Vista Murrieta Infielder David “DC” Ruth (27) slides into home plate to score against Great Oak in last week’s Southwestern League match-up. Valley News/Andrez Imaging
Week of 4/18 -- The CIF Southern Section rankings, including MaxPreps standings, return this week, which is perfect timing as most local high school baseball teams head into the backstretch of their seasons. Only four or five games remain, and that is either good news, or unwelcome news if your favorite local team sits near the bottom of the standings. League action consists of a two-game series against each league opponent to finish the regular season, with a non-league game usually mixed in. Some programs use that non-league game as a way to honor their seniors, and most of the time that game does not interfere with the possibility of getting an upcoming playoff seeding.With the Southwestern League being the most competitive all-around league in the area, the race to stay in the top
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