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Here are SBLive’s final Top 10 LA City Section high school baseball rankings of the season following last week's championship games. The rankings were compiled by SBLive California reporter Connor Morrissette.

SBLIVE’S LA CITY SECTION TOP 10 BASEBALL RANKINGS

June 21, 2021

1. San Pedro (17-8)

Last week: 5

The Pirates are Open Division champions and end the year at No. 1. Mikey Brucelas, Dom Porter and Dylan Kordic all had huge games in San Pedro's 7-6 Open Division championship win over El Camino Real on Saturday.

2. El Camino Real (15-17)

Last week: 8

El Camino Real was given the No. 11 seed in the LA City Section Open Division playoffs, but they won three road games to make the championship where they narrowly fell to San Pedro. Luis Torres had a strong postseason at the plate.

3. Cleveland (14-4)

Last week: 2

After a strong regular season and No. 2 finish in the West Valley League, league rival El Camino Real shocked the Cavaliers in the Open Division semifinals 11-9 in eight innings.

4. Birmingham (12-21)

Last week: 6

Birmingham pulled off the second biggest upset of the City Section postseason when they knocked off No. 1 Granada Hills 9-2 in the quarterfinals.

5. Granada Hills (19-3)

Last week: 1

The Highlanders won the West Valley League title with a 9-1 record and were the No. 1 seed in the Open Division playoffs, but fell in the quarterfinals to Birmingham.

6. Chatsworth (13-8)

Last week: 7

The Marcus Alvarado era got off to a solid start this spring as Chatsworth made the Open Division quarterfinals where they narrowly lost to Cleveland 4-2.

7. Banning (17-6)

Last week: 4

There were two different Banning teams this season, one when Anthony Joya pitched and one when he didn't, and the playoffs showed it. In the Pilots' first round playoff game, Joya came in in relief to slow down Venice when Banning went down 2-0 early. The Pilots went on to win 4-2. In their quarterfinal game against San Pedro, Joya was unavailable to throw and Banning lost 14-0 in five innings.

8. Roosevelt (17-4)

Last week: 3

The Roughriders entered the playoffs with a 17 game win streak but fell in their first game to El Camino Real 4-1. Sophomore Matias Nolasco is a player to watch. He hit a home run in the Roughriders quarterfinal defeat to the Conquistadors.

9. Narbonne (11-13)

Last week: NR

Narbonne was a pain for many of the top teams in the LA City Section this season. The Gauchos beat Division 1 champion Taft, Palisades and Banning twice. Sophomore Long Beach State commit Owen Martin is a player to watch.

10. Sylmar (11-5)

Last week: 10

Sylmar won the Valley Mission League and earned the No. 6 seed in the Open Division playoffs, but lost in the first round 9-1 to El Camino Real.