Collegiate Baseball HS Poll 5-22-17


TUCSON, Ariz. — TUCSON, Ariz. — After capturing its third straight state championship, Shawnee (OK) completed its season 40-0 and remains No. 1 in Collegiate Baseball’s National High School Poll.

The Wolves have a 52-game win streak dating back to last season as the team breezed through the regional and state tournament. Shawnee defeated Durant 4-1, Carl Albert 20-2 and Claremore 12-7.

Shawnee hit .433 as a team with 127 doubles, 40 homers, 28 triples and 79 stolen bases. The team ERA was 2.29 with 247 strikeouts and 92 walks. 

Three duel position athletes helped lead the team with 2B/P AJ Barron (.470, 11 2B, 7 3B, 40 RBI, 10-0, 1.76 ERA, 25 K, 47.2 IP), C/P Jake Taylor (.519, 22 2B, 9 HR, 68 RBI, 5-0, 2.76 ERA, 47 K, 38 IP) and INF/P Tanner Sparks (10-0, 0.82 ERA, 68 K, 51.1 IP, .504, 11 2B, 12 HR, 68 RBI). Another top hitter was 3B/C Kade Self (.522, 22 2B, 6 3B, 5 HR, 55 RBI).

No. 2 Archbishop McCarthy (Southwest Ranches, FL) has a 26-2 record heading into the 6A Southeast Regional Final against Eau Gallie. McCarthy defeated its two regional playoff opponents Miami Springs, 15-0 and Barbara Goleman, 5-0. Pitching both shutouts was Daniel Federman. Joe Perez hit for the cycle in the Miami Springs game.

No. 3 Huntington Beach (CA) recently split two games with Newport Harbor and won the first round of its CIF playoff 11-1 over Redondo Union. They are 27-4.

No. 4 West Orange (Winter Garden, FL) continues to advance in the 9A state playoffs after defeating Dr. Phillips (Orlando, FL), 6-2 and Lake Brantley (Altamonte Springs, FL), 9-1. They have a 26-3 record.

No. 5 Rancho Bernardo (San Diego, CA) begins the CIF Open Division playoffs with a 28-3 record.

After getting a bye in the first round of the Central CIF playoffs, No. 6 Buchanan (Clovis, CA) beat Centennial, 6-2 in the quarterfinals to advance in the tournament. The Bears are 27-3.

No. 7 Riverdale Baptist (Upper Marlboro, MD) won its fourth straight National Association of Christian Athletes D1 national championship by defeating Knoxville Christian (TN), 15-3.

The Crusaders finished the season with a 15-game win streak and a 30-1 record. The team has won 64 of its last 66 games dating back to last season. Harold Cortijo was named Tournament MVP while Jose Rivera was named Most Outstanding Offensive Player.

No. 8 William Penn Charter (Philadelphia, PA) has shutout 6 of its last 7 opponents for a 24-1 record. Senior Joey Lancellotti is having a great season. In a game against Germantown Friends, he played first base and hit a three-run homer and a grand slam to record 7 RBI. He is batting .493 with 6 doubles, two triples, 9 homers and 34 RBI. On the mound, he is 6-1 with a 0.61 ERA.

No. 9 Moody (Corpus Christi, TX) is 26-1-heading into the Texas 5A Regional semi-finals to face Tivy (Kerrville, TX).

No. 10 Calvary Christian (Clearwater, FL) remains undefeated at 28-0 after winning its first two games of the Florida 4A state playoffs over Trinity Prep (Winter Park, FL), 4-2 and The First Academy (Orlando, FL), 3-2.

Jackson (Massillon, OH) sits at No. 11. They completed the regular season 25-1 and will face Walsh Jesuit (Cuyahoga Falls, OH) in the regional semi-finals.

No. 12 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, NJ) continues to advance in the Bergen County Tournament. Raul Ortega had a walk-off hit to help defeat St. Mary (Rutherford, NJ), 5-4 in a seventh inning come-back rally. They are 20-3.

No. 13 Cathedral (Indianapolis, IN) defeated Heritage Christian, 8-3 to capture its 13th city title (6th straight) in 14 seasons. Pitcher Nick Eaton was the game’s winning pitcher. He is 6-0 on the season with a 0.75 ERA. The Irish are undefeated with a 22-0 record.

No. 14 is Saline (MI) with a 28-1 record. They swept Skyline to win the SEC Red Conference with a 15-0 record. Sean O’Keefe’s walk-off home run in the final game of the series against Skyline marked his 10th homer of the season. That tied the school record for home runs in a season.

No. 15 Jefferson City (MO) heads into the Missouri 5A state playoffs with a 27-2 record. They will face Willard (MO) in the first round.

No. 16 Rockwall-Heath (Rockwall, TX) knocked off Dallas Jesuit and The Woodlands to reach the Texas 6A Regional semi-finals where they will face Round Rock. They are 33-8.

No. 17 Basic (Henderson, NV) won its second straight Nevada 4A state championship after defeating Galena (NV), 16-6 in 5 innings. Jack Wold belted a homer in the bottom of the first inning to start the scoring. They finished 29-7.

No. 18 Helena (AL) won the AHSAA 6A state title after defeating Cullman (AL) in a best of three series. The Huskies lost the first game 9-1 and came back to win the second game 3-2 and third game 5-4. Helena finished the season 38-6.

No. 19 La Cueva (Albuquerque, NM) defeated V. Sue Cleveland (Rio Rancho, NM) 10-4 to capture the New Mexico 6A state championship. They finished the season on a 28-game win streak after losing their season opener. Leading the offense this season was 3B Richard Ware, who was a state leader in home runs with 6, 44 RBI and a .527 batting average. Wes Alexanderson was the winning pitcher in the championship game. Isaac Standridge went 4-for-4 in the game with a triple, 2 RBI and a run scored.

No. 20 St. John Bosco (Bellflower, CA) defeated JSerra Catholic (San Juan Capistrano, CA), 1-0 to claim the Trinity League championship. In the first game of the CIF Southern Section championships, Bosco beat King (Riverside, CA) 3-2 to advance in the tournament. They are 24-7.

No. 21 New Hanover (Wilmington, NC) will meet Holly Springs (NC) for a best of three in the 4A Eastern Finals of the state playoffs. They are 23-3.

No. 22 West Lauderdale (Collinsville, MS) won the MHSAA 4A baseball championships after winning two of three against Corinth (MS). The Knights lost the first game, 5-3 and won the next two 11-7 and 3-2. They finished 33-3.

No. 23 is Pope (Marietta, GA) with a 32-6 record. They will be facing Lee County for the Georgia 6A title this week.

No. 24 Eastlake (Chula Vista, CA) finished its regular season with a 27-3 record and heads into the first round of the CIF Open Division as the No. 1 seed.

No. 25 West Monroe (LA) are the runners-up in the Louisiana 5A state championships after losing the title game to Central (LA), 4-2. They ended the season 38-3.

No. 26 Oxford (MS) lost two of three games in the Mississippi 5A state championship series to Pearl River Central (Carriere, MS). Oxford lost the first game 8-4, won the second 9-2 and lost the final game 7-3 to end the season 32-7.

No. 27 Mosley (Lynn Haven, FL) advances to the Florida 6A Regional Finals to face Clay (FL). Previously they defeated Gulf Breeze, 13-2 and West Florida 9-0 in the playoffs. Mosley is 25-2.

No. 28 Fort Bend Travis (Richmond, TX) advances to the 6A regional semi-finals after beating Cypress Wood twice and Katy in a best of three. They are 29-6. Ryan Rickett improved his pitching record to 10-1 with three playoff wins.

No.  29 North Gwinnett (Suwanee, GA) lost in the Final Four of the Georgia 7A state finals by losing two games to Woodstock (GA). They finished 35-4.

No. 30 Lake Travis (Austin, TX) dropped two of three games to Churchill (San Antonio, TX) to exit the state playoffs with a 27-6-1 record.

Dropped from the poll are Columbus (Miami, FL) 28-3 F; George Ranch (Richmond, TX) 28-5 F; Owasso, OK 31-4 F; Allatoona (Acworth, GA) 31-5 F; Lamar (Houston, TX) 28-4-1 F; Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, NV) 30-7 F; Shawnee Mission East (Prairie Village, KS) 19-3 F; and Cullman (AL) 39-8 F.

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Collegiate Baseball’s National H.S. Poll
(May 22, 2017)

Rank School    City/State Record
  1. Shawnee (Shawnee, OK) 40-0 F
  2. Archbishop McCarthy (Southwest Ranches, FL) 26-2
  3. Huntington Beach (Huntington Beach, CA) 27-4
  4.  West Orange (Winter Garden, FL) 26-3
  5. Rancho Bernardo (San Diego, CA) 28-3
  6.  Buchanan (Clovis, CA) 27-3
  7. Riverdale Baptist (Upper Marlboro, MD) 30-1 F
  8. William Penn Charter (Philadelphia, PA) 24-1
  9. Moody (Corpus Christi, TX) 26-1-3
10. Calvary Christian (Clearwater, FL) 28-0
11. Jackson (Massillon, OH) 25-1
12. St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, NJ) 20-3
13. Cathedral (Indianapolis, IN) 22-0
14. Saline (Saline, MI) 28-1
15. Jefferson City (Jefferson City, MO) 27-2
16. Rockwall-Heath (Rockwall, TX) 33-8
17. Basic (Henderson, NV) 29-7 F
18. Helena (Helena, AL) 38-6 F
19. La Cueva (Albuquerque, NM) 28-1 F
20. St. John Bosco (Bellflower, CA) 24-7
21. New Hanover (Wilmington, NC) 23-3
22. West Lauderdale (Collinsville, MS) 33-3 F
23. Pope (Marietta, GA) 32-6
24. Eastlake (Chula vista, CA) 27-3
25. West Monroe (West Monroe, LA) 38-3 F
26. Oxford (Oxford, MS) 32-7 F
27. Mosley (Lynn Haven, FL) 25-2
28. Fort Bent Travis (Richmond, TX) 29-6
29. North Gwinnett (Suwanee, GA) 35-4 F
30. Lake Travis (Austin, TX) 27-6-1 F