Collegiate Baseball HS Poll 1-25-19

ARGYLE (TX) NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL

TUCSON, Ariz. — Argyle High School (TX) is ranked No. 1 in Collegiate Baseball’s 2019 Pre-Season National High School Poll presented by Diamond Pro.

The Eagles posted a 37-0 record last season to capture the Texas 4A state title and the No. 1 spot in the final Collegiate Baseball Poll. The team returns eight starters, including the entire infield and outfield.

The pitching staff is led by RHP Sean Bolin and RHP Chad Ricker who combined for 17 wins last season.

Last year’s ball club hit .387 and averaged 8.9 runs a game as the offense belted 24 homers and stole 112 bases. The team is adept at bunting and puts extreme pressure on opponents with the short game. The team ERA was 1.12 with 255 strikeouts and 70 walks.

Ten players have signed or committed to NCAA Division I teams already.

“Obviously, we are coming off a very special season last year where we went 37-0,” said Head Coach Ricky Griffin who is in his 12th season with Argyle and has posted a 306-68 record.

“We have every position player on the field coming back and some fine pitchers.

“The biggest thing for us is 1) not to feel pressure and relax like we did last year, 2) not to even think about going through the 2019 season undefeated.

“What we did last season was a once in a lifetime achievement. So many things had to break right for us to run the table for an entire season.”

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(As of Jan. 25, 2019)

Rank School    City/State 2018 Record
  1. Argyle (Argyle, TX) 37-0
  2. Valley Christian (San Jose, CA) 29-3-1
  3. American Heritage (Plantation, FL) 25-4
  4. Orange Lutheran (Orange, CA) 25-8
  5. Calvary Christian (Clearwater, FL) 30-1
  6. Cypress Ranch (Cypress, TX) 32-9-2
  7. Parkview (Lilburn, GA) 35-6
  8. Yucaipa (Yucaipa, CA) 28-5
  9. Colleyville Heritage (Colleyville, TX) 32-8
10. Saint Xavier (Louisville, KY) 37-2
11. Har-Ber (Springdale, AR) 31-4
12. Harvard-Westlake (Studio City, CA) 26-4
13. Hamilton (Chandler, AZ) 19-12
14. Barbe (Lake Charles, LA) 31-9
15. Lake Travis (Austin, TX) 31-4
16. Farragut (Knoxville, TN) 34-8
17. Owasso (Owasso, OK) 29-9
18. La Mirada (La Mirada, CA) 26-4
19. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, FL) 27-3
20. Monsignor Pace (Miami, FL) 24-6
21. George County (Lucedale, MS) 29-6
22. The Woodlands (The Woodlands, TX) 25-16-1
23. Bishop England (Charleston, SC) 31-2
24. St. Laurence (Burbank, IL) 30-8
25. Marantha (Pasadena, CA) 27-4
26. Bob Jones (Madison, AL) 36-14
27. Loganville (Loganville, GA) 34-6
28. Delbarton School (Morristown, NJ) 22-9
29. Mountain Vista (Highlands Ranch, CO) 26-1
30. Blessed Trinity (Roswell, GA) 34-5