USATODAY Sports Super 25 Expert Rankings

2017 – 18 Week 6

Boys Baseball Rankings


Calvary Christian (Clearwater)

Clearwater, FL 21 - 0 - 0

Result: Previously ranked (PR): 2. Result: Junior LHP Nolan Hudi threw a one-hitter and Tommy White hit a solo homer in a 1-0 win Tuesday vs. Venice. Matheu Nelson went 2-for-4 with two RBI in a 5-4 defeat of Carrollwood Day (Tampa). Hudi and junior LHP Cameron Barrier combined on a two-hitter in a 6-0 defeat of Central Catholic (Clearwater).


Lake Travis

Austin, TX 25 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 1. Result: Lost 4-3 Tuesday vs. Vista Ridge (Cedar Hill). Clinched the District 25-6A title with an 11-1 defeat of Vista Ridge as Austin Plante had two hits and an RBI. Plante went 2-for-3 with two RBI in a 5-1 defeat of Vista Ridge.


Riverdale Baptist

Upper Marlboro, MD 21 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 4. Result: Jose Rivera went 2-for-3 with four RBI in a 13-8 defeat of Lake Braddock (Burke, Va.). Corey Rosier went 3-for-4 with four RBI in a 19-6 defeat of Gilman (Baltimore). Roberto Vargas, Evan Haulik and Blake Peasante combined on a five-inning no-hitter in a 13-0 defeat of St. Anselm’s Abbey (Washington, D.C.).



Coppell, TX 24 - 3 - 1

Result: PR: 5. Results: Adrian Minjares had four RBI in a 13-7 win Tuesday at Skyline (Dallas). Blake Jackson was 3-for-4 with an RBI in a 14-4 defeat of Lonestar (Frisco). Junior LHP John Cashimere and junior RHP Dylan Nichols combined on a four-hitter in a 6-1 defeat of Berkner (Ricardson). LSU commit and senior RHP Rye Gunter allowed no hits and had 12 strikeouts in six innings in a 6-0 defeat of Berkner.


Montverde Academy

Montverde, FL 23 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 7. Result: Jake Holland and Alejandro Rodriguez homered in a 5-4 win Tuesday vs. then-No. 3 IMG Academy (Bradenton). Defeated Central Pointe Christian (Kissimmee) 5-4 in eight innings.


Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach, CA 19 - 3 - 0

Result: PR: 8. Result: Dylan Ramirez doubled in the winning run in a 7-6 defeat of Poly (Riverside). Swept Newport Harbor (Newport Beach) 8-6 and 11-1. Ken Takada homered and went 2-for-3 with two RBI in the 8-6 win and Jake Vogel and Luke Glascoe each had a two-run homer in the 11-1 victory.



Kirkwood, MO 20 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 10. Result: Senior RHP Luke Mann, a Missouri commit, threw a three-hitter in a 4-0 win Tuesday vs. St. Louis University (St. Louis). Swept Lee’s Summit West (Lee’s Summit) 7-6 and 4-1. Brock Daniels was 4-for-4 in a 9-4 defeat of Lindbergh (St. Louis) in the championship of the Lindbergh/Mehlville tournament.


Blessed Trinity

Roswell, GA 26 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 9: Result: Jake Smith is hitting .381 with 33 RBI through 84 at-bats, including three RBI in an 8-2 win Tuesday vs. West Hall (Oakwood). Swept Chestatee (Gainesville) 8-5, 8-0 and 10-1.


Valley Christian-San Jose

San Jose, CA 18 - 2 - 1

Result: PR: 6. Result: Lost 3-0 Tuesday to Serra (San Mateo). Three pitchers combined on a five-hitter in a 5-2 defeat of Bellarmine College Prep (San Jose).



Rock Hill, SC 16 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 11. Result: Jackson Timmons had a two-run homer in a 7-3 defeat of Rock Hill. Defeated Clover 6-0 and 10-0, as senior RHP Cameron Reeves, a Citadel signee, threw a no-hitter in the 10-0 win.


American Heritage Plantation

Plantation, FL 19 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 12. Result: Junior LHP Ryan Cabarcas got the win in a 3-0 victory Tuesday at Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens). Florida signee Cory Acton is hitting .460 with 31 RBI with 27 runs through 63 at-bats.



Argyle, TX 24 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 17. Result: Senior RHP Parker Abrego and junior RHP Chad Ricker combined on a five-inning no-hitter in a 12-0 win Tuesday at Bridgeport. Preston King and Brendan Dixon each had three RBI in a 15-6 defeat of Sanger.



River Ridge, LA 25 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: 14. Result: Cade Beloso went 2-for-2 with a homer and two RBI in a 7-2 defeat of Holy Cross (New Orleans) on Tuesday. Swept Archbishop Shaw (Marrero) 4-2 and 7-3. Collin Guggenheim homered and had three RBI in the 7-3 win. RHP Will Ripoll, an LSU commit, gave up two hits over six innings in the 4-2 win.


Bishop Gorman

Las Vegas, NV 17 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: 16. Result: Outscored opponents 32-0 last week in three wins. Austin Wells is hitting .500 with 22 RBI through 48 at-bats for the Gaels.


West Jones

Laurel, MS 22 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: Not ranked. Result: The Mustangs finished their regular season with a 5-3 defeat of Greene County (Leakesville) on Monday as Walker Thompson went 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI.



Henderson, NV 19 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: 13. Result: Lost 3-2 Monday at Green Valley (Henderson). Brendan Thorpe had six RBI in a 20-0 defeat of Eldorado (Las Vegas). Garrett Giles drove in two runs in a 4-1 defeat of Foothill (Henderson).


IMG Academy

Bradenton, FL 18 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: 3. Result: Lost 5-4 Tuesday to then-No. 7 Montverde Academy (Montverde). Lost 6-2 to Gulf Coast (Naples).


Mill Creek

Hoschton, GA 24 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: 19. Result: Drew Cadena had a two-run double in an 8-3 win Tuesday vs. Hillgrove (Powder Springs). Senior RHP Brandon Blume scattered five hits in a 5-1 defeat of Peachtree Ridge (Suwanee). Defeated North Gwinnett (Suwanee) 1-0 and 9-6. Sophomore catcher Alex Boychuk went 2-for-3 with a homer, three RBI and two runs in the 9-6 win.


Lake Norman

Mooresville, NC 18 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 20. Result: Sam Zayicek homered and drove in three runs in a 23-1 win Tuesday vs. Hopewell (Huntersville). Junior LHP Dylan Arment and junior RHP Carter Sheppard combined on a two-hitter in a 13-1 defeat of Vance (Charlotte). Senior RHP Justin Jarvis threw a one-hitter in a 4-1 defeat of Alexander Central (Taylorsville).



Puyallup, WA 15 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 22. Result: Brady Hinkle went 3-for-3 with two RBI in a 7-6 defeat of Rogers (Spokane).



Orange, CA 13 - 5 - 0

Result: PR: 21. Result: Senior RHP Cole Winn, a Mississippi State commit, had 11 strikeouts and allowed two hits over six innings in an 11-0 win Tuesday vs. Junipero Serra (San Juan Capistrano). Sophomore RHP Christian Rodriguez scattered seven hits in a 5-1 defeat of St. John Bosco (Bellflower). Defeated St. John Bosco 3-1 as three pitchers combined on a four-hitter.



Wailuku, HI 10 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 18. Result: Junior Cody Constantino allowed one hit over four innings in an 11-1 defeat of Maui on Monday. Senior RHP Anthony “Bubba” Hoopi-Tuionetoa threw a one-hitter in a 2-0 defeat of Kamehameha (Maui). Lost 2-1 to Kamehameha. Junior RHP Kaipo Haole threw a five-hitter in a 2-1 defeat of Kamehameha.


Don Bosco Prep

Ramsey, NJ 7 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 24. Result: Ryan Carr went 2-for-3 with two RBI in a 7-4 defeat of St. Joseph (Montvale). Three pitchers combined on a one-hitter in a 3-0 defeat of Ridgewood.


Cypress Ranch

Houston, TX 22 - 4 - 2

Result: PR: 23. Result: Senior RHP Ty Madden, a Texas commit, and senior RHP Kyle Gough, a Blinn signee, combined on a two-hitter in a 4-1 win Tuesday vs. Cypress Creek (Houston). Junior RHP Matt Thompson threw a 13-strikeout one-hitter in a 9-1 defeat of Cypress Falls (Houston).


Saint Xavier

Louisville, KY 10 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: Not ranked. Result: Cam Scheler, who has signed with Cincinnati, hit a two-run homer in a 6-2 defeat of Trinity (Louisville).

The Super 25 Rankings are compiled by USA TODAY Sports’ Jim Halley, based on results, tradition, quality of players and strength of schedule. For regional rankings, go to Dropped out: No. 15 La Mirada, Calif.; No. 25 Reagan, San Antonio. Results are through Tuesday’s games. The next rankings are April 25.