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The Times’ top 25 high school baseball rankings

Junior Mike Figueroa of Birmingham winds up to deliver a pitch.
Junior Mike Figueroa of Birmingham High has twice allowed no hits in 6 2/3 inning against Hart.
(Craig Weston)
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A look at the top 25 high school baseball teams in the Southland.

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

1. JSERRA (2-0); Nine pitchers allowed one run in 14 innings (1)

2. GAHR (3-0-1); The Gladiators’ pitching is legit (3)

3. ORANGE LUTHERAN (5-1-1); Sophomore Josiah Hartshorn hit big in Arizona (2)

4. HARVARD-WESTLAKE (3-1); Begins league play against St. Francis (4)

5. SHERMAN OAKS NOTRE DAME (3-0); Knights play Bishop Alemany in three-game series (6)

6. VILLA PARK (4-0); Gavin Grahovac is eight for 16 (7)

7. AQUINAS (3-1); Falcons’ pitching better than expected (8)

8. FOOTHILL (3-2); Showing it can beat top teams (NR)

9. SANTA MARGARITA (1-1); Faces Orange Lutheran in league opener March 6 (5)

10. CORONA (3-1); Faces Foothill on Saturday (10)

11. CRESPI (5-0); Easton tournament champion (14)

12. LA MIRADA (3-1); Sophomore Donald Murray threw no-hitter (11)

13. NORCO (2-2); Sophomore Gavin Green is 2-0 (12)

14. ETIWANDA (2-2); Suffered consecutive shutouts to top teams (13)

15. CHAMINADE (3-0); Three-game series vs. Crespi (25)

16. BIRMINGHAM (5-2); Pitcher Mike Figueroa has been impressive (16)

17. HUNTINGTON BEACH (1-3); The Oilers are starting slow (9)

18. EASTVALE ROOSEVELT (5-0); Hunter Billingsley has eight hits (NR)

19. BONITA (4-0); Justin Santiago has 25 strikeouts in 19 innings (NR)

20. CALABASAS (4-1); Sophomore Matthew Witkow off to strong start (21)

21. SAN DIMAS (3-1); Lost to Bonita in tourney final (17)

22. OAKS CHRISTIAN (3-2); Finley Buckner is hitting .412 (18)

23. SOUTH HILLS (3-1); Faces Huntington Beach on Tuesday (19)

24. SIERRA CANYON (5-0); Begins Mission League play this week (NR)

25. BECKMAN (3-0-1); Faces Laguna Hills on Saturday (23)

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