Sonora Keeps Top Spot in Baseball Poll

Sonora High School, which beat Fullerton twice last week to open a four-game lead over the Indians in the Freeway League, remained Orange County’s top-ranked team in the Sportswriters Assn. baseball poll. Esperanza, which holds a three-game lead in the Empire League, and Western, which has a three-game advantage in the Orange League, are ranked second and third, respectively.

The writers’ poll:

Pos. School (League) Record 1. Sonora (Freeway) 18-1

2. Esperanza (Empire) 16-1-1


3. Western (Orange) 16-4

4. Mission Viejo (South Coast) 14-3

5. Irvine (South Coast) 14-6-1

6. El Dorado (Empire) 13-5

7. Ocean View (Sunset) 12-5-1

8. Tustin (Century) 13-3

9. Loara (Empire) 13-7-1

10. (tie) Katella (Empire) 13-7


Servite (Angelus) 11-5

Others Receiving Votes: Huntington Beach (10-8), Westminster (12-5), Fullerton (12-5) and Santa Ana (12-6).