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For Immediate Release: Monday (May 23, 2011)
BROKEN ARROW (OKLA.) H.S. NO. 1 IN EASTON SPORTS NATIONAL POLL
TUCSON, Ariz. — Broken Arrow High School (Broken Arrow, OK) moved into the No. 1 position in the Easton Sports High School National Poll after defeating Owasso H.S. in the Oklahoma 6A state title game.
With Broken Arrow’s ace Archie Bradley on the hill, the Tigers blanked the Rams, 4-0. Bradley struck out 14 and allowed only two hits in the complete game effort. The expected matchup between projected first-round pro draft picks Bradley and Owasso’s Dylan Bundy did not happen in the championship game. Bundy pitched seven innings in a 6-1 win over Sand Springs in the semi-finals.
On offense, Broken Arrow’s Tyler Kruse belted a home run in the second inning to put the first run on the board. Mak Moncton and Tyler McKinzie each homered in the sixth inning. Nick Pettus added a double and scored on an error. This was Broken Arrows first state championship since 1991.
No. 2 Edison (Huntington Beach, CA) defeated Corona Santiago, 11-0, in the Southern Section Division 1 playoff opener and improved to 24-3. Henry Owens (12-0) threw a no-hitter in the game, striking out 12 and walking one. It was his first no-hitter since his sophomore season.
No. 3 Spanish Fork, UT finished 10-0 in league play and won the first two rounds of the state tournament. They defeated Bountiful, 13-0 and Timpanogos, 4-2. As a team, the Dons are batting .390 with a 1.50 team ERA.
Owasso, OK slipped to No. 4. The loss in the state title game broke a 33-game winning streak for the Rams.
Fort Bend Clements (Sugarland, TX) is No. 5 with a 33-3 record. Clements defeated Clear Springs to win the 5A Regional quarterfinal playoffs and advanced in the state tournament. Beau Dahlman threw seven shutout innings for a 2-0 victory.
No. 6 Maize, KS completed its regular season undefeated and has two wins in the regionals, defeating Garden City 23-0 and Hutchinson, 11-0. Gage Byers (7-0) threw a six-inning no-hitter against Hutchinson. The team was hitting .452 and has a 1.08 team ERA.
No. 7 Archbishop McCarthy (Southwest Ranches, FL) defeated Wakulla, 4-2 in the 4A Florida state semi-finals and advances to the championship game against Tampa Jesuit. Joe Brizuela hit a three-run blast in the sixth inning to push the Mavericks ahead in the game. He came to the mound in the seventh to strike out the side for the win.
Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, NJ) is No. 8 and remains undefeated at 21-0. In recent games, George Iskendarian belted a three-run homer while Grant Van Orden went 3-for-4 with a triple in an 11-8 win over Pope John XXIII (Sparta, NJ). Joe Purritano hit a three-run homer in a 7-3 win over DePaul.
No. 9 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, NV) won its sixth straight Nevada 4A state title with a 10-0 win over Green Valley. The Gaels scored six runs in the first inning and Evan Dunn threw a four-hitter to win the game. The game was stopped after the fifth inning due to the mercy rule. Dunn struck out six in the contest.
No. 10 Buchanan (Clovis, CA) advances to the third round of the Central Section Division I championships after a 9-4 win over Bullard.
Brenham, TX is No. 11 and has advanced to the regional semi-finals. Eric Stegent threw a no-hitter in a 7-0 win over Port Neeches-Groves while Ty Schlottmann struck out 13 batters in an 8-1 win over Willis.
Mater Dei (Santa Ana, CA) is No. 12 and ranked second in Orange County behind Edison. They defeated Temecula Valley 11-1 in the first round of the Southern Section Division I playoffs.
No. 13 St. Louis University HS, MO is undefeated at 23-0. The team recently defeated Ritenour, 18-8 for the district championship and will face Hazelwood Central in a Missouri 4A sectional game.
No. 14 Grand Street Campus (Brooklyn, NY) recently defeated James Madison, 11-1 to improve their record to 14-1.
Archbishop Mitty (San Jose, CA) is No. 15 and advances to the section semi-finals after beating Milpitas, 8-1 and Valley Christian, 3-2.
No. 16 Sumrall, MS captured its fourth consecutive 3A state championship by defeating Mooreville, 8-0. The Bobcats join North Forrest and West Lauderdale as the only teams in Mississippi state history to win four consecutive state championships. Luke Lowery threw a no-hitter, striking out 11. Sumrall won the first game of the series, 6-2.
No. 17 Mountain Pointe (Phoenix, AZ) defeated Hamilton, 7-6 for the Arizona 5A Division I championship. Jordan Kipper hit a line drive to score Scott Kingery for the win. Hamilton earlier knocked out previously ranked Mesquite to make it to the title game.
La Cueva (Albuquerque, NM) is No. 18. The Bears ended the season with a 16-game win streak and defeated Volcano Vista, 11-10 for the New Mexico 5A state title. The Bears squandered a 10-5 lead in the top of the seventh, but came back to tie the game in the bottom of the inning. In the eighth, Ryan Padilla blasted a 2-strike pitch off the wall in center field to score Reece Lucero for the winning run. This was La Cueva's second title in a row.
No. 19 Bishop Amat (La Puente, CA) heads into the second round of their sectional play and will be facing St. Bonaventure.
No. 20 Ardrey Kell (Charlotte, NC) has three playoff wins to advance in the state tournament.
No. 21 JSerra Catholic (San Juan Capistrano, CA) won its first playoff game against Great Oak, 1-0.
Jesuit (New Orleans, LA) is No. 22 after winning the Louisiana 5A state championship. Jesuit beat nationally ranked Catholic, 5-4. The Blue Jays scored all five of their runs in the first inning.
Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati, OH) is No. 23 as they head into the regional tournament. Junior Brian Burkhart (5-0) picked up wins in the last two weeks against Elder, 4-1, Badin, 13-2, and Milford, 3-0. He threw a complete game against Milford, allowing just one hit.
No. 24 Madison Central, MS, which was ranked throughout the season, was eliminated by Tupelo in the semi-finals of the state tournament. Tupelo later fell to Petal (24-12) which won the state title.
No. 25 Catholic (Baton Rouge, LA) fell to Jesuit in the state title game, ending its season at 31-4.
No. 26 Flanagan (Pembroke Pines, FL) lost in the regional finals to Park Vista, 7-6. Junior 3B Andres Sanchez set a Broward County record for home runs in a season with 17 and broke the school record for RBI in a season with 51.
No. 27 Sierra Vista (Las Vegas, NV) was eliminated from the state tournament and ended the season 34-4.
No. 28 Pace, FL lost the first game of the final four in the state playoffs by West Boca Raton, 1-0.
No. 29 Providence (Charlotte, NC) was eliminated by Northwest Guilford, 5-3 in the second round of the state playoffs.
No. 30 Cuthbertson (Waxhaw, NC) lost to East Davidson in the second round of the state tournament.
Dropped from the poll were Bryant, AR (23-8), The Woodlands, TX (28-7-2), Sharyland, TX (28-2), St. Francis, CA (24-6), Mesquite, AZ (29-6), Wayne County, GA (26-3) and Bishop Hendricken, RI (15-4).
The next Easton High School National poll will be June 7.