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College Baseball Poll - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Monday (March 14, 2011)

ST. FRANCIS (CALIF.) H.S. NO. 1 IN EASTON SPORTS NATIONAL PRE-SEASON POLL

TUCSON , Ariz. — After outscoring opponents 42-5 and recording 5 shutouts, St. Francis High School ( Mountain View , CA ) has been ranked No. 1 in the first regular season Easton High School National Poll.

The Lancers are 8-0 to start the season.

No. 2 is Sumrall , MS (6-1). The Bobcats stumbled in their season opener losing 5-2 to Forrest County Agricultural, but has since bounced back with six straight wins, beating Petal 7-6 and Oak Grove 3-1 and recording two shutouts. In the game against Oak Grove, Luke Lowery threw a complete game with 18 strikeouts. Versus Lumberton , Tyler Simmons threw a no-hitter in five innings for a 14-0 win. He struck out 11.

No. 3 Spanish Fork, UT (2-0) beat Cottonwood , UT , 4-1 in the season opener. Juniors Hayden Nielsen and Kayden Porter combined to strikeout 13. In 15-0 rout of Layton , UT , pitchers Brady Corless and Matt Nelson combined for a one-hitter. Three players went 7-for-7 in the game.

Owasso , OK is No. 4, starting its season with two high scoring games, a 20-2 rout over Grove, OK and 24-0 win over Berryhill , OK . The Rams are 4-1 with one loss to Lake Wales , FL by one run.

Edison ( Huntington Beach , CA ) is No. 5 after starting the season with five straight wins, including an 8-2 victory over Long Beach Wilson.

No. 6 is Chatsworth , CA . The Chancellors won the Easton Showdown tournament after overcoming a five-run deficit to defeat Valencia , 8-5. 3B Ryan Escobar hit a three-run triple in a five-run sixth inning. Chatsworth is 5-0 on the season.

Fort Bend Clements ( Sugar Land , TX ), ranked seventh with a 12-1 record, won 11 straight games to open the season before losing 8-3 to Langham Creek ( Houston , TX ).

Catholic ( Baton Rouge , LA ) is at No. 8 with a 10-1 record. In the season opener, Catholic defeated Barbe, 3-2. Their only loss is to Airline, 10-3. Chris Sciambra (LSU signee) has hit five home runs through the first 11 games of the season.

No. 9 is Ardrey Kell ( Charlotte , NC ). They started the season with six straight wins.

No. 10 Gulliver Prep ( Miami , FL ) has a 9-2 record which includes wins over Archbishop McCarthy, 9-2, Westminster Christian, 11-1, Pope (GA), 8-3 and Parkview (GA), 11-1. Gulliver Prep has a .468 team batting average through 11 games.

Bryant , AR , ranked No. 11, has three straight wins. They have outscored opponents 34-10. Pitcher Dylan Cross has recorded two wins with 10 strikeouts in 10 innings. He’s also hitting .667 with one double and 7 RBI.

No. 12 Pace, FL started with a 6-2 record. Junior SS Addison Russell is hitting .462 with 2 home runs and 12 RBI.

No. 13 Cuthbertson ( Waxhaw , NC ) began with two shutouts, but lost its third game against Weddington, 1-0, in a pitcher’s duel.

Archbishop Mitty ( San Jose , CA ) dropped down to No. 17 after being ranked in the top 10 for the pre-season. Mitty lost the Hazlett Memorial Tournament to Wilcox, 3-0, but came back to defeat Jesuit ( Sacramento , CA) and Elk Grove , CA .  Pitcher Tyler Davis is 2-0. The team has a 4-1-1 record.

No. 19 is Flanagan ( Pembroke Pines , FL ) has a 11-2 record. They are 4-1 in conference play and recently beat three Georgia teams (Columbus, Marist and Wesleyan) at the Jacksonville Tournament of Champions.

No. 20 Hamilton ( Chandler , AZ ) won the Desert Vista Tournament with a 5-1 record and are 7-2 overall. Mitch Nay is hitting .500 with 3 home runs and 14 RBI. Jake Andrews has two victories, both over Mesa Mountain View while Derek Hill threw a one-hit shutout over Perry.

No. 21 Archbishop McCarthy (Southwest Ranches, FL) opened its season with a loss to Gulliver Prep, but currently is on a seven-game win streak.

Weatherford , TX , ranked No. 24, ticked off 13 straight wins before suffering a loss this season. They have posted a 16-3 record.

Bishop Amat ( La Puente , CA ) is No. 25 after dropping its first two games of the season, but coming back with a three-game win streak. They are 3-2, playing a tough schedule.

Pelham , AL , ranked No. 28, won 10 straight games before suffering a loss. They have a 13-4 record. Recently, Pelham dropped two games to Cullman. In the season opener against Hillcrest ( Tuscaloosa , AL ), pitcher Trevor Fitts threw a one-hitter, striking out 12.

Dropping past No. 30 is La Cueva (Albuquerque, NM) 3-2; Rancho (Las Vegas, NV) 2-2; Brenham, TX 9-4-1; Jesuit (Tampa, FL) 7-2; Rockwall-Heath (Heath, TX) 12-2-2; and Carroll (Corpus Christi, TX) 10-4.

Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's
Easton Sports National H.S. Poll
(As of March 13, 2011)
www.baseballnews.com
Rank          School (City/State) 2011 Record
  1. St. Francis (Mountain View, Calif.) 8-0
  2. Sumrall (Sumrall, Miss.) 6-1
  3. Spanish Fork (Spanish Fork, UT) 2-0
  4. Owasso (Owasso, Okla.) 4-1
  5. Edison (Huntington Beach, Calif.) 5-0
  6. Chatsworth (Chatsworth, Calif.) 5-0
  7. Fort Bend Clements (Sugarland, Tex.) 12-1
  8. Catholic (Baton Rouge, La.) 10-1
  9. Ardrey Kell (Charlotte, N.C.) 6-0
10. Gulliver Prep (Miami, Fla.) 9-2
11. Bryant (Bryant, Ark.) 3-0
12. Pace (Pace, Fla.) 6-2
13. Cuthbertson (Waxhaw, N.C.) 2-1
14. Farragut (Knoxville, Tenn.) 0-0
15. Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, NV) 0-0
16. Lawrence Free State (Lawrence, KS) 0-0
17. Archbishop Mitty (San Jose, Calif.) 4-1-1
18. Christian Brothers College (St. Louis, MO) 0-0
19. Flanagan (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) 11-2
20. Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.) 7-2
21. Archbishop McCarthy (Southwest Ranches, Fla.) 9-2
22. Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati, OH) 0-0
23. Buckingham, Browne & Nichols (Cambridge, MA) 0-0
24. Weatherford (Weatherford, Tex.) 16-3
25. Bishop Amat (La Puente, CA) 3-2
26. Harrisburg (Harrisburg, IL) 0-0
27. Millard West (Omaha, NE) 0-0
28. Pelham (Pelham, Ala.) 13-4
29. Bishop Hendricken (Warwick, RI) 0-0
30. Andrean (Merrillville, IN) 0-0

 

 

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