Three Louisiana Squads Listed In MaxPreps Top 25 Baseball Poll

By Hunter Bower // Owner

LAKE CHARLES – Louisiana high school baseball was well represented in this week’s MaxPreps baseball rankings as Barbe and Sam Houston remained in the weekly poll while newcomer Jesuit cracked the Top 25.

The Barbe Bucs (22-1) slid down to No. 5 in this week’s poll following its first loss of the season to Sam Houston last week. However, Glenn Cecchini’s squad bounced back with an impressive 10-5 victory over Sulphur in which Gavin Guidry struck out seven and went 2-for-3 in the game. The Bucs currently rank No. 2 in the Class 5A Baseball Power Ratings.

Sam Houston (20-3) moved up six spots to No. 11 in this week’s poll thanks to its win over Barbe as well as a series sweep against Comeaux. The Broncos were led by Dallas Rhodes who tripled and recorded the pitching win against Barbe while Dylan Thompson went 3-3 with two doubles and four RBI against Comeaux.

Jesuit of New Orleans (21-1) broke into the weekly rankings at No. 25 following an undefeated week with wins over Hannan, De La Salle and Newman. MaxPreps highlighted Ryan Porche’s performance on the mound against Newman where he struck out 10 batters. The Blue Jays have won nine of their last 10 games and currently sit atop of the Division I Baseball Power Ratings.

RankSchool (State)Record
1.Buford (GA)21-0
2.Jesuit (FL)14-1
3.Madison Central (MS)15-0
4. Stoneman Douglas (FL)16-1
5.Barbe (LA)22-1
6.Hamilton (AZ)6-1
7.Calvary Christian (FL)13-2
8.IMG Academy (FL)18-2
9.Auburb (AL)20-1
10.Carollton (GA)19-1
11.Sam Houston (LA)20-3
12.Lake Travis (TX)20-2-2
13.St. Thomas Aquinas (FL)12-1
14.Gregory-Portland (TX)21-0-1
15.St. Mary Prep (MI)4-0
16.Winder-Barrow (GA)17-1
17.Farragut (TN)9-0
18.Baylor (TN)5-1
19.Friendswood (TX)17-0
20.Reagan (TX)20-3
21.De La Salle (CA)2-0
22.Thousand Oaks (CA)6-0
23.Braddock (FL)16-0
24.Tompkins (TX)20-1-1
25.Jesuit (LA)21-1