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DAILY NEWS SOFTBALL TOP 10 RANKINGS
Here are the final, regular-season rankings for the 2023 season.
1. Oaks Christian (27-1-1): The Lions were the area’s No. 1 team wire to wire this spring. Oaks Christian won the Marmonte League going 15-0 and earned a berth into the CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs.
2. Moorpark (19-1): The Musketeers earned a share of the Coastal Canyon League with Camarillo and earned the No. 1 seed in the CIF-SS Division 2 playoffs.
3. Granada Hills (22-4): The Highlanders dominated the West Valley League by going 10-0 and earned the No. 1 seed in the upcoming City Section Open Division playoffs.
4. Notre Dame (18-5): The Knights won the Mission League by going 6-2 led by senior standout Ella Parker, who finished the regular season with 13 homers and was walked 34 times.
5. Louisville (14-7): The Royals finished the regular season strong to climb into second place in the Mission League led by star pitcher Cece Cellura and speedster Hayden Luderer.
6. Westlake (18-10-1): The Warriors finished second in the Marmonte League behind a powerhouse program in Oaks Christian. Westlake was the only other local team to earn a CIF-SS Division 1 playoff berth.
7. Sierra Canyon (13-6-1): Despite a rough ending to the regular season, the Trailblazers have shown resilience all season long behind consistent pitching and hitting from Hailey Shuler.
8. Valencia (17-6-1): The Vikings won the Foothill League by going 11-1 and allowing just 16 runs in 12 games thanks to dominant pitching from sophomore Carly Kearns.
9. Burroughs (22-4): The Bears finished first in the Pacific League by going 9-1 and allowing just 14 runs in those 10 games. Senior pitcher Stevie Dabbadie has turned in an all-area-worthy performance this spring.
10. Birmingham (19-6): The Patriots have gotten a huge pick up from senior pitcher Ella Ludden, who’s gone 8-2 from the circle this season. Birmingham will be the No. 3 seed in the City Open Division playoffs.
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