Preseason Super 25 baseball: Nos. 6-10

Preseason Super 25 baseball: Nos. 6-10

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Preseason Super 25 baseball: Nos. 6-10

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USA TODAY High School Sports is unveiling the Preseason Super 25 baseball rankings throughout the day Wednesday.

Here are the teams ranked Nos. 6-10.

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Coppell baseball (Photo: Mitch Hagy, Fotosport.com)

Coppell baseball (Photo: Mitch Hagy, Fotosport.com)

6. Coppell

Location: Coppell, Texas

2015 record: 25-6

Final Super 25 rank: Unranked

The Cowboys return 11 starters, with a deep pitching staff led by RHP Charles King (6-0, 1.09 ERA, 47K’s in 38.1 innings). He is a TCU signee and is considered a possible first-round draft choice.

Other key players include RHP Ray Gaither (seven saves, 0.41 ERA), a Dallas Baptist signee; junior SS Jacob Nesbit (.354 26 SB); and RHP-OF Hayden Kettler (20 RBI, 1.07 ERA), a Baylor signee.

Bishop Gorman's Jack Little  (Photo: Greg Cava, Bishop Gorman)

Bishop Gorman’s Jack Little (Photo: Greg Cava, Bishop Gorman)

7. Bishop Gorman

Location: Las Vegas

2015 record: 32-3

Final Super 25 rank: 2

The Gaels are poised to repeat as state Division I champion with a strong pitching staff, led by LHP Jack Little (7-1, 1.53 ERA, 45.2 IP, 41 K, 1 BB), LHP Matt Mitchell (7-0, 3.61) and RHP Zach Grech (4-1, 3.34).

Other key players include sophomore catcher Jordan Sadovia, SS Beau Capanna (.450, 39 RBI, 18 SB) and junior INF Austin Wells (.293), a Stanford commit.

Westminster Christian won the 3A state title last season (Photo: Kelli Krebs, The News-Press)

Westminster Christian won the 3A state title in 2015 (Photo: Kelli Krebs, The News-Press)

8. Westminster Christian

Location: Palmetto Bay, Fla.

2015 record: 24-7-1

Final Super 25 rank: Unranked

 The Warriors have won 11 state titles, including the state 3A championship last season. The staff lost some key players, but Danny Perez (19 Ks in 21 innings, 0.98 ERA), Nick Auerbacher (21 Ks in 18.2 innings, 0.91) and Dylan Cloonan (38 Ks in 24 innings, 4.08 ERA) give the team a good start on the mound.

Senior OF Alvaro Valdez (.322, 18 RBI in 87 AB) and senior catcher Jakob Zarello (.315, 21 RBI in 89 AB) are reliable hitters.

Crusaders pitcher Nick Bennett (Photo: Sam Greene, Cincinnati Enquirer)

Crusaders pitcher Nick Bennett (Photo: Sam Greene, Cincinnati Enquirer)

9. Moeller

Location: Cincinnati

2015 record: 31-3

Final Super 25 rank: 4

The Crusaders have won eight state baseball titles, including the 2015 Division I title. Louisville signee LHP Nick Bennett (7-1, 0.90 ERA, 50 Ks in 54.1 innings) leads a strong pitching staff that features RHP Cameron Junker (4-0, 2.29 ERA).

Top hitters include senior catcher Patrick Mullinger (.324 BA, 25 RBI) and senior OF Kyle Butz (.318, 25 RBI).

10. Barbe

Location: Lake Charles, La.

2015 record: 32-10

Final Super 25 rank: 16

The Buccaneers have won back-to-back 5A state titles and return a trio of elite players: junior 1B-P-DH Slate Fuller (.339, 14 2Bs, 5 HRs); junior P-1B Adam Goree (6-2, 2.57 ERA, 69 K’s in 60 innings); and senior Tyler Booth (8-2, 3.28 ERA, 74 K’s in 64 innings), who has signed with Southeastern Louisiana.

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