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Bay Area Baseball Rankings

College Park enters the rankings after wins over Acalanes and Granada. Chris Jackson / Staff Photo
College Park enters the rankings after wins over Acalanes and Granada. Chris Jackson / Staff Photo

The second-ever West Coast Bay Area Baseball Rankings are out. Only teams located in cities on the Bay Area Census are eligible for the rankings.

  1. De La Salle (6-1)

Since an extra innings loss to Granada, the Spartans are winners of three straight – most recently an 11-7 win over Northgate. Ethan Dungo had three hits, two doubles and three RBIs. Anthony Martinez also notched three hits, one double and three RBIs.

Last week: No. 3

  1. Serra (4-0)

Serra’s offense is as prolific as it gets, scoring 51 runs through its first four games and tallying 18 in a ranked win over Los Altos this week. Nico Button and Patrick Keighran each have eight-plus RBIs, and Button is hitting .667.

Last week: No. 5

  1. California (7-2)

The Grizzlies are one of the hottest teams in the region, coming off five straight victories and a 16-0 rout of Livermore on Monday, a game in which Brady Wetzel hit two doubles and drove in four runs. Noah Competente, Ethan Stout and Steven Verespey combined for 10 strikeouts and no walks on the mound. Cal holds two wins over No. 9 Foothill, along with a split with No. 8 Granada. 

Last week: No. 4 

  1. Mitty (2-0)

Mitty has produced 14 runs in each of its first two games and allowed a combined seven. Chris Stivaletti brought in five runs and hit two doubles in a 14-3 win over Leigh.

Last week: No. 6 

  1. St. Francis (3-1)

Two ranked wins have the Lancers riding high, defeating No. 25 Carlmont, and then No. 6 Los Gatos on Tuesday. Ryan Lee hit two doubles against Los Gatos. Max Ross had a home run.

Last week: No. 10

  1. Los Gatos (1-1)

Los Gatos opened the year with a 10-run win over then-No. 1 Valley Christian and followed up that massive win with a tough one-run loss to No. 5 St. Francis in extra innings.

Last week: No. 17 

  1. Valley Christian (5-1)

The Warriors went 3-1 over the past week but suffered a tough 10-run loss to Los Gatos, who is now the No. 6 team in the poll. Regardless, they are outscoring opponents 58-18 and have posted three outings of 11-plus runs. Jeff Heard has eight RBIs, one double, one triple and one home run. 

Last week: No. 1 

  1. Granada (5-2)

Granada’s three-game winning streak came to an end in 7-2 fashion to No. 14 College Park. But the Matadors still boast wins over No. 3 California, No. 1 De La Salle, San Ramon Valley and others. 

Last week: No. 2 

  1. Foothill (5-2)

After a tough sweep against California, the Falcons rebounded with a pair of wins against Dougherty Valley. UC Santa Barbara bound Matt Ager pitched six scoreless innings in the latest win on Friday, striking out 10 batters and allowing just two hits. 

Last Week: No. 7 

  1. Palo Alto (1-0)

Palo Alto’s season started off as a success story in a 7-2 win against Gilroy. Josh Donaker and Callum Olsen combined for eight strikeouts on the mound and surrendered four hits. 

Last week: No. 8 

  1. Heritage (9-1)

The Patriots rebounded from a one-run loss to No. 22 Pittsburg with a 4-2 win over that same team and then a come-from-behind victory against rival Liberty. Brad Ehlen combined for a home run and four RBIs in the two games.

Last week: No. 12

  1. Tamalpais (6-0)

The undefeated season continues for Tamalpais, who just recorded an 11-1 trouncing of San Marin. Tucker Bougie struck out nine and allowed two hits in five innings. Nine different players got a hit.

Last week: No. 15 

  1. Redwood (8-0)

At 8-0, Redwood is one of the most unstoppable teams in the Bay Area. It has outscored opponents 75-10 and allowed no more than three runs in a game. The offense just poured on 16 runs against Novato on Tuesday, led by a double and home run from Michael Bender.

Last week: No. 16

  1. College Park (2-1)

Following a season-opening loss to Amador Valley in extras, College Park has won two straight and beat some of the area’s top teams in No. 8 Granada (7-2) and then-No. 13 Acalanes (7-1). Marcus McClennon has driven in five of College Park’s 18 runs this year. 

Last week: Unranked

  1. Sequoia (5-0)

Sequoia is off to five consecutive wins to begin the season. Dillon Goetz (HR, 9 RBIs) and Rene Pena (HR, 8 RBIs) are off to hot stars.

Last week: Unranked

  1. Live Oak (2-0

Live Oak’s resume features an impressive win over No. 25 Carlmont. Justin Kester-Johnson leads the team with four RBIs.

Last week: Unranked 

  1. Sacred Heart Cathedral (3-1)

SHC is coming off a 5-2 victory against Aragon, as the pitching staff surrendered a combined four hits. Its only loss: 5-1 to No. 25 Carlmont in the season opener. 

Last week: No. 20

  1. Alameda (7-2)

Alameda split the series with Berkeley, first losing, 14-4, and then earning a 17-4 win. It marked the second time its offense scored 17 runs this season.

Last week: No. 19

  1. Cardinal Newman (1-0)

The 2021 season began with a bang for Cardinal Newman in a 9-1 drubbing of Vanden. Carson Crawford had two hits, a double and two RBIs. Jake Titone pitched five innings of one-run ball and struck out five.

Last week: No. 21 

  1. Burlingame (5-1)

Burlingame is 5-1, with its only loss coming to Sequoia. It is outsourcing opponents 56-16, including three shutouts.

Last week: Unranked

  1. Clayton Valley Charter (2-2)

The Ugly Eagles’ first week saw two wins (Monte Vista and Benicia) and two losses (Monte Vista and Las Lomas). Their most recent game was a 7-0 shutout of Benicia. 

Last week: No. 9

  1. Pittsburg (6-3) 

A hot 6-1 start for the Pirates was followed by two losses to No. 11 Heritage (4-2) and Antioch (20-9). They do still boast one win over Heritage this season and have 63 runs through nine games. 

Last week: No. 11 

  1. Monte Vista (4-4)

The Mustangs are winners of four of the last five, including a split with Clayton Valley Charter. Ty Claussen, Brian Duroff and Mason Hanshaw each had two hits in the win against the CVC.

Last week: No. 24 

  1. Los Altos (0-1)

In a heavy offensive affair, Los Altos couldn’t muster just enough runs in a 18-13 loss to No. 2 Serra to begin the season. Aaron Parker went 4-for-5 with a double, home run and five RBIs.

Last week: No. 25

  1. Carlmont (2-2)

Carlmont’s first two defeats both came last week against Live Oak and No. 5 St. Francis. Its two wins are versus Sacred Heart Cathedral and St. Ignatius. 

Last week: No. 14

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