Shawnee (Okla.), the No. 1 team in the Super 25 baseball rankings for three consecutive weeks, punched its ticket to the state 5A tournament. The Wolves, who are 37-0 and have won 49 games in a row over two seasons, were led to the tournament as Kade Self drove in four runs in a 13-3 defeat of Altus in a the 5A Region 1 final to advance to the state tournament. Talon Phillips went 2-for-5 with two runs and two RBI in a 6-4 10-inning defeat of Altus in the regional.
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There were some changes this week, the biggest was the inclusion of Lamar (Houston) to the rankings at No. 12. The Texans improved to 28-2-1 as they swept Cypress Falls (Houston) 4-0 and 1-0 in a 6A bi-district playoff. Jacob Millender threw a 10-strikeout two-hitter in the first game and Michael Streitman threw a six-strikeout two-hitter in the 1-0 win.
The other new teams: No. 22 Mosley, Lynn Haven, Fla., which advanced to the 6A regional semifinals with a 9-0 defeat of West Florida (Pensacola) on Tuesday as Brett Robertson homered and had three RBI; No. 23 Calvert Hall (Baltimore), which improved to 23-2 Tuesday as it defeated Archbishop Spalding (Severn, Md.) ; and No. 24 Puyallup, Wash., which is 19-2 after Michael Spellacy had an eight-strikeout three-hitter and drove in four runs in a 12-1 win Tuesday vs. Auburn Riverside (Auburn) in the first round of the West Central Tournament.