Collegiate Baseball HS Poll (5-21-19)


TUCSON, Ariz. — After winning 23 games in a row, Argyle (TX) remains No. 1 in Collegiate Baseball’s National High School Poll powered by Diamond Pro.

The Eagles have rolled to a 35-1-1 record and have only lost once in its last 74 games over the past two seasons.

Argyle posted a 37-0 record last season.

It is the third straight poll Argyle has been ranked No. 1 in the nation and fourth overall. Entering the season, the Eagles were ranked No. 1 by Collegiate Baseball.

Argyle advanced to the Texas 4A semi-finals. They defeated Graham, 2-1 and 13-0 and Brownwood, 22-0 and 11-1 in best of 3 series. They now face Canyon in the semi-finals. Chad Ricker helped the Eagles advance by throwing a five-inning no-hitter against Brownwood in the 22-0 win. He also belted two home runs in that game and had a homer in the second game of the series.

No. 2 DeSoto Central (Southhaven, MS) won its second Mississippi 6A championship after beating St. Martin, 3-1 and 5-0. They finished 34-3. In the first game of the series, RHP Cade Smith struck out 10.

No. 3 Georgetown (TX) advanced to the Regional semi-finals after beating Porter (TX), 4-3 and 13-1. They are 36-2-1 and will play Santa Fe (TX) next.

No. 4 New Hanover (Wilmington, NC) is 24-1 and will play D.H. Conley in the North Carolina 3A East finals. The Wildcats have sailed through the playoffs so far beating Union Pines, 9-0, Gray’s Creek, 10-0, Southeast Guilford, 7-1 and Terry Sanford, 8-1. They have outscored opponents 34-2. RHP Alex Sniffen tossed a 5-inning, no-hitter against Gray’s Creek, striking out 7 and walking 2.

No 5 Barbe (Lake Charles, LA) wrapped up its season with a 38-3 record and its 10th state 5A title over the last 22 years. In the championship game, Barbe beat Sam Houston, 8-2. Junior Brody Drost was named Most Outstanding Player for the game, going 3-for-4 with a double, home run and 5 RBI. Sophomore Jack Walker threw 6 2/3 innings, giving up only 2 runs on 2 hits with 10 strikeouts.

No. 6 Cypress (CA) won the CIF Southern Section Division 1 championship by beating Harvard-Westlake, 2-0. They finished 31-3.

No 7 De La Salle (Concord, CA) has reached the semi-finals of the CIF North Coast Section Division 1 where they will play Foothill (CA). The Spartans are 27-1 after beating James Logan, 5-0 and Monte Vista, 2-1 to advance in the tournament.

No. 8 Cypress Ranch (Cypress, TX) is 31-4-1 and has advanced to the 6A Regional semi-finals and will face Rockwall (TX). The Mustangs went 2-1 against Round Rock in the last round, winning 2-1, losing 2-1 and winning 3-0. In the first game of the series, Matt Thompson struck out 12 to win 2-1.

No. 9 St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, FL) is 24-3 and in the Regional playoffs. They won their District title, defeating South Plantation, 10-0 in 6 innings. In the Regionals, they beat Spanish River, 10-2 and Coral Glades, 11-2. They will meet McArthur for the chance to advance to the Florida 8A Final Four.

No. 10 Blanchard (OK) defeated Harrah, 14-5 to win the Oklahoma 4A state title and went undefeated for the season at 39-0.

No. 11 Farragut (Knoxville, TN) has a 38-3 record. The Admirals saw its 30-game winning streak snapped after losing to Hardin Valley Academy, 5-2 in the Regionals but came back to defeat Tennessee High, 2-0 to win the Sectional game and advance to the state tournament where they will meet Bartlett (TN).

No. 12 Lake Travis (Austin, TX) advanced in the Texas 5A tournament after going 2-1 against Johnson (San Antontio, TX), losing 2-0 and winning 12-6 and 1-0. They will play South United in the Regional semi-finals. They are 33-4.

No. 13 Colleyville Heritage (Colleyville, TX) is 33-3 and set to play Amarillo (TX) in the Regional semi-finals. They went 2-1 against Mansfield Legacy (TX), winning 13-3 and 7-3 and losing 3-2.

No. 14 Mosley (Lynn Haven, FL) advanced to the 6A Regional finals with a 24-3 record. They will play Paxon School for Advanced Studies next. Earlier they defeated West Florida, 13-5 and Gulf Breeze, 4-2 to advance in the tournament.

No. 15 Valley Christian (San Jose, CA) beat Palo Alto (CA), 4-0 in the first round of the CIF Central Coast Section and will face Serra (San Mateo, CA) next. They are 27-4.

No. 16 Parkview (Lilburn, GA) captured the Georgia 7A championship after defeating Hillgrove, 4-1 and 9-0. The Panthers ended the season with a 16-game win streak. This marked back-to-back state titles for the Panthers who finished 35-4.

No. 17 Mountain Vista (Highlands Ranch, CO) is 23-2 and on a 19-game win streak. They defeated Mullin, 12-1 and Dakota Ridge, 20-2 to win the 5A Region 1 and advance in the state tournament to play Rocky Mountain.

No. 18 Benedictine (Richmond, VA) beat St. Christopher, 7-4 for the Virginia Division 1 title and finished 28-2.

No. 19 Harvard-Westlake (Studio City, CA) made it to the championship game of the CIF Southern Section Division 1 but lost to Cypress, 2-0. They completed the season with a 27-6-1 record.

No. 20 Orange Lutheran (Orange, CA) was knocked out of the CIF Southern Section Division 1 in the third round by Harvard-Westlake in a 4-3 game. They completed the season 27-5.

No. 21 Desert Oasis (Las Vegas, NV) battled Reno (NV) for the Nevada 4A championship. The Diamondbacks dominated in the final game, winning 9-1, scoring four runs on 6 hits in the first inning and two runs in the third. LHP Josh Sharman threw 3 1/3 innings of relief to pick up the victory. He allowed 5 hits and no runs and also went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run. Desert Oasis finished 34-8.

No. 22 Delbarton (Morristown, NJ) is 20-3 and had a big win against previously ranked Malvern Prep (PA), 12-2. Jack Leiter tossed a 5-inning no-hitter and recorded an RBI in the win. Delbarton has a bye for the first round in the New Jersey North Non-Public A tournament.

Jackson (Massillon, OH) moves into the poll at No. 23 and is the top team in Ohio with a 23-3 record for the regular season. They will start the Division 1 playoffs against Lake (Uniontown, OH) next.

No. 24 Walsh Jesuit (Cuyahoga Falls, OH) won its Sectional title with a 10-0 win over Stow. Nate Stahl hurled four innings, allowing one hit while Henry Kaczmar was 3-for-3 with 3 runs scored and hit his first home run for the Warriors. Walsh Jesuit is 21-3 as they advance in the state playoffs.

No. 25 American Heritage (Delray Beach, FL) has a 28-2 record after posting two shutout victories in the Florida 4A tournament. They defeated Bishop Verot, 3-0 and Oxbridge Academy, 8-0. They face Trinity Christian Academy next.

No. 26 Volcano Vista (Albuquerque, NM) unseated a number of top New Mexico teams to win the 5A state title with a 25-5 record. The Hawks went 2-1 against Alamagordo and beat Carlsbad, 11-7, Rio Rancho, 10-4 and Cleveland, 7-5 to take the title.

No. 27 St. Laurence (Burbank, IL) wrapped up its regular season with a 28-5 record. Matt McCormick became the all-time record holder at the school in nearly every offensive category, including home runs with 7. He also has been a force on the mound, recording 7 saves and a 2-0 record in 12 innings. St. Laurence enters regional play.

No. 28 Hamilton (Chandler, AZ) beat Corona del Sol (Tempe, AZ) 8-1 for the Arizona 6A state title. The Huskies completed the season 26-7. Freshman Pitcher Logan Saloman got the win after giving up 3 hits in 7 innings and allowed one run in the first inning.

No. 29 Saint Xavier (Louisville, KY) defeated Male (Louisville, KY), 11-0 to win its District title and are currently 26-6.

No. 30 Sam Houston (Lake Charles, LA) lost in the Louisiana 5A championship game to Barbe, 8-2. They finished 37-5.

Teams that fell out of the top 30 include Cherry Hill West (NJ), Bryant (AR), Malvern Prep (PA), Mesquite (AZ), Nogales (AZ) and Owasso (OK).


(As of May 21, 2019)

Rank School    City/State 2019 Record
  1. Argyle (Argyle, TX) 35-1-1
  2. DeSoto Central (Southaven, MS) 34-3 F
  3. Georgetown (Georgetown, TX) 36-2-1
  4. New Hanover (Wilmington, NC) 24-1
  5. Barbe (Lake Charles, LA) 38-3 F
  6. Cypress (Cypress, CA) 31-3 F
  7. De La Salle (Concord, CA) 27-1
  8. Cypress Ranch (Cypress, TX) 31-4-1
  9. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, FL) 24-3
10. Blanchard (Blanchard, OK) 39-0 F
11. Farragut (Knoxville, TN) 38-3
12. Lake Travis (Austin, TX) 33-4
13. Colleyville Heritage (Colleyville, TX) 33-3
14. Mosley (Lynn Haven, FL) 24-3
15. Valley Christian (San Jose, CA) 27-4
16. Parkview (Lilburn, GA) 35-4 F
17. Mountain Vista (Highlands Ranch, CO) 23-2
18. Benedictine (Richmond, VA) 28-2 F
19. Harvard-Westlake (Studio City, CA) 27-6-1 F
20. Orange Lutheran (Orange, CA) 27-5 F
21. Desert Oasis (Las Vegas, NV) 34-8 F
22. Delbarton (Morristown, NJ) 20-3
23. Jackson (Massillon, OH) 23-3
24. Walsh Jesuit (Cuyahoga Falls, OH) 21-3
25. American Heritage (Delray Beach, FL) 28-2
26. Volcano Vista (Albuquerque, NM) 25-5
27. St. Laurence (Burbank, IL) 28-5
28. Hamilton (Chandler, AZ) 26-7 F
29. Saint Xavier (Louisville, KY) 26-6
30. Sam Houston (Lake Charles, LA) 37-5 F