Monday, May 5, 2008
Little Change In The Polls
1. American Heritage - Florida – 27-2 (1)
The play-offs are underway and the Pats are 4-0, outscoring their opponents 39-7 in the process. Joey Belviso is paving the way with a .507 BA and a Florida leading 15 HR’s. All American Eric Hosmer is right behind him with a .487 BA and 11 HR’s as is Deven Marrerro at .473 and 8 HR’s.
2. Don Bosco Prep - New Jersey – 16-0 (2)
This team could be number one if it weren’t for the hot American Heritage team. Don Bosco Prep played yesterday vs Mamaroneck H.S. (N.Y.), ranked #5 in New York state polls and won 7-0. Mike Dennhardt 6-0 (Boston College) gets the win. Don Bosco Prep moves to 16-0 and has scored over 187 runs and allowed only 13 in their 16 games this season.
3. Bishop Gorman HS - Nevada – 33-2 (4)
The Gaels demolished Bonanza, Clark and Durango and move up a spot to the top three. Jeff Malm and Joey Rickard are tearing it up with a .582 and .528 BA respectively. Joey’s brother John is not doing too bad either, with a .448 BA and is tied with his brother with 9 HR’s.
4. Plano West –Texas- 30-0 (15)
The Wolves cruised past their first two state play-off games against South Garland and are off to the next round. Jason Coats and Kale Kiser pace a solid offensive attack while Ben Flora and Drew Johnson have 8 wins a piece on the mound.
5. Los Alamitos-California - 22-3 (NR)
The Griffins took over the top spot in the California state poll with big wins in a home and home vs. Newport Harbor. Beau Wright is the mainstay on the mound at 8-0 with an other worldly 85 strike-outs in 56 innings pitched.
6. Crespi Carmelite College Prep – 20-5 California (6)
The Celts easily take a home and home from Alemany HS and stay put in our top 10. Tyler Johnson is 8-0 and one of the reasons for their success.
7. Owasso High School-Oklahoma 33-3 (7)
Sapulpa and Claremore were the last two wins and games of the regular season as the Rams gear up for the play-offs.
8. Brookwood - Georgia - 21-1 (NR)
The Broncos are the number one in team in the state of Georgia and they are on everyones mind right now as the state play-offs start soon.
9. Alvin HS - Texas – 27-3 (9)
The alma mater of Nolan Ryan is gearing up for the play-offs this week. They remain in our top ten after a victory over Clear Lake.
10. Seminole (Seminole, Fla.) 25-1 (10)
Another Florida powerhouse gearing up for bragging rights in the state when the districts start this week.
11. Moody High School – Texas – 27-3 (11)
This week will be the test for all Texas teams to find out who the true Lone Star in the baseball world will be. Moody looks to make a big impact.
12. Atascocita-Texas- 26-3 (13)
Lee and Northshore HS’s were no match for the high flying Eagles. Play-offs start for them this week too. Wish we could be there to watch some of these games.
13. Dunedin High School – Florida – 21-5 (NR)
The Falcons knocked off previously ranked Plant HS in the state play-offs. This is a time to get hot and they picked a good time to play their best.
14. Farragut -Tenn.-30-2 (14)
They beat Morristown and Maryville to round out the regular season. Now it is time for the play-offs.
15. Sarasota - Florida – 20-3 (4)
The Sailors beat Lakeland once in the Regionals but lose to Lakeland 6-5 in the districts and drop.
16. St Johns College Prep –Washington DC - 19-6 (NR)
We are swapping teams due to a showdown between Paul IV and the Cadets of our nations Capital. St. Johns came out on top 3-2. With as much talent as this teams has, it’s hard for us to keep them out of the polls. It’s our hunch that the Cadets will make a long journey into the play-offs.
17. Barbe - Louisiana – 28-6 (17)
They win their first round play-of game vs. West Jefferson and hope to repeat as state champs.
18. Aptos HS - California – 19-3 (19)
The Mariners beat St. Francis and San Lorenzo Valley and head to the play-offs. They also move up one spot.
19. Opelika (Opelika, Ala.) 36-2 (18)
The Bulldogs split with McGill-Toolen and move down a spot. Two more league games until the play-offs for the Dogs.
20. Calallen – Texas- 33-1 (NR)
Flour Bluff an Brenham were the last two games of the year before play-offs and the Wildcats downed them. Roland Resendez leads the offensive attack with a .500 BA. Logan Verett, Deek Hagy, Kris Guerrero, Jeramie Marek, Skyler Hoelscher and Patrick Fraiser are all batting well over .400.