Location: Cypress, Texas
2018 record: 32-9-2
Final 2018 Super 25 rank: Unranked
Every great team needs an ace. Cypress Ranch has two.
JJ Goss and Matthew Thompson are ranked No. 16 and 17 in the country, respectively, as the No. 6 and 7 right-handed pitchers. Goss went 10-2 with 93 strikeouts and a 1.36 ERA, according to MaxPreps; Thompson went 5-1 with 87 Ks and a 2.38 ERA. Both are committed to Texas A&M, but the Aggies might not even get their services, as both are graded 10/10 on Perfect Game and could be picked on one of the first days of the MLB Draft.
The team lost eight of its top hitters, but a handful of transfers added onto top-500 2020 player Hunter Conner, a pair of top-1000s and a couple high follows will alleviate the losses. Additionally, Jared Alvarez-Lopez hit .357 with 34 RBI and was named to the All-State team, according to MaxPreps.