College Baseball Poll - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper
For Immediate Release: Monday (April 12, 2010)
MENCHVILLE H.S. NO. 1 IN EASTON SPORTS COLLEGIATE BASEBALL NEWSPAPER POLL
TUCSON, Ariz. ó The top two teams in the Easton National High School poll remain undefeated.
No.1 Menchville (Newport News. Va.) posted an 8-0 record and is 7-0 in conference play. Junior Deshorn Lake and seniors Austin Chrismon and Hunter Lewis combined for a 6-0 no-hit shutout over Deep Creek. Lake and Chrismon each recorded five strikeouts and Lake (3-0) got the win.
No. 2 Sumrall, Miss. continues its 64-game win streak dating back to the 2008 season. Three of the last seven games have been shutouts. Jackson Posey threw a 7-inning no-hitter in a 6-0 win over Seminary. He had 12 strikeouts and was 3-for-3 at the plate. Luke Lowery threw a complete game shutout in a 9-0 win over 6A Oak Grove. He had 12 strikeouts and allowed only two hits. He also threw a one-hitter with 15 strikeouts in a win over Perry Central.
Moving up to No. 3 is Wando (Mt. Pleasant, SC) with a 16-1 record. The Warriors recently defeated nationally ranked St. Edwards (Lakewood, OH) 8-1 in the Hanahan Invitational Tournament. Drew Cisco threw a complete game with nine strikeouts.
Sarasota, Fla. moved up to the No. 4 spot with an 18-0 mark. They recently won the elite bracket of the Sarasota Baseball Classic defeating nationally ranked Naples, Fla. 9-0.
Walsh Jesuit (Cuyahoga Falls, OH) is No. 5 with six wins to start its season. They have outscored opponents 69-12.
No. 7 Christopher Columbus (Miami, Fla.) is 16-2. The team ERA is 1.69 with seven shutouts while the team batting average is .357 Jesse Pintado is hitting .500 with two home runs and Luis Dequesada has nine homers.
Farragut (Knoxville, TN) is No. 8 and recently won a tournament in Florida. Phillip Pfeifer won the Cy Young award at the tournament after posted 25 strikeouts in 10 innings. Nicky Delmonico was MVP of the tourney, going 11-for-16 at the plate.
Moving into the poll is Heritage (Colleyville, Tex.) at No. 9. They are currently the No. 1 team in Texas 5A baseball with a 23-1-1 record. They are riding a 10 game winning streak.
No. 10 Crespi Carmelite (Encino, Calif.) won the Diamond Sports National Classic tournament by beating El Dorado 2-1. Crespi went through the tournament undefeated.
No. 11 Owasso, Okla. won its Nike/Pro Nine Tournament, bringing its record to 19-3. Junior RHP Dylan Bundy capped off the week with a 17 strikeouts performance against Roff H.S. in the championship game of the tourney.
Bellaire, Tex. is No. 12 and is currently undefeated at 9-0 in district play. In an 11-0 win over Carnagie recently, Kyle Chaskin threw a perfect game. The Cardinals are looking to claim their 17th regular season championship in the last 20 years.
No. 14 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, NV) played in two tournaments in the past two weeks. They won their Easter Classic, defeating Newbury Park, Calif. 10-1 for the title. RHP Cory Welch threw a two-hitter and struck out nine. The Gaels have a seven game win streak.
Pelham, Ala. is No. 15 and has an area record of 8-0 heading into the state playoffs later in the week. In a 15-5 win over Hoover, Andrew Bishop belted his 10th homer of the season to tie a single season school record. Bishop is batting .443 with 45 runs scored, 10 doubles, 10 home runs, 46 RBI and 19 stolen bases. Michael Bishop now has 64 career stolen bases which is a school record. Leading the pitching staff are a trio of players in Trevor Fitts (10-0, 3 saves, 0.66 ERA, 6 shutouts, a school record, 117 K, a school record, 64 IP), Trae Santos (8-0, 0.84 ERA, 4 shutouts, 73 K, 50 IP) and Tripp Martin (6-0, 1.58 ERA, 53 K, 40 IP).
No. 16 Germantown Academy (Fort Washington, PA) only has one loss against Neuman Goretti, 5-3. Sean Coyle leads the team with a .486 batting average, three home runs and 21 RBI. In a game against Perkiomen School, he hit a home run that cleared the outfield fence and a three story building. The base of the building is approximately 400 feet from home plate, according to Coach John Duffy. The ball traveled an estimated 450 feet.
Snow has cut into No. 17 Spanish Forkís (Utah) schedule. They are 11-1 and won its their two playable games in the last two weeks, 23-0 vs. Salem Hill and 11-0 vs. Uintah.
Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.) moves up to No. 18. They won the Big League Dugout National Invitation by defeating Rocky Mountain (Colo.) 7-6 in the title game.
George Washington (N.Y.) moved up to No. 19. They recently won the Holiday Tournament going undefeated at 7-0. Mike Antonio won the batting title and Nelson Rodriguez was the tournamentís MVP.
Jumping into the poll at No. 20 is Archbishop Mitty (San Jose, Calif.). They have posted only one loss in 18 games and are one of the top teams in northern California.
No. 21 Canyon del Oro (Tucson, Ariz.) has been trouncing its opponents this season. In the last four games, they have outscored opponents 77-8.
Rocky Mountain (Fort Collins, CO) dropped to No. 22. Due to bad weather, the team ended up opening its season in an Arizona tournament. They came in second place and return home to start their regular season.
No. 23 Boston College H.S. (Boston, Mass.) won its first two games of the season. RHP Don Murray won his first game, throwing five innings and allowing no runs on five hits with four strikeouts.
No. 25 is McAllen, Tex. with a 22-1-1 record.
Lexington Catholic, Ky. dropped to No. 27 after losing to a duo of Florida teams in the Sarasota Baseball Classic. They are still ranked No. 1 in Kentucky.
No. 28 Lawrence Free State, Kan. has outscored opponents 43-12 and lost only one game by one run. The pitching staff has a 1.68 team ERA.
La Cueva (Albuquerque, NM) is back in the poll at No. 30. The Bears are on a 15 game winning streak and have outscored opponents 169 to 32 in their last 12 games.
Dropped from the poll are Roswell, GA. 12-4 (they have lost several key players due to injuries), Socorro (El Paso, Tex.) 18-4 (went on a losing streak), Naples, Fla. 14-4 and St. Edwards (Lakewood, OH) 4-3.
NEXT POLL: April 26, 2010