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Notre Dame and Harvard-Westlake highlight Daily News baseball preview

3-8-18. Sherman Oaks, CA. (L-R) Notre Dame High senior baseball players Noah Taylor. Coach Tom Dill, Drew Littwin, Grant Berman and Michael Whiteside.

  Photo by Gene Blevins/LA DailyNews/SCNG
3-8-18. Sherman Oaks, CA. (L-R) Notre Dame High senior baseball players Noah Taylor. Coach Tom Dill, Drew Littwin, Grant Berman and Michael Whiteside. Photo by Gene Blevins/LA DailyNews/SCNG

Elite baseball talent in Southern California is no surprise. The list of MLB stars who began to develop as stars in SoCal high schools is a mile long. But to have two of the best prep teams within a couple miles of each other is special.

In the latest Baseball America poll, Notre Dame is ranked the No. 1 in the country, and not far down the list at No. 8 is Harvard-Westlake.

“It’s nice to be recognized,” Notre Dame coach Tom Dill said. “But our mindset is to win league, of course, and to win CIF. That goal is what really matters.”

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