Baseball rankings

1. San Benito: The Gabilan Division champions fell in the quarterfinals of the Open Division.
2. Carmel: Couldn't have asked for a better bracket in its bid for a Division III title.
3. Monterey: Pitching and defense can go along ways in the playoffs. Just ask the Giants.
5. Soledad: Put together one of the best offensive years in recent memory
6. Pacific Grove: Ten players are coming back from this year's tri-MTAL title team.
7. Watsonville: Pacific Division champions were ousted in the first round.
8. North Salinas: The Division I top seed was eliminated in the opening round at home.
9. Palma: Battled highly touted Sacred Heart Prep for 10 innings before falling 1-0.
10. Salinas: Closed the season losing seven of its last eight games.
 On the bubble: Monte Vista, King City, Gilroy, Alisal, North County.

Preps of the Week

 Sunny Yan, Stevenson golf: Has qualified for the State golf championships after shooting a one-under 71 at the Northern California finals.
 Honorable mention: Austin Hussain, Palma swimming; Derek Giacalone, Monterey baseball; Riley Scott, Stevenson golf; Nic Clark, Salinas swimming, William Kehoe, Carmel baseball; Cameron Crone, Palma baseball; Dan Harrington, Pacific Grove baseball; Bruce Leighton, Salinas baseball; Edgar Bonilla, King City track; Joseph Gutierrez, North Salinas baseball; Carter Hayes, Carmel baseball; Justin Nobida-Lagrinas, Palma track; Raul Barraza, North Salinas track.

 Tatumn Satow, Santa Catalina softball: Ripped a grand slam, driving in five runs in the Cougars 8-3 win over Half Moon Bay in the D3 playoffs.
Honorable mention: Marisa Given, Notre Dame softball; Carina Welsh, Alvarez track; Shayla Castaneda, North Salinas softball; Kelly Otherson, Alvarez track; Jensen Main, Stevenson softball; Mikayla Revera, Santa Catalina track; Vanessa Gonzalez, Notre Dame softball; Marissa Bruno, Santa Catalina softball; BreAnn Scally, North County track; Elizabeth Alcala, North Salinas track.