California shows rest of the nation its strength in the sport with 1-2 finish at National High School Baseball Invitational. Mater Dei’s title jumps the team to No. 2 in the state, but not quite all the way to No. 1 because St. Francis of Mountain View started this week still unbeaten.
Other highlights from this week’s baseball rankings include:
Harvard-Westlake back up to No. 3 and Orange Lutheran up to No. 5 after both knock off nationally ranked teams in North Carolina.
Lakewood beats Long Beach Wilson in pitching duel and gets a rankings bump as well.
Newcomers are Esperanza of Anaheim, Rancho Buena Vista and Palo Alto