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The Times' top 25 baseball rankings

The Times' top 25 baseball rankings
Jake Jackson and Erik Tolman, right, helped lead El Toro to the Southern Section Division 1 championship last season. (Eric Sondheimer / Los Angeles Times)

A look at the top 25 boys' baseball teams in the Southland:

1. CORONA (4-0); Sophomore Michael Flores' pitching and hitting lead Panthers; 2

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2. EL TORO (3-0); Erik Tolman (2-0) keeps throwing shutout ball; 9

3. HARVARD-WESTLAKE (3-1); Hitters took the day off vs. Calabasas; 1

4. SANTA ANA MATER DEI (0-0); Monarchs' first game is March 14; 3

5. SHERMAN OAKS NOTRE DAME (4-0); Noah Taylor has 10 hits in four games; 6

6. AYALA (4-0); Sophomore Ethan Rivera is seven for 14; 7

7. ETIWANDA (2-0); Defending D2 champs are hitting early on; 11

8. BECKMAN (3-1); Jared Platero threw shutout over JSerra; 12

9. CALABASAS (3-0); Northwestern-bound Shawn Goosenberg is early surprise; NR

10. SERVITE (3-1); Christian Ciuffetelli shut down King; 19

11. TRABUCO HILLS (4-0); Solid pitching so far; 24

12. SIMI VALLEY (2-1); Owen Sharts is throwing heat; 10

13. MISSION VIEJO (4-0); The Spillane brothers, Luke and Jake, are delivering; NR

14. WEST RANCH (2-1); Will Chambers has two home runs; 5

15. PALM DESERT (3-1); Wins over Vista Murrieta and Beckman; NR

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16. CHAMINADE (2-1); Sean Sullivan could be comeback player of the year; 17

17. CYPRESS (1-1); Beware of junior Cameron Repetti; 18

18. CORONA SANTIAGO (1-0); Play Redlands on Wednesday; 24

19. ORANGE LUTHERAN (1-2); Cole Winn is racking up the strikeouts; 4

20. BIRMINGHAM (2-1); Good wins over West Ranch, Alemany; 25

21. NORCO (4-0); Clayton Owens has six hits; NR

22. YUCAIPA (3-0); Pitchers Tyson Heaton and Vincent Alvarez impress; NR

23. CAPISTRANO VALLEY (2-2); QB Nathan Manning has eight hits; 8

24. CAMARILLO (3-0); Andrew Lucas can hit; NR

25. CORONA DEL MAR (0-1); Face Gahr on Monday; 15

Follow Eric Sondheimer on Twitter @latsondheimer

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