USATODAY Sports Super 25 Expert Rankings

2017 – 18 Week 9

Boys Baseball Rankings

1

Calvary Christian (Clearwater)

Clearwater, FL 27 - 0 - 0

Result: Previously ranked (PR): 1. Results: Justin Bench drove in three runs in a 9-5 defeat of Berkeley Prep (Tampa) in a 4A-4 district final. Nolan Hudi threw an 11-strikeout one-hitter in a 6-0 defeat of Tampa Prep (Tampa) in a district semifinal.

2

Riverdale Baptist

Upper Marlboro, MD 28 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 2. Results: Chrystian Mervilus went 2-for-3 with four RBI in a 5-0 defeat of TC Academy (Bayamon, Puerto Rico). Corey Rosier homered and had four RBI in a 15-5 defeat of Wilson (Washington, D.C.).

3

Montverde Academy

Montverde, FL 25 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 3. Results: Won 9-1 at Central Pointe Christian (Kissimmee) as Caleb Cali went 2-for-2 with three RBI in the Eagles’ final game of the season. Alejandro Rodriguez hit a grand slam in a 10-4 defeat of Seven Rivers Christian (Lecanto). Kerry Wright and Saul Gonzalez combined on a three-hitter in a 1-0 win at IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.).

4

Blessed Trinity

Roswell, GA 32 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 4: Result: Swept Troup County (LaGrange) 3-2 and 6-4 in the second round of the AAAA playoffs as Jake Smith went 2-for-3 with three RBI in the deciding game.

5

Coppell

Coppell, TX 29 - 4 - 1

Result: PR: 5. Result: Won 11-0 at Naaman Forest (Garland) as Rye Gunter threw a six-inning no-hitter in a 6A bi-district playoff.

6

Lake Travis

Austin, TX 29 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 6. Result: Brett Baty hit a two-run homer in a 2-0 defeat of MacArthur (San Antonio) in a 6A bi-district playoff.

7

Argyle

Argyle, TX 28 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 8. Result: Five pitchers combined on a five-inning no-hitter in an 11-0 bi-district 4A playoff defeat of Wilmer-Hutchins (Dallas).

8

American Heritage Plantation

Plantation, FL 23 - 3 - 0

Result: PR: 9. Result: Four pitchers combined on a one-hitter in a 10-0 win Tuesday vs. Barbara Goleman (Miami) in a regional quarterfinal. Triston Casas homered in an 8-1 defeat of Archbishop McCarthy (Southwest Ranches) in a 6A-15 Division final.

9

Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach, CA 24 - 5 - 0

Result: PR: 7. Result: Lost 5-1 Tuesday to Edison (Huntington Beach). Josh Hahn homered in a 6-5 defeat of Los Alamitos. Jag Burden homered and drove in two runs in a 9-3 defeat of Los Alamitos.

10

Vianney

Kirkwood, MO 30 - 2 - 0

Result: PR: 11. Result: C.J. Cepicky went 2-for-2 with a homer and two RBI in an 8-2 win Tuesday at Triad (Troy, Ill.). Nico Hagen homered in a 3-2 defeat of Parkway South (Manchester). Won 12-1 at Francis Powell (St. Charles) as Luke Mann homered and had five RBI.

11

Valley Christian-San Jose

San Jose, CA 24 - 3 - 1

Result: PR: 12. Results: Ryan Belluomini went 2-for-3 with three RBI and a homer in a 10-3 win Tuesday vs. Archbishop Riordan (San Francisco). Won 4-2 at Bellarmine Prep (San Jose) as Belluomini homered and had two RBI.

12

Desert Oasis

Las Vegas, NV 30 - 3 - 0

Result: Previous: 13. Results: Aaron Roberts singled in Jordan DeMarce in the bottom of the ninth in a 3-2 win Tuesday vs. Arbor View (Las Vegas) in the first round of Sunset Region tournament. Zac Czerniawski had two RBI in a 6-2 defeat of Durango (Las Vegas).

13

Curtis

River Ridge, LA 28 - 4 - 0

Result: PR: 14. Result: Tulane signee Logan Stevens drove in six runs in a 12-2, 15-3 Division I quarterfinal sweep of Byrd (Shreveport).

14

Saint Xavier

Louisville, KY 20 - 0 - 0

Result: Previous: 20. Results: Bryce Elmore doubled in the lone run in a 1-0 defeat of Scott County (Georgetown) on Tuesday. Aric Lyons doubled and scored the deciding run in a 4-3 defeat of DeSales (Louisville). Max Bergman threw a two-hitter in a 6-0 defeat of Simon Kenton (Independence). Lyons went 3-for-4 with a homer and five RBI in a 17-5 defeat of Pleasure Ridge Park (Louisville).

15

Mill Creek

Hoschton, GA 30 - 5 - 0

Result: PR: 15. Results: Won the final two games, 5-1 and 7-0, to clinch a three-game AAAAAAA playoff series with South Gwinnett (Snellville) as Parker Landua went 4-for-8 with a double, a triple and four RBI in the series.

16

McAllen

McAllen, TX 27 - 2 - 1

Result: PR: 16. Result: Took two of three from United (Laredo) in a bi-district playoff, clinching the series with a 2-1 win as Aaron Nixon homered.

17

Puyallup

Puyallup, WA 20 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 19. Result: Brady McLean threw a three-hitter in a 6-1 win Tuesday vs. Kentlake (Kent) in a West Central district playoff.

18

West Jones

Laurel, MS 27 - 3 - 0

Result: PR: 18. Result: Took two of three from Pearl River Central (Carriere) in a 5A third-round playoff as Kris Riley went 3-for-4 with three RBI in a series-clinching 7-6 win.

19

Lake Norman

Mooresville, NC 24 - 3 - 0

Result: PR: 17. Results: Jonathan Perez scattered four hits and had 10 strikeouts in a 2-0 win Tuesday in a 4A first-round playoff game vs. Hopewell (Huntersville). Lost 10-3 to Hough (Cornelius).

20

Mountain Vista

Highlands Ranch, CO 19 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 22. Result: Zach Paschke went 3-for-4 with two RBI in a 7-4 win at Regis Jesuit (Aurora).

21

Lutheran-Orange

Orange, CA 21 - 7 - 0

Result: PR: 21. Results: Three pitchers combined on a three-hitter in a 3-1 win Tuesday vs. Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita) Cole Winn went 3-for-4 with two RBI in a 6-2 defeat of Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita). Split with Mater Dei (Santa Ana), losing 6-4 and winning 3-2 as Christian Rodriguez scattered seven hits.

22

Liberty Christian

Lynchburg, VA 15 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: 25. Results: South Carolina signee Wesley Clarke tripled and homered for four RBI in a 12-2 win Tuesday vs. Glass (Lynchburg). Christian Gordon had a five-inning no-hitter and Clarke hit a grand slam in a 13-0 defeat of Amherst County (Amherst).

23

Blackhawk

Beaver Falls, PA 16 - 0 - 0

Result: PR: Not ranked. Results: Defeated Beaver (Beaver Falls) 7-6. Andrew McClymonds scattered seven hits and drove in three runs in a 7-1 defeat of Quaker Valley (Leetsdale).

24

Baldwin

Wailuku, HI 13 - 1 - 0

Result: PR: 23. Result: Idle.

25

O'Fallon

O'Fallon, IL 26 - 2 - 1

Result: PR: 24. Results: Hayden Juenger drove in two runs in a 7-6 win Tuesday vs. Granite City. Lost 9-6 to Columbia. Brayden Arnold homered and drove in four runs in a 13-3 defeat of Valmeyer. Josh Gibson hit a grand slam in an 11-0 defeat of Mascoutah.

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 usatodayhss.com. Dropped out: No. 10 Zachary, La.; The next rankings are May 16.