(4-24-17) It was an interesting week for #4 Victor Senior as they picked up their 50th win a row against Loyola Academy (Ill) 5-4 on Thursday. On Sunday the streak would end when Brother Rice (Mich) would come back after trailing at half-time 7-3 to pick up a 10-9 win to end the streak. The loss would drop Victor to 10th in the SSN National Public HS Boys Lacrosse Rankings.
Darien remains #1 again for another week, a big change saw #2 Ponte Verde drop out of the rankings after a 11-9 loss to Lake Mercy (17-6) in FHSAA Tournament play.
Moving up to #3 is The Woodlands.
Two new teams entered the rankings, both undefeated Neuqua Valley (13-0) and West Linn (11-0).
(4-23-17) Pretty quiet this week in the SSN National Public High School Baseball rankings. The Top 6 six schools remain the same, with the top two spots filled again by undefeated teams, Shawnee (31-0) and Spring Hill (27-0).
One new team enters the ranking for the first time, Massillon Jackson, the #1 team in Division I in Ohio, is 14-0 and checks in at #11.
Two teams drop out of the rankings this week, #7 South Hills lost three games this past week, while Vandalia-Butler picked up it’s second loss of the season 7-5 to Centerville (9-6).
SSN National Public High School Baseball Rankings April 24th
– (1) Shawnee (Okla.), 31-0
– (2) Spring Hill (Tenn) 27-0
– (3) Buchanan (Clovis, Calif.), 22-1
– (4) North Gwinnett (Suwanee, Ga.) 28-2
– (5) Colleyville Heritage (Tx) 28-1-1
– (6) Huntington Beach (Calif.), 19-3 –
– (8) La Cueva (NM) 21-1 – has won 21 in a row after season opening game loss
– (9) Owasso (Okla) 24-2 –
– (10) Rancho Bernardo (San Diego, CA) 20-2
– (11) Decatur (Alabama) 30-3
– (NR) Massillon Jackson (Ohio) 14-0
– (7) South Hills (West Covina, Calif.), 16-6 – lost 3 games this week
-(12) Vandalia-Butler (Oh) 16-2 – Centerville (9-6) 7-5
(4-23-17) Etiwanda’s (Calif) Steven Rivas is this week’s SSN National Baseball Player of the Week.
On Wednesday in a 23-3 win over Chino Hills, Rivas (Senior 6-1 / 180OF, P) hit two three-run home runs, a bases-loaded double, a two-run triple, score four runs and finished with a school record 11 RBIs. He was just a ‘single’ short of hitting for the cycle.
To finish off the week on Friday again against Chino Hills, he had two doubles, one RBI and scored two runs in a 4-3 win. On the season Rivas is hitting .522 with 28 RBIs, 8 doubles, 3 triples and 5 HRS.
Rivas will continue his education and baseball career at Long Beach State.
(4-23-17) This week’s SSN National Softball Player of the Week is South Adams’ (Ind) Pitcher (Senior) Kaitlin Augsberger.
In three starts this week Augsberger struck out 18, 17 and 18 hitters to lead the Starfires to three wins.
On Tuesday night South Adams beat Homestead 2-0, Augsberger struck out 18 and gave up just one hit.
Starfires Head Coach Jessie O’Dell
Anytime we can go to Homestead and defeat a program of that size and ability is an accomplishment.
And then Katelin was Katelin. Homestead is a good program, but Katelin was not intimidated by who they were, but came into the game with attitude of “this is who we are!” She is a competitive kid. She throws hard and her ball moves. Plain and simple she is hard to hit. She can paste both parts of the plate. We have also defended the bunt very well too. Pitching strikes and playing defense is the name of the game. Right now we are doing a great job of that. Katelin is a big reason for that. Her hard work and time she has put into the years of lessons and summer ball has really paid off for her. She is special.
Augsberger would follow that up Thursday in the opening conference game in a 6-1 win over Bluffton with 17 K’s, giving up just 1 runs on three hits.
To finish off the week she struck out 18 in a Saturday 6-0 win over Lakewood Park with 18 K’s.
(4-17-17) No big changes at the top, Darien continues their winning streak and hangs on to the #1 ranking in this week’s SSN Boys Lacrosse National Public HS Rankings. Ponte Vedra, The Woodlands and Victor Senior remain at 2-3 and 4.
The first big change sees #5 Torrey Pines dropping out of the rankings after suffering three losses out in Colorado. Columbine dropped out after losing to in-state rival Cherry Creek.
Cherry Creek, who dropped out of the rankings last week, re-enters at #9 after beating two SSN ranked teams Torrey Pines and Colubine. Two other new teams enter the rankings this week, Santa Monica and Atlee, both have yet to lose a game this season.
SSN National Public HS RankingsApril 16th
– (1) Darien (Conn) 6-0 –
– (2) Ponte Vedra (Fla.) 20-1
– (3) The Woodlands (Texas) 24-0
– (4) Victor Senior (NY) 5-0
– (6) Severna Park (Md) 8-0
– (7) Mauldin (SC) 14-0
– (9) Centennial (Ga) 11-2
– (10) Weddington (NC) 12-1
– (NR) Cherry Creek (Colo.) 7-1, beat Torrey Pines 14-4 and Columbine 14-5
– (NR) Santa Monica (Ca) 12-0
– (NR) Atlee (Va) 8-0
Dropped out- – (5) Torrey Pines (Calif) 10-4 – lost three games in Colorado – (8) Columbine 7-1 lost to Cherry Creek 14-5
(4-16-17) There is a new #1 in the SSN National Public HS Baseball Rankings this week.
#1 Buchanan lost for the first time this season to Sunrise Mountain (Az) 11-7, that opened the door for Shawnee to take over the #1 spot for the first time this week. Thanks to Kade Self’s walk-off double that would give the Wolves a 6-5 win over Carl Albert and remain undefeated on the season.
(4-16-17) ACE (Academy of Careers & Exploration) Charter’s (Helendale, Calif) Chloe Romero is this week’s SSN National Softball Player of the Week.
Romero (5’5 Senior P/Inf) did two of softball’s biggest accomplishments in the same game, in a 12-0 5-inning win over Academy for Academic Excellence. First she threw a perfect game, striking out 14 of the 15 outs, next Romero would hit for the cycle and drive in five runs and scored three times.
Romero, who is a University of Texas commit, is 10-1 on the season, with 148 K’s in 54 innings pitched and has had 5 no-hitters this season. As a hitter she is is hitting .757 and has 6 home runs on the year.
It also helps that her younger sister and catcher Charisma, helped out her big sister in the win, hitting two home runs, with four RBIs and scored three runs. Charisma recently verbally committed to Boston College.
(4-16-17) Camp Hill’s (Pa) Wyatt Beddow (Jr. 6’3 RHP) is this week’s SSN National Baseball Player of the Week.
Beddow, a Penn State commit, hasn’t allowed an earned run in his last two starts
over 14 innings, striking out 25 in the process. In his last start against Middletown, a 3-0 shut-out complete game win, Beddow struck out 14.
“The umpire in the Middletown game was telling me that his breaking ball was just on the corner of the white of the plate. Not even the black. But it was there every time. He said he was just hanging the players up.”
Beddow was named to this years Rawlings Sports Pre-Season Underclass All-American 3rd team.
(4-10-17) Five teams dropped out of the SSN National Public HS Rankings this week, but the #1 team remained the same.
Darien hangs on to the #1 ranking after a 17-9 win over Niskayuna. It was a big night for Blue Wave Head Coach Jeff Brameier who picked up his 552nd career coaching win. With the win Brameier became the all-time career wins leader in Connecticut history and 7th in the US.
#2 Torrey Pines, who is on the road in Colorado this week, lost to Ramon Valley 8-7 in overtime and drops down to #5.
Four schools enter this week’s rankings, Severna Park at #6, Mauldin at #7, Columbine at #8 and Weddington at #10.
Dropping out of the rankings this week is Upper Arlington, Cherry Creek, Hamilton Southeastern, Henry Clay and Smithtown East.
SSN National Public HS Rankings April 10th
– (1) Darien (Conn) 3-0 –
– (3) Ponte Vedra (Fla.) 19-1
– (4) The Woodlands (Texas) 21-0
– (5) Victor Senior (NY) 3-0 – 47 wins in a row
– (2) Torrey Pines (Calif) 10-1 – lost to San Ramon Valley (10-2) 8-7 OT
-(NR) Severna Park (Md) 6-0
-(NR) Mauldin (SC) 13-0
-(NR) Columbine 7-0
– (7) Centennial (Ga) 10-2
-(NR) Weddington (NC) 12-1
– (6) Upper Arlington (Ohio)
– (8) Cherry Creek (Colo.)
– (9) Hamilton Southeastern (Ind)
– (10) Henry Clay (Kentucky)
– (11) Smithtown East (NY)
(4-10-17) The Top 2 teams remain in place this week and it looks like either one is capable of winning the SSN Public High School Baseball Rankings.
Both Buchanan and Shawnee continue to hold down the top spots and don’t look like they want anyone else to be a part of the battle for the #1 spot. Shawnee, could easily be #1 after winning this weekend’s Bill Tipton Classic, one slip by the Bears and that could happen.
Making a BIG jump this week is Spring Hill, jumping from #7 to #3. Two teams dropped a spot after losing this past week, North Gwinnett and Owasso.
Dropping out this week’s rankings is Baldwin.
One new team enters the rankings for the first time, Vandalia-Butler is off to an impressive 10-0 start. The Aviators picked up four wins last week and outscored their opponents 34-0 in the process.
SSN National Public High School Baseball Rankings April 10th
– (1) Buchanan (Clovis, Calif.), 17-0
– (2) Shawnee (Okla.), 20-0 – Wins the Bill Tipton Classic
– (7) Spring Hill (Tenn) 20-0
– (3) North Gwinnett (Suwanee, Ga.) 21-2 – lost 5-1 Loganville (12-9)
– (4) Owasso (Okla) 20-1 lost to Blanchard (18-2) 7-1
– (5) Rancho Bernardo (San Diego, CA) 14-1
– (6) Huntington Beach (Calif.), 14-3 –
– (8) South Hills (West Covina, Calif.), 13-3 – 2 wins this week