Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Newcomers in The Bottom 10...No Change in The Top 10
1. Owasso High School-Oklahoma 5-0 (1)
Senior lefty Brian Flynn ran his record to 3-0 and first baseman Caleb Compton stroked a 2-run homer to lead the Rams to a 10-1 victory over Catalina (AZ) High School. This game marked the opening round of pool play in the Lancer Classic Tournament in Arizona.
2. Bishop Gorman HS - Nevada - 1-0 (2)
Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, NV) is holding up to all the National hype they are receiving. As of this weekend, they just completed a four-game sweep of four respectable Utah teams in a St. George, UT tournament to bring their season record to 7-0.Leading the way on the pitching mound are Univ. of Arizona signee, Donn Roach who is 1-0 with 10 K's in six innings, Univ. of San Diego Commit, Paul Sewald who is been masterful and is 2-0 with a 0.00 era in 10 innings and 7 K's. USA National Team member Jeff Malm (junior) has also showed command on the mound with a 1-0 record and 15 K's in 7 innings. Jeff Malm is also leading the way offensively with a .625 BA, 11 RBI, 6 2B and 1 HR. Univ. of So. California signee Brandon Garcia is showing his power at the plate batting .450, 11 RBI and 3 HR's in seven games.
3. St. Johns College HS - Washington DC 2-0 (3)
The Cadets are off to a good start with wins over pre-season favorite, Stafford and Potomac. Big test coming up on the 24th - 27th on the left coast at the Anderson Bat National Classic in Anaheim, CA.
4.Grossmont HS - California - 6-0 (4)
This El Cajun, CA team is still averaging over 12 runs a game and had big wins over Monte Vista and Valhalla.
5. Don Bosco Prep - New Jersey - DNP (5)
No game, no change
6. Calvert Hall - Maryland – 2-0 (6)
Avila and Dematha were no match for the Cardinals as they get their season off to a great start at 2-0. Spring Break has yet another East coast team traveling to SoCal to play in the prestigious and stacked Phil Nevin Classic.
7. American Heritage - Florida - 11-1 (7)
The Patriots lost and dropped to number 7 last week and remain here this week. But, only because nobody lost ahead of them. After their loss to Stephens County, they walloped their next three opponents by a combined score of 32-6. They have a huge test this weekend against traditional power, Russell County of Seale, AL.
8. Jupiter - Florida - 12-1 (8)
Like American Heritage, Jupiter has found it’s way. Four more wins last week against tough league competition. They could be playing some of the best baseball in the country right now.
9. Chapparel - Arizona - 8-1 (9)
After a close 3-0 win against Cactus Shadows the week prior, the Firebirds poured it on with an impressive 20-1 win in a rematch last week. Starting today, they have a big test in the Cleats National Invitational.
10. Long Beach Wilson - California - 6-1 (10)
Aaron Hicks-.571, Bryan Haver-.500 and Zach Wilson-.429 have found their groove and so have the Bruins, as they rack up two more wins last week..
11. Alvin HS - Texas - 17-1 (12)
We don’t know what's more amazing. The fact that Alvin has won 17 this early in the season…or the fact that they have played 18 games by mid March. They switch places with Vista Murrieta. If not for the perfect week by the teams ahead of it, this team should be ranked higher with impressive wins over some of the top teams in the Houston Area.
12. Plant High School – Florida - 11-0 (NR)
OF Preston Tucker is going to University of Florida, Maryland-bound Logan Welshand senior RHPs David Bergin/Georgia Southern and Tyler Stinson/Navy lead a potent attack and has propelled this team to the top of the Florida rankings. They also leap frog a bunch of teams in our poll.
13. Vista Murrietta - California – 7-1 (11)
A loss in the Loara Tourney championship is the only blemish the Broncos suffered, while adding 3 more wins.
14. Aptos HS - California - 9-1 (13)
Two more wins for the Aptos gang. This talented squad from Northern California has a couple of tough games ahead with up and comer Santa Cruz and Los Gatos, who has a win over a former RT Top Twenty team.
15. Sarasota - Florida - 7-1 (14)
An impressive 3-2 win over Lakleland for the Sailors is a good sign that this may be the team to beat come play-off time in the state of Florida.
16. Pleasure Ridge - Kentucky - DNP (17)
Is the weather that bad in Kentucky that they can’t get a game in before the end of this month? They move up because the two Virginia teams lost their home openers.
17. Centennial - California - 7-1 (18)
Three more big wins kept the Golden Hawks in the Top Twenty.
18. Highland Park HS, Texas (15-3) (NR)
The Scots of Dallas have had a great year thus far with Baylor-bound IF Joey Hainsfurther, Arkansas-bound IF Johanthan Perlman, OF Seth Gardner and New Mexico State-bound RHP Travis Jones.
19. Lake Brantley HS, Florida 5-0 (NR)
Florida-recruit Greg Larsen, Central Florida-bound D.J. Hicks, Miami-bound OF Ted Blackman are the stalwarts of this potent offense.
20. Barbe - Louisiana - 13-3 (19)
As we said last week, we have to give credit to the Buccaneers for scheduling so many teams out of state, despite their 3 losses.