USATODAY Sports Super 25 Expert Rankings

2015 – 16 Week 12

Boys Baseball Rankings

1

Deer Park

Deer Park, TX 34 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 1. Results: Peyton Sherlin threw a three-hitter in a 6-0 win vs. Kempner (Sugar Land) in 6A regional quarterfinal. Cameron Thompson threw a two-hitter in a 2-1 defeat of Kempner (Sugar Land) in regional quarterfinal.

2

Buchanan

Clovis, CA 29 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 2. Results: Jamal O’Guinn hit a three-run homer in a 5-3 defeat of Bullard (Fresno) in CIF Central Section Division I semifinal. Hunter Reinke improved to 11-0 in a 9-1 defeat of Liberty (Bakersfield) in CIF Central Section quarterfinal.

3

Archbishop McCarthy

Fort Lauderdale, FL 29 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 4. Results: The Mavericks won their sixth state title in seven seasons, defeating Mosley (Lynn Haven) 10-4 in 6A championship as Ubaldo Lopez drove in three runs. Adan Fernandez had three RBI in a 14-2 defeat of North Marion (Citra) in a 6A semifinal.

4

Coppell

Coppell, TX 32 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 3. Result: Ray Gaither had 10 strikeouts in a five-hitter in a 1-0 defeat of Flower Mound in 6A regional quarterfinal.

5

Canterbury (Fort Myers)

Fort Myers, FL 30 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 5. Result: 3A State champion.

6

Walton

Marietta, GA 32 - 4 - 0

Result: Previous: 9. Results: Jason Avers hit a two-run walk-off single in a 5-4 defeat of Pope (Marietta) in the deciding game of the AAAAAA state championship series. Defeated Pope 11-1 as Jason Rooks went 3-for-5 with two homers and five RBI in the first game of the series.

7

Douglas

Parkland, FL 27 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 10. Results: Brady Norris threw a three-hitter in a 3-0 defeat of Columbus (Miami) in the state 9A championship. John McKenna went 2-for-2 with two RBI in a 3-2 defeat of then-No. 6 West Orange (Winter Garden) in the state 9A semifinal.

8

Providence

Charlotte, NC 29 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 8. Results: Timmy Townsend scattered five hits with eight strikeouts in a 7-2 defeat of North Davidson (Lexington) in the first game of a 4A West region final. Jason Garfinkle hit a three-run homer in a 17-0 defeat of then-No. 20 South Caldwell (Hudson) in 4A fourth-round playoff.

9

Greenup County

Greenup, KY 35 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 11. Results: Gage Hughes drove in four runs in a 12-2 defeat of Raceland in district tournament opener. Hughes had three RBI in a 12-2 defeat of Fleming County (Flemingsburg).

10

Redondo

Redondo Beach, CA 28 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 12. Results: Jason Dicochea and Marco Valenzuela each drove in three runs in an 8-1 defeat of La Salle (Pasadena) in CIF Southern Section Division III second-round playoff. Valenzuela homered and drove in four runs in a 9-1 defeat of Wilson (Hacienda Heights) in first round of CIF Southern Section Div. III playoffs.

11

JSerra Catholic

San Juan Capistrano, CA 26 - 6 - 0

Result: Previous: 13. Results: Cole Samuels and Colin Townsend combined on a four-hitter in a 4-1 defeat of Loyola (Los Angeles) in CIF Southern Section Division I second-round playoff. Collin Quinn scattered six hits and Chase Strumpf had a three-run homer in a 3-0 defeat of Dana Hills (Dana Point) in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Div. I playoffs.

12

Barbe

Lake Charles, LA 35 - 6 - 0

Result: Previous: 14. Result: 5A state champion. The Bucs have won three consecutive state titles.

13

Jackson (Massillon)

Massillon, OH 28 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 16. Results: Christian Specht allowed one hit over five innings in a 7-0 defeat of Wooster in a Division I district final. Glen Richardson allowed four hits in a 9-1 defeat of Green in the district semifinal.

14

Teurlings Catholic

Lafayette, LA 35 - 4 - 0

Result: Previous: 17. Result: 4A state champion.

15

Brother Rice

Chicago, IL 32 - 3 - 0

Result: Previous: 15. Results: Jack Guzek threw a three-hitter in a 3-1 defeat of Andrean (Merrillville). Lost 7-6 to Oak Park. Andrew Dyke went 2-for-3 with an RBI in a 7-1 defeat of Mount Carmel (Chicago).

16

Hanover

Mechanicsville, VA 17 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 21. Result: John Gregory and Antonio Balducci combined for a six-inning no-hitter in a 10-0 defeat of Henrico (Richmond).

17

Steinbrenner

Lutz, FL 27 - 5 - 0

Result: Previous: 24. Results: Drew Burkhart’s three-run double in the seventh brought in the winning run in a 9-4 defeat of Hagerty (Oviedo) for the 8A state title. Patrick Morris drove both runs in during a 2-0 defeat of Westland (Hialeah) in state 8A semifinal.

18

Bryant

Bryant, AR 29 - 2 - 0

Result: Previous: 25. Result: Evan Lee went 3-for-3 with a homer and three RBI in a 5-0 defeat of Conway in the 7A state championship. It was the team’s fourth state title in six years.

19

Wenatchee

Wenatchee, WA 23 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 23. Results: Brandon Graves scattered eight hits in a 5-2 defeat of West Valley (Yakima) in a 4A quarterfinal. Grady Miller threw a one-hitter in a 1-0 defeat of Gonzaga Prep (Spokane) 1-0 in opening round of 4A tournament.

20

Basic

Henderson, NV 36 - 4 - 0

Result: Previous: Not ranked. Result: Jack Wold went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer in a 9-1 defeat of Centennial (Las Vegas) in Division I state championship.

21

Archbishop Spalding

Severn, MD 26 - 5 - 0

Result: Previous: 22. Results: Lost 6-5 to Gilman (Baltimore) in the first game of the MIAA championship. Defeated Calvert Hall (Baltimore) 5-4 in semifinals of MIAA tournament on a walk-off homer by David Harding.

22

Oxford

Oxford, MS 28 - 8 - 0

Result: Previous: Not ranked. Results: Won second consecutive 5A title as Thomas Dillard hit two homers, the second a walk-off shot, in a 10-0 defeat of Hattiesburg. The Chargers won the first game of the series 5-3 as Jason Barber threw a four-hitter and drove in three runs.

23

O'Fallon

O'Fallon, IL 30 - 5 - 0

Result: Previous: Not ranked. Results: Lost 6-2 to Sacred Heart-Griffin (Springfield). Jared Dalonzo went 4-for-5 with an RBI and three runs in a 13-3 defeat of Triad (Troy). Bradley Harrison had 12 strikeouts in a 4-0 defeat of Waterloo.

24

Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa, AL 40 - 10 - 0

Result: Previous: Not ranked. Results: Swept Cullman (Harvest) 4-3 and 1-0 to win the state 6A title. Blake Robbins drove in the lone run in the deciding game.

25

El Toro

Lake Forest, CA 25 - 5 - 0

Result: Previous: Not ranked. Results: Sam Glick threw a 10-strikeout two-hitter in a 1-0 defeat of Oaks Christian (Westlake) in the second round of the Southern Section Division I playoffs. Noah Fluman threw a three-hitter in a 4-0 defeat of Kennedy (La Palma) in the first round of the Southern Section Div. I playoffs.