PASADENA - While San Joaquin Delta continued its control of the No. 1 ranking with 15 of 16 first-place votes, this week's 2019 California Community College Sports Information Association (CCCSIA) State Top 20 Baseball Rankings featured the addition of a fifth Orange Empire Conference team in new No. 17 Golden West.
The OEC now makes up 25 percent of the poll behind No. 3 Orange Coast, No. 4 Riverside City, No. 11 Cypress and No. 13 Santa Ana.
The North region also kept up its power within the upper tier with seven teams among the top 10 including #2 Sierra, #5 Feather River, #7 Ohlone, #8 Santa Rosa, #9 Mission, and #10 Fresno City.
The South's El Camino stands at #6 and is in mourning as is the entire CCC baseball community over the tragic loss of catcher Sladen Mohl, who was killed after being struck by a car in Torrance on Thursday.
Read tribute posted on El Camino College's athletic website:
While most of the top 20 only made slight movements, San Diego Mesa returned to the poll at #19 while Glendale had the biggest drop, falling four spots to #20. Previous #18 Pasadena City and #19 Cosumnes River dropped out of the rankings this week.
A look at the conference races can be found below:
Current State Longest Win Streaks: 10 by unranked Southwestern (did not play last week), 9 by #1 Delta, 8 by #18 San Mateo, 7 by unranked Bakersfield.
Current State Team Batting Average Leaders: Mission .335, Ohlone .331
State Current Batting Average Individual Leaders: Chet Allison, Fresno City, .435, Trent MacKinney, Glendale, .434
Current State Team Earned Run Average Leaders: El Camino 2.18, Fresno City 2.30
State Current Top Pitching ERA Individual Leaders: (with 49 innings or more) Jacob Miller, Feather River, 1.10, Ian Churchill, Santa Barbara City, 1.15
Conference Leaders as of April 23
Bay Valley: unranked Los Medanos wins the title at 16-5. Marin 2nd place at 13-8 (needs 1 win in last 3 non-conference games to gain automatic playoff spot).
Big 8: #1 San Joaquin Delta at 17-4, #2 Sierra 16-5, and #8 Santa Rosa 15-6, #12 Sacramento City 13-8.
Central Valley: #10 Fresno City and unranked Sequoias at 15-3, unranked Taft 14-4
Coast Golden Gate: #9 Mission and #18 San Mateo at 14-4. (play each other for the title in 2-game series this week).
Coast Pacific: #7 Ohlone clinched the title at 13-2. (five teams still mathematically alive for 2nd place).
Golden Valley: #5 Feather River clinched the title at 21-2. #16 Butte 2nd place at 17-6.
Orange Empire: #3 Orange Coast and #4 Riverside at 13-5, #13 Santa Ana 12-6, #11 Cypress 10-8, #17 Golden West 8-10
Pacific Coast Athletic: #19 San Diego Mesa at 18-3, unranked Southwestern 16-5, unranked Palomar 15-6
South Coast North: unranked Mt. San Antonio 12-7, unranked Pasadena City 12-8, unranked Chaffey 11-8
South Coast South: #14 Long Beach 15-4, #6 El Camino 14-5
Western State East: #20 Glendale clinched at least tie for title at 13-4, unranked Canyons and Citrus both 10-7
Western State North: #15 Cuesta, unranked Santa Barbara City and Ventura all tied at 11-7, Allan Hancock 9-9.
Western State South: unranked Bakersfield clinched at least tie for title at 14-4. LA Mission 12-6.
|CCCSIA 2019 Baseball Poll-April 23-Ranking #5|
|1.||San Joaquin Delta (15)||31-6||319||1|
|8.||Santa Rosa JC||28-9||202||7|
|14.||Long Beach City||24-13||103||14|
|18.||College of San Mateo||25-11||63||20|
|19.||San Diego Mesa||25-10-1||35||NR|
|(First place votes in parentheses)|
|Others receiving votes: Palomar 24, College of the Sequoias 16, Ventura 15, Pasadena City 14 (LR-18), Folsom Lake 10,
Mt. San Antonio 9, Cosumnes River 6 (LR-19), Bakersfield 5, Cabrillo 4, Los Medanos 4, Chaffey 3, Modesto 1, Saddleback 1, Skyline 1.