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SBLive’s Southern Section high school baseball rankings are compiled by SBLive reporter Connor Morrissette and are released weekly throughout the season.


March 14, 2022

1. Orange Lutheran (7-1)

Last week: 1

The Lancers took two of three from No. 6 JSerra in their series last week. Orange Lutheran begins a three game series with No. 5 Servite this week. 

2. Yucaipa (7-2)

Last week: 2

Yucaipa walked off to beat No. 4 Harvard-Westlake 6-5 on Feb. 15. Last week, the Thunderbirds beat Beaumont and Redlands. 

3. Sierra Canyon (11-0)

Last week: 3

The Trailblazers have two MLB Draft prospects in senior pitchers Jaden Noot and Kassius Thomas and so far the two aces have led Sierra Canyon to an undefeated start. The Trailblazers have beaten No. 7 Notre Dame and No. 10 Newbury Park so far this season.

4. Harvard-Westlake (8-2-1)

Last week: 4

The Wolverines won a game, tied a game and lost a game to Mission League rival No. 7 Notre Dame two weeks ago. Last week, Harvard-Westlake swept St. Francis. 

5. Servite (5-0)

Last week: 8

Servite's starting pitching trio of senior Chris Grothues (UCLA commit), senior Mikiah Negrete (San Diego commit) and senior Xavier Cardenas (San Diego State commit) gives the Friars a chance to beat anyone on any given day and so far the Friars haven't lost. Servite begins a three game series with No. 1 Orange Lutheran this week. 

6. JSerra (6-5)

Last week: 6

JSerra went 1-2 in their three game series against No. 1 Orange Lutheran last week. JJ Hollis pitched a two-hitter in game three to give the Lions a 2-1 win. 

7. Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) (7-3-1)

Last week: 10

The Knights went 1-1-1 against No. 4 Harvard-Westlake in their series two weeks ago. Notre Dame swept Alemany this past week. 

8. Foothill (8-3)

Last week: 11

Foothill has won five games in a row. 

9. Santa Margarita (9-0)

Last week: 9

The Eagles have taken down Gahr, Chaparral, Corona del Sol (Arizona), Hart, West Ranch and Temecula Valley so far this season. 

10. Newbury Park (5-1)

Last week: 12

Newbury Park's lone loss on the season came against No. 3 Sierra Canyon.

11. Arcadia (10-1)

Last week: 13

Arcadia lost its first game of the season last Saturday, 9-5 against No. 10 Newbury Park. 

12. San Dimas (6-1)

Last week: 14

San Dimas' only defeat this year came against No. 11 Arcadia. 

13. Villa Park (9-1)

Last week: 15

Villa Park has won six games in a row. 

14. Arlington (10-1)

Last week: 25

Arlington has beaten No. 15 King this season. The Lions are currently on a 10 game win streak. 

15. King (7-2)

Last week: 16

King beat No. 16 Huntington Beach 2-0 last week. 

16. Huntington Beach (5-4)

Last week: 5

Huntington Beach has had an up and down season dropping games to unranked Alemany and Newport Harbor but beating No. 6 JSerra

17. Corona (5-2)

Last week: 7

Corona beat No. 18 South Hills last week but fell to No. 25 Etiwanda. 

18. South Hills (7-3)

Last week: 17

South Hills lost to No. 17 Corona 8-5 last week, but bounced back to win two shutouts over West Covina and Capistrano Valley. 

19. Norco (8-2)

Last week: 18

The Cougars have lost twice to No. 15 King this season -- both games were decided by one run. 

20. Aquinas (11-0)

Last week: 19

The Falcons have allowed only 17 runs in their 11 wins this season. 

21. Tesoro (8-0)

Last week: 21

Tesoro's best win came against No. 22 St. John Bosco 4-3 on Feb. 24.

22. St. John Bosco (7-1)

Last week: 22

The Braves are much improved from last season. Their lone loss on the year came against No. 21 Tesoro.

23. Bonita (7-2)

Last week: 23

Bonita has beaten good Maranatha, Etiwanda (our No. 25 team this week) and Ayala teams so far this season. The Bearcats have won three games in a row. 

24. Torrance (9-1)

Last week: 24

Torrance's 9-3 win over West propelled the Tartars into last week's Top 25. They stay at No. 24 this week following wins over Culver City and Palos Verdes. 

25. Etiwanda (6-2)

Last week: NR

Etiwanda took down No. 17 Corona to make this week's top 25. 

Just missed: Hart, Laguna Beach, Mater Dei, Temecula Valley, Cajon, Newport Harbor, Garden Grove Pacifica