College Baseball Poll -
Collegiate Baseball Newspaper
For Immediate Release: Monday (June 6, 2011)
BROKEN ARROW (OKLA.) H.S. NO. 1 IN EASTON SPORTS NATIONAL POLL
TUCSON, Ariz. — Broken Arrow, OK (36-2) remains as the No. 1 team in the Easton Sports National High School poll, having captured that spot after defeating Owasso, OK, which had the top spot for a couple of weeks.
No. 2 Spanish Fork, UT concluded its season by winning its third consecutive state championship. They came through the losers’ bracket after being upset by Snow Canyon in the quarter finals. Ultimately the Dons came back to defeat Snow Canyon twice, 12-5 and 9-0 for the title. Kayden Porter hit three home runs in the first game to force the second game.
Maize, KS is No. 3 finishing its season undefeated at 25-0. Maize defeated Blue Valley West, 10-0 for the Kansas 6A state championship. Craig Nicks threw the shutout.
No. 4 Buchanan (Clovis, CA) completed its season with 9-3 win over Centennial for the CIF Central Section Division I championship. Junior pitcher Dominic Topoozian pitched the title game for his 11th win while Matt Krick went 3-for-3 with 3 RBI. It was the Bears fourth sectional title in seven years.
Archbishop McCarthy (Southwest Ranches, FL) defeated Tampa Jesuit, 4-1 and are ranked No. 5. Alex Fernandez belted a three-run homer to help win the game. Fernandez was the starting pitcher and got relief help from Nick Travieso and Jose Brizuela.
No. 6 Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, NJ) captured the Bergen County championship by defeating Ramapo, 13-8. They had 25 straight wins through the season.
Bishop Amat (La Puente, CA) defeated Palm Desert, 7-0 for the CIF Southern Section Division 4 championship and No. 7 ranking. Rio Ruiz belted a two-run homer, Jay Anderson hit a two-run triple while Daniel Zamora threw 6 2/3 innings of scoreless pitching.
No. 8 Owasso, OK is the runners-up in Oklahoma’s 6A division, finishing their season 37-3.
No. 9 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, NV) won its sixth straight Nevada 4A state title with a 10-0 win over Green Valley.
Brenham, TX is No. 10 and advances in the Texas 4A state championship. The Cubs will play Wichita Falls Rider in the state semi-finals. They won two of three games to eliminate Magnolia. Jesse Baker has 18 RBI in 10 play-off games.
No. 11 Alonso (Tampa, FL) won their second title in three years, beating Deltona, 12-7.
Brazoswood (Clute, TX), ranked No. 12, swept Houston Memorial, 8-6 and 12-5 to advance in the Texas 5A tournament and will face Klein. Dalton Perry went 6-for-7 with 7 RBI and a grand slam in the series.
No. 17 Holly Springs, NC won its first 4A state championship by sweeping T.C. Roberson, 4-0 and 11-5. The Golden Hawks had back-to-back big innings, scoring five-runs in the fourth and six in the fifth to put the game away.
No. 18 Francis Howell (St. Charles, MO) won its second Missouri 4A title since 2003 after beating Liberty, 10-5. Eight runs were scored in the first three innings of the game and LHP Steven Diel gave a clutch performance in relief to win the game. Howell won 10 consecutive games to end the season with a 32-3 record.
No. 19 George Washington (New York, NY) will face off against No. 20 Tottenville (Staten Island, NY) for the PSAL-A title. George Washington won a come-from-behind 5-3 win over Bryant. In the semi-finals, they swept Lehman. They undefeated in PSAL play, but 38-2 overall.
Tottenville swept Grand Street Campus to advance to the PSAL-A finals. They have only one loss in league play. LHP Michael Sullivan struck out 10, allowed five hits, two walks and no runs in six innings in the final game of the series. However, Grand Street scored five runs in the top of the seventh after Sullivan was relieved to end the game with a 10-5 score.
No. 21 Edison (Huntington Beach, CA) was stunned by Lakewood, 3-1 in a quarterfinal sectional game. Henry Owens pitched the game giving up four hits and striking out 11, but it wasn’t enough to stop Lakewood’s great defense.
Fort Bend Clements (Sugarland, TX) lost to Houston Memorial and was eliminated from the state playoffs. They dropped to No. 22.
No. 23 St. Louis University HS (St. Louis, MO) suffered its only loss of the season to Francis Howell and was eliminated from the state playoffs. Sasha Kuebel finished the season hitting .465 with 45 RBI and was 6-1 on the mound with a 1.02 ERA, 7 complete games and 64 strikeouts.
Farragut (Knoxville, TN) won its fourth straight state title and is ranked No. 24. Phillip Pfeiffer and Xander Taylor combined for a no-hitter to defeat Columbia Central, 2-0. Pfeiffer, who was on a pitch count, appeared in the first inning of the game, so that he could be recorded as the starting pitcher in all four state championship games of his high school career.
No. 25 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, CA) was eliminated by Esperanza in the quarter finals of the sectional playoffs. They finished their season 26-6-1.
Dropped from the poll are Archbishop Moeller, OH; Grand Street Campus, NY; Pace, FL; Ardrey Kell, NC; JSerra Catholic, CA; Providence, NC; and Cuthbertson, NC.
The final poll will be Tuesday, June 21.