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East Bay Softball Poll – 4/20

By Ben Enos
Monday, April 20th, 2009 at 5:20 pm in Softball.

Here’s the latest East Bay Softball Poll. Enjoy

SOFTBALL

Team Record Points Last week
1. Freedom (8) 12-3 120 1
2. Livermore 13-2 112 3
3. Foothill 11-4 104 2
4. Concord 12-2 90 8
5. James Logan 16-1-1 86 7
6. Antioch 11-3 81 4
7. Liberty 12-3 64 7
8. Bishop O’Dowd 15-1 61 T9
9. San Ramon Valley 10-6 55 6
10. Pinole Valley 11-2 52 T9
11. Albany 12-2 45 12
12. Las Lomas 13-3 37 11
13. California 9-7 20 14
14. Deer Valley 8-6 19 NR
15. Castro Valley 11-5 10 15

Also receiving votes: Alameda (9-7, 2 points), Berean Christian (10-3, 2).The East Bay Prep Softball poll is compiled from the votes of Bay Area News Group-East Bay staff writers.

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  • SoftballBob

    There was certainly some shaking out this weekend, and even one shift that last night seemingly proved to be right; Livermore 8 – Foothill 0!

    SRV, CalHi and DV are all ranked higher than is warranted, especially considering their average/sub-average league records to date?

    Also, where are Berkeley 12-5/6-1 & Newark 10-9/7-1? I realize the HAAL is light, but at least Berkeley deserves a mention?

  • bsaleye

    Saw Castro Valley play Bishop O’Dowd today – 4/23/09
    CV needs to be placed in the top 4. They are loaded with talent.

  • ncssoftball

    Castro Valley has losses to both Alameda and James Logan. Although the win over Bishop O dowd should vault them past them. There isn’t much difference between teams #2-#15 and I would not call it an upset if CV beat a team like Livermore, Foothill , Logan in playoffs. Logan also lost AGAIN to a bad Newark team the only thing saving Logan is it has wins over Odowd, CV, San Ramon and Pinole . Livermore over Foothill was suprising, but as I mentioned this is the most “down” this section has been in quite awhile and it’s anybodys ball game. I’m rooting for a cinderella, like CV , Cal or Deer Valley.

  • mckbooth

    That was a good game the poles ought to be interesting this week. Lots of movement. I still think the sleeper in the HAAL is Arroyo.

  • Michael Bower

    The HAAL will be represented well in NCS. Castro Valley in division I has a chance to do decent, Arroyo in division II could make a run, Bishop O’Dowd should win division III and Moreau Catholic will be a force in division IV.

  • fastpitch

    Don’t forget Concord, even though their division is not the strongest the did not allow a run in the HASA tournament in Antioch while playing and beating Las Lomas, Antioch and Benicia. Plus they did make it to the NCS Championship last year with most starters returning this year.

  • mckbooth

    What division is Concord?

  • Statler & Waldorf

    Foothill & SR are over rated. Livermore is the real deal and could run the table in the EBAL

  • Ben Enos

    Mckbooth, Concord is Division II. They’ll be one of the favorites I think.

  • Bsaleye

    Don’t forget about St. Patrick/St. Vincent in Div. IV. They have another strong team this year.

  • Michael Bower

    Yes. St. Patrick-St.Vincent will be tough in D-IV. I have to think they are one of the favorites.

  • DauberDown

    When Elder is pitching for Concord they have the possibility to beat anyone!

  • NCSball

    DIV III Albany may have enough to beat O’Dowd in NCS.

  • mckbooth

    Wasn’t BOD the only lost that Albany had last year? Yeah, that would seem to be a good final. You never know how the brackets will fall out.

    BOD did beat up on Acalanes early in the season. Could be trouble Albany. Good luck!

  • SoftballBob

    I believe some may be getting a bit carried away?

    DauberDown says; “When Elder is pitching for Concord they have the possibility to beat anyone!”

    Concord played in the QOM and the HAAS. It’s very doubtful Concord could beat Freedom in NCS (if they were 3A), and highly unlikely they could touch Mitty, Sheldon, etc.? They are ranked 4th, a good run, but let’s keep things in perspective.

  • Statler & Waldorf

    Based on Deer Valley’s performance at the Stampede…they deserve a lot more respect in the polls. Doubt that PV, Logan, and Albany warrant being ranked higher then DV.