USATODAY Sports Super 25 Expert Rankings

2017 – 18 Week 10

Boys Baseball Rankings


Calvary Christian (Clearwater)

Clearwater, FL 28 - 0 - 0

Result: Previously ranked (PR): 1. Results: Junior LHP Nolan Hudi, a TCU commit, scattered four hits and had 11 strikeouts in a 4-1 4A regional semifinal defeat of The First Academy (Orlando).


Riverdale Baptist

Upper Marlboro, MD 32 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 2. Results: Trendon Craig went 2-for-2 with two RBI in a 5-0 defeat of Bayamon Academy (Bayamon, Puerto Rico) as the Warriors won a tournament in Puerto Rico.


Montverde Academy

Montverde, FL 25 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 3. Results: Season complete.


Lake Travis

Austin, TX 31 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 6. Result: Swept East Central (San Antonio) 2-1 and 11-5 in a 6A area playoff series. Junior RHP Jimmy Lewis and senior RHP Dalton Buckingham combined on a two-hitter in the first game and Lewis had a double and a triple and three RBI in the second game.



Argyle, TX 30 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 7. Result: Swept Aubrey (Denton) 11-1 and 6-0 in a 4A area playoff series. Senior RHP Bryson Hudgens threw a five-inning three-hitter in the first game and junior RHP Sean Bolin threw a seven-inning three-hitter in the deciding game.


American Heritage Plantation

Plantation, FL 23 - 3 - 0

Result: PR: 8. Result: Idle.



River Ridge, LA 30 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: 13. Result: Senior RHP Will Ripoll, an LSU commit, allowed three hits and had 13 strikeouts in a 2-1 defeat of St. Paul’s (Covington) in the state Division I championship. Senior RHP Ian Landreneau threw a four-hitter in an 8-0 defeat of Holy Cross (New Orleans) in a Div. I semifinal.


Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach, CA 25 - 5 - 0

Result: PR: 9. Result: Ken Takada hit two homers in a 7-3 defeat of Edison (Huntington Beach) in the Oilers’ final regular-season game.



Kirkwood, MO 32 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 10. Result: Missouri commit Luke Mann homered and had four RBI in a 9-2 defeat of Ladue (St. Louis) in a district semifinal. Mann homered and had two RBI in a 9-0 win at Timberland (Wentzville) in final regular-season game.


Valley Christian-San Jose

San Jose, CA 26 - 3 - 1

Result: PR: 11. Results: Senior RHP Kevin Pence scattered four hits in a 6-1 defeat of Serra (San Mateo) in the West Catholic Athletic League championship. Ryan Belluomini went 2-for-3 with an RBI in a 7-4 defeat of St. Francis (Mountain View) in a WCAL semifinal.


Saint Xavier

Louisville, KY 27 - 1 - 0

Result: Previous: 14. Results: Senior LHP Andrew Littlefield threw a four-hitter in an 8-0 win Tuesday vs. Christian Academy (Louisville). Trey Sweeney and Cam Scheler each had three RBI in an 8-5 defeat of Marion County (Lebanon). Aric Lyons homered and had two RBI in an 11-1 defeat of Union County (Morganfield). Lost 7-6 to McCracken County (Paducah). Littlefield was 2-for-3 with an RBI in a 5-2 defeat of DuPont Manual (Louisville). Brycen Harkins scattered four hits in a 6-0 defeat of Collins (Shelbyville).


Mill Creek

Hoschton, GA 34 - 6 - 0

Result: PR: 15. Results: Advanced to the state AAAAAAA championship as sophomore left-hander Zach Green allowed three hits over 4.2 innings in a 5-2 win Tuesday vs. Brookwood (Snellville). Split first two games of the semifinal series with Brookwood, losing the first game 6-3 but winning the second, 6-4 in 11 innings as Alaska Abney threw six innings of relief while allowing no runs and one hit. Swept North Paulding (Dallas) 6-4 and 5-2 in a AAAAAAA quarterfinal as Davis Sharpe had two homers.



McAllen, TX 29 - 3 - 1

Result: PR: 16. Result: Took two of three from Pharr-San Juan-Alamo (San Juan), clinching the Area playoff series with a 3-1 win as Nate Quintanilla went 2-for-3 with two RBI.



Puyallup, WA 22 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 17. Result: Eric Peterson went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run in a 5-2 defeat of Tahoma for the West Central/Southwest Distict title. Brady Hinkle went 2-for-4 with four RBI in a 9-1 defeat of Federal Way in a district semifnal.


Mountain Vista

Highlands Ranch, CO 21 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 20. Result: Grant Magill went 3-for-3 with two RBI in an 10-5 defeat of Legend (Parker) for the 5A-Region 1 title. Sam Ireland drove in five runs in a 17-2 defeat of Mullen (Denver) in the region semifinal.



Wailuku, HI 16 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 24. Result: Nainoa Keahi drove in three runs in a 14-4 defeat of Waiakea (Hilo) in the state Division I championship. Senior RHP Anthony Hoopii-Tuionetoa was the winning pitcher and went 4-for-4 with four RBI in a 9-4 defeat of Iolani (Honolulu) in a state semifinal. Cade Kalehuawehe went 2-for-3 with two RBI in an 8-7 defeat of Punahou (Honolulu) in a state quarterfinal.



Orange, CA 22 - 7 - 0

Result: PR: 21. Results: Max Rajcic drove in two runs in a 3-1 defeat of Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita in the last game of the regular season.



Springdale, AR 30 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: Not ranked. Results: Blaze Brothers singled in the winning run in a 6-5 defeat of Van Buren in a 7A state semifinal. Junior RHP Blake Adams threw a three-hitter in a 4-1 defeat of Bryant in a 7A quarterfinal.


Liberty Christian

Lynchburg, VA 17 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 22. Results: Three pitchers combined on a five-inning two-hitter in an 18-1 defeat of Heritage (Lynchburg) in a Seminole District quarterfinal. Pell Collins and Christian Gordon homered in a 14-1 defeat of Brookville.



North Hollywood, CA 26 - 3 - 0

Result: PR: Not ranked. Results: The Wolverines defeated Crespi (Encino) 5-0 to complete their regular season as Will Sturgeon went 2-for-3 with an RBI.



Pembroke Pines, FL 24 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: Not ranked. Results: Edinson Renteria Jr. went 3-for-4 with two RBI in a 10-2 defeat of Taravella (Coral Springs) in a division quarterfinal.


La Cueva

Albuquerque, NM 27 - 3 - 0

Result: PR: Not ranked. Results: Hunter Straub had three hits and three RBI in a 14-3 defeat of Piedra Vista (Farmington) for the state 6A championship. It was the Bears’ 10th state title.



O'Fallon, IL 27 - 3 - 1

Result: PR: 25. Results: Lost 3-0 Tuesday to Edwardsville. Senior RHPs Hayden Juenger, a Missouri State commit, and Jaysn Miller, an Elmhurst commit, combined on a two-hitter in a 12-0 defeat of Belleville East (Belleville).



Lilburn, GA 30 - 6 - 0

Result: PR: Not ranked. Results: Sophomore right-hander Miles Garrett allowed two hits over six innings in a 6-1 defeat of Woodstock to clinch a AAAAAAA semifinal.


George Co

Lucedale, MS 26 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: Not ranked. Results: Swept Gulfport in a 6A semifinal series, as junior RHP Trevor McDonald, a South Alabama commit, scattered nine hits in a series-clinching 4-2 win. Junior RHP Logan Tanner, a Mississippi State commit, allowed six hits and struck out 14 over eight innings in a 2-1 win in the first game of the series.

The Super 25 Rankings are compiled by USA TODAY Sports’ Jim Halley, based on results, tradition, quality of players and strength of schedule. Dropped out: No. 4 Blessed Trinity, Roswell, Ga.; No. 5 Coppell, Texas; No. 12 Desert Oasis, Las Vegas; No. 18 West Jones, Laurel, Miss.; No. 19 Lake Norman, Mooresville, N.C.; No. 23 Blackhawk, Beaver Falls, Pa. For regional rankings, go to The next rankings are May 23.