Tuesday, March 25, 2008
National Classic Results
One of the top high school tournaments in the country is the Anderson Bat Phil Nevin National Classic in Anaheim. The event is organized by Todd Rogers of the summer travel team Placentia Mustangs. The games are played at El Dorado HS, Esperanza High School and Cal State Fullerton.
This years Classic is loaded with top teams from both coasts. From the East is RT Top Twenty teams...St. Johns College Prep, Calvert Hall, Jupiter, as well as pre-season favorites Seminole Ridge and James River. From the West are Aptos and Vista Murrietta. Today's results were a bit of a surprise with El Dorado thumping Top Ten favorite Calvert Hall of Maryland, 11-6...Seminole Ridge dominated a strong Aptos team 11-3 and Crespi of California put up 9 and beat a surging Jupiter, FL team 9-6.
We predicted a good showing for DC's St. Johns College Prep and they responded with a 6-3 victory over Bishop Amat of CA. Overall, California teams went 5-2 against it's out of state rivals. The scores are as follows...
Game #1 - Calvert Hall, MD (6) vs El Dorado, CA (11)
Game #2 - Aptos, CA (3) vs Seminole Ridge, FL (11)
Game #3 - Christian Brothers, TN (4) vs Yucaipa, CA (7)
Game #4 - Cottonwood, UT (5) vs Orange Lutheran, CA (8)
Game #5 - James River, VA (2) vs Esperanza, CA (3)
Game #6 - Jupiter, FL (6) vs Crespi, CA (9)
Game #7 - Vista Murrieta, CA (7) vs West Linn, OR (6) 11 innings
Game #8 - Bishop Amat, CA (3) vs St. Johns, DC (6)
Today's (Tuesday) games have some interesting match-ups... The match-ups worth noting are James River vs. Jupiter, Aptos vs. Calvert Hall and Vista Murrieta vs. St Johns.
Loser Game #1 Calvert Hall, MD vs Aptos, CA ___ at Field #1, 10:00am
Game #10 - Christian Brothers, TN vs Cottonwood, UT at Field #4, 12:00pm
Game #11 - James River, VA ___ vs Jupiter, FL ___ at Field #2, 10:00am
Game #12 - West Linn, OR ___ vs Bishop Amat, CA ___ Field #4, 4:00pm
Game #13 - Winner Game #1 ___ vs Seminole Ridge, FL ___ at Field #1, 2:00pm
Game #14 - Yucaipa, CA ___ vs Orange Lutheran, CA ___ at Field #3, 7:15pm
Game #15 - Esperanza, CA ___ vs Crespi, CA ___ at Field #2, 2:00pm
Game #16 - Vista Murrieta, CA ___ vs St. Johns, DC ___ at Field #3, 4:30pm