Santana Has the Top Spot in Baseball Poll

Santana High School, winner of the the 1986 Lions tournament and San Diego Section 3-A champion in 1984, is the No. 1-ranked team in this week’s Times Top 10. The Sultans, led by left-hander Mike Hook, are 9-1 overall and 1-0 in the Grossmont League.

Fallbrook, with the county’s best record at 12-1, is No. 2. Serra (10-2) is ranked No. 3.

The Grossmont, Palomar, City Eastern and Metro-Mesa leagues all have two teams ranked.

Neither of last season’s section championship schools are ranked. Hilltop, the defending 2-A champ, is 3-5. Mira Mesa, which won the 3-A title last season, is 7-7 and ranked among the best of the rest.


Here’s this week’s Times Top 10:

Pos. Team (League) W-L

1. Santana (Grossmont) 9-1

2. Fallbrook (Palomar) 12-1


3. Serra (City Eastern) 11-2

4. Mission Bay (Western) 9-3

5. Valhalla (Grossmont) 9-3

6. Bonita Vista (Metro-Mesa) 8-4


7. Mt. Carmel (Palomar) 9-4

8. Pt. Loma (City Eastern) 9-2

9. Escondido (Avocado) 7-6

10. Montgomery (Metro-Mesa) 7-3


Best of the rest: Patrick Henry 7-2, Lincoln 9-5, Mira Mesa 7-7, Vista 6-3.