Collegiate Baseball HS Poll 6-4-18

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

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

Argyle remains unbeaten at 35-0 and advances to the 4A state tournament against Jasper, TX. In the regional finals, the Eagles defeated Kilgore, TX, 4-3 and 10-0 in 5 innings. The 10-0 win was the 19th victory by at least 10 runs this season. The team scored eight runs in the fourth inning which included six walks to extend the lead to 8-0.

Sean Bolin went all five innings and threw just 66 pitches to get the win. He improved to 9-0 and has not allowed a run through 21 innings in the postseason.

No. 2 Riverdale Baptist (Upper Marlboro, MD) finished with a 32-1 record.

No. 3 St. John Vianney (St. Louis, MO) was crowned the Missouri 5A champions after defeating Columbia Hickman, 8-2. Luke Mann earned his 10th win in the title game as he finished with a perfect 10-0 record. Vianney ended the season 37-2.

No. 4 Valley Christian (San Jose, CA) defeated Los Gatos, 4-3 to win the CIF Central Coast Section Open Division, finishing 29-3-1.

No. 5 St. Xavier (Louisville, KY) won its regional title after defeating Male, 7-4. They enter the 16-team state tournament with a 33-2 record. Kentucky has only one state champion as it has no divisions.

No. 6 Calvary Christian (Clearwater, FL) lost in the state 4A title game to Calvary Christian Academy (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), 5-1. It was their first loss in 60 straight games dating back to last season. They finished 30-1.

No. 7 Mountain Vista (Highlands Ranch, CO) beat Heritage, 7-2 to claim the Colorado 5A state title. The Golden Eagles dropped their first round game to Arapahoe, 8-1 but came back to win five straight games for the championship. They finished 26-1.

No. 8 La Cueva (Albuquerque, NM) 27-3 — season over.

No. 9 Bishop England (Charleston, SC) 31-2 — season over.

No. 10 Parkview (Lilburn, GA) captured the Georgia 7A title after beating Mill Creek, 3-1 and 5-2 and finished 35-6.

No. 11 Reagan (San Antonio, TX) advances to the Texas 6A finals after defeating Churchill, 2-0. They will face Cypress Ranch next. Reagan has a 36-7 record.

No. 12 Capistrano Valley (Mission Viejo, CA) captured the CIF Southern Section Division 1 championship with a 2-1 win over Santa Ana Foothill to finish the season 25-10. To get to the title game, the Cougars knocked off Orange Lutheran, 4-2 in the semifinals.

The championship is the seventh for Head Coach Bob Zamora, who is in his 41st season at the school. The Cougars also won the CIF Academic championship with a high grade-point average.

No. 13 Har-Ber (Sprindale, 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, IL advanced to the Super Sectionals after beating Normal West, 9-0 in the Sectional Finals. They are 35-3-1.

No. 17 Malvern Prep (Malvern, PA) won the PAISA state tournament and its league championship, ending the season on a 15-game win streak and a 30-7 record. They outscored opponents 109-25, won 19 of the last 20 games and broke a school record for stolen bases with 138.

Junior Chris Newell set a record for the most consecutive steals without being caught as he was 35 for 35.

In the state tournament, Malvern beat Haverford School, 11-1, Penn Charter, 10-1 and Episcopal Academy, 13-3.

No. 18 Greenwood, AR defeated Benton, 4-0 to win the Arkansas 6A state title. The Bulldogs completed the season with a 24-game winning streak and a 32-3 record.

Pitcher Connor Noland tossed a complete game shutout, striking out 12 in the win over Benton. For the season, he went 10-0 with a 0.42 ERA, 14 walks and 123 strikeouts in 66.2 innings.

No. 19 New Hanover (Wilmington, NC) beat Crest (Shelby, NC) two games to capture it’s third state championship since 1960. The series MVP was Jac Croom who went 3-for-6 at the plate with three runs scored, a home and 3 RBI. New Hanover finished 28-1.

No. 20 Southlake Carroll (Southlake, TX) advanced to the final four in the Texas 6A tournament after defeating Marcus, 14-3 and 6-0. Carroll will face The Woodlands next.

No. 21 St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, FL) finished the season with a 12-game win streak and won five straight playoffs games to capture the Florida 8A title. They defeated Sarasota, 8-4 in the championship game to end the season 27-3.

No. 22 St. Augustine (Richland, NJ) defeated Bishop Eustace, 12-11 in the South Jersey Non-Public A semi-final to advance in the tournament. Sophomore 2B Kenny Levari hit a two-run double, two-run homer and a game-winning three-run homer in the game.

The Hermits (24-3) have won 13 games in a row, including beating Seneca, Bishop Eustace twice and Paul VI. SS Josh Hood is among state leaders with 12 home runs and was hitting .440 with 39 RBI.

No. 23 Bay City Western (Auburn, MI) won the district semi-final against Bay City Central, 5-1 to advance in the playoffs. They are 28-2.

No. 24 Cleburne, TX was eliminated in the state tournament and finished 35-3-2.

No. 25 American Heritage (Plantation, FL) also was eliminated in the state playoffs and finished 25-4.

No. 26 Arcadia, CA was knocked out of the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division 3 tournament by Woodrow Wilson, 5-4 in 8 innings and finished 24-3.

No. 27 Huntington Beach, CA lost to Dos Pueblos in the second round of the playoffs to finish the season 26-6.

No. 28 Nogales, AZ 31-5 — season over.

No. 29 Eastlake (Chula Vista, CA) lost to Poway in the sectional tournament and finished 28-5-1.

No. 30 Loganville, GA won the Georgia 5A state tournament after defeating Buford, 3-2 and 13-3. They finished 35-6.

Teams that fell out of the top 30 include: Neuqua Valley, IL (31-4); Mira Costa, CA (28-4); Stoneman Douglas, FL (19-6-1); Bishop Eustace, NJ (24-5); Lake Travis, TX (31-4); Blessed Trinity, GA (34-5); Puyallup, WA (23-2); Gulfport, MS (25-4); and Staley, MO (28-2). All records are final.

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Rank School    City/State Record
  1. Argyle (Argyle, TX) 35-0
  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) 33-2
  6. Calvary Christian (Clearwater, FL) 30-1 F
  7. Mountain Vista (Highlands Ranch, CO) 26-1 F
  8. La Cueva (Albuquerque, NM) 27-3 F
  9. Bishop England (Charleston, SC) 31-2 F
10. Parkview (Lilburn, GA) 35-6 F
11. Reagan (San Antonio, TX) 36-7
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 Acad. (High Point, NC) 23-1 F
16. O’Fallon (O’Fallon, IL) 35-3-1
17. Malvern Prep (Malvern, PA) 30-7 F
18. Greenwood (Greenwood, AR) 32-3 F
19. New Hanover (Wilmington, NC) 28-1 F
20. Carroll (Southlake, TX) 33-6
21. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, FL) 27-3 F
22. St. Augustine (Richland, NJ) 24-3
23. Bay City Western (Auburn, MI) 28-2
24. Cleburne (Cleburne, TX) 35-3-2 F
25. American Heritage (Plantation, FL) 25-4 F
26. Arcadia (Arcadia, CA) 24-3 F
27. Huntington Beach (Huntington Beach, CA) 26-6 F
28. Nogales (Nogales, AZ) 31-5 F
29. Eastlake (Chula Vista, CA) 28-5-1 F
30. Loganville (Loganville, GA) 35-6 F