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SBLive’s California Baseball Top 25: JSerra jumps up to No. 4

JSerra beat No. 5 Harvard-Westlake 8-3 on Monday to extend their current winning streak to six games.

SBLive’s statewide California high school baseball rankings are compiled by SBLive reporter Bodie DeSilva and are released weekly throughout the 2022 season.

SBLIVE CALIFORNIA TOP 25 BASEBALL RANKINGS

April 18, 2022

1. Orange Lutheran (18-3)

Photo by Heston Quan

Photo by Heston Quan

The Lancers will begin the Boras Classic with a matchup against King on Tuesday.

Last week: 1

2. Sierra Canyon (22-0)

Sierra Canyon shutout Paraclete in both league games last week. They'll begin the Boras Classic with a game against La Mirada on Tuesday.

Last week: 1

3. Yucaipa (16-4)

The Thunderbirds split their series with Citrus Valley last week. They'll face off against No. 13 Huntington Beach in round one of the Boras Classic.

Last week: 2

4. JSerra (12-9)

The Lions beat No. 5 Harvard-Westlake 8-3 on Monday and have won six straight.

Last week: 8

5. Harvard-Westlake (15-6-1)

Harvard-Westlake begins a series against Alemany this week.

Last week: 4

6. Sherman Oaks Notre Dame (17-5-1)

The Knights were off last week and will begin the Boras Classic against No. 18 Corona on Tuesday.

Last week: 5

7. Buchanan (15-2)

The Bears won four games in three days last week including a win over No. 25 Bullard.

Last week: 7

8. Servite (12-8)

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The Friars swept last week's series with Mater Dei, holding the Monarchs to only four total runs in three games.

Last week: 9

9. Villa Park (20-2)

Villa Park beat Santa Fe in extra innings Monday before taking two games from El Dorado later in the week. They'll matchup with No. 8 Servite in round one of the Boras Classic.

Last week: 11

10. Arlington (23-1)

Arlington won three games last week by a combined score of 23-1 and have now won 23 games in a row. Two league games against Ramona are up this week.

Last week: 12

11. De La Salle (13-3)

Photo by Jim Malone

Photo by Jim Malone

The Spartans went 3-1 in the Bishop Gorman Tournament, losing to Christian Brothers (MO), 6-5.

Last week: 10

12. Woodcreek (15-1)

The Timberwolves rolled past No. 22 Clayton Valley Charter, San Ramon Valley and Franklin last week.

Last week: NR

13. Huntington Beach (15-7)

The Oilers split two games with Fountain Valley last week. They'll have a big opportunity against No. 3 Yucaipa in the Boras Classic on Tuesday.

Last week: 13

14. Cypress (19-3-2)

The Centurions swept two games from Crean Lutheran last week to extend their winning streak to eight games.

Last week: 15

15. San Marcos (15-1-1)

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The Knights scored 35 runs last week over three games in the Lions Tournament. They'll begin a three-game series against Torrey Pines this week.

Last week: 16

16. Santa Margarita (16-6)

The Eagles were off last week and will take on St. John Bosco in a three-game series this week.

Last week: 17

17. Norco (20-4)

Norco won two of three games from Corona Centennial last week. They'll travel to Sonora on Monday.

Last week: 20

18. Corona (14-7)

The Panthers swept three games from King last week, holding them to two total runs. They'll play No. 6 Sherman Oaks Notre Dame in the Boras Classic on Tuesday.

Last week: NR

19. Foothill (14-8)

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The Knights dropped their final two games last week against Canyon and Ayala. They'll take on St. Augustine in round one of the Boras Classic.

Last week: 14

20. Granite Hills (15-3)

Photo by Steven Silva

Photo by Steven Silva

Granite Hills went 3-1 in the Lions Tournament last week, beating Helix on the final day 4-2.

Last week: 19

21. St. Francis (Mountain View) (17-2)

The Lancers won two extra inning games and also shutout Lincoln (Stockton) to go 3-0 last week. They'll host San Benito on Tuesday.

Last week: NR

22. Clayton Valley Charter (12-4)

The Ugly Eagles went 2-2 last week and finished it off with an 11-2 win over Oak Ridge.

Last week: 6

23. Valley Christian (San Jose) (14-4-1)

The Warriors won three games last week including a 15-3 win over Live Oak. They'll head to Gilroy and Leland this week.

Last week: NR

24. Palo Alto (17-3)

The Vikings finished last week's tournament with a 12-5 win over Sacred Heart Cathedral.

Last week: NR

25. Bullard (16-4)

The Knights recorded three shutouts last week but did fall to No. 7 Buchanan 13-3 on Tuesday.

Last week: NR