College Baseball Poll - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper
For Immediate Release: Tuesday (June 8, 2004)
LA CUEVA H.S. NO. 1 IN EASTON SPORTS COLLEGIATE BASEBALL NEWSPAPER (www.baseballnews.com) POLL
TUCSON, Ariz. — La Cueva High School (Albuquerque, N.M.) has been ranked No. 1 for the sixth straight Easton Sports National High School poll.
The Bears finished their season at 28-0 in capturing the New Mexico 5A state championship. La Cueva has compiled a state record 58-game winning streak which stretches back to the semi-finals of the 2002 New Mexico state championship. Carlsbad H.S. won that contest, 6-5.
According to the 2003 National High School Record Book, La Cueva needs 11 consecutive wins next season to break the national mark of 68 set by Archbishop Malloy (Briarwood, N.Y.) from 1963-66.
Following in the No. 2 spot is Chatsworth (Chatsworth, Calif.) which completed its season with a perfect 35-0 record. Chatsworth won the CIF Los Angeles City Section title by defeating San Pedro, 7-1. The Chancellors have strung together 50 straight victories, one of the longest win streaks in California high school baseball history, and two consecutive City Section titles. Jason Dominguez threw a complete game in the championship game victory and improved his record to 13-0 for the season.
POLL NOTES: No. 3 Moody (Corpus Christi, Tex.) is playing in the final games for the Texas state championships as is No. 4 Edwardsville, which is vying for the Illinois title.
No. 5 Farragut (Knoxville, Tenn.) finished as state champions for the second year in a row, defeating Knoxville Halls, 3-1 for the Tennessee Class AA title.
Germantown Academy (Ft. Washington, Penn.) moved up to No. 7 after completing its season as the Pennsylvania Independent Schools state champs. They had a 24 game win streak at the end of the season and defeated Perkiomen School, 8-0 in the final. RHP Joe Matteo threw a complete game two-hitter with 13 strikeouts.
No. 8 Owasso captured the Oklahoma 6A title by beating Edmond North, 11-1. Owasso had a 23 game win streak.
Nova (Davie, Fla.) was down in the Florida state polls by the end of the season, but they went all the way to the state 5A finals, capturing the title after beating top-ranked Wolfson (Jacksonville, Fla.), 6-3. Nova improved to the No. 9 spot in the Easton poll.
No. 11 George Washington is preparing to face James Monroe in the New York City Public School Athletic League championships this weekend. George Washington edged Tottenville, 5-4, on the way to the championship game.
Reno (Nev.) jumped to No. 12 after capturing its state title. Bishop Hendricken is No. 15 with an overall record of 24-4. The Hawks are 20-0 in the Rhode Island polls because only certain games are counted for rankings in that state. State finals won't begin until next week.
No. 20 Archbishop Moeller took the Ohio Division I championship after defeating Mentor, 6-2. No. 21 Cypress Bay is the Florida 6A champs and No. 25 Gulliver Prep beat Penn Catholic 4-2 for the Florida 3A championships.
No. 23 Goddard High School took the Kansas 6A title after defeating Lawrence Free State, 5-4. No. 24 J.H. Rose is heading into the North Carolina state championship final with a 20 game win streak. They will meet Charlotte Independence for the title game.
No. 27 Brownsburg (Indiana) captured its sectional championship and is heading into the state tournament. Mission Bay is No. 28 after winning the San Diego Section Division III title.