Collegiate Baseball HS Poll (5-23-23)


TUCSON, Ariz. — After capturing the Louisiana Division I non-select state championship, Barbe (Lake Charles, LA) is No. 1 for the fifth straight time in Collegiate Baseball’s National High School Poll powered by Diamond Pro.

Barbe finished with the best record in school history at 39-1 and won 20 straight games to close the season.

The Buccaneers capped a remarkable season by defeating West Monroe (LA), 10-4 to win its third state title in four years and 12th state championship overall.

The last win was remarkable. Barbe was down 4-1 in the top of the seventh in the title game with the Rebels three outs away from their second straight state championship. Barbe rallied for nine runs that featured a grand slam in the dramatic comeback.

For the season, Barbe posted a team batting average of .368 and a team ERA of 0.89 with a record 20 shutouts. The team stole 188 bases, recorded 92 doubles, 21 triples (a school record) and 28 home runs. They averaged 8.9 runs per game.

No. 2 Stoneman Douglas (Parkland, FL) remains undefeated with a 27-0 record. They have a 49-game win streak dating back to 2022.

The Eagles defeated Taravella (FL) 13-2 in the regional semi-finals and Columbus (FL), 9-1 in the regional championships. They will face Spruce Creek (FL) in the state’s 7A Final Four.

Against Columbus, Christian Rodriguez went 6 innings allowing three hits and striking out four. Matt Ossenfort was 5-for-6 with 3 home runs and 8 RBI over the two regional games.

No. 3 Sinton (TX) posted a 33-1 record as they head into the 4A-Region 4 semi-finals against Davenport (San Antonio, TX). Previously Sinton defeated Somerset, Calallen and Pleasanton. They have a 20-game winning streak.

No. 4 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, NV) completed its season 35-2, defeating Desert Oasis 10-1 for the Nevada 5A title.

SS Maddox Riske hit a grand slam in the championship game while C Burke Mabeus was 5-for-9 in the state tournament with 6 RBI. He led the team with a .453 batting average.

The Gaels dominated in pitching and defense this season. Top pitchers included seniors RHP Kaden Soder (7-0, 1.38 ERA), RHP Kamdyn Perry (9-1, 2.13 ERA) and sophomore RHP James Whitaker (7-1, 1.14 ERA).

No. 5 Magnolia Heights (Senatobia, MS) finished the season 40-3 and the MAIS 5A state champs. It was the first time in school history that the Chiefs posted 40 wins in a season. They finished with 36 straight wins.

The senior class posted a 133-17 record over 4 years and four straight state championships. Cooper Pratt and Cole Prosek threw shutouts in the state championship series against Oak Forest to win 9-0 and 16-0. The two pitchers gave up only 4 hits, 3 walks and struck out 10 over the two games.

No. 6 Cardinal Newman (Santa Rosa, CA) is 25-1 as they enter the North Coast Section Division 3 championship play. The Cardinals defeated Saint Mary’s (Albany, CA), 3-0 in the first game and face Bishop O’Dowd (Oakland, CA) next.

No. 7 Westlake (Austin, TX) is 36-4 as they head into the Texas 6A Region 4 semifinals. They will play Eagle Pass in a best of 3 games series.

No. 8 Jesuit (Tampa, FL) is 25-4 and advanced to the Florida 5A semifinals after defeating Naples, 4-2 (8 innings) and Osceola, 12-2. They will play Sebring (FL) next. In the game against Naples, Noah Sheffield hit a walk-off, two-run homer in the bottom of the 8th inning to win the game.

No. 9 Cypress Woods (Cypress, TX) is 34-3 and advanced to the 6A Region 2 semifinals where they are scheduled to play Rockwall-Heath (TX). Cypress Woods recently defeated Klein Oak (Spring, TX), 10-0 and 15-0.

No. 10 Glenwood (Phenix City, AL) won 29 of its last 30 games to finish 46-4 and win the Alabama 3A title.

Glenwood defeated Macon-East, 11-1 and 9-3 for the state championship. Jacob Page picked up his 12th victory of the season without a loss.

Lane Griggs broke the school record for runs scored (68), doubles (23) and RBI (73). This was the school’s 23rd baseball state championship.

No. 11 Houston County (Warner Robins, GA) completed its season as the 6A Georgia state champions with a 36-6 record. They swept Pope (GA), 8-3 and 7-4 in the championship series. It was the second state title in three seasons. The team set an all-time record for wins (36) and runs scored (348).

No. 12 St. John’s (Washington, DC) won the WCAC tournament championship, defeating Gonzaga (Washington, DC), 12-4 and 6-1. They are 30-1-1. Andy Francis went 7-for-8 with three doubles, a triple, a home run and 5 RBI in the series.

No. 13 St. Mary’s Prep (Orchard Lake, MI) is 28-4. The Eaglets avenged two earlier losses to University Liggett that snapped its 84-game winning streak with a 2-1 win. It was the third longest winning streak in high school baseball history.

No. 14 Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati, OH) completed its first round of the state playoffs with a 10-0 win over Northwest (OH) and is 25-3. The Crusaders have won 11 games in a row and 21 of the last 22 games.

No. 15 Lake Braddock (Burke, VA) advances to the Regional Quarterfinals after defeating West Springfield (VA), 5-3 in the District Finals. They are 22-1.

No. 16 Hamilton (Chandler, AZ) defeated Queen Creek (AZ), 3-1 to win the Arizona 6A title. They finished 26-5. Rohan Lettow allowed just three hits in a complete game effort in the title game. He finished the season 11-0.

No. 17 Providence Catholic (New Lenox, IL) advanced to the IHSA Regional semi-finals after defeating Lyons (LaGrange, IL), 11-2. They are 28-6-1.

No. 18 Valley Christian (San Jose, CA) is 27-3 and advanced in the CIF Central Coast Section playoffs. The Warriors beat Menlo-Atherton (CA), 6-3 in the first round.

No. 19 Calvary Christian (Clearwater, FL) captured the Florida 3A state title after beating North Broward Prep (Coconut Creek, FL) 9-3 in the title game. They finished the season 28-4. It was the team’s third state title.

In the championship game, Landon Maroudis pitched the first four innings before a long rain delay halted the game. He could not go back as a pitcher, but he belted a solo homer in his final at-bat.

New to the poll at No. 20 is Eaton (CO) at 25-0. The Reds won their first two playoff games in Colorado’s 3A Region 1, beating Middle Park, 12-0 and Roaring Fork, 12-0. They have 10 shutouts this season.

No. 21 Har-Ber (Springdale, AR) are the Arkansas 6A state champs with a 28-6 record. They defeated Bentonville, 5-1 in the title game. RHP Ross Felder was named the tournament MVP after going 2-0 with 13 strikeouts during the tournament and was 4-for-11 with 5 RBI as a hitter.

The Wildcats finished the season with a 15-game win streak and have won two state titles in the last 6 seasons.

No. 22 JSerra Catholic (San Juan Capistrano, CA) returns in the poll after winning the CIF Southern Section Division 1 championship. JSerra defeated Santa Margarita (CA), 1-0 in 8 innings for the title. This is back-to-back championships for the Lions. JSerra finished  24-9.

No. 23 Jackson Prep (Jackson, MS) won 22 of its last 23 games to finish 31-4. They defeated Madison-Ridgefield Academy, 6-2 and 13-7 for the 6A state title.

In the first game, Konnor Griffin tossed a complete game and struck out 11.

No. 24 Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks, CA) ended its season with a 28-3 record. They lost to Corona (CA), 2-1 in the quarterfinals of sectional tournament.

No. 25 Friendswood (TX) ended its season 26-6-2 after losing in the 5A Regional tournament twice to Barbers Hill (TX), 8-2 and 12-3.

No. 26 Catholic (Baton Rouge, LA) made it to the Final Four of its state tournament and lost to Archbishop Rummel, 8-2. They finished 36-3.

No. 27 Prestonwood Academy (Plano, TX) finished its season 27-4-1. They lost in the quarterfinals of the regional round to Antonian College Prep, 3-2.

No. 28 Loganville (GA) completed its season 33-8 and defeated McIntosh (Peachtree City, GA), 4-1 and 5-4 for the Georgia 5A state title. The Red Devils went 22-1.

No. 29 St. Xavier (Louisville, KY) won its district championship. They defeated Ballard, 11-1 and will face Trinity in the next round in Regional competition. The defending state champs are 30-8. There are no divisions in Kentucky for baseball. So every level has a shot at the overall state title.

Leading the pitching staff is Jake Gregor (6-2, 0.92 ERA in 45 2/3 innings). Top hitter is Landon Akers (.373, 14 2B, 6 3B, 3 HR, 35 RS, 30 RBI).

No. 30 Doral Academy (Doral, FL) has advanced to the semifinals of the 6A state tournament. They are 24-6. The Firebirds defeated Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens, FL), 8-7 and will face Viera (FL).

In the Dwyer game, Michael Torres threw 2 1/3 innings of relief allowing no earned runs and striking out 5.

Teams to Watch: Liberty North (Liberty, MO) is 31-7 after winning its District Championship. The pitching staff has posted three straight shutouts in the last three games. In an 8-0 win over Liberty, Tate McGuire struck out 19 and allowed just one hit in the complete game shutout.

Teams that fell from the top 30 include Huntington Beach (CA) 21-9 F, Thompson (Alabaster, AL) 37-8 F, Pace (FL) 24-3 F, Cartersville (GA) 32-4 F, Sulphur (LA) 37-5 F, Science Hill (TN) 30-6, and Malvern Prep (PA) 24-6 F.


(May 23, 2023)

Rank School    City/State 2023 Record
  1. Barbe (Lake Charles, LA) 39-1 F
  2. Stoneman Douglas (Parkland, FL) 27-0
  3. Sinton (Sinton, TX) 33-1
  4. Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, NV) 35-2 F
  5. Magnolia Heights (Senatobia, MS) 40-3 F
  6. Cardinal Newman (Santa Rosa, CA) 25-1
  7. Westlake (Austin, TX) 36-4
  8. Jesuit (Tampa, FL) 25-4
  9. Cypress Woods (Cypress, TX) 34-3
10. Glenwood (Phenix City, AL) 46-4 F
11. Houston County (Warner Robins, GA) 36-6 F
12. St. John’s (Washington, DC) 30-1-1 F
13. St. Mary’s Prep (Orchard Lake, MI) 28-4
14. Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati, OH) 25-3
15. Lake Braddock (Burke, VA) 22-1
16. Hamilton (Chandler, AZ) 26-5 F
17. Providence Catholic (New Lenox, IL) 28-6-1
18. Valley Christian (San Jose, CA) 27-3
19. Calvary Christian (Clearwater, FL) 28-4 F
20. Eaton (Eaton, CO) 25-0
21. Har-Ber (Springdale, AR) 28-6 F
22. JSerra Catholic (San Juan Capistrano, CA) 24-9 F
23. Jackson Prep (Jackson, MS) 31-4 F
24. Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks, CA) 28-3 F
25. Friendswood (Friendswood, TX) 26-6-2 F
26. Catholic (Baton Rouge, LA) 36-3 F
27. Prestonwood Academy (Plano, TX) 27-4-1 F
28. Loganville (Loganville, GA) 33-8 F
29. St. Xavier (Louisville, KY) 30-8
30. Doral Academy (Doral, FL) 24-6