For the final MaxPreps Xcellent Baseball rankings, we’ve decided to expand the number of highlighted teams to 100. Sumrall finishes the season as the No. 1 overall team in the nation and appears to have enough talent coming back next year to make a run at a third straight Mississippi 3A state title.
Included in each team’s capsule listed below are the results of its final game, a list of the top players and the honors and awards they received this year, a list of all drafted players from that team and a look at who will return next year.
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1. Sumrall (Miss.), 36-0
Highlights: Defeated South Pontotoc 11-1 for second straight class 3A state championship…Jared Miller was the MHSAA Class 3A player of the year after batting .412 with 50 RBI, nine doubles and 14 home runs. He was also 11-0 on the mound with 106 strikeouts. Luke Lowery (10-0, 103 Ks, .480), Jackson Posey (.505, 60 RBI, 13 Dbls, 10 HRs) and Chase Lewallen (.435, 39 RBI, 10 Dbls, 5 HRs) were also all-state picks.
Who Returns: The Bobcats could win a third straight state championship as Posey (a junior), Lowery (soph) and Lewallen (jr) all return along with 12 other letterman. Other notables include Austin Knight (.342, C, Soph), Barron Conner (.349, 2B, Soph), and Austin Carter (.468, OF, Soph).
2. Naples (Fla.) 33-1
Highlights: Defeated Bishop Moore 3-2 for Class 4A state championship…Josh Patton was the Naples Daily News Player of the Year after posting a 10-0 mound record with a 0.66 ERA and 88 strikeouts…Brad Fieger (.452, 44 RBI, 18 Dbls, 6 HR), Tyler Koronas (.380, 4 DBl, 2 HR), Ryan Sadler (.375, 21 RBI, 4 DBL, 4 HR) and Kyle Zech (.447, 26 RBI, 4 DBL) all made the all-area team.
Drafted: Ryan Sadler, P/1B, Round 39, Twins.
Who Returns: Twelve of the 19 players on the Golden Eagle roster return next year, including Zech (OF, Jr) and Fieger (3B, Jr). Other notables include Cameron Griffin (.390, OF, Jr) and Bobby Oliver (.362, OF, Jr).
3. Northshore (Slidell, La.), 34-2
Highlights: Defeated Dutchtown 7-2 for Class 5A state championship…The Panthers placed two on the Class 5A all-state team, including Most Outstanding Player Chad Gough-Fortenberry (.534, 38 RBI, 13 DBL, 16 HRs), and outfielder Taylor Eads (.490, 53 RBI, 10 DBLs, 6 HRs)…Cody Deckwa (9-1, 60 K) was honorable mention.
Drafted: Chad Fortenberry, C/Ut, Round 43, Dodgers.
Who Returns: Taylor Eads (OF, Jr) returns along with 13 other lettermen. Others include all-district player Ryan Eades (.369, Ut, Jr), Chase Compton (.361, 3B-P, Jr), Breck Kline (.324, SS, Soph), and Trey Rickrode (.283, 2B, Jr).
4. Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.), 40-4
Highlights: Topped Cimarron-Memorial 3-1 for fourth straight Class 4A state championship…As a team, The Gaels hit 72 home runs, 124 doubles and batted .462 with 560 runs scored…Jeff Malm was the Gatorade Player of the Year for Nevada for the second straight season after batting .564 with 69 RBI, 13 doubles and 17 home runs. He also tied the national record for career basehits…Malm was the Las Vegas Journal Review Player of the Year and was joined on the 4A all-state team by Stephen Manthei (10-1, 1.55 ERA, 80 K), Erik Van Meetren (.496, 12 HR, 64 RBI, national record 5 home runs in one game), Johnny Field (.518, 14 HR, 67 RBI, 78 runs), and Joey Rickard (.545, 7 HR, 62 RBI, 23 DBLs).
Drafted: Jeff Malm, 1B/LHP, Round 5, Rays; RJ Santigate, IF/RHP, Round 44, Angels.
Who Returns: Van Meetren (C, Soph) returns next year along with Field (2B, Jr). Other notables include Joey Gallo (3B, Fr, .402, 31 RBI, 5 DBL, 6 HR) and Neil Lawhorn (C/OF, Jr, .513, 47 RBI, 11 DBLs).
5. Alonso (Tampa, Fla.), 31-3
Highlights: Topped Columbus 4-3 for Class 6A state title…Thomas Dorminy, a junior pitcher, was the Hillsborough County Pitcher of the Year after posting a 12-0 record with a 1.04 ERA and 121 strikeouts in 74.1 innings pitched. He also had a no-hitter in the playoffs against Melbourne…Other all-county players included sophomore pitcher Jose Fernandez (7-1, 2.98 ERA, 73 Ks), and junior infielder Tyler Ding (.463, eight DBL, 4 HRs, 34 RBI). Seniors Ray Delphey (P), Adam Pendleton ( C), and Casey Smith (Ut) were on the second team.
Drafted: Ray Delphey, RHP, Round 42, Padres.
Who Returns: Dorminy, Fernandez and Ding all return along with Tito Martinez (Jr, .385) and Matt Brandy (Soph, .385).
6. Socorro (El Paso, Texas), 35-4
Highlights: Defeated Lufkin 12-7 for first Class 5A state championship…The Bulldogs landed four players on the Texas Baseball Coaches 5A all-state team, including Tavi Amperan (P, Sr, 10-1, .462), Bobby Mares (3B, Sr, .381, 10-1) and Cory Falvey (OF, Sr, .434, 19 HR) on the first team and Jessiray Navarrette (C, Sr, .495) on the third team.
Who Returns: Only three players return for the Bulldogs next year with Angel Soria (OF, Jr, .318) the only one with significant playing time.
7. Pendleton (Bradenton, Fla.), 31-1
Highlights: Did not compete in state playoffs, but had a win over Florida 5A state champion South Fork…Won four tournaments including the Seminole Hittin Academy Invitational, the Seminole Georgiadis Spring Break Tournament, the Westminster National Classic and the Bud Roth Tournament…Won first 29 games of the season…John Ryan Murphy led team with .627 batting average, 66 RBI, 17 doubles and 11 home runs. Blaze Tart and Jimmy O’Neill were both 8-0 on the mound.
Drafted: John Ryan Murphy, C/OF, Round 2, Yankees; Blaze Tart, RHP, Round 33, Red Sox..
Who Returns: The Panthers return only six players next year, however they include O’Neill (RHP, Jr), Casey Mulholland (.355, 6-0, RHP, Jr), Dillon Moyer (.398, SS, Jr), Gavin Patton (.418, 39 RBI, OF, Jr) and Richard Baerga (.350, RHP/SS, Jr).
8. Owasso (Okla.), 35-4
Highlights: Defeated Santa Fe 10-1 for fourth straight Class 6A state championship…Austin Kirk (P/OF, 9-1, 0.45 ERA, 111 Ks, .408, 50 RBI) was named the Player of the Year in the Tulsa Metro All-Stars and on the Oklahoma All-Big City team. Brandon Bargas (P, Sr, 7-3, 1.30 ERA, 87 Ks) was the pitcher of the year on the Metro All-Stars while Jessie Baird, Ryan Mayfield (OF, Sr, .447) and Caleb Compton (DH, Sr, .462, 10 HR, 49 RBI) also made the team. Others earning all-conference recognition included Logan Dallis (1B, Sr), Zach Hupp (2B, Sr), Brad Rogers (3B, Sr), Austen Colt (SS, Sr) and Ryan Wilson (OF, Jr)
Drafted: Austin Kirk, P/OF, Round 3, Cubs.
Who Returns: Although the Rams started mostly seniors, eight players return next year, let by Wilson.
9. Menchville (Newport News, Va.), 26-2
Highlights: Defeated Hanover 7-1 for Class AAA state championship…The Monarchs had five players selected to the Daily News All-Area team, including Ethan Carter (P, Sr, 11-1, 1.17 ERA, 100 Ks), Austin Chrismon (P, Jr, 8-0), Matt Armstead (OF, Sr, .440, 5 HR), and Jharel Cotton (OF, Sr, .415, 3 HR) on the first team and Jeff Gray (C, Soph) on the second team.
Who Returns: The Monarchs return eight players next year to help defend their state title, topped by Gray and Chrismon.
10. Texas (Texarkana, Texas), 30-7
Highlights: Defeated Moody 4-3 for 4A state championship…Had three players make the all-state team, including Slade Heathcott in the outfield (.472, 46 RBI, 12 DBL, 9 HR, first team), Josh Turley at pitcher (10-2, 138 Ks, 1st team) and Randal Fant at pitcher (8-3, 101 Ks, 3rd team). Turley was named District 13-4A MVP while Logan Preston was the sophomore of the year. Fant and Carlton Bailey were first team all-district while Heathcott and Nathan Sorenson were second team.
Drafted: Slade Heathcott, OF/LHP, Round 1 (29th pick), Yankees; Randall Fant, OF/LHP, Round 21, Red Sox; Josh Turley, OF/LHP, Round 36, Brewers.
Who Returns: The Tigers return 10 players from this year’s team, including Caleb Adams (.327, OF, Soph), Logan Preston (.277, IF, Soph), Carlton Bailey (.409, IF, Jr) and Nathan Sorenson (.436, OF, Jr)
11. Moody (Corpus Christi, Texas), 37-4
Highlights: Fell to Texas 4-3 in Class 4A state championship game…Four Trojans earned all-state honors by the Texas Baseball Coaches Association, including Justin Meza (P, Sr, 16-1, .390), Rudy Flores (OF, Sr, .465) and Christian Gallegos (SS, Sr, .480) on the first team and Andrew Cantu (P, Sr, 14-1) on the second team. Meza was the District 30-4A player of the year while Cantu, Gerardo Gutierrez (1B, Sr, .350), Michael Franco (2B, Jr, .410), Gallegos, Flores, AJ Longoria (OF, Sr, .408) and Kyle Mungia (DH, Soph, .339) were first team and Ray Herrera (P, Jr, .286), Marcus Villanueva (C, Soph, .405), and Justin Perales (1B, Soph, .459) were second team.
Who Returns: The Trojans return 11 next year, including a strong core led by Villanueva, Franco, Mungia, Perales and Herrera.
12. Rocky Mountain (Fort Collins, Colo.), 22-4
Highlights: Defeated Mountain Vista 10-1 for Class 5A state championship…Shortstop Bryan Peters(.422, 6 DBL, 9 HR, 30 RBI) was selected as the Gatorade State Player of the Year and was joined on the Denver Post’s All-Colorado team by Jake Stewart (.511, 50 RBI, 5 DBL, 11 HR, OF) and Marco Gonzales (P, 54 Ks). Stewart was the Post’s MVP. The trio also made the All-5A team while teammates Chris Roglen (.460, 5 HRs, OF), Pierce Trumper (.424, Ut) and Luke White (.369, 9 DBL, 4 HRs, IF) were all honorable mention.
Drafted: Jacob Peters, CF, Round 14, Phillies.
Who Returns: Gonzalez, Roglen, Trumper, and White, all juniors, return next year. The Lobos have 13 returning lettermen in 2010.
13. Desert Ridge (Mesa, Ariz.), 29-5
Highlights: Defeated Horizon 9-8 for Class 5A Div. II state title…Jake Barrett (P, Sr, .489, 17 HR) was the state player of the year by the Arizona Coaches Association and was also the Pima Region MVP. He was joined on the all-region team by Steven Bier (Sr, 446, 12 HR), Jerry Kleman (Sr, .467), Alex Villar (Sr, .495), Travis Flores (Jr, .436, 5 HR), Kris Ashby (Sr), and Russell Vaughn (Jr, .311). Kyle Raidy (Jr, .352), Taylor Kaczmarek (Jr., 391) and Zack Odom (Sr, .500) were honorable mention.
Drafted: Jake Barrett, RHP, Round 3, Blue Jays;
Who Returns: Only eight return next year, including Flores, Kaczmarek, Vaughn and Raidy.
14. Farragut (Knoxville, Tenn.), 39-5
Highlights: Defeated Mount Juliet 2-1 for second straight AAA state title…Curt Powell (SS, Sr) was named the Gatorade state player of the year after batting over .500 with 39 RBI and eight home runs. The Admirals lose 10 seniors, including All-Metro picks Cade Stallings (IF, Sr) and Jordan Cooper (P, Sr).
Who Returns: The Admirals return 17 players next year, but will not have head coach Tom Pharr, who has taken a position at another school. Top returning player is Phillip Pfeifer (P, Soph) who was 12-2 with 138 strikeouts and a 1.25 ERA.
15. Cartersville (Ga.), 30-5
Highlights: Defeated Columbus 10-7 for Class AAA championship…Besides being the first high school player taken in the MLB draft, Donavan Tate was also All-District by the National High School Baseball Coaches Association after batting .474 with 12 doubles, 9 home runs and 41 RBI. The Hurricanes also lose Ben Bridges (P), Garison Boston, Adam Thurman, Hank Stewart, Cole Payne, Patrick Boling, Tyler Williams and Tracey Prouty from a senior-dominated club.
Drafted: Donavan Tate, OF, Round 1, 3rd pick, Padres.
Who Returns: The Hurricanes return 11 players from this year’s roster.
16. Capistrano Valley (Mission Viejo, Calif.), 27-6
Highlights: Defeated Edison of Huntington Beach 1-0 for Southern Section Div. 1 championship…Tyler Matzek was named the Southland MVP by the L.A. Times and was the Southern Section Division 1 MVP as well. Matzek, who was 13-1 overall with 106 strikeouts and five shutouts with 0.97 ERA, was also the South Coast League MVP. He was joined on the all-league team by Nolan Clark (.261) and Peter Hoyt (.310, 4 HR) on the first team and Jordan Castro (.293), Steve McMichael (.385, 4 HR) and Kevin Chambers (.309, 10 DBLs) on the second team.
Drafted: Tyler Matzek, Round 1 (11th pick), Rockies; Kevin Chambers, 1B/LHP, Round 47, Tigers.
Who Returns: The Cougars were a senior-dominated group with 11 on the 19-man roster. Kyle Hunt (SS, Soph, .230) saw the most extensive game time of any returning player, although Josh Huntzinger (C, Jr, .455), Eddie DuPont (RHP, Jr, 1-0, 1.02 ERA) and Lee Casas (RHP, Jr, 1-0, 7 Ks in 14 ABs) played well in limited action.
17. Chatsworth (Los Angeles, Calif.), 30-4
Highlights: Topped Cleveland of Reseda 9-0 for the Los Angeles City Section Div. 1 championship…Mike Renner (P, Sr, 10-2, 1.44 ERA) was named the Los Angeles City Section player of the year and was joined on the All-City team by Carlos Escobar (C, Sr), Andrew Klausmeier (OF, Sr), Kasey Toven (SS, Sr) and Andy Weissberg (OF, Sr). Other all-league players include Ryan Cooperstone (3B, Sr), Shawn Meusborn (2B, Sr) and Derek Neely (DH, Jr).
Drafted: Carlos Escobar, C, Round 41, Astros.
Who Returns: The Chancellors return only eight players, including Neely, but the Chatsworth JV team also won the JV City Championship.
18. Calallen (Corpus Christi, Texas), 35-5
Highlights: Fell to Moody 14-4 in Region IV championship game…Jordan John (P, Sr, 13-0, 145 Ks, 0.26 ERA) was named to the Texas Baseball Coaches 4A all-state team and was also the District 31-4A MVP. Roland Resendez (1B, Jr, .388, HR), Matt Garza (2B, Sr, .500, 30 RBI, 11 DBL, 3 HR), Jacob Hubert (OF, Sr, .367, 37 RBI), Wyatt Mathisen (Newcomer of the Year, Fr, .407, 54 RBI, 5 HR), Rob Zastryzny (DH/P, Jr, .325, 40 RBI, 5 HR, 9-4, 98 Ks) and Adam Hoelscher (Ut, Sr, .345, 4-1) were all named to the first team while Dustin Vaughn (SS, Sr, .320) and Hunter Whetsell (OF, Jr, .339, 4 HR) were on the second team. Nick Ginn (P, Soph, 8-0) was honorable mention.
Who Returns: The Wildcats return 15 lettermen including a strong group of pitchers that includes Zastryzny and Ginn. Resendez, Mathisen and Whetsell also return to lead the offense.
19. Columbus (Ga.), 33-4
Highlights: Fell to Cartersville 10-7 in AAA state championship game…Taylor Wolfe and Matt Taylor were the top two senior players for the Blue Devils this year. Taylor was 13-1 heading into the state finals with a 0.93 ERA. He also batted .430 with eight home runs and 42 RBI. Wolfe had a 9-1 record with a 2.50 ERA. He batted .420 with 48 RBI and nine home runs.
Drafted: Matt Taylor, P/OF, Round 50, Pirates.
Who Returns: The Blue Devils return 19 players from this year’s roster.
20. South Fork (Stuart, Fla.), 30-4
Highlights: Defeated Chiles 13-3 for 5A state championship…South Fork had five players on the All-Treasure Conference team, including Nick Zaharion (1B, Sr), Robert Bednar (3B, Sr, .455, 27 RBI), Brandon Bednar (SS, Jr, .404, 37 RBI, 7 HR), Mike Beck (OF, Sr, .429), and Tyson Young (P, Sr, 10-1, 0.85 ERA, 78 Ks, .453). Ryan Breen (C, Sr, .412, 9 DBL, 3 HR), Trevor Lawson (OF, Jr, .377) and Kyle Hunter (P, Sr, 10-0, 1.36 ERA, 92 Ks, 5 HR) made the second team and Nick Guillote (Sr, .302) was honorable mention. Zaharion was also the Treasure Coast Player of the Year after batting .488 with four HRs, 14 DBls, and 31 RBI.
Drafted: Nick Zaharion, RF, Round 29, Royals.
Who Returns: The Bulldogs return seven lettermen from this year, topped by Brandon Bednar and Trevor Lawson.
21. Lake Brantley (Altamonte Springs, Fla.), 29-4
Highlights: Lost to Alonso 1-0 in 6A state semifinals…Nick Franklin (SS, Sr, .538, 11 HR) was the Central Florida player of the year and was joined on the first team by Josh Tanski (Ut, Sr, .309). Franklin and Tanski also made the Seminole All-District team along with Eric Sams (IF, Jr, .360).
Drafted: Nick Franklin, Round 1 (27th pick), Mariners.
Who Returns: The Patriots return nine players, including Sams, but lose 13 seniors. Other returnees include Justin Milner (OF, Jr, .293) and Tyler Krider (OF, Jr, .293)
22. Bolles (Jacksonville, Fla.), 31-4
Highlights: Defeated American Heritage 14-4 for 3A state championship…Mark Lumpa (P, Jr, 11-0, 69 Ks, 0.87 ERA) was a huge factor all year for the Bulldogs. Caleb Denmark (3B, Jr) led the offense, batting .462 with 49 RBI and 9 HRs. Other offensive leaders included David Perkins (2B, Jr, .375, 38 RBI, 4 HR), Niko Fraser (OF, Sr, .414, 25 RBI), Michael Spence (P/1B, Jr, .351, 5 HR), Austin Slater (SS, Soph, .398, 5 HR) and Hayden Hurst (1B, Fr, .290, 4 HR).
Who Returns: The Bulldogs should be the state favorites again next year with Lumpa, Denmark, Perkins, Spence, Slater and Hurst all returning. Bolles has 17 lettermen back next year.
23. Richland (Wash.), 24-2
Highlights: Defeated Puyallup 4-3 for Class 4A state championship…Brett Jacobs (SS, Sr, .429, 32 RBI, 4 HR) was the Cascade Player of the Year while Stinson Ott (P, Sr, 7-0, 1.66 ERA) was the pitcher of the year. Also making the all-league first team were Cody Shepherd (1B/P, Sr, 4-1, 1.15 ERA), Josh Rapacz (C, .Sr, 407), Jamison Rowe (OF, Sr, 3 HR), Quinn Zorich (OF, Sr, .413), and Eric Yardley (P, Sr, .480). Named to the second team were Dan Jacobs (2B, Sr), Chris Cecil (OF, Jr, .429), and Kyle Stumetz (P, Sr, 4-0, 1.60 ERA). Jacobs, Shepherd, and Rapacz made the all-state first team. Jacobs was also the Tri-City player of the year.
Who Returns: Cecil is one of the few returning players for the Bombers next year.
24. Hartselle (Ala.), 50-9
Highlights: Defeated Briarwood Christian 4-0 for the Class 5A state title…Luke Bole (DH, Sr, .412, 73 RBI, 20 HR) and Chad Girodo (P, Sr, 17-1, 136 Ks), were both named to the Alabama Sports Writers Association Super State squad with Bolle earning player of the year honors. Both were also selected to the 5A first team while Josh Doyle (OF, Sr, .331, 33 RBI) and Ryan Joy (OF, Jr, .377, 54 RBI, 13 HR) were named honorable mention.
Who Returns: Joy will return to Hartselle next year. The Tigers return 11 players, including Robert Reece (IF, Jr, .331, 10 HR) and Jake Wallace (OF, Jr, .533).
25 Madison Central (Madison, Miss.), 27-4
Highlights: Defeated Petal 3-2 for Class 5A state championship…Brayden Jones (P, Jr) was named to the all-state team by the Clarion Ledger and was also selected as the All-Metro player of the year in the Jackson area. He batted .413 with 7 HR and was 9-2 with a 1.53 ERA and 72 Ks. Jared Rutland (C, Sr, .284) was also All-Metro
Who Returns: The Jaguars lose just seven seniors and return 19 players from their state championship team. Returning starters include Alex Collum (IF, Jr), Jones, Peyton Johnson (C, Jr), Josh Crowder (IF, Jr) and Ryan Bolden (OF, Jr)
26. Edison (Huntington Beach, Calif.), 23-6
Highlights: Fell to Capistrano Valley 1-0 in Southern Section Div. 1 championship game…Donald Sneed (.344, 7 HR) was named the MVP of the Sunset League and was All-Orange County. Kurt Heyer (11-3, 116 Ks, 4 shutous) was the Pitcher of the Year. Also making the all-league team were Henry Owens (9-1, 87 Ks), and Ryan Lyttle (2B, .341). Kyle Jones (IF, .370), Chris Czerniachowski (OF, .330) and Eric Snyder (OF, .354, 3 HR) made the second team. Owens was also honored on the LA Times All-Southland team.
Who Returns: Owens is one of the top sophomores in the Southern Section and will return along with Snyder (Soph) and Jones (Jr). A total of 11 players return of the roster. Others include Tanner Phillips (Jr, P, .306) and Josh Lesinski (Jr, C, .348).
27. Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.), 24-6
Highlights: Lost to Edison 2-1 in Southern Section Div. 1 semifinals…Aaron Northcraft (.362, 3 HR, 10-2, 70 Ks, 1.55 ERA) was All-Orange County, All-Southern Section Div. 1 and MVP of the Trinity League. Brian Frattali (1B, .352) was also all-county, all-Southern Section and all-league. Also making all-league were Derek Campbell (SS, .340, 7 HR) and Cory Hahn (OF, .367, 6 HR) on the first team and Ian McCarthy (P, 3-2), Kevin Francke (2B, .295) and Matt Blanchard (3B, 4-1) on the second team.
Drafted: Aaron Northcraft, P, Round 10, Braves.
Who Returns: Cambell (Jr) is back next year along with Hahn (Jr) and Blanchard (Jr). The only other players with extended playing time were Konnor Armijo (C, Jr), Jacob Medina (OF, Jr), and AJ Roth (IF, Jr).
28. Pope (Marietta, Ga.) 31-8
Highlights: Topped South Forsyth 3-0 for Class AAAAA state championship…Jake Montgomery (1B/P, Sr, .340, 7 HR, 10-1) was named the Cobb County player of the year and was joined on the first team by Will Kendall (P, Jr, 7-1, 1.56 ERA, 55 K), and Matt Lane (P, SR, 8-3, 1.00 ERA, 99 Ks). Jon Matthews (OF) made the second team while Alex Hegner (P), Devon Cardenas (3B), Ryan Khan ( C), Conner Lynch (C ), and Steve Wilkerson (SS) were all honorable mention.
Drafted: Jake Montgomery, RHP, Round 32, Braves.
Who Returns: Nine players return next year for the Greyhounds including Kendall, Hegner (Soph), and Lynch (Soph).
29. Hunterdon Central (Flemington, N.J.) 29-1
Highlights: Defeated Randolph 8-3 for Public IV state championship…Jared Rogers (P, Sr, 10-0, 1.99 ERA) was first team all-state along with Dillon Tagle (C, Sr, .424, 4 HR, 42 RBI). Jared Hammer (P/1B, Sr, 7-0, 2.41 ERA, .404, 36 RBI) earned all-state third team honors. Rogers, Tagle and Hammer were first team All-Group 4 while Josh Ake (SS, Soph, .407, 31 RBI) was on the second team and Chris Suseck (3B, Soph, .427, 33 RBI) was on the third team.
Who Returns: Besides middle infielders Ake and Suseck, the Red Devils return Kevin Gilbert (RF, Soph, .357, 26 RBI), Robbie Spekhardt (OF, Jr, .345), and Steve Rasile (P, Fr, 3-0, 1.03 ERA).
30. Charlotte Christian (Charlotte, N.C.), 30-3
Highlights: Beat Wesleyan Christian Academy 8-5 for NCISAA 3A state championship…Luke Bard (P, Sr, 10-0, 0.31 ERA, 90 Ks) was named to the All-Observer first team along with Ty Linton (OF, Jr, .456, 12 HR, 50 RBI). Both were named to the all-Mecklenburg team as well while Scott Glover (C, Sr) and Justin Parker (OF, Sr) made the second team.
Drafted: Luke Bard, RHP, Round 16, Red Sox.
Who Returns: Linton is the top returning player, however Charlotte Christian has won 7 of the last 8 NCISAA 3A state titles, so don’t expect too much of a drop off.
31. Greenbrier Christian (Chesapeake, Va.), 29-2
Highlights: Defeated Steward 4-3 for VISAA Div. 2 state championship…Making the VISAA Div. 2 all-state first team for Greenbrier Christian were James Taylor (CF, Sr, .522, 4 HR), Sammy Serafine (2B, Sr, .496, 47 RBI), Mike Olivo (1B, Sr, .465, 32 RBI), Eddie Butler (P, Sr, 8-0, 1.40 ERA, .469) and Josh Richardson (SS, Sr, .463, 32 RBI). Josh Miller (3B, Sr, .460, 28 RBI) made the second team. Butler, Richardson and Serafine all made the All-Tidewater first team as well with Taylor making the second team.
Drafted: Eddie Butler, RHP, Round 35, Rangers.
Who Returns: Only six players return from a senior-dominated group. Only Adam Tiller (RF, Jr, .419, 27 RBI) and Bryce Lee, (1B, Jr, .400, 10 RBI) saw extended playing time.
32. Notre Dame Prep (Scottsdale, Ariz.), 30-2
Highlights: Fell to Mingus 7-4 in the Class 4A Div. II championship game…The Saints had three all-state players in Casey Upperman (P, Sr, 7-1, 71 Ks, 1.45 ERA, .346), Matt Ozanne (OF, Sr, .412, 9 HR, 35 RBI) and Jordan Luvisi (1B, Sr, 11-1, 92 Ks, 1.53 ERA, .372, 31 RBI, 10 HR). They also made first team all-region along with Drew Ozanne (3B, Sr, .443, 4 HR), Tony Piazza (SS, Sr, .426, 3 HR), Nick Barber (2B, P, 1-0-3). Second team picks included John Cohn (P, Jr,, 2-0 ), Eric Knight (1B/P, Sr, 4-0-1, .326), Andy Wilder (C/OF, Sr, .322), Taylor Scott (OF/P, Soph, 1-0, .377) and Eric Hopkins (C, Sr, .255).
Drafted: Casey Upperman, RHP/1B, Round 24, Braves; Matt Ozanne, OF, Round 46, Diamondbacks; Jordan Luvisi, LHP/1B, Round 49, Diamondbacks.
Who Returns: Ten lettermen return including Cohn and Scott, however the Saints started as many as nine seniors in most games.
33. Norco (Calif.), 25-5
Highlights: Fell to Mater Dei 7-4 in Southern Section quarterfinals…Matt Hobgood (1B/P, Sr, .475, 55 RBI, 21 HR, 11-1, 101 Ks, 0.92 ERA) was the Division 1 Southern Section MVP and was also named to the LA Times All-Southland team. He was co-MVP of the Big 8 along with teammate Wes Hatton (IF/P, Sr, .500, 14 DBL, 6 HR, 5-1, 1.24 ERA), who was also named to the All-Division 1 team. Also making the all-league team were Jacob Romanski (C, Sr, .349, 6 HR), Jake Clark (P/1B, Sr, .326, 7 HR), Joseph LaValle (OF, Jr, .306) and Davis Jones (P, Sr, 5-2, 57 K, 2.38 ERA).
Drafted: Matt Hobgood, P/1B, Round 1 (5th pick), Orioles; Wes Hatton, P/OF, Round 4, Angels.
Who Returns: The Cougars return 14 players, led by LaValle. Other notable returning lettermen include Alphonso Solano (IF, Soph, .220), Drake Zarate (SS, Soph, .263), and Kyle Allen (OF, Jr, .316).
34. Lufkin (Texas), 30-10
Highlights: Fell to Socorro 12-7 in Class 5A state championship game…Luis DeJesus (P, Jr, 8-2, .398), Chase Greening (P, Sr, 9-3), Zach Marberry (C, Sr, .259), Seth Thompson (OF, Sr, .314) and Carrington Byndom (OF, Jr, Newcomer of the Year, .350) were all first team All-District 14-5A while JP Clifton (P, Sr, 9-0), Agustin Enriquez (SS, Sr, .361), Ryan Nicholas (OF, Sr, .261) and Timmy Tang (DH, Sr, .302) were second team.
Who Returns: The Panthers return 14 players next year, led by DeJesus and Byndom.
35. Pearland (Texas), 30-8
Highlights: Lost to Lufkin 4-2 in Class 5A state semifinals…Kevin Miller (SS, Sr, .466) was named the MVP of District 22-5A and Josh Gonzales (2B, Sr, .442), Drew DeKerlegand (3B, Jr, .405) and Reece Riddle (DH, Sr, .320) all made the first team. Matthew Rhodes (P, Jr, 10-3), Seth Dornak (1B, Sr, .355) and Corbin Smith (OF, Sr, .341) were second team picks and Kelly Cross (C, Jr, .385) and Stephen Shorkey (OF, Sr, .346) made honorable mention.
Who Returns: TheOilers have 12 players returning next year, including DeKerlagand, Rhodes and Cross. Others include Shane Michna (P, Jr, 4-0), Brock Hartson (P, Soph, 4-0), and Michael Matthews (IF, Soph, .400).
36. Brazoswood (Clute, Texas), 29-6
Highlights: Lost to Pearland 11-8 in Region III finals…Jake Gonzalez (OF, Sr) was named the MVP of District 24-5A and was joined on the first team by Colton Lindloff (P, Sr), Tyler Green (2B, Jr), Ben Coram (3B, Sr), Derek Hamilton (SS, Jr), Andrew Garner (OF, Jr) and Cody Williams (DH, Sr). Anthony McIntyre (P, Sr), Tanner Ritchey (1B, Sr) and Will Bedell (OF, Sr) all made the second team. Gonzalez (first team), Green (second team) and Lindloff (third team) all made the Texas Baseball Coaches Association all-state team as well.
Who Returns: The Buccaneers return just five lettermen from this year’s squad, including Green, Hamilton and Garner.
37. Bellaire (Texas), 34-4
Highlights: Lost to Brazoswood in Region III semifinals…Toller Boardman (P, Soph) was one of the MVPs of the All-District 20-5A team and was joined by nine of his teammates, including Tyler Duffey (P, Sr), Trace Knoblauch (1B, Sr), Kyle Chaskin (IF, Jr), Daniel Gerow (C, Jr), Alex Silver (IF, Jr), Aaron Hafer (OF, Jr), Jarrett Higgins (OF, Sr), Kirby Taylor (IF, Jr) and Sam Ofield (DH, Sr). Bellaire players on the second team included Matt Abrahams (LHP, Jr), Andrew Burns (IF, Sr) and Sean Washington (OF, JR).
Drafted: Jarrett Higgins, OF, Round 36, Rockies.
Who Returns: The Cardinals return 16 players next year, including all-district players Boardman, Chaskin, Gerow, Silver, Hafer, Taylor, Abrahams and Washington.
38. La Cueva (Albuquerque, N.M.), 29-2
Highlights: Lost to Rio Rancho 6-5 in Class 5A state championship game…Eight players made the Albuquerque 5A All-Metro team, including Cody Voelker (2B, Sr, .471, 10 HR, 43 RBI), Mitchell Garver(C, Sr, .521, 10 HR, 54 RBI) and Austin House (P, Sr, 7-0, 46 Ks, 1.87 ERA) on the first team, Ryan Padilla (OF, Soph, .406, 42 RBI, 7 HR) and Josh McAlister (P, Jr, 4-2-2, 34 Ks, 3.56 ERA) on the second team and Stephen Carbajal (OF, Soph, .435, 22 RBI) and Abe Tarin (DH, Sr, .414, 27 RBI, 5 HR) honorable mention.
Drafted: Austin House, RHP, Round 25, Red Sox.
Who Returns: Nine players return next year including Padilla, McAlister and Carbajal. Ryan Winter (LF, Jr, .328), Zach Nelson (RF, Soph, .385), and Nathan Ross (1B, Jr, .436, 7 HR) will also make an impact.
39. De La Salle Collegiate (Warren, Mich.), 36-5
Highlights: Defeated Saline 3-2 in Division 1 state championship game…Six players made the Michigan Baseball Coaches Division 1 all-state first team, including Steve Laudicina (P, Jr), John DiLaura (C, Sr), Jimmy Martinez (IF, Sr), Cam Walker (IF, Sr), Giancarlo Brugnoni (OF, Sr) and John Martinez (Ut, Sr). Alex Pierce (P, Sr) made the second team. Laudicina, DiLaura, Jimmy Martinez, Walker and Johnny Martinez also made the coaches Dream Team.
Who Returns: DeLaSalle loses the bulk of its starting lineup, but does return one of the state’s top pitchers in Laudicina.
40. Serra (San Mateo, Calif.), 30-6
Highlights: Defeated Archbishop Mitty 5-4 to win Central Coast Section Div. 1 championship…Tony Renda (IF, Sr, .420) was named the MVP of the West Catholic Athletic League and was joined on the all-league first team by Danny Chavez (P, Sr), and Zack Turner (C, Sr, .444). Second team members included Justin Maffei (IF, SR, .405), and Tyler Hardeman (OF, Jr, .286), while Julian Merryweather (P, Jr), Efrem Miraveles (IF, Sr, .327), Tim Quirey (IF, Sr, .337), and Kevin McEntee (OF, Sr, .344) were honorable mention.
Drafted: Tony Renda, IF, Round 42, Dodgers.
Who Returns: The Padres return 12 lettermen including Hardeman and Merryweather. Other notables include Ray Denardi (OF, Jr, .277), Donandre Clark (OF, Jr, .289), and Matt Page (OF, Jr, .357),
41. Mingus (Cottonwood, Ariz.), 28-5
Highlights: Claimed the Class 4A Div. II championship with a 7-4 win over Notre Dame Prep…Tony Vocca (OF/P, Sr, .593, 60 RBI, 10 HR, 12-1-2, 120 K, 2.62 ERA) was the player of the year in the Grand Canyon region. He was joined on the first team by Trevor Sanderlin (P/3B, Sr, .322, 4 HR, 8-1), Hunter Zwart (P/OF, Jr, .467, 7 HR, 33 RBI) and Shaun McCarty (SS/P, Jr, .471, 15 DBLs, 3-1). Logan Stewart (C, Jr, .429, 39 RBI) made the second team and Ty Meacham (OF, Sr, .218) was honorable mention. Vocca was the coaches 4A state player of the year.
Who Returns: The loss of Vocca is huge, however 13 players return, including Zwart, McCarty and Stewart. Others with extensive playing time include Nick Alred (2B, Soph, .324) and Austin Rogers (OF, Jr).
42. Poquoson (Va.), 28-1
Highlights: Beat Rustburg 4-3 to win Class AA state championship…Kyle Crockett (OF/P, Jr, 13-0, 0.91 ERA, 96 Ks), Ross Hoogstraten (1B, Sr), Clark Pinder (2B, Sr, .365, 17 RBI), Taylor McConnell (3B), and Chad Pinder (SS, Sr, .432, 37 RBI, 4 HR, 5-0) all made All-Bay Rivers first team while Clark Schurz and Lucas Hill were honorable mention. Crockett was the Bay Rivers player of the year and also the Group AA Region 1 player of the year and the Daily Press player of the year. Clark and Chad Pinder both joined Crockett on the All-Region first team.
Who Returns: Crockett is one of 12 returning players for Islanders, who also return McConnell (soph) and Chad Funkhouser (OF, Soph).
43. Andrean (Merrillville, Ind.), 33-2
Highlights: Knocked off West Vigo 6-3 to win Class 3A state championship…Andrean had four players make the all-conference team, including Adam Norton (IF, Sr), Ryan Dineen (IF, Sr), Mike Pokers (P, Sr) and Kevin Franchetti (C, Sr). Thomas Polus (P, Sr) was second team and Evan Rapacz (OF, Sr) was honorable mention.
Who Returns: The 59ers return seven players next year and lose nine seniors.
44. Westside (Omaha, Neb.), 34-4
Highlights: Won Class A title with 6-5 win over Creighton Prep…Westside had two players on the All-Nebraska first team in Chris Williams (P, Sr, 9-1) and Jory Goldstrom (IF, Sr, .336) and one on the second team in Bear Opitz (C, Sr, .280). Earning honorable mention were Alec Williams, Dylan Flott, Ryan Tomlinson, Jake Rupp, Kyle Hartman and Dan Dunn.
Who Returns: Dunn and Williams are among the players who return next year for Westside.
45. Norman Thomas (New York, N.Y.), 24-0
Highlights: Won PSAL Class A title with a 5-2 win over Monroe Campus…Mariel Checo was the ace pitcher for the Tigers, clocking over 90 mph on his fastball. He struck out 14 in the PSAL championship game against Monroe. Other key starters included Miguel Reyes (CF), Alberto Morales (SS), and Raul Gonzalez ( C).
Drafted: Mariel Checo, RHP, Round 41, Yankees.
Who Returns: A total of 18 players return next year for the Tigers, including Reyes (Jr) and Morales (Jr).
46. Carl Albert (Midwest City, Okla.), 37-4
Highlights: Won Class 5A championship with 4-1 win over Chikasha…J.T. Realmuto (SS, Jr, .434, 9 HR, 39 RBI) earned all-state honors for the Titans and was also All-Big City along with Jordan Hawkins (2B, Sr, .356, 7 HR), and Brennan Murphy (DH, Sr, .392, 8 HR, 38 RBI).
Who Returns: The Titans return 12 players next year, led by Realmuto and Clark Roberts (RF, Jr, .377).
47. Northgate (Newnan, Ga.), 32-5
Highlights: Beat Starr’s Mill 12-8 for Class AAAA state championship…Top players for the Vikings this year included Catlan Kendrick (P, Sr, 11-1, 1.68 ERA), Conner Kendrick (P, Jr), Paul Rojas (P, Sr, 9-0), Derek Hooper (2B, Sr), Weston Perry and Kyle LaChance.
Drafted: Catlan Kendrick, RHP, Round 49, Rangers.
Who Returns: Conner Kendrick will be the top returning player for the Vikings.
48. Jesuit (Carmichael, Calif.), 27-5
Highlights: Topped St. Mary’s of Stockton 10-4 to win the Sac-Joaquin Section Div. 1 championship…Andrew Susac (C, Sr, .443, 34 RBI, 9 DBL, 8 HR) was named the Delta River MVP and was also selected to the Sacramento Bee All-Metro team. Other all-league players for the Marauders included Danny Hayes (IF, Sr, .356, 3 HR), Frank McDonald (IF, Sr, .293), Alex Plog (P, Sr, 7-1, 40 Ks, 1.51 ERA) and Brock Simon (RHP, Sr, .357, 4 HR, 8-1, 56 Ks, 1.89 ERA). Hayes and Jimmy Bosco (OF, Sr, .337, 5 HR) were also All-Metro while Simon and Plog made the second team.
Drafted: Andrew Susac, C, Round 16, Phillies.
Who Returns: Although 10 lettermen return, only Brad Gerig (IF, Jr, .267, 3 HR), Justin Higley (Ut, Jr, .303), Nikko Uber (OF, Jr, .333) saw much time on the field.
49. Joliet Catholic (Ill.), 32-5
Highlights: Knocked off Glenwood 3-2 to win Class 3A championship…The Hilltoppers placed Nick Ratajczak (2B, Sr, .486, 12 DBL, 6 HR) on the Chicago Tribune all-state second team with AJ Plese (P, Sr, 7-0, 1.36 ERA). Other team leaders included Steve Cservenyak (OF, Sr, .330, 42 RBI, 11 HR), Dave Cladis (SS, Sr, .430), John Gerl (OF, Jr, .400), Kevin Hulbert (3B, Sr, .438, 13 DBLs), Nate Ruzich (C, Jr, .409), Brock Liston (P, Sr, 8-0, 1.78 ERA) and Kendall Paluch (P, Jr, 10-2, 2.88 ERA, 52 Ks
Who Returns: The Hilltoppers return 12 players next year, including Gerl, Ruzich and Paluch.
50. American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.), 30-5
Highlights: Fell to Bolles 14-4 in 3A state championship game…Deven Marrero (SS, Sr, .400, 8 HR), Mike Clark (P, Sr, 9-0, 77 Ks), Jimmy Nesselt (P, Soph, 10-1, 71 Ks, 1.41 ERA) and Brandon Sedell (C, Soph, .412, 6 HR) were all first team All Broward County. Nick Travieso (1B, Fr, OF, .341, 6 HR) was second team and Mike Klement (C, Fr, .294, 4 HR), Brandon Ciccioli (OF, Sr, .282) and Spencer Babcock (LF, Jr, .294) were all honorable mention.
Drafted: Deven Marrero, SS/3B, Round 17, Reds; Michael Clark, LHP, Round 32, Red Sox.
Who Returns: The Patriots were a young team and return 14 players, including Sedell, Nesselt, Travieso, Klement and Babcock.
51. Poway (Calif.), 28-7
Highlights: Defeated Rancho Buena Vista 4-3 to claim San Diego Div. 1 title…Keegan Yuhl (P, Jr, 12-1, 83 K) was the pitcher of the year in the Palomar League while Austin Wynns (C, Sr, .376) was the player of the year. Also making first team was Dillon Dooney (3B, Jr, .393) while Josh Anderson, (OF, Jr, .479, 7 HR) and Connor Joe (2B, Soph, .423) made the second team. Yuhl, Wynns and Anderson all made the All-San Diego Section first team as well.
Who Returns: The Titans should be loaded next year with 14 returning lettermen including Yuhl, Dooney, Anderson and Joe.
52. Plant (Tampa, Fla.), 24-9
Highlights: Fell to South Fork 5-2 in 5A state semifinals…Mychal Givens (SS, Sr) was a All-Suncoast first team pick while Jake Lowe (Sr, .289, 6-3) was honorable mention. Givens was also first team All-Hillsborough County and Lowe was second team. Conner Mitchell (Jr, .336), Sergio Pita (Sr, 8-1, 48 Ks), Graham Ramos (Sr, .304, 7 HR) and Stan Rowe (Jr, .372, 4 HR) were all honorable mention.
Drafted: Mychal Givens, SS, Round 2, Orioles.
Who Returns: Sixteen of 21 players return next year for the Panthers including Mitchell and Stan Rowe. Conner Schimberg (Jr, .258), Mike Demo (Soph, .338) and Dylan Henderson (Jr, .310) will help.
53. Moeller (Cincinnati, Ohio), 24-5
Highlights: Beat Pickerington North 5-2 to claim Division 1 state title…Brett Crisper (P, Sr, 8-1, .456, 4 HR) was the player of the year in the Greater Catholic League and was second team all-state. Other first team all-league players include Ian Hundley (P/OF, Sr, .393), Robby Sunderman (P/IF, Jr, .396, 8-1) and Tyler Hutchinson (C, JR, .451). Kevin Thamann (IF, Jr, .342), Sage Iacavone (C, Sr, .346) and Eric Smith (IF, Sr, .424) were all second team while Keith Rieman (OF, Sr, .312) and Ryan Kern (P, Sr, 3-1) were honorable mention.
Who Returns: Sunderman and Thamann are among 12 returning players for Moeller.
54. Rio Rancho (N.M.), 26-4
Highlights: Edged La Cueva 6-5 for Class 5A state championship…Eight players made the Albuquerque All-Metro 5A squad, including Devon Conley (OF, Sr), Blake Swihart (Ut, Soph, .517) and Alex Wehner (P, Sr) on the first team and Robert Rodela (3B, Sr), Ethan McCreaney ( C, Jr), Bryer Mueller (OF, Sr, .551, 7 HR, 32 RBI), Josh Walker (OF, Jr), and Ben Mathison (DH, Jr) on the second team.
Who Returns: The Rams return 10 players next year including Walker, Swihart, McCreaney and Mathison.
55. Yucaipa (Calif.), 27-3
Highlights: Fell to Huntington Beach 10-2 in Southern Section Div. 2 quarterfinals…Matt Davidson (3B, Sr, .553, 18 DBL, 45 RBI, 11 HR) was the MVP of the Citrus Belt League and was also named to the LA Times All-Southland team and the Division 2 All-Southern Section squad. Matt Marnati (OF, Sr, .456, 27 RBI, 10 DBL, 4 HR)) also made the all-division team and was all-league while Wyatt Padgett (1B, Jr, .443, 44 RBI) was second team all-division and first team all-league. Other all-league players included Frankie Martin (LHP, Sr, .382, 8-3, 80 Ks, 2.10 ERA), Pedro Cota (RHP, Jr, 10-0, 67 Ks, 1.34 ERA), Taijuan Walker (RHP, Jr, .427, 4-0, 2.82 ERA) and Chad Erickson (SS, Sr, .422).
Drafted: Matt Davidson, 3B, Compensatory Pick (No. 35), Diamondbacks.
Who Returns: Seventeen lettermen return next year including a strong pitching staff made up of Cota and Walker. Padgett will be the top returning position player. Other notable returning players include Caleb Nazario (RHP, Jr, .455), Grady Espinosa (2B, Jr, .329), Bret Meservey (OF, Jr, .400), Wilson Stewart (Ut, Jr, .348) and Brian Derryberry (OF, Jr, .426)
56. New Trier (Winnetka, Ill.), 32-7
Highlights: Topped St. Rita 4-3 in 4A state title game…Top performers for New Trier this year included Bob Cook (P/3B, Sr, .413, 7 HR, 1-2, 77 Ks), Ryder Borre (P, Jr, 8-1, 49 Ks) Jake Carrow (OF/1B, Sr, .351, 6 HR), Tim Duxbury (SS, Sr, .359, 10 DBL, 7 HR, 34 RBI), Lowell Hall (C, Sr, .336, 49 RBI, 6 HR), and Charlie Tilson (OF, Soph, .409). Cook was also second team all-state.
Who Returns: Eleven players return next year for the Trevians, led by Borre and Tilson.
57. Stockdale (Bakersfield, Calif.), 26-5
Highlights: Defeated Clovis West 6-2 to win the Central Section Div. 1 championship…KC Hobson (1B/P, Sr, .488, 47 RBI, 13 HR, 6-1, 61 K, 1.91 ERA) was the player of the Year in the Southwest Yosemite League while Philip Valos (P, Sr, 9-1, 93 Ks, 1.62 ERA) was the pitcher of the year. Scott Denesha (IF, Sr, .423, 8 HR), Kyle Desimone (IF, Jr, .535, 10 DBL, 4 HR), Isaiah Turner (OF, Jr, .471, 7 HR) and Tyler Boren (DH, Jr, .551, 7 HR) were also on the first team while Brock Allen (C, Sr, .347), Steve Eyherabide (OF, Jr, .406), and Shane Kotz (P, Jr, 3-2) were on the second team.
Drafted: Kristopher Hobson, Ut, Round 6, Blue Jays.
Who Returns: Eight lettermen return including Turner, Desimone, Boren, Eyherabide and Kotz.
58. Auburn (Ala.), 36-8
Highlights: Won the Class 6A championship with a 13-3 win over Oxford…The Tigers put two players on the 6A all-state team in Reid Carter (P, Sr, 9-2, 2.02, 57 Ks) and Tanner Cimo (2B, Soph, .346, 11 DBLs). Earning honorable mention were Ben Bullard (P, Sr), Drew Eiland (P, Jr, 7-1, 0.79 ERA), Grant Massey (3B, Soph, .403, 6 HR, 39 RBI), and Todd Thompson (OF, Jr, .328).
Who Returns: Top returning players for the Tigers include Cimo, Eiland, Massey, Thompson, Trey Gregg (1B, Jr), and James Ponder (OF, Jr).
59. El Toro (Lake Forest, Calif.), 22-6
Highlights: Fell to Redlands East Valley 6-2 in Southern Section Div. 2 quarterfinals…Nolan Arenado (IF, Sr, .517, 14 DBL, 5 HR) and Aaron Wirsch (P/1B, Sr, .346, 9 DBl, 12 HR, 11-0, 89 Ks) were co-MVPs of the Sea View League while Garrett Donohoe (IF, Jr, .453) and Trevor Jensen (IF, Sr, .365) made the first team. Grant Anderson (C, Sr, .320), TJ Kendzora (P, Jr, 3-3, 46 Ks) and Dillon Penprase (IF, Sr, .256) made the second team. Both Wirsch and Arenado made the All-Orange County team and Arenado was on the All-Southland team by the LA Times. The duo also earned a spot on the Division 2 All-Southern Section team.
Drafted: Nolan Arenado, IF, Round 2, Rockies; Aaron Wirsch, LHP, Round 7, Orioles; Chad Thompson, RHP, Round 17, Yankees.
Who Returns: Nine Chargers return next year, led by Kendzora and Donohoe. Chris Manning (OF, Jr, .310, 27 RBI) and Ryan Joyce (OF, Soph, .328) are two other key returnees.
60. Jesuit (Tampa, Fla.), 26-3
Highlights: Lost to Plant 3-2 in 5A second round…Daniel Gipson (P, Jr, 9-2, 2.04 ERA, 67 K), and Greg Dupell (IF, Sr, .453, 8 HR, 43 RBI) were All-Hillsborough County first team while Willi Martin (P, Jr, 10-1, 55 K), Lance McCullers (P, Fr, .443, 5 HR, 6 Saves), Nick Lockwood (IF, Sr, .380, 5 HR), Jimmy Falla (OF, Sr, .319, 5 HR) and Joe Hudson (DH, Sr, .407, 30 RBI) were honorable mention.
Drafted: Nick Lockwood, SS/P, Round 9, Twins.
Who Returns: Fifteen letterman return including an impressive pitching staff of Gipson, Martin and McCullers. Alex Bacon (OF, Jr, .354, 3 HR) also returns.
61. Lakeland (Fla.), 23-3
Highlights: Lost to Alonso 7-1 in 6A second round…Josh Lucas (P, Sr, 8-1, 60 Ks, 0.49 ERA), Yordy Cabrera (IF, Jr, .462, 4 HR), Matt Jones (OF, Sr, .431) and Drew Hutchison (Ut, Sr, 6-1, 100 Ks, 1.11 ERA) all made the all-county first team while Eric Arce (C, Jr, .373, 3 HR) made the second team and Kyle Vinson (OF, Jr, .284), TJ Monday (3b, Sr, .319), Erik Barber (OF, Soph, .284), Kevin Wortman (2B, Soph, .286), Brant Masters (P, Jr, 1-0, 13 Ks), and Tyler Prebor (1B, Soph, .277) were honorable mention.
Drafted: Drew Hutchison, P/IF, Round 15, Blue Jays; Josh Lucas, P/1B, Round 39, Blue Jays.
Who Returns: The Dreadnaughts return 14 players including Cabrera, Arce, Vinson, Barber, Wortman, Masters and Prebor.
62. Gaffney (S.C.), 22-6
Highlights: Beat Wando 4-2 for Class AAAA state title…McCrae Norton (OF, Sr, .477, 25 RBI, 16 DBL) was the player of the year in Region III-4A and was joined on the all-region team by Michael Hughey (IF, Sr, .434, 22 RBI), Cameron Culp (IF, Sr, .450, 9-1, 1.80 ERA), Bobby Jackson (IF, Sr, .370, 4-1), Tyler Wilson and Josh Mata. Norton and Culp were also members of the South Carolina Baseball Coaches all-state team.
Who Returns: Only four players return for the Indians including junior pitcher Tyler Wilson.
63. Clovis West (Clovis, Calif.), 28-6
Highlights: Lost to Stockdale 6-2 in Central Section Div. 1 championship game…J.D. Salles (P, Sr, .325, 8-3, 2.30 ERA, 82 Ks) and Sean Silva (Ut/P, Sr, 11-1, 1.69 ERA, 111 Ks, .341, 34 runs) were the co-players of the year in the Tri-Rivers Athletic Conference. John Koretoff (C, Soph, .402, 7 DBLs, 29 RBI) joined them on the all-league team. All three made the Fresno Bee All-Area first team with Eric Karch (IF, Jr, .295, 4 HR) making the second team.
Who Returns: The Golden Eagles returns 12 lettermen including Koretoff and Karch.
64. Benton (Ark.), 28-2
Highlights: Captured the Class 6A crown with an 8-5 win over Searcy…Justin Mills (3B, Sr), Ashton Wilson (P, Sr, .288, 7-0, 2.51, 50 K) and Colby Roberts (P/OF, Sr) earned all-state honors for the Panthers.
Who Returns: The Panthers return 12 players from this year’s state championship team. Top returning players include Lee Richardson (1B, Jr), Cole Durham (LF, Jr), Chase Southward (DH, Jr), Ashton Roberts (OF, Soph) and Drew McCurry (2B, Jr).
65. Cimarron Memorial (Las Vegas, Nev.), 33-7
Highlights: Fell to Bishop Gorman 3-1 in Class 4A state championship game…Making the all-state team were Dyllon Nuernberg (P, Sr, 7-0, 2.17 ERA, .432, 6 HR, 41 RBI) and Kris Kaplan (OF, Sr, .528, 12 HR, 60 RBI). Other top players included Taylor Doyle (P, Sr, .420, 44 RBI, 5 HR, 7-0), Kaz Smith (C, Sr, .444, 39 RBI, 3 HR), Kody Gorden (P/OF, Sr, .337, 4 HR, 6-1), Brad Oswald (P/IF, Sr, .374, 4 HR, 6-1), and A.J. Hernandez (IF, Soph, .358)
Who Returns: Hernandez is one of nine returning players. Others include Nathan Hale (OF, Soph, .333), James Carraway (OF, Jr, .304), Bo Tamke (IF, Jr, .414) and Vincenzo Fresquez (C/1B, Jr, .347).
66. Wando (Mt. Pleasant, S.C.), 28-4
Highlights: Lost to Gaffney 4-2 in Class AAAA state championship game…Daniel Aldrich (OF, Sr), Kyle Christian (Ut, Sr) and Drew Cisco (IF, Jr, 6-3, 1.87 ERA, .473, 13 DBLs) all earned a spot on the South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association all-state team.
Who Returns: Thirteen players return next year for the Warriors, including Cisco, who was named the Post Courrier’s All-Low Country player of the year.
67. Yuba City (Calif.), 27-3
Highlights: Defeated Benicia 8-0 for third straight Sac-Joaquin Section Div. 3 championship…Max Stassi (C, Sr, .538, 38 RBI, 11 DBL, 11 HR) was named the Sacramento Bee’s All-Metro MVP for the third straight season. He was joined on the All-Metro first team by Michael Lowden (P, Sr, 11-0, 102 Ks, 1.17 ERA) and Kevin Noall (OF, Sr, .519, 14 DBL, 3 HR). Hunter Graves (IF, Sr, .414, 13 DBL, 38 RBI, 5 HR) and Jake Stassi (P, Jr, .395, 9-1, 93 Ks, 1.58 ERA) made the second team. Max Stassi and Noall shared offensive MVP honors in the Tri-County League while Lowden was the pitcher of the year. James Haymore (OF, Sr, .370) and Brian Boss (IF, Sr, .347, 10 DBL) were all-league along with Jake Stassi and Graves.
Drafted: Max Stassi, C, Round 4, Athletics.
Who Returns: Much of the lineup has graduated, however Jake Stassi will give the Honkers one of the Sacramento area’s top pitchers. Sam Kuykendall (Jr, P, 4-0) is also back along with junior infielders Walker Shaw (.264) and Quentin Rocha (.367).
68. Notre Dame (Cape Girardeau, Mo.), 28-1
Highlights: Beat Carl Junction 18-4 for Missouri Division 3 championship…Colton Young (P, Jr, 11-0), Mark Hagedorn (C, Jr, .387), Austin Greer (OF, Sr, .494) and Dylan Drury (Ut, Sr, .440, 11-0) all made the Class 3 first team in Missouri.
Who Returns: The battery of Young and Hagedorn returns next year along with junior pitchers Jeremy Essner and Trenton St. Cin.
69. Fayetteville (Ark.), 21-8
Highlights: Won fourth straight Class 7A championship with 2-0 victory over Fort Smith Southside…Adam Baker (IF, Sr, .337), Franklin Broyles (OF, Sr, .495, 42 RBI, 7 HR) and Mike Sisco (P/IF, Sr, .263, 5-1) all earned 7A all-state honors for the Purple Dogs. Other team leaders included Alex Miller (OF, Sr, .337), Kellen Summers (IF, Sr, .337), Brad Hollenbeck (IF, Jr, .316), Brandon Allen (IF, Soph, .318), and Bryce Roberts (P/OF, Jr, 7-1).
Who Returns: The Dogs return 12 players, including Hollenbeck, Roberts, and Allen.
70. Clayton Valley (Concord, Calif.), 24-3
Highlights: Topped Alameda 3-0 for the North Coast Section Div. II championship…Vince Bruno (IF, Sr, .543, 37 RBI, 15 DBL, 3 HR) was the MVP of the Diablo Valley Athletic League and was joined on the all-league first team by Brandon Weller (P, Sr, 6-1), Michael Banks (C, Sr, .227), Cody Stephens (IF, Jr, .389), Jon Bekakis (IF, Jr, .418), Darrel Mathews (OF, Sr, .454, 8 TRI) and Andrew Lassen (OF, Sr, .348, 5 HR). Julian Thornton (1B, Sr, .400) and Wesley Darrow (OF, Sr, .378) were second team picks and Chaz Meadows (RHP, Soph, .344, 11-0) was honorable mention.
Who Returns: Ten players return next year, including five sophomores. Meadows should be the top pitcher next season with Stephens and Bekakis backing him up in the infield.
71. Snider (Fort Wayne, Ind.), 25-3
Highlights: Got past Westfield 3-2 for Class 4A state championship…Drake Everson (P, Sr, 10-0, 2.05 ERA) was named the Summit Conference MVP and was joined on the first team by Nate Kipfer (SS) and Danny Sullivan (OF, .472). Cody Johnson (1b) and Justin Scott (2B) made the second team while Alex Mitchell (Sr), Spencer Anderson, Stephen Hentz, Tom Zumbaugh (2B, Sr), Luke Richardson, Devon Rush (Sr, .519) and Kyle Bowman were honorable mention.
Who Returns: Eight of the 17 players on the Snider roster return next year.
72. Cathedral Catholic (San Diego, Calif.), 26-6
Highlights: Defeated Montgomery 13-2 for second straight San Diego Section Div. III championship…Ryan Wilkins (P/3B, Sr, .426, 39 RBI, 8 HR, 8-1, 99 Ks) was the San Diego Section player of the year and the Western League player of the year. Joining him on the first team were Matthew Moynihan (OF, Sr, .430, 4 HR), Tyler Gaffney (OF, Sr, .429, 5 HR), Tommy Cheek (SS, Sr, .410, 35 RBI), while Jonathan Meyer (P, Sr, 9-4, 65 Ks), Casey Munoz (OF, Jr, .483, 5 HR), Parker Hipp (2B, Sr, .388), and Casey Husband (1B, Sr, .378, 33 RBI) made the second team. Moynihan and Gaffney were first team all-section picks while Meyer and Cheek made the second team.
Drafted: Matthew Moynihan, OF, Round 37, Braves.
Who Returns: As many as eight starters are gone, but Munoz is back in the outfield and Danny Tyson (Jr, P, 5-0) and Daniel Camarena (Soph, P, 3-1-2) give the Dons two solid arms on the mound. Eight letterman return next year.
73. South Forsyth (Cumming, Ga.), 30-7
Highlights: Fell to Pope 3-0 in Class AAAAA championship game…Curtis Parker (Sr, .470, 7 HR, 37 RBI) was the player of the year in Region 7-AAAAA and Andrew Barna (1B, Jr, .407, 7 HR, 12 DB), Jordan Neese (IF, Sr, .386, 5 HR), Chris Rowley (P, Sr, 6-2, 1.78 ERA) and Kevin Bibler (P, Sr, 4-0, 1.25 ERA) were all first team selections. Chase Fowler (C, Sr, .349, 4 HR), Zach Alvord (IF, Jr, .349, 29 RBI, 13 DBL, 13 HR), and Jack Stout (P, Sr, 6-1, 2.07 ERA) all made the second team.
Drafted: Chase Fowler, C, Round 16, Reds; Brian Adams, OF, Round 45, Reds.
Who Returns: Besides Barna, the War Eagles also return Alvord and Patrick Olavaney (OF, Jr, .311, 27 RBI, 6 HR), Caden Bailey (IF, Soph, .315), and Keith Grabowski (OF, Soph, .309). Fourteen players return next year.
74. Notre Dame Cathedral Latin (Ohio), 26-5
Highlights: Defeated Walsh Jesuit 2-1 to capture Division II state championship…Nick Capello (OF, Sr, .451) was the only Notre Dame Cathedral Latin player to earn all-state honors by the Ohio Baseball Coaches Association, receiving honorable mention in Division II. Bill Turosky (P, Sr, 10-0, 1.31 ERA, 126 Ks) was the New Herald’s player of the year. Others on the first team included Erik Okleson (P, Sr), and Capello. Dave Medve (C, Sr), Rob Searles (OF, Sr), Alex Toth (SS, Sr, .390), Mike Szabo (1B, Sr, 6 HR, 40 RBI) were second team and Matt Bencic (3B, Sr, .333), and Mitchell Herringshaw (2B, Jr) were third team.
Who Returns: Herringshaw was one of only two non-senior starters for the Lions.
75. Calvert Hall (Baltimore, Md), 26-4
Highlights: Defeated Cardinal Gibbons 4-3 for MIAA Class A championship…Patrick Blair (SS, .419) earned his fourth all-metro first team honor from the Baltimore Sun and was joined by Blake Geiger (Sr, P, 9-1, 90 Ks, 1.41 ERA). Mike Trionfo (P, Sr, 8-0) was a second team pick. All three were all Baltimore County along with Alex Lenovitz (IF, Jr, .444) and Evan Cain (OF, Sr, .344).
Who Returns: The Cardinals return 14 players next year, including Lenovitz, Scott Merkel (RF, Jr, .295), Ryan Welling (C, Jr, .298), Pat Fitzgerald (2B, Jr, .341), Matt Bosse (C, Soph, .417).
76. Severna Park (Severn, Md.), 21-2
Highlights: Topped Quince Orchard 11-1 to claim Class 4A state championship…Kyle Convissar (SS, Jr, .481, 8 HR, 31 RBI) and Dylan Taylor (RHP, Sr, 9-0, 1.68 ERA, 66 Ks) were both first team all-metro by the Baltimore Sun. Taylor was also the Anne Arundel County MVP and was named to the all-county first team along with Convissar and Alex Ramsey (C, Jr, .362, 7 HR)
Who Returns: Ramsey is back next year along with Chris Bonomi (2B, Jr) and Brent Jones (3B, Soph), who were both all-county second team picks.
77. Walsh Jesuit (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio), 30-4
Highlights: Lost to Notre Dame Cathedral Latin in Division II state championship game…Matt Pollock (OF, Sr, .423, 31 RBI, 8 HR) was named the Player of the Year in the Cuyahoga River Baseball Conference and Tyler Skulina (P, Jr, 9-0, 84 Ks, 0.75 ERA) was the pitcher of the year. Johnny Fasola (IF, Sr, .392, 7 HR), Joe Pawlowski (IF, Sr, .440) and Greg Greve (If/P, Jr, .409, 4 HR, 31 RBI) were all first team picks while Drew Danko (P, Sr, 9-1, 0.87 ERA, 60 Ks), Anthony Pucci (OF/Sr, .304, 6 HR) and Ryan Berry (IF, Jr, .375) made the second team. John Mastronicolas (LF, Sr., 328), Matt Keller (CF, Sr, .345), James Toland (1B, Sr, .302), Patrick Ammar (SS, Jr, .390) and Marco Caponi (IF, Jr, .333) all made honorable mention. Fasola, Skulina and Pollock were first team all-state by the Ohio Baseball Coaches Association with Skulina named MVP.
Who Returns: The Warriors return 16 players next year including state MVP Skulina, Greve, Berry, Ammar and Caponi.
78. West Vigo (West Terra Haute, Ind.), 28-1
Highlights: Fell to Andrean 6-3 in Class 3A state championship game…Top offensive players for West Vigo this year were Jeremy Lucas (C, Sr, .485, 46 RBI, 16 DBLs, 8 HR), Jordan Pearson (P, Sr, .460, 14 wins), Aaron Welch (1B, Sr, .406), Tyler Wampler (SS, Jr, .400), Dylan Aff (OF, Soph, .382), Cameron Fagg (3B, Sr, .412, 40 RBI, 5 HR) and Cody Thornton (OF, Fr, .353)
Drafted: Jeremy Lucas, C, Round 35, Orioles.
Who Returns: The Vikings return 15 players next year including starters Wampler, Thornton, Aff, Scott West (2B, Soph), and Brody McAlister (OF, Jr).
79. Dutchtown (Geismar, La.), 31-6-2
Highlights: Fell to Northshore 7-2 in 5A state championship game…Dillon Day (OF, Sr, .378, 10-1) was the District 6-5A MVP and was joined on the all-district first team by Wesley Perkins (C, Sr, .419), Alex Millet (IF, Sr, .391), Damon Scanlon (OF, .370), Jesse Buratt (Ut, Jr, .279) and Matt Willis (OF, Soph, .333). Those making the second team included Chris Boutwell (P, Jr, 4-0), Troy Lewis (IF, Fr, .280), and Brit Gautreaux (Ut, Jr, .338). Day also made the 5A all-state team.
Who Returns: The Griffins return 14 players, led by Buratt, Willis, Gautreaux, Lewis and Boutwell.
80. Corona Del Sol (Tempe, Ariz.), 25-7
Highlights: Won Clas 5A Div. I title with 11-1 victory over Hamilton…The Aztecs had five all-region players, including Mike Felton (2B, Sr, .526, 17 DBL, 43 RBI), Trever Allen (3B, Jr, .366, 39 RBI, 4 HR, 5-1), Kirby Pellant (SS, Sr, .462, 56 RBI, 11 DBL, 7 Tri, 4 HR), Tyler Giannonatti (P, Sr, .400, 5 HR, 7-1) and Ryan Moore (OF, Sr, .471). Second team honorees included Greg Ryan (OF, Jr, .391, 14 DBL, 29 RBI) and Evan Ritchey (Ut, Sr, .402, 3 HR). Felton, Giannonatti and Moore were all first-team all-state picks while Pellant made the second team.
Drafted: Kirby Pellant, SS/RHP, Round 38, Dodgers.
Who Returns: The Aztecs return just six players, all juniors, from a 21-man roster, including Ryan, and Allen. Austin Doll (P, 3-1) is also back.
81. Fort Zumwalt South (St. Peter’s, Mo.), 23-6
Highlights: Defeated Lee’s Summit North 8-4 for Division 4 state championship…Hank Williams Jr. (P, Sr, 8-2, 2.12 ERA, 94 Ks), made the Missouri Coaches Association Class 4 all-state first team while A.J. Walkenhorst (P, Jr, 8-2, 1.41 ERA) and Fred Ford (DH, Jr, .369, 5 HR, 41 RBI, 8-0, 1.54 ERA) made the second team. Danny Brennan (IF, Jr, .400, 11 DBLs, 3 HR) was honorable mention.
Who Returns: The Bulldogs have 10 players coming back next year, including Ford, Brennan and Walkenhorst.
82. Columbus (Miami, Fla.), 24-9-1
Highlights: Fell to Alonso 4-3 in Class 6A state championship game…Gus DeQuesada (P, Sr, 10-0, 92 K, 1.85 ERA) and Rueben Cabrera (OF, Sr, .420, 28 RBI) both made the All-Dade County 6A-5A first team. Javier Salas (P, Jr, 3-3-8, 57 Ks, 0.84 ERA) and Andy Perez-Lobo (P, Jr, 8-3-2, 77 Ks, 1.79 ERA) made the second team, Ronnie Sucre (IF, Sr, .265, 25 RBI) and Alex SanJuan (DH, Sr, .364, 11 DBls, 32 RBI) made the third team and Lawrence Pardo (1B, Jr, .368, 11 DBLs), Tyler Filiben (SS, Jr, .268), Nick Collazo (C/OF, Jr, .298, 4 HR) and Julien Plana (OF, Soph, .281) were all honorable mention.
Drafted: Justin Gonzalez, SS, Round 46, Astros.
Who Returns: The Explorers return 10 players next year, led by the pitching duo of Salas and Perez-Lobo as well as Pardo, Filiben, Collazo and Plana.
83. St. Rita (Chicago, Ill.), 37-6
Highlights: Lost to New Trier 4-3 in Class 4A state championship game…Mark Payton (OF, Jr) was the Chicago Tribune’s state player of the year after batting .438 with 11 HRs and 10 doubles. Scott Marinier (P, Sr, 11-0, 86 Ks, 1.60 ERA), made the second team. Other team leaders included Shane Conlon (1B, Jr, .396, 15 DBls), Angelo Burrage (LF, Sr, .402, 38 RBI, 6 HRs), Dan Dispensa (RF, Sr, .408, 8 HRs), Kyle Stearns (2B, Jr, .337), Anthony Andres (OF, Jr, .463) and Justin Kopale (SS, Sr, .337).
Who Returns: Sixteen players return for the Mustangs, led by Payton, Conlon, Andres and Stearns.
84. Penn Charter (Philadelphia, Pa.), 20-4
Highlights: Captured first place in Inter-Ac Conference…Mark Rhine (IF, Sr, .421) and Kenny Koplove (P, Fr, 9-0, 1.37 ERA) were named the co-MVPs of the Inter-Ac League. Also making the first team were Doug Fleming (C, Sr), Rob Amaro (IF, Sr), and Steve Harrington (OF, Jr). John Ryan (OF, Sr), Brett Slobodinsky (P, Jr), Mick Foley (1B, Jr), and Demetrius Jennings (IF, Fr) were all second-team selections. Rhine was also first team All-South Pennsylvania while Fleming and Amaro were second team.
Drafted: Robert Amaro, 1B, Round 40, Phillies.
Who Returns: Koplove, Foley, Jennings, Harrington and Slobodinsky all return next year.
85. Lawrence (Kan.), 21-4
Highlights: Defeated Shawnee Mission West 3-2 for Class 6A state championship…Albert Minnis (P, Jr, 6-0, 64 Ks) found a spot on the coaches Class 6A all-state team along with Aaron Rea (SS, Sr). The duo also made the Sunflower all-league first team along with Clint Pinnick (3B, Sr). Rea was named the league player of the year. Dorian Green (P, Sr) and Andy Urban (P, Sr) were both second team.
Who Returns: The Lions return 10 players next season, including Minnis, who was named the Lawrence area player of the year.
86. Ardrey Kell (Charlotte, N.C.), 27-8
Highlights: Beat Sanderson 1-0 for Class 4A state title…Alex Wood (P, Sr,) was named the Charlotte Observer’s Player of the Year after posting 10-2 record with a 0.87 ERA and 112 Ks while also batting .408. Ryan Stetson (OF, Sr, .426, 34 RBI) also made the first team. Logan Ratledge (IF, Soph) and Zico Pasut (Ut, Sr) joined Stetson and Wood on the All-Mecklenburg team.
Who Returns: Ratledge is one of 13 players back for the Knights next season.
87. Lexington Catholic (Ky.), 28-8
Highlights: Edged Owensboro 5-3 to claim Kentucky Division 1 state championship…Michael Schornick (C, Sr, .439, 12 DBls, 38 RBI) was first team all-state by the Kentucky Baseball Coaches Association while Devon Williams (P, Sr, 9-0, 57 K ) made the second team. Other team leaders include John Michael Cowley (OF, Sr, .351), Taylor Botkin (IF, Sr, .395), Casey Messner (OF, Sr, .305, Frank Carter (IN, Sr, .329) and Tyler Jackson (IN, Fr, .361).
Who Returns: Lexington Catholic returns11 players next year, including Jackson and RJ Carroll (P, Soph).
88. Mamaroneck (N.Y.), 23-4-2
Highlights: Topped Clarence 12-2 to win Class AA state title game…Top hitters for the Tigers included Mike Rosenfeld (C/OF, Jr, .450, 4 HR, 30 RBI), Sean Hagan (P/1B, Sr, .512, 38 RBI, 4 HR), Matt McGovern (CF, Sr, .487, 28 RBI), Eric Windsor (P/1B, Sr, .510), Gabe Klein (OF, Sr, .370), Christian Glaser (SS, Sr, .392), and Andrew Benkwitt (P/1B, Sr, .312),
Who Returns: Rosenfeld heads a list of 17 returning lettermen for theTigers.
89. Parkview Baptist (Baton Rouge, La.), 34-9-4
Highlights: Got past St. Charles Catholic 4-3 to win Class 3A state championship…Alex Byo (1B, .389) was the 3A state MVP for the second year in a row. Joining him on the all-state team were Andrew Reeves (P, Sr, 9-1), Alex Edward (OF, Sr, .441) and Brant Legendre (OF, Sr, .396). All four earned All-District 8-3A honors as well along with Brooks Godberry (Ut, Jr). Brady Wilson (P, Jr), Paxton Cook (C, Soph), Drew Dileo (2B, Jr), Brennan Middleton (SS, Sr) and Tanner Shaefer (DH, Jr) were second team all-district.
Who Returns: The Eagles return nine members of this year’s roster, led by Godberry, Wilson, Cook, Dileo and Shaefer.
90. West Lauderdale (Collinsville, Miss.), 29-8
Highlights: Knocked off East Central 4-2 to win Class 4A state championship…Darren Farmer (C, Sr) was named the 4A state player of the year by the Mississippi High School Coaches Association and the overall state player of the year by the Clarion Ledger. He batted .535 with 18 HR, 60 RBI and 11 doubles. He was joined on the 4A all-state team by Dustin McWilliams (P, Sr, 144 Ks, 12-2, 1.33 ERA).
Drafted: Darren Farmer, C, Round 50, Brewers.
Who Returns: Wes Stokes (P, Jr, 8-3, 1.87 ERA) will be the top returning player for the Knights.
91. Chiles (Tallahassee, Fla.), 28-5
Highlights: Lost to South Fork 13-3 in 5A state championship game…The Timberwolves landed four players on the All-Big Bend first team, including Sean Poole (IF, Sr, .418, 35 RBI), James Rasmussen (OF, Sr, .417, 3 HR, 29 RBI), Hunter Mayfield (OF, Sr, .407, 3 HR), and Scott Laughlin (P, Sr, 12-1, 2.55 ERA, 49 Ks). Evan Murrell (OF, Sr, .328) and Erik Starace (IF, Jr, .326) were named to the second team and Josh Beal (IF, Jr, .324), Brad Bell (OF, Jr, .377), and Taylor Anders (C, Sr, .250) were honorable mention.
Who Returns: Starace, Beal and Bell head a list of 12 returning lettermen for the Timberwolves.
92. Spanish Fork (Utah), 23-5
Highlights: Beat Lone Peak 12-6 to win Class 5A state title…Brock Duke (P, Sr, 8-1, 1.98 ERA, .412, 32 RBI) was the Class 5A player of the year and was joined on the all-state team by Taggart Lunceford (C, Sr, .420, 19 RBI) and Adam Duke (P, Jr, 7-1, 91 Ks). Trevor Randolph (IF, Sr, .434, 13 DBLs) and Greg Money (1B, Sr, .375) also received all-state honors.
Who Returns: The Dons return 12 players next year, led by all-state pick Adam Duke.
93. Boston College (Boston, Mass.), 22-5
Highlights: Beat St. John’s 11-2 to win Division 1 state championship…Tyler Horan (OF, Sr, .413, 4 HR) was first team All-Scholastic by the Boston Globe while Bill Kiley (1B, Sr), Bill Hocking (LF, Sr), Jeff Rowan (Sr) and Kyle Larrow (Sr) all earned All-Catholic Conference honors.
Who Returns: Drew Cataldo (P, Jr) and Rob McCunney (SS, Jr) are among the returning players for the Eagles next season.
94. Puyallup (Wash.), 21-4
Highlights: Fell to Richland 4-3 in Class 4A state championship game…The Vikings placed six players on the SPSL 4A all-league first team including Adam Cimber (P, Sr), Kody Stone (P, Sr), Robbie Ingram (C, Soph), Sal Arena (3B, Jr), Sean Rehon (OF, Jr) and Andrew Barry (DH, Jr). Joe Leinweber (2B, Sr) and Bret Bitow (OF, Jr) were second team. Cimber, Arena and Rehon all made the all-state first team.
Who Returns: The Vikings return a number of starters, including Rehon, Arena, Ingram and Barry.
95. Martinsburg (W.Va.), 28-9
Highlights: Beat Nitro 9-8 to win Class AAA state championship…Brandon King was the captain of the AAA All-State team, batting .455 with 15 home runs, 52 RBI, 11 doubles and a 6-2 mound record with 1.95 ERA. Zach Woolcock (3B/P, Soph, 6-1, .490, 5 HR) also made the first team. Ryan Bennet (IF, .383) made the second team while Noon Jordan (C, .382) and Zach Stolipher (IF, Soph, 39 RBI) received special honorable mention and T.J. Wiesenberg (OF, Jr) was honorable mention.
Drafted: Brandon King, RHP, Round 27, Nationals.
Who Returns: Stolipher and Woolcock will be back next year along with Jordan, Kam Puller (Soph) and Weisenberg.
96. Sylvan Hills (Sherwood, Ark.), 32-3
Highlights: Lost to Central Arkansas Christian in semifinals of 5A state playoffs…D.J. Baxendale (P, Sr., .350, 12-0, 0.27, 115 Ks) earned 5A all-state honors along with Nathan Eller (3B/P, Sr, 8-1, .406), Justin Treece (SS, Sr, .395, 10 HR) and Tyler Van Schoyck (OF, Sr, .444). All four, along with Blake Evans (1B, Sr, .320), Jordan Spears (P, Jr, 5-0, .350, 33 RBI), Mike Maddox (Soph, .310) and Blake Baxendale (Fr, .400, 12 Dbls) were named to the 5A-Southeast All-Conference team.
Who Returns: The Bears return 14 players next year including Maddox, Spears and Blake Baxendale.
97. Deering (Maine), 25-0
Highlights: Won third straight Class A title with 2-1 win over Cony…Seniors Regan Flaherty, Jack Heary, Matt Powers, Taylor Candage, Marc Ouimet and John Young have all been part of a Deering program that has won 50 straight games and three straight state championships. Flaherty, Ouimet, Heary, Candage and Sam Balzano (CF, Soph) were first team all-Southern Maine Activities Association while Powers and Jake Nichols (3B, Soph) were second team.
Drafted: Regan Flaherty, OF, Round 28, Mariners.
Who Returns: The Rams lose eight seniors, but return two all-conference players in Balzano and Nichols.
98. Bishop Hendricken (Warwick, R.I.), 25-2
Highlights: Topped North Kingstown 5-0 to win Division 1 state championship…Chris Costantino led the Hawks to the state title, posting a 9-0 mound record while batting .542 on the season. Other standouts include Evan Marzilli and pitcher Chris Sheehan.
Drafted: Christopher Costantino, Round 49, Red Sox.
Who Returns: Billy Walker, a freshman catcher, is the top returning player for the Hawks, who have nine players back next year.
99. Horizon (Scottsdale, Ariz.), 24-10-1
Highlights: Def. in 5A Div. II championship game by Desert Ridge 9-8…Dylan Scott (P/OF, Sr, .375, 5-2, 33 Ks), Tom Joseph (C, Sr, .494, 15 HR), and Dillon Everett (SS, Jr, .333) were first team All-Pima Region while Nick Stein (OF, Sr, .371), Joey Danner (P, Jr, .6-2, 52 Ks) and John Rubino (2B, Soph, .353) were honorable mention. Joseph was also a first-team all-state catcher.
Drafted: Tommy Joseph, C, Round 2, Giants.
Who Returns: Nine players return including Rubino, Everett and Danner. Reese Kantner (OF, Jr, .343) also returns along with Kevin Smigiel (1B, Jr,.320) and Conor Clancey (1B/P, Jr, .263)
100. Hanover (Mechanicsville, Va.), 24-2
Highlights: Fell to Menchville 7-1 in Class AAA state championship game…Jake Mayers (P, Sr) was named to the VHSCA all-state first team. Austin Erb (1B, Sr) made the second team. Mayers was also the Central Region player of the year by the VHSCA with Erb and Laine Denton (2B, Sr) also making the first team. Jeb Weymouth (C, Sr) and Thornton Glazebrook (OF, Sr) were both second team all-region.
Who Returns: The Hawks were a senior-laden team with juniors Eric Mayers and Jacob Smith and sophomores Jeffery Zona and Bryan Johanson among the returning players for next year.
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