High School Top 25: April 12




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Two tournaments played a role in the latest Baseball America/National High School baseball Coaches Association Top 25 rankings. Spanish Fork (Utah) High upset Las Vegas' Bishop Gorman High in the Big League Dugout Championship in Scottsdale, Ariz. The Gaels lost two games in Scottsdale and lost another to Las Vegas rival Sierra Vista when they returned, dropping them to No. 14 while Spanish Fork moved up to No. 7. In California, JSerra Catholic High of San Juan Capistrano bounced back from three losses in a five-game span to go 5-0 at the Anaheim Lions Tournament. The Lions beat El Toro High of Lake Forest in the championship game and rose from to No. 12.

Wayne County High of Jesup, Ga. made the biggest jump, from unranked to No. 16, after starting the season 17-0. Only two other teams joined the Top 25 this week. Douglas High of Parkland, Fla. debuts at No. 20 and Sierra Vista checked in at No. 23.

The staffs of Baseball America and the NHSBCA compile the Top 25 rankings. In-season polls will be conducted every two weeks and released every other Tuesday throughout the season. Records indicated are as of April 10 and do not include ties.

Rank School Record Previous
1 St. Francis HS, Mountain View, Calif. 16-1 1
2 Archbishop McCarthy HS, Southwest Ranches, Fla. 19-2 2
3 Edison HS, Huntington Beach, Calif. 13-1 3
4 Owasso (Okla.) HS 19-1 4
5 Broken Arrow (Okla.) HS 23-1 7
6 Gulliver Prep, Miami 19-4 6
7 Spanish Fork (Utah) HS 12-2 11
8 Farragut HS, Knoxville 15-3 10
9 Jesuit HS, Tampa 16-3 12
10 Carroll HS, Corpus Christi 19-5 13
11 Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, N.J. 5-0 14
12 JSerra Catholic HS, San Juan Capistrano, Calif. 14-3 20
13 Clements HS, Fort Bend, Texas 23-2 16
14 Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas 14-3 5
15 The Woodlands (Texas) HS 20-2 18
16 Wayne County HS, Jesup, Ga. 17-0 NR
17 Mesquite HS, Gilbert, Ariz. 18-2 15
18 Buchanan HS, Clovis, Calif. 15-1 24
19 Rockwall-Heath HS, Rockwall, Texas 23-4 8
20 Douglas HS, Parkland, Fla. 16-1 NR
21 Marist School, Atlanta 15-2 17
22 Central HS, Madison, Miss. 19-1 21
23 Sierra Vista HS, Las Vegas 17-0 NR
24 St. Rita HS, Chicago 10-1 22
25 Ardrey Kell HS, Charlotte 14-1 9
Dropped out: No. 19 Pinnacle HS, Phoenix; No. 23 East Coweta HS, Sharpsburg, Ga.; No. 25 Langham Creek HS, Houston