Monday, June 9, 2008
Final Top Twenty Poll
1. American Heritage - Florida
We aleady named this team our national team of the year. They had the number three MLB overall pick in Eric Hosmer as well as two other in Adrian Nieto an Joey Belviso chosen in the later rounds. They compete in one of the toughest conferences in a baseball rich state. Congratulations American Heritage.
2. Don Bosco Prep H.S. - New Jersey
DBP won the New Jersey State Championship this weekend vs Christian Brothers Academy, beating them 5-4, Eric Pfisterer (Duke) got the win. The game was played in temperatures between 100 and 102 degrees. This caps off an undefeated season at 33-0! Last week DBP won the Bergen County Tournament for the 3rd consecutive year which has never occured before and the first Bergen County Team to win a NJ State Championship undefeated since 1950, when Hackensack went 17-0. Like American Heritage, Don Bosco Prep had 3 players drafted this past week, all 3 players choosing to attend college rather than sign and play minor league ball. Congrats DBP!
3. Bishop Gorman - Las Vegas 41-3
Season complete. Gaels won Class 4A state championship and played schedule that included numerous out-of-state opponents.
4. Owasso - Oklahoma 35-3
Season complete. Rams won Class 6A state title.
5. Brookwood - Georgia 34-3
The Broncos captured their first state title in 22 years by taking the first two against Walton. The Broncos deep line-up scored six-run second inning to support six solid pitching innings by Alex Beebe in the final game. Great job Brookwood.
6. Farragut - Tennessee 43-3
Season is over. They are State Class AAA champions.
7. Lake Brantley - Florida 30-4
Season complete. State Class 6A champion.
8. Poway - California 31-6
It took four wins in one week to earn the CIF San Diego Section Div. I title and that means a lot to us in this tough baseball town. They defeated La Costa Canyon of Carlsbad, 8-3, to win the championship.
9. George Washington - New York 42-2
GW has had as strong a showing of any Northeastern team we have seen with 42 strong wins.
10. St. Albans - Washington, D.C. 32-2
There were other teams in the DC area that got more pre-season publicity like St Johns, but St. Albans reigns supreme in the capital city. St. Albans defeated Wilson, 6-1, in the finals. Junior Matt Bowman struck out 12 vs. Wilson.
11. Bishop Kenny - Florida 28-4
Season's over and they're State Class 4A champion.
12. Dunedin High School – Florida – 26-5 (12)
13. Notre Dame - California 27-4
There are no state titles in California. It would take months to play out all of the section winners. Nevertheless, there are so many incredibly talented teams in California and many of these separate section champs deserve national recognition. The Knights topped South Hills of Covina, 5-2, to win their title.
14. Pleasure Ridge Park - Kentucky 33-4
Zack Cox had it going both ways, on the mound and in the batter's box, as he sparked the host Pleasure Ridge Park baseball team to a 5-0 victory over Anderson County this weekend in Game 1 of their Semistate Four series. They are ranked number one in the state and a final number 14 in our polls. We will post their results later in the week. Cox, a senior right-hander, struck out 13 batters and pitched his second no-hitter of the season and the third of his career while pacing the Panthers to victory in the best-of three series.
15. Dunedin - Florida 27-6
Season complete. State Class 5A champion.
16. South Fork - Floida 27-6
Season complete. State Class 5A runnerup, but a geat team nevetheless.
17. Valley Christian HS - California 27-6
The Warriors of San Jose win another tough section in a final four of their own conference foes. Bay Area Player of the Year pitcher/outfielder Jonathon Hughes pitched the final two innings to secure the win and the second successive section title for VC.
18. Rose - North Carolina 28-3
The Rampants...what a name!!! Well these guys won another state title their fifth in the last 11 years. Patrick Roy was the star by tripling in the first run in the seventh and scored the winner on a Gray Garner single. Rose ended the season with a lucky 13 straight wins.
19. Bartlett - Tennessee 35-5
Season complete. State Class AAA runnerup.
20. Barbe Louisiana 35-7
Season complete. State Class 5A champion again.