High-SchoolCalifornia: Camarillo

New Cal-Hi Sports Softball Top 20

May, 9, 2012
Pacifica of Garden Grove and Norco still lead the pack as the regular season in many places in the state ends this week.

The first seven positions in this week’s new state softball top 20 remained in place, but there was some scrambling at the bottom.

Tuesday games are not normally taken into account for the weekly rankings, but it was impossible not to check a couple of key scores. That ended up helping Camarillo join the top 20 as a newcomer at No. 19 and also enabled Del Oro of Loomis to stay in at No. 20 despite taking a loss last week to Roseville.

(Through games played Monday, May 7) (Some results from Tuesday, May 8 also included)
(Contributing: Harold Abend, Paul Muyskens) (Previous ranking in parentheses)

1. (1) Pacifica (Garden Grove) 25-1
The Mariners remain the top team in the state (they also are No. 1 in the POWERADE FAB 50) after an 11-1 road win over Tustin and a 7-2 home win over Western of Anaheim. Nicole DeWitt led the way in the first win of the week as she homered and drove in four runs. Pacifica looks to wrap up an undefeated Empire League championship this week.

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Cal-Hi Sports Boys State Stat Stars

March, 23, 2012
We have two weeks full of baseball players to catch up on, including a double no-hitter and a 48-game win streak coming to a close. From this week, a sophomore from Los Alamitos also has cooled off the hot start of state-ranked Huntington Beach.

We’re proud once again to collect weekly writeups of the most significant individual high school baseball totals in California. We use these as the basis for updating the state record book, which has been published seven times, most recently in the spring of 2009. To report a state stat star of your own, please email highlights to Mark.Tennis@espn.com.

(After games of Saturday, March 17; includes some games as of Wedneday, March 21; Contributing: Bob Barnett, Mark Tennis)

Angel Acosta (Gabrielino, San Gabriel)
The junior pitcher already has well over 300 strikeouts for his career since he was a varsity standout two years ago as a freshman. In a 2-1 win earlier this week against Mountain View of El Monte, Acosta went eight innings with a two-hitter and struck out nine. It was not his top extra-inning effort of the season, either. Acosta struck out 18 in a nine-inning game to lead Gabrielo past El Monte, 3-2, one week ago. He also had a two-hitter in that one.

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