Monday, April 21, 2008
Bishop Gorman Checks into First
1. Bishop Gorman HS - Nevada – 28-1 (2)
The Gaels scored 63 runs and allowed 13 in their last three games. The Gael force offense is proving it’s pre-season high ranking was well deserved. How would you like to be an opposing pitcher against these five players…Jeff Malm-55 hits, 53 RBI’s, 6HR’s, .585 avg…Joey Rickard-47 hits, 33 RBI’s, 7HR’s, .553 avg….Neil Lawhorn-29 hits, 29 RBI’s, .468 avg…John Rickard, 34 hits, 45 RBI’s, 8 HR’s, .442 avg…Brandon Garcia-32 hits, 39 RBI’s, 8 HR’s, .410 avg. Scary good! The team BA is .436…That’s insane!
2. American Heritage - Florida – 23-2 (5)
Pompano, Everglades and Westwood were no match for the Patriots…and we mean no match. The Pats outscored them 36-3. Joey Belviso continues to be hot with a .516 BA and 14 HR’s. Also going yard with frequency are Eric Hosmer with 9 HR’s, Eric Acevedo with 9HR’s and Deven Marrera with 8 HR’s.
3. Don Bosco Prep - New Jersey – 9-0 (6)
Don Bosco Prep played Cranford H.S. (NJ) and won yesterday 10-0. Game was stopped after 6 innings. Mike Dennhardt (4-0)(Boston College) got the win. Sam Cerbo (Delaware) HR. Don Bosco moves to 9-0 scoring 121 runs vs 7 against. Earlier in the week, the Prepsters clobbered Hackensack, N.J. 12-1. Tim O'Sullivan (Quinnipiac) got the win. Brett Knief had a HR.
4. Sarasota - Florida – 18-2 (7)
The Sailors are on a huge roll as they beat Manatee and Venice to move up in the polls. They have won 11 in a row and are poised to start the sectionals as a very high seed soon.
5. Lake Brantley HS, Florida 23-1 (5)
They had to lose at some point and University schooled them 6-2, but the Patriots still had a 23 game streak going and that’s good enough to stay put this week.
6. Crespi Carmelite College Prep – 16-5 California (8)
They rebound from a tough loss and go to North Hollywood and play like stars vs. Harvard of Westlake. For that, they move up in the polls again and we think they can stay there.
7. Owasso High School-Oklahoma 22-2 (1)
Broken Arrow broke the Rams streak…twice. Nevertheless, Coach Larry Turners team had 21 straight wins and had a huge target on their back…They drop towards the bottom of the Top ten, but not out.
8. Orange Lutheran – California 17-3 (4)
The Lancers were cruising along with a 5 game winning streak and then…laid a huge orange colored egg with a 11-0 loss to Servite. That’s baseball. Conference games are usually tough and mean different things for different teams. After taking two from Servite earlier in the year…they couldn’t take the sweep and drop a bit in our poll.
9. Alvin HS - Texas – 24-3 (12)
Although Atascocita is ranked ahead of the Yellowjackets in a local Texas poll, Alvin has an equal record AND a 5 game win streak. Coach Mike Rogers has this team focused and playing great ball right now as they crack our top 10.
10. Aptos HS - California – 19-3 (16)
The Mariners outscored their opponent 35-3 and move into our Top 10 this week. They have won 6 in a row and are one of the teams are a favorite to win the Central Coast Section this year.
11. Seminole (Seminole, Fla.) 23-1 (nr)
They lost their last game, but are the favorite to win their district. Seminole's Jay Taylor is first on the team in batting average (.458) and second in RBIs (21) and home runs (three). The Warhawks have advanced to the region tournament nine times since 1999.
12. Moody High School – Texas - 22-0 (16)
Rockport and Gregory HS are the latest to fall to the mighty Trojans. They are one of the few unbeaten teams in Texas and one of the toughest, despite the e-mails we receive from other teams.
13. Atascocita-Texas- 26-3 (nr)
We were getting tons of e-mails complaining that the Eagles weren’t in our Top Twenty and then they lose to Sterling 4-1. They are 26-3 and we are impressed with that, so we’ll put them in our poll this week.
14. Plant High School – Florida – 21-3 (9)
They lose to Sickles and move down in our poll.
15. Poway – California – 16-3 (11)
Poway splits with Rancho Bernardo and moves down in our poll.
16. Farragut -Tenn.-23-0 (nr)
The have cruised through their schedule and the Admirals latest victims were Maryville, Heritage and Lenoir. Led by University of Tennessee bound RHP Matt Ramsey, their perfect record gives them some exposure in our Poll too.
17. Barbe - Louisiana – 24-5 (15)
How can you beat a team 23-5 one game and lose 6-5 the next? Can you spell revenge? Acadania did just that and avenged a romping and the Buccaneers move down a notch.
18. Jupiter - Florida - 21-4 (19)
we gave the one more week to right their losing ways and they responded with four straight wins…a 14-2 beat down at Suncoast and a tough 5-3 victory over West Boca.
19. Calvert Hall HS – Maryland- 16-4 (NR)
They seem to have found their way after a disastrous California trip. They beat previously ranked St Johns 3-2 and destroy Gillman to crack our poll for the second time.
20.Grossmont HS - California - 14-5 (20)
West Hills and Santana (twice) were no match and Grossmont stays right where they were last week.