Power 25: Weekly Review

Matt Monk/PBR CA Staff

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LOS ANGELES, CALIF. - The Week Four Power 25 rankings update saw some shuffling in the Top 10 along with three new entrants.

Week Four also brought with it some big time matchups as many leagues kicked off around SoCal. None bigger was the action then in the Trinity League where State No. 1 and No. 3 (vs No. 15) were in action to start their slate. State No. 4 went to Nevada to square off against their No. 1 team providing some intersectional competition. Many of the Power 25 were in games against each other providing further stakes to those games.

The list of big-time matchups continue. And, much to the dismay of the favorites, along with those matchups came some major upsets as you'll read read in this edition of the Power 25 Weekly Review. 

Stay tuned for the Week Five Power 25. 


No. 1 JSerra

JSerra had a difficult week, dropping the first two games in a three-game series versus Mater Dei, losing 4-1 on Tuesday and 5-4 on Wednesday putting their record to 3-3. They face No. 15 Santa Margarita in three games next week after a rain-delayed game against Mater Dei on Monday. They look to avoid a sweep as they face a very tough opponent in Santa Margarita.

No. 2 Villa Park

Villa Park’s week started with a 4-3 loss against non-league Hart but picked one back up against Brea Olinda winning 8-2. Villa Park’s record holds strong at 6-1. They face three different teams next week.

No. 3 Orange Lutheran 

Orange Lutheran dropped its first three league games to No. 15 Santa Margarita on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday getting out-edged with scores of 7-5,  5-2, and 4-3. Their record now sits at 6-5-1 and they will face league opponents Servite next week.

No. 4 Corona

Corona lost its only game of the week to Bishop Gorman by a score of 10-2 pushing their record to 4-2 on the season. Corona has a three-game week ahead.

No. 5 Harvard Westlake

Harvard Westlake won two of three in-league matchups against Loyola with a combined no-hitter on Thursday’s game. Their record is now at 6-3 with three games against No. 6 Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) next week.

No. 6 Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks)

Notre Dame won two games out of three against Chaminade by the scores of 7-0 and 3-1 while losing by a close margin in a 4-3 game. They have an important three-game series against No. 5 Harvard Westlake next week.

No. 7 Franklin

Franklin has started the season with a 4-1 record. Their first loss came on Saturday, losing 4-1. They start league games next week with three games and aim to continue a perfect start to the season. 

No. 8 De La Salle

De La Salle scored eight runs in both of their games this week and holds a perfect record of 3-0. Three more games await them next week as they start facing league opponents.

No. 9 Valley Christian (San Jose)

Valley Christian played only one game this week, bouncing back from a loss and winning 7-1 bolstering their record to 5-1. They have three games next week including one against No. 14 St. Francis.

No. 10 Foothill (Pleasanton)

Foothill’s first game in five days was a shutout by Acalanes 3-0. They hope to rebound with three games next week.

No. 11 Aquinas

In their first game in 16 days, Aquinas won by a score of 8-1. Their schedule picks up with two more games next week. Their record sits at 4-1.

No. 12 Gahr

In tournament play, Gahr played two games splitting them down the middle. Winning their first game by a score of 12-1 and losing the second game via shutout 4-0 to No. 24 South Hills. They have two league games next week and hope to add to their 4-2-1 record.

No. 13 Whitney

Whitney won two out of three games this week, falling only to No. 7 Franklin by a score of 8-1. They bounced back with an 11-1 win on Friday. After a week-long break, they resume games on Friday and play No. 8 De La Salle on Saturday.

No. 14 St. Francis (Mountain View)

St. Francis’ strong 5-1 start to the season was hindered by a loss early in the week but they bounced back with a strong pitching performance shutting out the opposition and winning by a score of 1-0. They have two games next week including a crucial game against No. 9 Valley Christian.

No. 15 Santa Margarita

Santa Margarita kicked off the Trinity league play with three straight wins against No. 3 Orange Lutheran. Their record stands at 7-1 and they look to stay hot against No. 1 JSerra who dropped two games to Mater Dei and is playing a makeup game on Monday before three games with Santa Margarita. 

No. 16 Etiwanda

Etiwanda played their first game since the PBR Preseason Invitational and won via shutout 4-0. They only have one game next week but the action will pick up in the weeks following.

No. 17 Norco

Norco still hasn’t played a game since the PBR Preseason Invitational but will kick off action starting Monday with a three-game series against league opponents.

No. 18 Archbishop Mitty

Archbishop Mitty stayed hot after defeating No. 9 Valley Christian with a 14-0 shutout against Menlo-Atherton. On Saturday they lost by a score of 7-4. Archbishop Mitty holds a 5-1 record and looks to improve with three games next week.

No. 19 La Mirada

La Mirada split their first two games this week, losing 4-0 to No. 20 Bonita and bouncing back with a 3-2 win. Like many teams in California, delayed and scheduled games to be played on Saturday were rained out. They are sitting at 5-2 and they have league action next week with two games.

No. 20 Bonita

Bonita defeated No. 19 La Mirada, shutting them out, they then completed another shutout also winning 4-0. Their record sits at 6-1 and they start their league play next week with two games.

No. 21 Clovis West

Clovis West had a tough week, losing both of their games by a one-run margin. On Wednesday, they lost to No. 25 Clovis in extra innings. Both of these close losses leave their record at 2-3 on the season. They look to bounce back with two games next week.

No. 22 La Costa Canyon

La Costa Canyon won both of their games this week, winning 14-3 and 5-3. With three games next week, they aim to stay hot.

No. 23 Woodcreek

Woodcreek suffered the first defeat of their young season against No. 8 De La Salle, being shutout 8-0. They look to change their fortune in the two games next week.

No. 24 South Hills

South Hills won the first two of their week in convincing fashion, a 12-2 blowout and a 4-0 shutout against No. 12 Gahr. Their record of 6-2 has them sitting in a nice spot before they start league games. They have three games next week.

No. 25 Clovis

Clovis ended the week 1-1-1 with an 8-8 tie, a 2-1 win in extra innings, and a 7-2 loss on Thursday. This week brings Clovis’ record to 4-2-1. With two games next week, they hope to bounce back.


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