Below is how I voted in the OC Top 10 this week.
1. Huntington Beach: The Oilers won the south bracket of the Boras Classic last week. Hagen Danner was on another level.
2. Orange Lutheran: the Lancers ended in third place of the Boras Classic going 3-1. Head back into league against Servite this week.
3. El Toro: the Chargers got a phenomenal pitching effort from Jake Jackson in the opening round of the Boras Classic where they went 3-1. They’re in a good spot heading back into league.
4. Mater Dei: The Monarchs also went 3-1 in the Boras Classic and got a big boost from the return of Emilio Rosas. They also unveiled a future star in 6’8″ pitcher Hunter Cope.
5. El Dorado: the Golden Hawks just keep winning. Kyle Luckham is having a pitcher-of-the-year type season. Lucky for him he’s a junior giving him a chance to win it next year.
6. Mission Viejo: the Diablos are cooling off a little bit, but with their pitching they’ll always have a chance to win games.
7: Corona del Mar: the Sea Kings are in the drivers seat in the always-tough Pacific Coast League. Preston Hartsell is beginning to find his groove.
8. Beckman: the Patriots appear to be snapping out of their rough patch. Coach Lavalle is one of the best in Orange County.
9. Servite: the Friars had the week off and will face #2 Orange Lutheran in a huge three-game series this week. Winner is still alive in league. The loser, not so much.
10: Sage Hill: Coach Campeau probably wishes Chona could pitch every game. The sophomore collected his fourth no-hitter of the season last week.