Collegiate Baseball HS Poll (7-6-21)


TUCSON, Ariz. — St Mary’s H.S. (Orchard Lake, MI) remains No. 1 in Collegiate Baseball’s National High School Poll presented by Diamond Pro.

This is the final poll of the 2021 season. The top four teams in this poll posted remarkable years for their baseball programs that cumulated in winning state titles.

The Eaglets defeated Stevensville Lakeshore (MI), 9-0 to win its second consecutive Michigan state Division 2 title and finished with a 43-1 record. They ended the season with 22 straight victories.

Eight of the nine starting players are seniors and will be moving on to various NCAA Div. I universities while several younger players are already committed to college.

St. Mary’s finished with a .385 team batting average and averaged 11 runs a game (480 in 44 games).

The Eaglets hit 59 homers, 78 doubles and 19 triples as the offense walked 258 times and was hit by 64 pitches for an on-base percentage of .513. St. Mary’s stole 95 of 105 bases.

The pitching staff had a 1.25 ERA and struck out 442 batters with 99 walks.

No. 2 Barbe (Lake Charles, LA) finished its season with a 39-2 record and is the Louisiana 5A state champions. This marks the 11th time Coach Glenn Cecchini’s teams have won a state championship.

During the playoffs this year, Barbe’s pitchers tossed four shutouts and allowed only 5 runs in 7 games.

The Buccaneers had to overcome major obstacles when Lake Charles was hit by a devastating hurricane on Aug. 27, 2020. Some team members were expected to leave the town and not play this season, but they found places to live and were able to stay, according to Cecchini.

No. 3 Stoneman Douglas (Parkland, FL) became the Florida 7A state champions after defeating Spruce Creek (FL), 5-1 and finished with a 28-2 record. It was the team’s second state title, and the 28 wins were the most in the program’s history.

No. 4 Madison Central (Madison, MS) ended one of the best seasons in school history with a 34-2 record. The Jaguars defeated Northwest Ranking (MS), 3-2 and 11-1 for the Mississippi 6A state title.

The team posted a .401 batting average with 27 home runs and 122 stolen bases. The pitching staff had a 1.22 team ERA. This was the program’s fourth baseball title.

No. 5 Thousand Oaks (CA) 29-1 F, CIF Southern Section DII champions.

No. 6 Trinity (Louisville, KY) 41-2 F, Kentucky state champions.

No. 7 Reno (NV) 20-1 F, Northern Nevada champions.

No. 8 Baylor (Chattanooga, TN) 27-4 F, Tennessee DII Class AA state champions.

No. 9 Harvard-Westlake (Studio City, CA) defeated JSerra Catholic (San Juan Capistrano, CA), 3-0 to capture the CIF Southern DI championship.

Christian Becerra gave up one hit, struck out seven and walked two to lead Harvard-Westlake to victory. The Wolverines managed to score two runs in the third inning thanks to a sacrifice bunt. In the seventh inning, Alex Shane had an RBI single to provide the third run.

Harvard-Westlake finished the season 29-4.

No. 10 Liberty (Peoria, AZ) 21-3 F, Arizona 6A state champions.

No. 11 JSerra Catholic (San Juan Capistrano, CA) is the runner-up in the CIF Southern Div. 1 championships, finishing 30-7. The Lions lost to Harvard-Westlake (CA), 3-0.

The Lions won the Trinity League title with a 14-1 record. They also defeated Ayala (CA), 5-1 in the inaugural CIF SoCal Regional Division 1 championships.

No. 12 Puyallup (WA) 16-0 F, season over.

No. 13 Fuquay Varina (NC) defeated Reagan (Pfafftown, NC) in a best of three final to capture the North Carolina 4A state title. The Bengals lost the first game of the series, 7-0, but came back to win the second game, 13-3 and third game, 12-1.

The last time the Bengals won the title was in 2018.

No. 14 Roff (OK) 33-0 F, Oklahoma Class B champions.

No. 15 Ayala (Chino Hills, CA) are the runners-up in the CIF SoCal Div. 1 Regionals after losing to JSerra Catholic, 5-1. They completed their season with a 26-4 record.

No. 16 Barbers Hill (Belvieu, TX) 38-8-1 F, Texas 5A state champions.

No. 17 Houston County (Warner Robins, GA) 33-7 F, Georgia 6A champions.

No. 18 East Catholic (Manchester, CT) 25-0 F, CIAC Class M champions.

No. 19 Magnolia Heights (Senatobia, MS) 34-4 F, MAIS D2 champions.

No. 20 Auburn (AL), 36-5 F, Alabama 7A champions.

No. 21 Jasper (IN) beat Fishers (IN), 3-1 to win the Indiana 4A state title. Grant Stratton tossed a complete game, allowing 3 hits, no walks and struck out 7.

This was the program’s sixth state title with the last coming in 2006. Jasper has lost 4 consecutive title games since that time.

No. 22 Jesuit (Tampa, FL) 26-3 F, season over.

No. 23 Buford (Ga) 32-2 F, season over.

No. 24 Rockwall-Heath (Heath, TX) 38-11-1 F, Texas 6A champions.

No. 25 Reagan (Pfafftown, NC) 17-4 F, runners up in North Carolina’s 4A division.

No. 26 Friendswood (TX) 31-4 F, season over.

No. 27 New Albany (OH) 29-5 F, Ohio D1 champions.

No. 28. Liberty (MO) 32-9 F, Missouri 6A state champions.

No. 29 La Habra (CA) 23-10 F, CIF Southern D6 champions.

No. 30 Buchanan (Clovis, CA) was bumped out of the CIF Southern DI tournament by Bishop Amat (CA) in a 4-2 loss. Buchanan ended its season with a 29-3 record.

Dropped from the poll are Orange Lutheran (Orange, CA), Providence (Charlotte, NC) and Butler (Vandalia, OH).

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(July 6, 2021)

Rank School    City/State 2021 Record
  1. St. Mary’s (Orchard Lake, MI) 43-1 F
  2. Barbe (Lake Charles, LA) 39-2 F
  3. Stoneman Douglas (Parkland, FL) 28-2 F
  4. Madison Central (Madison, MS) 34-2 F
  5. Thousand Oaks (Thousand Oaks, CA) 29-1 F
  6. Trinity (Louisville, KY) 41-2 F
  7. Reno (Reno, NV) 20-1 F
  8. Baylor (Chattanooga, TN) 27-4 F
  9. Harvard-Westlake (Studio City, CA) 29-4 F
10. Liberty (Peoria, AZ) 21-3 F
11. JSerra Catholic (San Juan Capistrano, CA) 30-7 F
12. Puyallup (Puyallup, WA) 16-0 F
13. Fuquay-Varina (Fuquay-Varina, NC) 16-4 F
14. Roff (Roff, OK) 33-0 F
15. Ayala (Chino Hills, CA) 26-4 F
16. Barbers Hill (Belvieu, TX) 38-8-1 F
17. Houston County (Warner Robins, GA) 33-7 F
18. East Catholic (Manchester, CT) 25-0 F
19. Magnolia Heights (Senatobia, MS) 34-4 F
20. Auburn (Auburn, AL) 36-5 F
21. Jasper (Jasper, IN) 31-2 F
22. Jesuit (Tampa, FL 26-3 F
23. Buford (Buford, GA) 32-2 F
24. Rockwall-Heath (Heath, TX) 38-11-1 F
25. Reagan (Pfafftown, NC) 17-4 F
26. Friendswood (Friendswood, TX) 31-4 F
27. New Albany (New Albany, OH) 29-5 F
28. Liberty (Liberty, MO) 32-9 F
29. La Habra (La Habra, CA) 23-10 F
30. Buchanan (Clovis, CA) 29-3 F