Calvary Baptist Softball Makes Debut In NFCA High School Super 25 Poll; North DeSoto Ranked Fifth

by Hunter Bower // Managing Editor

In the latest edition of the USA TODAY Sports/NFCA High School Super 25 Poll, Louisiana’s softball scene is ablaze with two powerhouse teams making waves nationally. North DeSoto and Calvary Baptist have surged into the spotlight, showcasing their dominance on the diamond and earning well-deserved recognition.

North DeSoto: Ranked an impressive fifth in the country, the Lady Griffins continue to astound with an unblemished 18-0 record. Their recent performances have been nothing short of spectacular, particularly notable for their victories against larger classification schools. In a display of defensive prowess, North DeSoto allowed a mere five runs across four games last week, cementing their status as a formidable force to be reckoned with.

Calvary Baptist: Making their debut in the national poll, the Lady Cavs burst onto the scene with an electrifying start to the season. Sitting at No. 11, Calvary Baptist boasts a remarkable 16-1 record, punctuated by victories over esteemed programs like John Curtis, Barbe, and West Monroe. Their triumphs extend even further, with notable wins against formidable opponents such as Quitman, Alexandria, and West Monroe in the past week alone.

The inclusion of both North DeSoto and Calvary Baptist in the USA TODAY Sports/NFCA High School Super 25 is a testament to their outstanding performances, as recognized by the discerning eye of the NFCA High School Steering Committee. Teams are meticulously chosen based on a myriad of factors including performance, roster quality, and strength of schedule, making this accolade a true testament to their skill and dedication.

As these Louisiana powerhouses continue to shine on the national stage, their presence in the Super 25 serves as a source of pride for their respective communities and a reminder to softball enthusiasts everywhere of the talent flourishing within the Pelican State. With each game, North DeSoto and Calvary Baptist reaffirm their status as elite contenders, poised to leave an indelible mark on the landscape of high school softball.

USA TODAY Sports/NFCA High School Super 25 Poll – March 14, 2024

RankTeam2024 RecordPrevious
1Pacifica (Calif.)10-01
2Katy (Texas)21-1-12
3Jackson (Wash.)2-03
4Northwest Rankin (Miss.)11-04
5North DeSoto (La.)18-05
6Marist (Ill.)0-06
7Austintown-Fitch (Ohio)0-07
8Basha (Ariz.)11-18
9Norco (Calif.)9-210
10Desert Mountain (Ariz.)8-29
11Calvary Baptist (La.)16-1NR
12Lemont (Ill.)1-011
13Watkins Memorial (Ohio)0-012
14Rockridge (Ill.)0-013
15Red Mountain (Ariz.)9-114
16Neshoba Central (Miss.)6-115
17West Stanly (N.C.)6-016
18Canyon Del Oro (Ariz.)11-017
19Ballard (Ky.)0-019
20Roncalli (Ind.)0-020
21Coral Springs Charter (Fla.)6-121
22Benton (Ark.)4-118
23Mount Vernon (Mo.)0-022
24Bingham (Utah)2-023
25Lake Creek (Texas)19-525