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SBLive’s San Diego Section Baseball Top 10: La Costa Canyon moves up to No. 4

The Mavericks went 3-1 in the Lions Tournament and picked up two wins over top 10 teams.

SBLive’s San Diego Section high school baseball rankings are compiled by SBLive California reporter Bodie DeSilva and will be released every Monday throughout the the season.

SAN DIEGO SECTION TOP 10 BASEBALL RANKINGS

April 18, 2022

1. San Marcos (15-1-1)

Zac Farrell San Marcos

The Knights went 3-0 in the Lions Tournament, outscoring their three opponents 35-13.

Last week: 1

2. Granite Hills (15-3)

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Granite Hills went 3-1 in the Lions Tournament, losing only to No. 7 Torrey Pines.  They'll resume league play when they host Helix on Tuesday.

Last week: 2

3. Santana (14-3)

Photo by Justin Fine

Photo by Justin Fine

The Sultans went 3-1 in the Lions Tournament, only losing to No. 5 St. Augustine in nine innings. They'll take on Grossmont on Thursday.

Last week: 3

4. La Costa Canyon (11-6)

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The Mavericks had a big bounce back week in the Lions Tournament that included wins over No. 5 St. Augustine and No. 7 Torrey Pines.

Last week: 10

5. St. Augustine (13-4-2)

Photo by Steven Silva

Photo by Steven Silva

The Saints lost to No. 4 La Costa Canyon on day one of the Lions Tournament and reeled off three straight wins including No. 3 Santana and Rancho Bernardo.

Last week: 5

6. Del Norte (15-3)

DJ Cardinal Del Norte

The Nighthawks went 4-0 in the Lions Tournament including a five-run comeback in the final inning to beat Madison 8-7 in game four.

Last week: 7

7. Torrey Pines (12-6)

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The Falcons grabbed a huge win over No. 2 Granite Hills but dropped games against Elk Grove, Sage Creek, and No. 4 La Costa Canyon. A big series against No. 1 San Marcos starts on Tuesday.

Last week: 4

8. Francis Parker  (17-2)

Parker went 4-0 in the Lions Tournament to stretch their winning streak to 14 games. They'll begin a three-game series with Bishop's this week.

Last week: 8

9. Canyon Crest (13-4)

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Canyon Crest was 4-0 in the Lions Tournament. They beat both Eastlake and La Jolla Country Day by a score of 7-6.

Last week: NR

10. Montgomery (15-6)

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The Aztecs began the Lions Tournament with three wins before losing to No. 8 Francis Parker on the final day.

Last week: NR

5 other teams considered: Eastlake, Rancho Bernardo, Madison, Steele Canyon, Santa Fe Christian