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The Times’ high school baseball rankings

Huntington Beach's Jake Vogel, shown hitting a home run during the playoffs last spring, recently went four for four in a game.
(Scott Smeltzer / Daily Pilot)

A look at the top 25 high school baseball teams in the Southland:

Rk. SCHOOL (W-L) Comment (last rank)

1. ORANGE LUTHERAN (8-0) Max Rajcic’s pitching, hitting leading Lancers (1)

2. THOUSAND OAKS (8-0) Jared Miller is 12 of 24 hitting. (2)

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3. AYALA (9-0) Cole Koniarsky is top batter with 13 hits. (3)

4. JSERRA (11-1) Left-hander Gage Jump is turning into strikeout machine. (4)

5. HUNTINGTON BEACH (6-3) Jake Vogel recently went four for four. (5)

6. HARVARD-WESTLAKE (8-1-1) Christian Becerra had no-hitter for 6 2/3 innings. (6)

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7. LA MIRADA (6-2) Eugene Jeon is batting .429. (7)

8. MISSION VIEJO (6-0) Hayden Cody has 14 strikeouts in 14 innings. (8)

9. SO NOTRE DAME (6-1) Lucas Gordon retired first 19 batters vs. Crespi. (10)

10. CORONA (7-2) Michael Flores struck out 11 vs. Roosevelt. (11)

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11. FOOTHILL (8-2) Hudson Lehnertz is 16 for 30. (13)

12. MIRA COSTA (6-2) Pitching continues to improve. (14)

13. REDONDO UNION (9-1) Chris Damone has hit two home runs. (NR)

14. BIRMINGHAM (6-2) Patriots hoping to win fourth straight City title. (17)

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15. FOUNTAIN VALLEY (6-2) Jake Brooks threw shutout vs. Newport Harbor. (16)

16. EL TORO (8-4) 2-0 start in the South Coast League. (15)

17. LAGUNA BEACH (8-1) Aidan Booth has five doubles. (9)

18. RANCHO CUCAMONGA (9-2-1) Baseline League favorite. (18)

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19. BISHOP AMAT (5-3) Won Del Rey League opener. (20)

20. SAN DIMAS (6-0) Strong pitching in 10-0 win over Baldwin Park. (22)

21. NORCO (9-3) Chris Conniff has 20 hits. (21)

22. GLENDORA (9-1) Sophomore pitcher Braydon Wooldridge is 3-1. (23)

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23. SIERRA CANYON (7-1) Zach Freeman is batting .556. (25)

24. MARANATHA (5-1) Eli Paton remains a tough out. (NR)

25. NEWBURY PARK (7-1) Carson Falsken is batting .458. (NR)


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