Collegiate Baseball HS Poll 6-18-18

ARGYLE (TX) NO. 1 IN CB’S NATIONAL H.S. POLL

TUCSON, Ariz. — Undefeated Argyle (Argyle, TX) completes the season as the No. 1 team in Collegiate Baseball’s National High School Poll presented by Diamond Pro®.

Argyle (37-0) defeated Sweeny, TX, 5-0 for the Texas 4A state title. The game came down to the sixth inning when the Eagles scored five runs to break a scoreless tie and cruise home with the win.

Argyle is the fourth team in Texas high school history to finish as undefeated state champions. The others were Lorena (2003), Colmesneil (1986) and South San Antonio (1967).

Of the 37 wins, Argyle won 20 games by at least 10 runs.

Coach Ricky Griffin told The Dallas Morning News that the team was able to work past the pressure of being ranked No. 1 by never mentioning the undefeated record throughout the season.

No. 2 Riverdale Baptist (Upper Marlboro, MD) 32-1 — season over.

No. 3 St. John Vianney (St. Louis, MO) 37-2 — season over.

No. 4 Valley Christian (San Jose, CA) 29-3-1 — season over.

No. 5 St. Xavier (Louisville, KY) beat Highlands (Fort Thomas, KY), 10-6 to win the KHSAA state baseball title. Ryan Nicholson belted a two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth. That was followed by Andrew Littlefield’s three-run homer in the sixth which sealed the win. St. Xavier finished 37-2.

No. 6 Mountain Vista (Highlands Ranch, CO) 26-1 — season over.

No. 7 La Cueva (Albuquerque, NM) 27-3 — season over.

No. 8 Bishop England (Charleston, SC) 31-2 — season over.

No. 9 Parkview (Lilburn, GA) 35-6 — season over.

No. 10 Carroll (Southlake, TX) defeated San Antonio Reagan, 7-2 to win the Texas 6A championship. Will Quillen hit a two-run triple in the top of the first inning while RHP Kyle Warden threw six scoreless innings to beat the Rattlers. Carroll finished 35-6.

No. 11 Calvary Christian (Clearwater, FL) 30-1 — season over.

No. 12 Capistrano Valley (Mission Viejo, CA) 25-10 — season over.

No. 13 Har-Ber (Springdale, AR) 31-4 — season over.

No. 14 Faith Academy (Mobile, AL) 36-3 — season over.

No. 15 Wesleyan Christian Academy (High Point, NC) 23-1 — season over.

No. 16 O’Fallon (O’Fallon, IL) 35-3-1 — season over.

No. 17 Malvern Prep (Malvern, PA) 30-7 — season over.

No. 18 Greenwood (Greenwood, AR) 32-3 — season over.

No. 19 New Hanover (Wilmington, NC) 28-1 — season over.

No. 20 St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, FL) 27-3 — season over.

No. 21 St. Augustine (Richland, NJ) captured the New Jersey Non-Public A championship by defeating Delbarton, 1-0. Cole Vanderslice tossed a complete-game two-hitter, striking out six and walking one, while Kevin Eaise scored the game’s lone run.

It was the Hermit’s third straight appearance in the final. They won their last title in 2011. St. Augustine finished 26-4.

No. 22 Yucaipa, CA defeated Beckman, CA, 8-1 to capture the CIF Southern Section Division 2 title. It is the team’s first championship since 1994. They finished 28-5 which broke a school record for the most wins in a season.

No. 23 James Monroe (Bronx, NY) captured the PSAL NYC championship by defeating Grand Street Campus, 3-0. Monroe went through league competition undefeated at 29-0 and finished 45-4 overall.

This was the first back-to-back city titles in Coach Mike Turo’s 41-year career at the school.

The team has won 8 titles total, 7 under Coach Turo. Recently the New York City Schools renamed the school’s baseball field, Mike Turo Field. He also was honored as the PSAL’s all-time winningest baseball coach with a 1,330-227 career record.

No. 24 Nogales, AZ 31-5 — season over.

No. 25 Loganville, GA 35-6 — season over.

No. 26 Reagan (San Antonio, TX) lost the Texas 6A championship game to Southlake Carroll, 7-2. They finished 37-8.

No. 27 De La Salle (Concord, CA) captured the CIF North Coast Division 1 title after defeating Foothill, CA, 11-0. They finished 26-4.

No. 28 Olentangy Liberty (Powell, OH) beat Anthony Wayne (Whitehouse, OH), 8-1 to win the Ohio Division 1 title. They completed the season 30-4.

No. 29 Cleburne (Cleburne, TX) 35-3-2 — season over.

No. 30 American Heritage (Plantation, FL) 25-4  — season over.

Teams that fell out of the top 30 include: Bay City Western, MI; Arcadia, CA; Huntington Beach, CA; and Eastlake, CA.

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(As of June 18, 2018)

Rank School    City/State Record
  1. Argyle (Argyle, TX) 37-0 F
  2. Riverdale Baptist (Upper Marlboro, MD) 32-1 F
  3. St. John Vianney (St. Louis, MO) 37-2 F
  4. Valley Christian (San Jose, CA) 29-3-1 F
  5. St. Xavier (Louisville, KY) 37-2 F
  6. Mountain Vista (Highlands Ranch, CO) 26-1 F
  7. La Cueva (Albuquerque, NM) 27-3 F
  8. Bishop England (Charleston, SC) 31-2 F
  9. Parkview (Lilburn, GA) 35-6 F
10. Carroll (Southlake, TX) 35-6 F
11. Calvary Christian (Clearwater, FL) 30-1 F
12. Capistrano Valley (Mission Viejo, CA) 25-10 F
13. Har-Ber (Springdale, AR) 31-4 F
14. Faith Academy ( Mobile, AL) 36-3 F
15. Wesleyan Christian Academy (High Point, NC) 23-1 F
16. O’Fallon (O’Fallon, IL) 35-3-1 F
17. Malvern Prep (Malvern, PA) 30-7 F
18. Greenwood (Greenwood, AR) 32-3 F
19. New Hanover (Wilmington, NC) 28-1 F
20. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, FL) 27-3 F
21. St. Augustine (Richland, NJ) 26-4 F
22. Yucaipa (Yucaipa, CA) 28-5 F
23. James Monroe (Bronx, NY) 45-4 F
24. Nogales (Nogales, AZ) 31-5 F
25. Loganville (Loganville, GA) 35-6 F
26. Reagan (San Antonio, TX) 37-8 F
27. De La Salle (Concord, CA) 26-4 F
28. Olentangy Liberty (Powell, OH) 30-4 F
29. Cleburne (Cleburne, TX) 35-3-2 F
30. American Heritage (Plantation, FL) 25-4 F