Scorebook Live’s Top 25 Southern California high school baseball rankings: Ayala enters top five

Here are Scorebook Live’s Top 25 Southern California high school baseball rankings for the week of March 2nd. Our rankings encompass the Southern Section and LA City Sections. The rankings are compiled by Scorebook Live California reporters Connor Morrissette, Bodie DeSilva and Lance Smith and will be released weekly during the regular season.

1. Orange Lutheran (6-0)

The Lancers start Trinity League play next week with a series against Mater Dei.

Max Rajcic

2. JSerra (6-0)

JSerra has a big doubleheader against Huntington Beach on Tuesday.

Cody Schrier

3. Thousand Oaks (6-0)

Great hitting has propelled Thousand Oaks to a 6-0 start.

4. Ayala (7-0)

A win over La Mirada propels the Bulldogs into the top five.

5. Huntington Beach (5-0)

The Oilers beat up Harvard-Westlake 14-6 last week.

6. Notre Dame Sherman Oaks (2-0)

Notre Dame swept Bishop Amat to start the year.

7. La Mirada (4-1)

La Mirada has lost games to Orange Lutheran and Ayala.

8. Harvard-Westlake (3-1-1)

The Wolverines lost to Huntington Beach and tied King last week.

9. Mission Viejo (5-0)

AJ Anzai is nine for 16. He’s committed to Chapman.

10. Laguna Beach (7-0)

Laguna Beach started the year with a sweep over Beckman.

11. Bonita (6-0)

Bonita’s best win is over Maranatha.

12. Corona (4-1)

Corona’s one loss so far this season came against JSerra.

Isaiah Greene

13. Damien (4-1)

Damien’s only loss on the year came against Harvard-Westlake.

14. Foothill (3-1)

The Knights started the season with a sweep over Servite.

15. Dana Hills (4-3)

The Dolphins have lost two straight, but they beat Cypress 6-0 earlier this season, which keeps them in the top 15.

16. Cypress (5-3)

Cypress has won four games in a row.

17. Mira Costa (5-2)

Mira Costa has won three games in a row since dropping two to Harvard-Westlake and Damien before the win streak.

18. Fountain Valley

Wins over Santa Margarita and Servite put the Barons into this week’s top 25.

19. Bishop Amat (4-3)

Amat has played a very rigorous schedule. They’ve lost to Notre Dame Sherman Oaks twice and Ayala. The’ll be battle tested when Del Rey League play begins.

20. Eastvale Roosevelt (7-1)

The Mustangs dropped a close 3-2 game to Mission Viejo last week.

21. Santa Margarita (2-3)

The Eagles have lost to Fountain Valley and Woodrow Wilson in their last two games. They will bounce back.

22. Chaminade (5-0)

Freshman Ian Duarte is having a big impact for the Eagles.

23. San Pedro (2-1)

The City’s top team lost to Palos Verdes 4-2 last week.

24. Norco (6-1)

Norco began the year with a sweep over Great Oak.

25. Redondo Union (5-1)

The Sea Hawks have won five straight.

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