Daily News’ high school baseball top 10 rankings, May 2 – Daily News



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The Daily News’ high school baseball top 10 rankings as of May 2

BASEBALL TOP 10

1. Thousand Oaks (15-0): The Lancers played Oaks Christian three times this past week, two counted as league contests, moving Thousand Oaks to 5-0 in the Marmonte League. Max Muncy is batting .491, Easton Rulli is hitting .473, and Charlie Saum’s batting average is .404. Big series with second-place Westlake this week.

2. Harvard-Westlake (15-4): The Wolverines (8-1 Mission) escaped a scare from Crespi that took extra innings to win on Wednesday afternoon. Joe Grode delivered a walk-off single to grant an 8-7 win in nine innings.

3. Notre Dame (13-5): The Knights move to 7-2 in the Mission League after an impressive sweep of Chaminade, outscoring the Eagles 19-5 in three games. Junior Jack Gurevitch and sophomore Dean West are spearheading the offense. Senior pitcher Jack Snyder leads the staff in strikeouts (25).

4. West Ranch (13-0): Same old story for West Ranch. Big series with Hart this week. Wildcats are unbeaten in Foothill League play (8-0).

5. Chaminade (10-6): The Eagles (3-3 Mission) will look to bounce back from their rough series against Notre Dame in their series with Alemany this week.

6. Hart (12-1): The Indians are unbeaten in Foothill League ahead of a telling series with West Ranch this week on Wednesday and Friday.

7. Sierra Canyon (13-3): The Trailblazers dropped their first Gold Coast League game this season in walk-off fashion at Paraclete, dropping their league record to 5-1. But still in first place.

8. Westlake (13-3): The Warriors are 5-1 in the Marmonte League after dropping a game to Calabasas. Jack Johnson and Mattias Sessing are leading the way. Nolan Johnson is in the running for Daily News freshman of the year.

9. Royal (14-1): The Highlanders move back into the top 10 rankings after topping Simi Valley twice this past week, 6-0 and 10-5. Junior Ryan Stewart is hitting .429 with 16 RBIs and two homers. Royal is 5-1 in Canyon League play, good enough for first place.

10. Alemany (9-8): Warriors were idle this past week. Alemany can carry the momentum from it sweep of St. Francis into this week’s series with Chaminade, which was swept by Notre Dame. Alemany is 5-2 in Mission League play.

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