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High School Top 25

After seeing Menchville High (Newport News, Va.) drop its first game of the season, Bellaire (Texas) High retakes the top spot in the Baseball America/National High School Baseball Coaches Association Top 25.

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Baseball In The Garden State

Nathan Rode -

Finding and ranking the top high school teams in the country is a daunting task. Not only is there an overwhelming amount of talent, it is difficult to stack contenders […]

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Bailey Out With Elbow Injury

John Manuel -

Luke Bailey, who ranks No. 18 on BA’s latest Top 50 draft prospects list , is sidelined with a strained ulnar collateral ligament in his right (throwing) elbow. The LaGrange, […]

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Texas High School Season On Hold

Jim Callis -

The University Interscholastic League, the governing body for academic and athletic events in Texas, today suspended all such competition until May 11. The move is a response to the swine […]

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Schuster’s Bid For Fifth No-No Ends

Nathan Rode -

Gaither High (Tampa) junior outfielder Drew Doty laced a double in the top of the third inning ending lefthander Patrick Schuster’s bid at a fifth straight no-hitter and a run at […]

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A Peek Ahead To 2010

Conor Glassey -

When planning my trip out to Seattle, I knew I wanted to see Bishop Blanchet High third baseman Jake Lamb. I grew up near Seattle, so I knew to expect […]

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High School Top 25: April 28

The merry-go-round continues as the curse of being ranked No. 1 bites Tampa's Jesuit High. On the verge of an undefeated season, Jesuit faced perennial contender Sarasota (Fla.) High in its season finale. The Sailors prevailed, blanking the Tigers 7-0, which led to their drop from No. 1 to No. 3. Menchville High of Newport News, Va. takes over the top spot as the Monarchs remain undefeated with a 17-0 mark while Bellaire (Texas) High stayed put at No. 2.

High School | #2009#Team Rankings

Georgia On My Mind

John Manuel -

BA intern Brian Chmielewski was in Dallas, Ga., Tuesday for Zach Wheeler’s latest start, and we got more confirmation that we were a bit light when we ranked Wheeler No. 32 […]

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Cool, Calm And Collected

Jesse Burkhart -Premium Content

Sports psychologists don't have to look beyond La Verne, Calif., for a walking case study of how to perform well under pressure. With the draft approaching and the anxiety that comes along with wanting to end a high school career on a high note, it would be understandable if Jiovanni Mier was pressing. But halfway through the season, Mier was hitting .444/.536/.889.

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Wildcats Foray Into Upper Midwest

Jim Callis -

As would be expected, the Arizona Wildcats recruit mostly in their home and surrounding states, fertile ground for baseball talent. Of the 33 players on their roster, 12 hail from […]

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Reynolds Heating Up In The Desert

Conor Glassey -

What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas . . . One of the names continually popping up during my four-corners calls is Danny Reynolds, a righthander at Durango […]

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TJ For Thompson

Nathan Rode -

Baseball America has learned that righthander Chad Thompson will undergo Tommy John surgery on May 1. An Arizona State commit, Thompson’s frame is a dream for scouts. He stands at […]

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Checking On Davidson

Dave Perkin -

LOS ANGELES—With the draft looming, I’m on the road this week to observe several high-round candidates. My first stop on Tuesday, April 21, I checked in on Matt Davidson, a […]

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Schuster Can’t Be Touched

Nathan Rode -

Throwing a no-hitter in high school will put you in the local paper without question. You may get some national coverage if you’re a draft prospect. Now, being a draft […]

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Draft Calls Tidbits

John Manuel -

BA staffers have started their draft calls in earnest, bearing down for our mid-May Draft Preview issue, and conversations with scouts and college coaches always reveal interesting information that need […]

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Mater Dei Wins Classic Title

Dave Perkin -

LOS ANGELES—For the second straight evening, a traditional high school football powerhouse snatched a championship in a major baseball tournament. Mater Dei High (Santa Ana, Calif.) captured the 2009 Anderson Bat […]

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Matzek Looks Sharp In Return From Blister

Dave Perkin -

LOS ANGELES—The 2009 Anaheim Lions Tournament wrapped up on Wednesday night at Old Glover Stadium in Anaheim, with Mission Viejo (Calif.) High edging Capistrano Valley High (Mission Viejo, Calif.), 3-1. Sixty […]

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