Sierra League

Staff photo by Watchara Phomicinda

Here’s this week’s baseball rankings:
1. Bonita (16-2) — Coach John Knott said before the season that it would take time for the Bearcats to jell. They have and look to be as good as ever. This is definitely team that could challenge for a repeat.
2. South Hills (14-4) — Adrian DeHorta is becoming the Huskies’ stopper, leading the way in a victory over Claremont that put South Hills atop the Sierra League. But for CIF-SS playoff success, they’ll need another pitcher. Can they find him?
3. Northview (14-3) — Be wary of the Vikings, who looked like a Division 4 title contender after pushing Bonita to the limit last Thursday. But first are the rough challenges of the Valle Vista League, which includes four teams ranked in the area top 10.
4. Nogales (14-3) — The Nobles took a step back, losing to two to San Dimas. Can they bounce back?
5. Diamond Bar (14-2) — The Brahmas have looked good all season. Their real test comes at the end of the regular season when they get a home and home vs. Bonita. I can’t wait.
6. Glendora (13-5) — The Tartans look as strong as ever, challenging in the Baseline. They need to take care of business before closing the season with a series against Los Osos.
7. San Dimas (13-5) — The Saints made a statement last week, sweeping Nogales. But they still have Northview to deal with in the coming weeks.
8. Baldwin Park (12-4) — The Braves just won’t go away. They swept Covina to stay in the Valle Vista hunt.
9. Claremont (8-6) — The record isn’t the best, but the Wolfpack has the look of the second-best team in the Sierra behind South Hills right now, which is saying something.
10. Bishop Amat (6-10) — It’s all downhill for the Lancers, who opened Del Rey League play against Serra. Can they recover?

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  • Valley Athletics

    San Dimas should be ahead of nogales . Back to back victorys . Diamond bar should be 4th . Amat is at correct spot. They are 7-10. Beat agoura Saturday .

    • disqus_Y5xCVCBKGP

      SD lost to Glendora…hmmm…where do they go compared to SD?!

      • Valley Athletics

        Yeah I get your point . Why I say San Dimas should be ahead of nogales is because 2 recent victories over them . Nogales also lost to segerstrom recently . Glendora should be ahead of nogales also . Tougher schedule .

  • disqus_Y5xCVCBKGP

    South Hills record is 13-5 not 14-4…not sure if that matters (Max Preps verified).

  • John Tweedie

    South Hills & Nogales ranked above Diamond Bar is a complete joke.. Nogales just was swept by the #7 team San Dimas that has 5 losses and South Hills has 5 losses not 4… Diamond Bar has only 2 losses.. One of which was a 3-0 loss to Serra that got a boost by getting Soleman & Roosevelt Bates off suspension.. Soleman is one on Team USA.. Serra is loaded with D-1 or draft able prospects… ISAIH Flowers their Freshman cleanup hitter already has a full ride to USC… Diamond Bar is #3 at worst if not the top team..