19. CALVARY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
2018 record: 17-15
Final 2018 Super 25 rank: No. 19
Calvary Christian’s 2018 record would look a whole lot better if they hadn’t been forced to forfeit 12 games (11 wins) after the school self-reported three transfers didn’t properly complete paperwork.
Instead of looking at those dozen games, pay attention to the end of the year, when Calvary Christian Academy won its final seven games and won the championship over Calvary Christian (Clearwater, Fla.) (yes, confusing). Pay attention to players like FIU commits Dante Girardi (No. 173 in country) and Ben Rozenblum (No. 224). Pay attention to pitchers like Skylar Gonzalez (0.92 ERA, 45.2 innings, complete game in last year’s championship) and Andrew Painter (0.30 ERA in 23 innings as a freshman).
And pay attention to a strong transfer group headlined by Miami commit Irving Carter, the No. 9 sophomore and No. 3 RHP in the country.
Of course wins and losses matter. But so do championships, and CCA could win it again.