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2001 Baseball Preview

Times' Top 10

February 20, 2001

Orange County rankings

1. Villa Park. Deep pitching staff has Spartans thinking about another title.

2. Esperanza. Aztecs have enough talent to outfit entire Sunset League.

3. Capistrano Valley. Cougar pitchers will put plenty of O's on new scoreboard.

4. University. Designated hitter Jay Nichols and the Trojans will be a hit.

5. La Quinta. Aztecs continue their domination of Garden Grove League.

6. Valencia. Remember the name Hector Ambriz. There will be a quiz later.

7. Trabuco Hills. Mustangs avert late-season collapse this time.

8. Kennedy. Nearly everyone back from defending Empire League championship team.

9. Fountain Valley. Barons must complement multitalented Josh Bartusick.

10. Loara. Saxons could win first Empire League title for Coach Dave Lappin.

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