East Bay Baseball Poll – 4/3

Welcome to the first baseball poll of the season. Records are through Saturday.

Team Record Points Last year
1. Campolindo (5) 7-1 75 2
2. De La Salle 6-1 70 3
3. Deer Valley 7-1 63 NR
4. James Logan 6-3 62 1
5. Newark Memorial 10-1 52 NR
6. Monte Vista 5-3 49 11
7. San Ramon Valley 5-3 41 7
8. Foothill 8-2 33 NR
9. St. Mary’s 8-2 32 NR
t10. Alameda 4-2 30 5
t10. College Park 4-2 30 NR
12. Clayton Valley 8-1 28 4
13. Northgate 8-1 12 NR
14. Castro Valley 8-3 9 NR
15. Bishop O’Dowd 8-3 6 13

Also receiving votes: Encinal (9-2, 5 votes), Acalanes (6-3, 3). The East Bay High School Baseball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group-East Bay.


NCS baseball finals postponed

This probably doesn’t come as a shock to anyone, but the North Coast Section baseball championships have been postponed until Monday due to rain.

And, they’ll now take place at home sites. That means James Logan will host De La Salle at 7 p.m. on Monday for the Division I crown, and Clayton Valley will host Campolindo at 5 p.m. in the Division II final.

Division III fans, you have the biggest adjustment. San Marin will now host Acalanes, and that game won’t take place until Tuesday at 5 p.m. Marin Catholic hosts McKinleyville Monday at 5 for the D-IV title.

The Division V championship between Redwood Christian and Head-Royce is still scheduled for today, for now. That game has been moved to Fremont Christian, and first pitch has been moved to 2 p.m.


Stephenson named Gatorade POY

Just got an email informing us that Robert Stephenson, the Alhambra High right-hander projected to be a first-round draft pick in next week’s Major League Baseball draft, has been named the Gatorade Player of the Year for California.

Stephenson is now a finalist for the Gatorade National POY award, which has been won by names like Derek Jeter, Roy Halladay and Chipper Jones.

I’ll try to chat the award-winner himself up and get some reaction for ya shortly.