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Softball O.C. top 25 (3-21-16)
O.C. TOP 10
(Records through Sunday)
1. Los Alamitos, 10-1
The Griffins split last week’s two meetings with Mission Viejo. A rubber match is plausible with both teams set to play in the upcoming Carew Classic.
2. Mission Viejo, 9-2
The Diablos avenged their two losses in the same afternoon, topping Los Alamitos and Mater Dei en route to winning the Best of the West Tournament.
3. Mater Dei, 9-2
The Monarchs have finished second in back-to-back preseason tournaments, falling only to Los Al and Mission Viejo.
4. Orange Lutheran, 9-2
Freshman centerfielder Ciara Briggs went 10-for-18 last week, scoring 10 runs and driving in seven more.
5. Pacifica, 6-3
Shutout wins against Murrieta Valley and Cathedral Catholic over the weekend ended a two-game skid.
6. La Habra, 8-1
The Highlanders topped a pair of 2015 CIF finalists (Yucapia and Garden Grove) by a 10-0 margin last week.
7. Cypress, 7-2
The Centurions have accounted for at least 10 hits in three of their last four outings.
8. Huntington Beach, 6-1
The Oilers host La Serna High on Tuesday afternoon for their lone game of the week.
9. Rosary, 9-1-1
Junior pitcher Amelia Wiercioch is amongst the county leaders in wins (9) and ERA (0.87).
10. Villa Park, 5-3
The Spartans will host No. 6 La Habra on Wednesday afternoon.
Connolly’s 11-25 teams:
12. Yorba Linda
15. Santa Margarita
16. Capistrano Valley
17. Laguna Hills
18. Aliso Niguel
19. Brea Olinda
20. Dana Hills
24. Garden Grove
25. San Clemente
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