TRINITY Contenders: Orange Lutheran (9-0), Mater Dei (8-1) Key Games: OLu vs. MD (Wednesday); OLu at MD (Friday); MD vs. JSerra (5/1); MD at JS (5/4); OLu at JS (5/8); OLu vs. JS (5/10) Predicted winner:Orange Lutheran The Lancers and Monarchs are not only the top two ranked teams in the county but also the state and the nation. It sets quite a backdrop for their two meetings this week. Lancers pitchers Art Moran-vidrio and Garett King are a combined 9-0, each with sub-0.65 ERAs this season. Mater Dei's Ty Moore is 7-1 with a 0.40 ERA and is also batting .415. Not much is separating these two teams, although the Lancers have not lost to a county opponent and beat the Monarchs on their home field in March. Mater Dei is, oddly enough, just 5-4 at home.
PHOTO COURTESY OF MEL JORDAN; TEXT BY ADAM MAYA, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
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