College Baseball Poll - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper
For Immediate Release: Monday (June 4, 2012)
BISHOP GORMAN (NV) H.S. NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL NATIONAL POLL
TUCSON, Ariz. ó Over the last two weeks, several top high school teams were knocked out of their respective runs for state titles, causing some upheaval in the latest Collegiate Baseballís National High School Poll.
Among the highly regarded teams to fall were Calallen (Corpus Christi, TX), Orange Lutheran (Orange, CA), Mater Dei (Santa Ana, CA), Maize, KS and Harvard-Westlake (Studio City, CA).
Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, NV) remains No. 1 in the nation after capturing its seventh consecutive Nevada state title. The Gaels won 32 of their final 33 games. They completed their season with a 39-3 record as verified by Head Coach Nick Day.
No. 2 Carroll (Corpus Christi, TX) defeated Alexander (Laredo, TX) 6-1 and 8-3 to advance in the state 5A tournament. They will meet College Station A&M Consolidated next.
No. 3 Martin (Arlington, TX) advanced to the semi-finals in Texas 5A playoffs after defeating Southlake Carroll two of three games, winning 5-2, losing 2-0 and winning 7-3. They will meet Houston Cypress Ranch next.
For the third consecutive year, No. 4 Columbus (GA) won the Georgia 3A state championship after sweeping Ringgold, 6-3 and 11-1. Pitcher Kyle Carter threw a complete game five hitter in the first contest while J.T. Phillips threw a four-hitter in the second game which was shorted to 6 innings due to the mercy rule.
No. 8 Ashley Ridge (Summerville, SC) won its first South Carolina 4A state title with a 4-3 win over Byrnes. Jason Miller broke a 3-3 extra innings tie in the bottom of the ninth with a sacrifice fly. They finished the season 31-2.
Bonita (La Verne, CA) moved into the No. 9 spot after claiming the CIF-Southern Section Division 3 title with a 5-1 victory over Alhambra. It was the schoolís second baseball title, having won in 1951. Senior Justin Garza threw a complete game three-hitter, striking out seven. He finished his high school career with a 25-1 record over two years during which he allowed only 15 earned runs.
No. 10 Cherry Creek (Englewood, CO) claimed the Colorado 5A championship after blanking Legend, 6-0. It was the Bruins eighth state title. Derik Beauprez took the mound and struck out nine and walked five for the win.
Parkview (Lilburn, GA) moved to the No. 11 spot after sweeping Brookwood, 5-2 and 6-3 for the Georgia 5A state title.
Calallen dropped to No. 11 after being stunned by Boerne Champion, 4-3. Two costly errors and missed opportunities saw Calallenís hopes to advance stopped.
Orange Lutheran dropped to No. 12 after losing in the quarterfinals of their playoffs to West Ranch, 5-4.
Mater Dei fell to No. 15 after losing in the semi-finals to Newbury Park, 5-3. Newbury Park (21-7) went on to win its second CIF Southern Division I title.
Maize, KS dropped to No. 16 after being knocked out of the state playoffs early by eventual champions Blue Valley North, 1-0.
No. 21 Poly Prep Country Day (Brooklyn, NY) won the NY State Independent School championship after defeating Fieldston, 4-2. Andrew Zapata threw a complete game one-hitter, striking out 12.
No. 23 Creighton Prep (Omaha, NE) defeated Lincoln Northeast, 12-2 to claim the Nebraska A state championship.
No. 25 Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati, OH) won the Division 1 Ohio state championship after defeating Westlake, 9-6. Moeller won 17 of its final 18 games to close the season. The Fighting Crusaders set a tournament Final Four record by stealing 11 bases in the title game.
Harvard-Westlake (Studio City, CA) dropped to No. 26 after losing in the second round of the tournament to Valencia, 3-1.
J.W. North (Riverside, CA) dropped to No. 27 after losing in the second round to Saugus, 7-4.
Teams that fell out of poll are St. Francis (Mountain View, CA) 26-5-1 F, St. Laurence, IL 30-5-1, Seven Lakes, TX 27-5-1 F and Northwest Rankin, MS 28-5- F.
The final poll of the season will be published June 19.