Thursday, May 5, 2011

2011 Super 25 baseball rankings

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Rankings compiled by USA TODAY's Jim Halley, based on results, strength of schedule and quality of players. Through Tuesday's results. Next rankings: May 19.

1. Owasso, Okla. (31-1)

Previous: 6. Results: Dylan Bundy and Phillip Wilson each had RBI doubles in 13-2 win vs. Sapulpa. Bundy threw three-hitter with 14 strikeouts in 6-3 win vs. Union (Tulsa). Wilson had two-hitter in 10-0 defeat of Collinsville in regular-season finale.

2. Archbishop McCarthy, Fort Lauderdale (25-3)

Previous: 5. Results: Alexander Fernandez winning pitcher in 7-2 win vs. Fort Lauderdale for 4A-District 15 title. Garrett Kennedy hit three-run homer to clinch 12-2 defeat of Belen Jesuit (Miami) in 4A regional quarterfinals.

3. Clements, Sugar Land, Texas (29-2)

Previous: 11. Results: Andrew Bjorngjeld threw five-inning, 12-strikeout one-hitter in 15-1 win vs. Willowridge (Houston). Defeated Bush (Richmond) 12-2 in regular-season finale.

4. Sharyland, Mission, Texas (29-1)

Previous: Not ranked. Result: Won 20th in row, beating McAllen 4-2 to close regular season as Eric Gutierrez had four RBI and was winning pitcher.

5. Wayne County, Jesup, Ga. (24-0)

Previous: 12. Result: Beat Effingham County (Springfield) 7-3 as Aaron Palmer was winning pitcher. Defeated South Effingham (Guyton) 10-0 in five innings for 2-AAAA regional championship as Tyler Palmer threw three-hitter with nine strikeouts.

6. Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, N.J. (16-0)

Previous: 14. Results: Tom Burns allowed four hits in five-inning 12-2 defeat of St. Joseph (Montvale) to improve to 4-0. Beat Paramus Catholic (Paramus) 10-2 as Matt Dacey homered and drove in three.

7. Catholic, Baton Rouge (29-3)

Previous: 22. Result: Defeated Central Lafourche (Raceland) 12-2 in 5A playoff as Alex Massey improved to 8-0 and Jacob Knox drove in three runs.

8. Flanagan, Pembroke Pines, Fla. (22-2)

Previous: 13. Results: Defeated West Broward (Pembroke Pines) 11-0 for 6A-District 12 title as Mike Melendez threw five-inning no-hitter and drove in three runs. Beat South Plantation (Plantation) 17-0 in Class 6A regional quarterfinals as Gabby Aurrecoechea had grand slam.

9. Edison, Huntington Beach, Calif. (20-2)

Previous: 4. Results: Won 9-1 at Newport Harbor (Newport Beach) as Henry Owens improved to 10-0. Jon Torres was winning pitcher and tripled in three runs in 13-3 win vs. Newport Harbor. Lost 2-1 to Poway.

10. Sierra Vista, Las Vegas (29-1)

Previous: 9. Results: Blair Goldsack threw five-inning no-hitter in 12-0 win vs. Liberty in title game of Durango Spring Bash. Lost 6-3 to Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas).

11. Mundelein, Ill. (20-0)

Previous: Not ranked. Result: Outscored opponents 211-32, including Tuesday's 6-4 defeat of Libertyville in 10 innings.

12. University, St. Louis (17-0)

Previous: Not ranked. Result: Sasha Kuebel hitting .500 with 22 RBI for Junior Billikens. Won 4-3 at DeSmet on Tuesday as Kuebel homered and drove in two.

13. Tupelo, Miss. (26-2)

Previous: 8. Results: Lost 5-4 in 6A playoffs vs. Grenada, ending 22-game winning streak. Still advanced by beating Grenada 6-5 and 6-1 as Conner Carothers had two-run homer in first game. J.D. Roberts scored and drove in run in second game.

14. Broken Arrow, Okla. (29-2)

Previous: 1. Results: Beat Jenks 16-4 to finish regular season as Zack Mills went 3-for-4 with two RBI. Lost 6-5 to Santa Fe (Edmond). Archie Bradley had 16 strikeouts in 5-1 win vs. Bishop Kelley (Tulsa). Beat Bixby 6-3 as Jacob Evans (5-0) struck out seven.

15. George Washington, New York (29-1)

Previous: Not ranked. Result: Defeated then-No. 17 Tottenville (Staten Island) 9-2 in title game of Northeast Elite Clarkston South tournament as Fernelys Sanchez homered.

16. Madison (Miss.) Central (28-1)

Previous: Not ranked. Results: Defeated Sumrall 8-7 in Clinton Invitational on Lee Harbour's two-run single. Zach Irwin homered and had two RBI in 15-3 win vs. Warren Central (Vicksburg) in 6A playoffs. Took series with 14-1 defeat of Warren Central as Irwin was winning pitcher, homered twice and drove in four.

17. Bishop Amat, La Puente, Calif. (21-4)

Previous: Not ranked. Result: Won Hard 9 National Classic in Anaheim, defeating Esperanza (Anaheim) 12-1 in final. Had 16 hits while defeating Camarillo 11-1 in semifinals of Redondo tournament. Lost 2-1 to Bonita (La Verne). Lost 14-9 to Torrance in final of Redondo tournament.

18. Mountain Pointe, Phoenix (25-5)

Previous: Not ranked. Result: Led by Kevin Cron's state-record 25 homers, the Pride have 82 homers this season. Beat Salpointe (Tucson) 17-7 in 5A-I quarterfinals Tuesday as Cron homered.

19. Archbishop Mitty, San Jose (21-4)

Previous: Not ranked. Result: Defeated then-No. 7 St. Francis (Mountain View) 6-2, avenging earlier loss, as Stefan Fahrner had three hits.

20. Walsh Jesuit, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (13-0)

Previous: 20. Result: Swept Nordonia (Macedonia) 8-3 and 10-0 as Tim Faix ended his streak of scoreless innings at 28 but got win in first game.

21. Mater Dei, Santa Ana, Calif. (19-5)

Previous: Not ranked. Results: Beat Servite (Anaheim) 3-1 as Ty Moore improved to 8-1. Has taken two of three from Junipero Serra (San Juan Capistrano).

22. Bingham, South Jordan, Utah (16-3)

Previous: Not ranked. Result: Stefan Cantwell has seven homers for Miners, who went 3-1 at Hard 9 National Classic, including 7-1 defeat of then-No. 7 St. Francis (Mountain View, Calif.).

23. Wren, Piedmont, S.C. (22-5)

Previous: 24. Result: Austin McCaskill had two-run homer in 9-3 win in 4A playoffs vs. vs. Boiling Springs. Jon Rosenberger threw four-hit, 12-strikeout game in 4-0 playoff defeat of Riverside (Greer).

24. Providence Day, Charlotte (20-2)

Previous: Not ranked. Result: Defeated then-No. 10 Ardrey Kell (Charlotte) 5-4 for Southwestern 4A title as Ty Buttrey doubled in winning run.

25. Sherwood, Sandy Spring, Md. (16-0)

Previous: Not ranked. Result: Defending 4A champion Warriors allowing fewer than two runs a game, including 2-1 defeat of Blake (Silver Spring) on Tuesday as William Bouey had 15 strikeouts and homered.

Dropped out: No. 2 The Woodlands, Texas; No. 7 St. Francis, Mountain View, Calif.; No. 10 Ardrey Kell, Charlotte; No. 18 Mesquite, Gilbert, Ariz.; No. 16 Parkway South, Manchester, Mo.; No. 16 Providence Catholic, New Lenox, Ill.; No. 17 Tottenville, Staten Island, N.Y.; No. 19 Farragut, Knoxville, Tenn.; No. 21 Lone Peak, Highland, Utah; No. 23 Valencia, Calif.; No. 25 Fairhope, Ala.


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