SBLive’s California Baseball Top 25: JSerra jumps up to No. 4 in statewide rankings

JSerra made another big jump in this week’s statewide baseball rankings after sweeping No. 19 Santa Margarita last week. The Lions have won 12 straight games after starting the season 4-5 and are ranked No. 4 this week.

No. 1 Thousand Oaks continues to dominate their competition in the Marmonte League and have scored double digit runs in 12 of their 19 games so far.

SBLive’s statewide California high school baseball rankings are compiled by SBLive reporter Bodie DeSilva and are released weekly throughout the season.


May 11, 2021

1. Thousand Oaks (18-0)

The Lancers continue to dominate their competition as they enter the second half of league play. They’ve scored five runs or more in each game this season.

Last week: 1

2. Orange Lutheran (20-2)

The Lancers swept Mater Dei last week to move to 7-0 in Trinity League play. They start a huge three game series with Santa Margarita this week.

Last week: 2

3. Buchanan (17-1)

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The Bears swept Clovis last week to move to 6-0 in Tri-River League play.

Last week: 3

4. JSerra Catholic (16-5)

The Lions have won 12 straight after last week’s sweep of Santa Margarita.

Last week: 10

5. Ayala (15-1)

The Bulldogs have won 11 straight games and have scored 61 runs over their past four games.

Last week: 5

6. Harvard Westlake (15-4)

The Wolverines have won six straight after sweeping Crespi and sit atop the Mission League standings.

Last week: 6

7. San Joaquin Memorial (14-2)

The Panthers swept Fresno Edison in their first league series of the season.

Last week: 7

8. Serra (San Mateo) (14-2)

The Padres are atop the league standings as they begin a series against St. Ignatius this week.

Last week: 11

9. Sierra Canyon (13-3)

The Trailblazers have shutout their last two opponents and will host Crossroads twice this week.

Last week: 19

10. Valley Christian (San Jose) (14-4)

Valley Christian begins a big series against Archbishop Mitty on Tuesday.

Last week: 14

11. Tamalpais (14-1)

The Red Tailed Hawks took two of three games from Marin Catholic. They’ve stolen 40 bases as a team so far.

Last week: 18

12. Archbishop Mitty (11-3)

The Monarchs swept Bellarmine Prep last week, shutting them out in two of the three games.

Last week: NR

13. San Marcos (14-4-1)

San Marcos took the final game against Rancho Bernardo and beat Ramona twice. They’ve hit 24 home runs in 19 games this season.

Last week: 23

14. St. Augustine (17-2-1)

The Saints have won seven straight and have jumped out to a 4-0 start in Western League play.

Last week: NR

15. Cardinal Newman (11-0)

The Cardinals took two games from Windsor to continue their undefeated start.

Last week: 13

16. Liberty (Bakersfield) (8-1)

The Patriots are allowing less than three runs per game during their 8-1 start.

Last week: NR

17. Foothill (Santa Ana) (18-3)

Junior outfielder Austin Overn is hitting .437 with 22 stolen bases for the Knights.

Last week: NR

18. Huntington Beach (15-4)

The Oilers swept Edison last week to extend their winning streak to five games.

Last week: 24

19. Santa Margarita (15-5)

The Eagles were swept by JSerra last week and begin a series against Orange Lutheran this week.

Last week: 4

20. Elk Grove (15-3)

The Thundering Herd took two of three games from Jesuit and lead the Delta League with an 8-1 record.

Last week: 25

21. Live Oak (Morgan Hill) (11-1)

The Acorns are beating their opponents by over five runs per game so far.

Last week: 17

22. Royal (Simi Valley) (16-1)

The Highlanders bounced back from their loss to Simi Valley with five straight wins.

Last week: NR

23. Palo Alto (11-3)

Zander Darby is hitting .429 with three home runs for the Vikings.

Last week: NR

24. Villa Park (17-4)

The Spartans have been dominant during their current seven-game winning streak.

Last week: 21

25. Heritage (Brentwood) (14-3)

Senior Gavin Tonkel is hitting .375 with ten stolen bases for the Patriots.

Last week: 15

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