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The Preps

Times' Rankings

April 12, 2001

BASEBALL

NO. SCHOOL COMMENT

1. Chatsworth (16-0) Joe Guntz is 6-0 for the Chancellors and providing power at the plate.

2. West Torrance (13-1) Jesse Mora, Chris Caraballo and Elliott Salcedo give Warriors plenty of pop.

3. Santa Ana Mater Dei (12-1) Sergio Santos and Richard Mercado are batting .444 and .442, respectively, for Monarchs.

4. Newhall Hart (18-0) Chris Gagnon is batting .545, shortstop Chris Valaika hit a grand slam against Valencia.

5. Anaheim Esperanza (12-2) Rick Taloa is batting .564 for the Aztecs, who are contending for Sunset League title.

6. Westlake (12-3-1) Warriors back on track behind pitcher/infielder Tyler Adamczyk and catcher Mike Nickeas.

7. Westminster La Quinta (14-1) Sophomore Ian Kennedy outdueled Garden Grove Santiago pro prospect Brian Pilkington.

8. San Fernando (14-3) Danny Salazar is batting .441 for Tigers, who think they can challenge Chatsworth for City title.

9. Simi Valley Royal (12-4) Eric Ross is hitting .500 and David Talley is at .463 for the Highlanders.

10. La Habra Sonora (14-1) Jacob Mendrin is 4-0 with a 1.50 earned-run average and hit three homers against Fullerton Sunny Hills.

SOFTBALL

NO. SCHOOL COMMENT

1. Santa Ana Foothill (13-1) Washed-out showdown with Hart has been rescheduled for Saturday.

2. Colton (15-0) The Yellowjackets are rolling along as top-ranked team in Southern Section Division I.

3. Riverside Poly (17-0) The Bears continue to impress and will contend for Southern Section Division II title.

4. Crescenta Valley (11-1) Meredith Cervenka pitched sixth career perfect game in Pacific League victory over Glendale.

5. Newhall Hart (14-1) Indians hoping clouds disappear so they can finally get a shot at Foothill Saturday.

6. Thousand Oaks (12-1) Lancers are on the road to Florida for spring break and will play in tournament in Kissimmee.

7. Anaheim Canyon (13-5) Comanches are moving up in Orange County hierarchy and Division II rankings.

8. Garden Grove Pacifica (9-2) No one really expected the powerful Mariner program to be out of top 10 for long.

9. Anaheim Loara (14-3) Saxons are having a great year, but they are part of Division II logjam.

10. Hacienda Heights Wilson (14-3) The Wildcats are regarded as the top team in the San Gabriel Valley.

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