College Baseball Poll - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper
For Immediate Release: Tuesday (April 27, 2010)
WALSH JESUIT H.S. NO. 1 IN EASTON SPORTS COLLEGIATE BASEBALL NEWSPAPER POLL
TUCSON, Ariz. ó Walsh Jesuit H.S. (Cuyahoga Falls, OH) has moved up to the No. 1 spot in the latest Easton Sports National High School poll with a spotless 14-0 record.
With three strong pitchers in RHP Tyler Skulina, RHP Greg Greve and RHP Johnny Fasola, all NCAA Division I recruits, the Warriors have been dominating opponents. In addition, the teamís offense has been superb. In a game against Garrettsville Garfield, Fasola hit his fifth homer of the year while Alex Szymborski hit a grand slam. Against Garfield Heights Trinity, Patrick Ammar belted two home runs which were his third and fourth of the season.
Menchville (Newport News, Va.), which held the No. 1 spot since the pre-season, suffered its first setback of the season in a 13-5 loss to Woodside H.S. and dropped to No. 2 in the poll. That game was pitcher Austin Chrismonís first loss as a varsity player. The Monarchs regrouped to pull off a 3-1 win in nine innings against Kecoughtan and improved to 12-1 and 11-1 in the Peninsula District. Junior pitcher Deshorn Lake is 5-0 on the season.
Sumrall, Miss. dropped to No. 3 after losing its first game of the season as its winning streak was stopped at 67. Recently Tyler Simmons threw a five-inning no-hitter against Lumberton, 10-0. Jackson Posey is 9-0 with a 1.09 ERA. He also is batting .549 with 51 RBI, and Chase Lewallen is hitting .547. The team batting average is .420 and team ERA is 1.43.
Wando (Mt. Pleasant, S.C.) also fell a spot to No. 4. Wando wrapped up its regular season with a 22-1 record, losing a one-run contest against Grassfield, VA in a tournament game. They are now headed into the district and state playoffs.
No. 5 Heritage (Colleyville, Tex.) has survived a couple of close calls this season, but clinched its second consecutive district championship. The Panthers have put up some strong numbers this season. In the teamís first 27 games, the pitching staff posted a 2.48 ERA with 156 strikeouts in 172 innings. The team batting average was .348. Senior RHP Austin Kubitza was 7-0 with a 1.46 ERA, 59 strikeouts in 48 innings.
No. 6 Bishop Amat (La Puente, Calif.) was ranked No. 1 in southern California. They recently had two shutouts against Cantwell-Sacred Heart, 13-0 and 22-0 and beat Loyola, 5-1.
Archbishop Mitty (San Jose, Calif.) moves up to No. 7. The Monarchs defeated Serra (San Mateo, Calif.), 5-1. They won a pair of West Catholic Athletic League contests against Valley Christian, 5-1 and Sacred Heart Cathedral, 12-2. Tyler Davis threw a three-hitter against Valley Christian.
No. 8 Rockwall-Heath, Tex. is undefeated with a 31-0 record. The Hawks are favored to win the Texas District 10-4A championship and move on to the state tournament. In their 31st win of the season, the Hawks demolished R.L. Turner, 16-1. They collected 20 hits.
Pace, Fla. is No. 9 and has posted a 23-2 record. They have won 18 games in a row and are hitting .372 as a team. Top hitters for the team include Addison Russell (.552, 9 HR, 32 RBI), C.T. Bradford (.474, 11 2B, 21 RBI) and Josh Reeves (.406, 17 RBI).
Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.) is No. 10. The Gaels are 24-3 with an 11-0 Southwest Division record after defeated Sierra Vista, 6-5, who previously was undefeated in the division. Gorman has won 15 straight games. Johnny Field and Joey Gallo both have 10 home runs, and the Gaels have hit 54 home runs on the season.
No. 11 is Pelham, Ala. They won in the first round of the state playoffs against Hillcrest and captured its first game of the second round against Spain Park. Andrew Bishop hit his 11th home run of the season and has 52 RBI, both new school records. Trevor Fitts is 12-0 with 3 saves, 12 complete games, 7 shutouts, 0.63 ERA, 136 strikeouts in 78 innings.
No. 12 Sarasota, Fla. suffered three losses in the past couple of weeks but still retained a top ranking in their state.
St. Rita (Chicago, IL) is No. 13 with a 17-3 record for the season. They are averaging 12 runs a game and have hit 30 home runs so far. Joey Filomeno has belted 9 homers.
No. 15 Farragut (Knoxville, Tenn.) has been rolling with a 27-4 record. C Ethan Bennett hit his 19th home run of the season while Nicky Delmonico is batting .530 with 11 homers. Phillip Pfeifer has a 9-0 record.
Heading into the final week of regular season play, Owasso, Okla. is ranked No. 16. Dylan Bundy struck out 18 in a game against Tulsa Memorial. Ryan Wilson leads the team with 12 home runs.
No. 17 Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.) has been trouncing most of its opponents. Leading the pitching staff are Jake Andrews (9-1, 2.34 ERA) and Zak Johnson (8-0, 1.75 ERA). At the plate, Jorge Flores is .500 with 22 stolen bases and Ryan Casillas is .438 with 8 home runs and 31 RBI.
Spanish Fork, Utah is No. 18 with a 14-1 record. Adam Duke threw a perfect game against Salem Hills and came within two outs of back-to-back perfect games against Uintah. He has posted a 6-0 record with a 0.93 ERA, 57 strikeouts, 6 walks in 30 innings.
No. 19 Germantown Academy (Fort Washington, PA) recently outscored its opponents 49-9 over six games. In an 11 innings against Malvern Prep, Germantown managed to win the game with a two out, two strike single by Greg Guers to win 3-2. Keenan Kish pitched 10 of the innings, striking out 9, walking none in 108 pitches. Sean Coyle tied the game with a 400-foot home run to centerfield, sending it into extra innings.
No. 21 McAllen, Tex. managed to stay undefeated in District 30-5A with an 3-0 win over La Joya, Tex. Alexis Garza allowed only two hits in 5 1/3 innings while striking out 11.
Canyon del Oro (Tucson, Ariz.) is No. 22 and still trouncing on most of its opponents; however, the Dorados recently lost to Catalina Foothills (Tucson, Ariz.) 8-0.
No. 23 Rocky Mountain (Fort Collins, Colo.) has outscored its opponent 133-38 so far. The team is hitting .422.
Jumping into the poll at No. 26 is James Monroe (Bronx, NY). They beat George Washington, 8-7 for the seventh straight time. They also won their tournament, going undefeated in seven games. Jesus Vasquez and Jesus Brito each have six wins and Ricardo Parra has 5, all have over 40 strikeouts for the season. Leading the offense are Melvin Garcia (8 2B, 6 HR, 26 RBI, 20 SB), Wander Almonte (9 2B, 7 HR, 35 RBI), and Frailyn Paez (11 2B, 32 RBI).
No. 28 La Cueva (Albuquerque, NM) has extended its win streak to 20 games for the season. Ryan Padilla has allowed only two earned runs in his last 22 innings and has 3 total for the season. He has struck out 28.
No. 30 Millard West (Omaha, Neb.) has risen to No. 1 in its state. In a recent five games stretch, they won all games and outscored their opponents 68-3. The team is hitting .390 and is led by Brett Bass (.531, 20 RBI, 31 runs, 24 SB).
Dropped from the top 30 was George Washington, N.Y. (27-4), Boston College High School (Mass.), Norman Thomas, N.Y. (18-3-1), American Heritage, Fla. (21-5-1), Lawrence Free State, Kan. (10-2), Christopher Columbus, Fla.
NEXT POLL: May 10, 2010