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High school baseball rankings: Buford enters Georgia postseason undefeated and No. 1 in MaxPrep Top 25 - HIGHSCORE
High school baseball rankings: Buford enters Georgia postseason undefeated and No. 1 in MaxPrep Top 25
With an 18-strikeout performance by Dylan Lesko, Buford ended the regular season with a 4-0 win over Grayson on Monday. The Wolves continue to sit atop the MaxPreps Top 25 high school baseball rankings heading into Georgia's postseason.

The Peach State's playoff system calls for a best-of-three series in each round of the playoffs, meaning the Wolves could lose a game in a series, yet move on to the next round. Thus Buford could win a state championship, yet drop in the rankings should it split any series games along the way.

Sitting in the wings waiting to pounce are Jesuit (Tampa, Fla.), Madison Central (Madison, Miss.) and Stoneman Douglas (Parkland, Fla.). Jesuit takes on IMG Academy on Tuesday, and a win over the Ascenders would be a signature victory for the Tigers in the 2021 season heading into the postseason. The Florida playoff system is a single-elimination format, meaning Jesuit would need to go undefeated the rest of the way in order to have a chance to surpass Buford.

Madison Central also plays a best-of-three postseason format, but the Jaguars have been simply dominant this year against Mississippi 6A competition. There's a chance Madison Central could jump over Buford and Jesuit (assuming losses by both teams) since it is currently undefeated.

Stoneman Douglas is also in the mix since it could potentially win a Florida state championship and it takes on No. 10 Calvary Christian Academy (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) in a non-district contest Wednesday.

The wildcard here is St. Mary Prep (Orchard Lake, Mich.), which has dominated after getting its seasons started earlier this month. The Eaglets have a ways to go and will still be playing while everyone else ahead of them has finished the season. That could allow St. Mary Prep to climb all the way to No. 1 should it have an impressive finish to its season.

Dropped out: Auburn (Ala.), Carrollton (Ga.), Orange Lutheran (Orange, Calif.); Winder-Barrow (Winder, Ga.)

Game of the Week: Friendswood 2, Manvel 1. Friendswood remained undefeated on the season with a walk-off double in the bottom of the eighth with two outs that scored Izaak Pacheco, who had reached on a walk.

Player of the Week: Henry Godbout, Baylor. Godbout finished the week hitting in eight straight at-bats over two games, including two doubles and a triple.

Recruit Watch: Jack Walker, Barbe. The Buccaneers senior missed all of last year due to injury, but he's making up for lost time. He had a no-hitter against Lafayette with eight strikeouts.

Game to Watch: IMG Academy vs. Jesuit. Both the Ascenders and the Tigers have a shot at finishing the season as the No. 1 team in the country. Since IMG does not play in the postseason in Florida, it can really use a win over Jesuit to give it an edge over the Tigers should Jesuit go on to win a state championship.

Streaks: Webster (Wis.), a team that has not played a game since June 13, 2019, still holds the longest active winning streak with 37 games in a row. Andrean (Merrillville, Ind.), raised its win streak to 37 in a row, before dropping its first game since the 2019 season. St. Mary's Prep (Orchard Lake, Mich.) is closing in on Webster with 14 straight wins this year to go with 20 straight wins to end the 2019 season. St. Mary's Prep did not play in 2020. The Eaglets are undefeated in 43 straight games (41-0-2).
Henry Godbout, Baylor
Photo by Andy Mitchell
Henry Godbout, Baylor
MaxPreps Top 25 high school baseball rankings

1. Buford (Ga.)
Record:
29-0 | Last week: 1
Results: Def. Winder-Barrow, 10-0, 3-0. Def. Grayson, 4-0.
Stats: Stan Zagrodnik had a home run and Riley Stanford had a double and a triple in the first game. Jackson Gaspard tossed a one-hitter with eight strikeouts. Jax Brockett had a two-hitter with 12 strikeouts in the 3-0 win. Dylan Lesko threw a two-hitter at Grayson, striking out 18.
Next: Playoffs TBA

2. Jesuit (Tampa, Fla.)
Record:
22-1 | Last week: 2
Results: Def. Calvary Christian, 10-1; def. Berkeley Prep, 10-0; def. Blake, 11-1.
Stats: Dominic Castellano struck out 15 in six innings against Calvary Christian. Cole Russo had two doubles and four RBI against Berkeley Prep. Bradke Lohry had two doubles against Blake.
Next: Tues. vs. IMG Academy; Fri. vs. Champagnat Catholic

3. Madison Central (Madison, Miss.)
Record:
24-0 | Last week: 3
Results: Def. Clinton, 10-0, 5-3.
Stats: Ross Highfill had a grand slam home run in the win over Clinton. Gatlin Sanders went 3-for-4 with a double in the second game.
Next: Fri. vs. Brandon.

4. Stoneman Douglas (Parkland, Fla.)
Record:
20-1 | Last week: 4
Results: Did not play
Next: Wed. vs. Calvary Christian Academy; Thur. vs. Westminster Christian.

5. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
Record:
21-2 | Last week: 6
Results: Did not play
Next: Tue. vs. Jesuit.

6. Barbe (Lake Charles, La.)
Record:
29-2 | Last week: 7
Results: Def. Lafayette, 10-0.
Stats: Jack Walker pitched a six-inning no-hitter with eight strikeouts against Lafayette. Kyle Debarge went 4-for-4.
Next: Tue./Thur vs. New Iberia.

7. St. Mary Prep (Orchard Lake, Mich.)
Record:
14-0 | Last week: 9
Results: Def. Divine Child 14-0, 8-0; def. Chelsea, 5-3; def. Brother Rice, 15-0, 11-1; def. Detroit Country Day, 14-4.
Stats: Jake Dresselhouse had a grand slam against Divine Child, his third of the season. Jack Crighton had two doubles against Chelsea. Ike Irish, Brock Porter and Nolan Schubart all homered against Brother Rice in the first game with Schubart also hitting one in the second game. Dresselhouse, along with Ryan McKay, hit home runs against Detroit Country Day.
Next: Wed. vs. De La Salle Collegiate (DH).

8. Friendswood (Texas)
Record:
21-0 | Last week: 10
Results: Def. Manvel, 2-1.
Stats: Dylan Maxcey hit a walk-off double to beat Manvel.
Next: Tue. vs. Sterling; Fri vs. Santa Fe.

9. Farragut (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Record:
24-2 | Last week: 11
Results: Def. Heritage, 15-6; lost to Combine Academy, 13-3; def. White County, 10-0; def. Walker Valley, 7-6; def. Cleveland, 6-3; def. Bearden, 4-1.
Stats: Parker Evans had a double, a home run and six RBI against Heritage. Jaxson Pease struck out nine against Bearden. Garett Brewer and Tanner Kim each homered against Greenville.
Next: Tue. vs. Lenoir City; Wed. vs. William Blount.

10. Calvary Christian Academy (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
Record:
16-3-1 | Last week: 12
Results: Did not play
Next: Wed. vs. Stoneman Douglas

11. Thousand Oaks (Calif.)
Record:
10-0 | Last week: 14
Results: Def. Newbury Park, 10-7; def. Agoura, 10-0.
Stats: Roc Riggio went 2-for-3 with two RBI and Maxwell Muncy went 3-for-4 with three RBI against Newbury Park. Riggio and Charlie Saum each homered against Agoura with Saum adding a double.
Next: Wed/Thur vs. Agoura

12. Bryant (Ark.)
Record:
17-1 | Last week: 18
Results: Def. Northside, 12-2
Stats: Turner Seelinger hit a double and a home run in the win.
Next: Tue vs. Catholic; Thur vs. North Little Rock.

13. Baylor (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
Record:
14-2 | Last week: 19
Results: Def. Chattanooga Christian, 17-0; def. Ooltewah, 14-3.
Stats: Daniel Corona homered against Chattanooga Christian while Henry Godbout had a double among four hits and Cooper Kinney had two doubles and five RBI. Godbout also went 4-for-4 with a double and a triple against Ooltewah.
Next: Tue vs. Knoxville Catholic; Sat. vs. Parkview.

14. Rancho Bernardo (San Diego)
Record:
14-0 | Last week: 20
Results: Def. Carlsbad, 4-1; def. Sage Creek, 14-4; def. Santa Fe Christian, 22-5.
Stats: Peyton Schulze went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run and four RBI against Sage Creek. Kevin Takeuchi led a 19-hit attack against Santa Fe Christian with a home run.
Next: Wed vs. La Costa Canyon.

15. Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.)
Record:
10-2 | Last week: 5
Results: Lost to Liberty, 9-2; def. Desert Ridge, 4-0.
Stats: Brock Selvidge went 2-for-3 and drove in three runs against Desert Ridge.
Next: Wed. vs. Horizon; Fri. vs. Perry.

16. Lake Travis (Austin, Texas)
Record:
24-3-2 | Last week: 8
Results: Lost to Bowie, 5-4.
Stats: Kyle Rader went 2-for-3 with a double in the loss.
Next: Tue/Fri vs. Akins.

17. Reagan (San Antonio)
Record:
25-3 | Last week: 13
Results: Def. Brandeis, 9-2.
Stats: Jacob Burcham went 3-for-4 with two RBI in the win.
Next: Tue. vs. Johnson; Fri. vs. Churchill

18. Seymour (Tenn.)
Record:
25-1 | Last week: 23
Results: Def. Knoxville Central, 11-1; def. Grace Christian Academy, 6-3. def. Morristown-Hamblen West, 27-0.
Stats: Adam Quincy had a double and a home run and Elijah Galyon had a home run against Knoxville Central. Alex Hutcherson had a grand slam and Galyon and Seth Shaw each homered against MHW.
Next: Tue vs. Morristown-Hamblen West

19. Fort Zumwalt West (O'Fallon, Mo.)
Record:
22-2 | Last week: 22
Results: Def. Rock Bridge, 8-1; lost to Staley, 5-0; def. Hickman, 1-0; def. Staley, 10-7; Def. Troy Buchanan, 8-1, 10-0.
Next: Tue. vs. Francis Howell

20. Gregory-Portland (Portland, Texas)
Record:
25-2-1 | Last week: 24
Results: Def. Flour Bluff, 6-0; def. Victoria West, 10-0.
Stats: Walker Janek and Christian Mayer combined for a no-hitter against Victoria West. Malachi Lott struck out 17 against Flour Bluff.
Next: Fri vs. Victoria East.

21. Hewitt-Trussville (Trussville, Ala.)
Record:
25-3 | Last week: 15
Results: Lost to Vestavia Hills, 6-2
Next: Tue/Thur vs. Spain Park.

22. Lakeland Christian (Lakeland, Fla.)
Record:
21-1 | Last week: NR
Results: Def. Bartow, 10-3.
Next: Tue. vs. IMG Academy White; Thur. vs. Lake Wales.

23. Winter Park (Fla.)
Record:
20-1 | Last week: NR
Results: Def. East Ridge, 5-3; def. Orangewood Christian, 6-0.
Next: Wed. vs. Olympia; Thur. vs. Freedom.

24. Trinity (Louisville, Ky.)
Record:
14-0 | Last week: NR
Results: Def. Highlands, 13-2; def. St. Henry, 8-0; def. Campbell County, 5-2.
Next: Sat. vs. Campbell County.

25. Vero Beach (Vero Beach, Fla.)
Record:
18-1 | Last week: NR
Results: Def. Bayside, 11-1.
Next: Wed. vs. Palm Bay; Thur. vs. Jensen Beach.
HIGHSCORE Photos of the Month: March - HIGHSCORE
MaxPreps Photos of the Month: March
MaxPreps is known for its outstanding freelance professional photographers that cover high school sporting events, and the stellar images they capture are highlighted in the pro galleries.

Here are nine of the best photos published in galleries during the month of March from our network of photographers across the nation.
Texline (Texas) head coach Coby Beckner celebrates on the court with his players (background) after winning the  UIL Class 1A state championship game at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
Photo by Tommy Hays
Texline (Texas) head coach Coby Beckner celebrates on the court with his players (background) after winning the UIL Class 1A state championship game at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
Walden Grove (Ariz.) goalkeeper Ethan Itule makes a diving save en route to a 3-0 victory over Prescott in an AIA 4A state semifinal game.
Photo by Chris Stanley
Walden Grove (Ariz.) goalkeeper Ethan Itule makes a diving save en route to a 3-0 victory over Prescott in an AIA 4A state semifinal game.
A female diver soars above the pool during the CHSAA 3A State Diving Championships in Colorado.
Photo by Brent Murphy
A female diver soars above the pool during the CHSAA 3A State Diving Championships in Colorado.
Curtis (Wash.) receiver Issac Emanuel (top) goes over the shoulder of Puyallup defensive back Jaden Kolowitz trying to make the reception.
Photo by Vince MIller
Curtis (Wash.) receiver Issac Emanuel (top) goes over the shoulder of Puyallup defensive back Jaden Kolowitz trying to make the reception.
A Dana Hills (Calif.) goalie eyes an incoming shot during a game against host Aliso Niguel.
Photo by Ming Chung Lin
A Dana Hills (Calif.) goalie eyes an incoming shot during a game against host Aliso Niguel.
Lee's Summit's (Mo.) Alex Benassi splits two Liberty defenders for a layup during a MSHSAA state quarterfinal game.
Photo by David Smith
Lee's Summit's (Mo.) Alex Benassi splits two Liberty defenders for a layup during a MSHSAA state quarterfinal game.
A Glendora (Calif.) defender covers the face of a St. Lucy's player looking to pass the ball.
Photo by Donn Parris
A Glendora (Calif.) defender covers the face of a St. Lucy's player looking to pass the ball.
Two Northwest Christian (Ariz.) players battle a Parker player (middle) for a header.
Photo by Mark Jones
Two Northwest Christian (Ariz.) players battle a Parker player (middle) for a header.
Canyon (Texas) players celebrate wildly as the final seconds countdown in their victory over Hardin-Jefferson in the UIL Class 4A state championship game at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
Photo by Robbie Rakestraw
Canyon (Texas) players celebrate wildly as the final seconds countdown in their victory over Hardin-Jefferson in the UIL Class 4A state championship game at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
High school baseball: 109-0 blowout tops list of highest scoring games - HIGHSCORE
High school baseball: 109-0 blowout tops list of highest scoring games
The highest scoring baseball game in high school history was played April 25, 1928 when Atlantic (Iowa) defeated nearby Griswold (Iowa), 109-0, but that's only part of the story. The rest of the story involves a girl, money and bad blood that produced an avalanche of national records and possibly the most lopsided score in all of sports history.

The story begins on March 29, 1928, in Griswold, a small town in eastern Iowa, when baseball coach Phil Morrison decided to go with Alice Buckman as his starting right fielder. The selection of Buckman, "a 15-year old red-headed girl," over nine other boys caused quite a stir across the entire country as the Associated Press carried the story and it appeared in newspapers from the Los Angeles Times to the New York Daily News and all points in between.

Griswold games then became a madhouse with fans coming from far and wide to watch Buckman play. She didn't disappoint, either, getting several hits and fielding her position flawlessly aside from one dropped, wind-blown popup.

Griswold games became a main attraction. Movie crews filmed Buckman's every move. Newspaper articles on Griswold games focused only on Buckman's exploits. Opinion columns across the country praised Buckman's accomplishment. The gate at the first Griswold baseball home game was $75 — that's nearly $1,200 in earnings today. She was asked to throw out the first pitch at a minor league ballgame and she was given a trophy for her "Triumph" at the Elliott Track Relays. She was even given a full-page feature in the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

At Atlantic, coach P.G. Russell sought to get a game with Griswold on his home field. In an agreement with Morrison, the two teams would play in Atlantic on April 25 and split the gate 50-50 (one report says the agreement was made the previous fall). Russell anticipated a big crowd and even set up an extra train to run from Griswold to Atlantic to handle the overflow crowd.

Atlantic, it should be noted, was an outstanding team. Undefeated to start the season, Atlantic featured a pitcher, Don King, who had earned all-state honors in the winter while leading Atlantic to a third-place finish in the state basketball tournament. King would play heavily in the matchup against Griswold.

During the week prior to the game, Russell accused Morrison of reneging on their contract, suggesting that Morrison wanted a 60-40 split for Griswold instead of the agreed upon 50-50 cut. Morrison denied the switch, and that's when things began to go downhill. Cries of "commercialization" appeared in newspapers from as far as New Jersey with Morrison denying he was trying to make money off his now nationally famous right fielder.

Morrison then announced the day before the game that Buckman would be unable to play due to an injured finger sustained against Cumberland the game before. Suggesting that he wanted his team to focus on a game the following day against Adair, Morrison pulled his starters, including Buckman, and sent his freshman squad to take on Atlantic.

The results were not pretty. While Atlantic scored only four runs in the first inning, it put 30 across in the second. It scored 12 runs in the third, six runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings, 27 in the seventh and 18 in the eighth.

According to Steve Baier, a Cass County Supervisor who has done research on the game, the game was played at Sunnyside Park, which did not have a fence. A rope was utilized to hold back the fans, who formed the outer boundary of the field.

"Griswold's usual left fielder, Johnny Gustin, threw every pitch," said Baier in an e-mail to MaxPreps. "By the eighth inning, Griswold had only seven players on the field. The (nine-inning) game ended in the eighth due to darkness."

The game was an offensive bonanza for Atlantic. Besides bashing out 92 base hits, Atlantic had 16 home runs, five by Ronald Rapp, 26 doubles and seven triples. Atlantic also blazed on the base paths, swiping 113 bases. Griswold, meanwhile, committed 22 errors.

King was the feature player of the game, however. Besides throwing a no-hitter and striking out 16 (other reports say 13), he also led the Atlantic offensive with 15 hits, two home runs, two doubles and 19 stolen bases.

Obviously the game provided a plethora of national records, but only a handful of them are recognized by the National Federation of High Schools Record Book and the Iowa High Schools Athletic Association record book produced by Bud Legg. While most of the team records are listed, none of the individual marks have found their way into the record books.

Chris Boone of the National Federation reported in an e-mail to MaxPreps that the absence of individual records is likely due to the absence of any boxscores to prove the record-breaking marks.

MaxPreps has included two box scores for the game with this story (pictured below). One is from April 27 in the Des Moines Register and includes all of the stolen base and extra base hit totals, but does not including run totals. An accompanying box score from the April 26 Atlantic News Telegraph shows the run totals, but does not include extra base hits.

Some of the statistics were never reported. Game reports do not list any of the players, other than King, who hit doubles. RBI totals are also not available along with any reports of players who might have scored multiple runs or had multiple hits in an inning.

The two teams met later in the season and the score proved to be much closer. With Griswold's starters, including Buckman, on the field, Atlantic posted a 2-1 win.
Boxes scores from the 1928 game show just how lopsided the game between Atlantic and Griswold was.
Graphic by Ryan Escobar
Boxes scores from the 1928 game show just how lopsided the game between Atlantic and Griswold was.
Here are the records for the game that are included in the National Federation of High Schools Record Book:

Most Runs in a Game: Atlantic, 109
Most Runs in a Game, Both Teams: 109 (Atlantic 109, Griswold 0)
Most Doubles in a Game One Team: Atlantic, 26
Most Hits in a Game, Both Teams: 92 (Atlantic 92, Griswold 0)
Most Home Runs in a Game, Both Teams: 16 (Atlantic 16, Griswold 0)
Most Home Runs in a Game: Atlantic, 16
Most Triples in a Game: Atlantic, 7 (ranks No. 2)

However that list doesn't not include at least two other team marks:

Most Stolen Bases in a Game: Atlantic, 113 (current record is 45 by Salome, Ariz.).
Most Runs in an Inning: Atlantic 30 (ranks 9th best all-time according to NFHS)

There are multiple individual records and listmakers from Atlantic that should be included in the record book. Here are the individual record holders according to the NFHS record book and the totals of the players from Atlantic:

Most Individual Hits in a Game: NFHS Record — 10 by L. Townsend, Hanson (Buxton, Maine), 1931. Atlantic stats: Don King, 15 hits; Laine Rose, 11 hits; Leon Pine, 11 hits; Wynn Rentz, 11 hits; Dale Heath, 11 hits; Ronald Rapp, 10 hits.

Most Individual Home Runs in a Game: NFHS Record — 5, done by 8 players, last by John Biggs, Arlington Heights (Fort Worth, Texas), 2009. Atlantic stats: Ronald Rapp, 5 home runs.

Most Individual Runs Scored in a Game: NFHS Record — 10 by Jim Bushkuhl, Dufur (Ore.), 1977. Atlantic stats: Russell Hoffman, 15 runs; Don King, 14 runs; Laine Rose, 14 runs; Leon Pine, 14 runs; Wynn Rentz, 14 runs; Dale Heath, 13 runs; Ronald Rapp, 10 runs; Clyde Hill, 10 runs.

Most Individual Stolen Bases Game: NFHS Record — 12 by Silento Sayles, Port Gibson, Miss., 2013. Atlantic stats: Don King, 19 stolen bases; Dale Heath, 16 stolen bases; Laine Rose, 15 stolen bases; Leon Pine, 14 stolen bases; Clyde Hill, 13 stolen bases; Wynn Rentz, 13 stolen bases.

Most Triples in a Game: NFHS Record — 4 by six players, last by Gehrig Chambless of Legacy Charter (Fla.) in 2016. Atlantic stats: Wynn Rentz, 4 triples.

And finally, a look at the top 10 highest scoring high school baseball games.

10 highest scoring high school baseball games

1. 109 — Atlantic (Iowa) vs. Griswold (Iowa), April 25, 1928

2. 67 — Athens (Ga.) vs. Royston (Ga.), April 23, 1948
Nate Williams hit for the cycle twice, including two singles, two doubles, two triples and three home runs. He also drove in 17 runs against the boyhood home of Ty Cobb. Athens is now Clarke Central (Athens, Ga.)

3. 65Licking Heights (Pataskala, Ohio) vs. Harvest Prep (Canal Winchester, Ohio), April 15, 2013
This game lasted only three innings before it was called due to darkness.

3. 65Grant Union (John Day, Ore.) vs. Prairie City (Ore.), May 23, 2014
In a playoff game, Grant Union scored 20 runs and had 20 hits in one inning in the 65-0 win.

5. 63Dufur (Ore.) vs. Cascade Locks (Ore.), May 17, 1977
Dufur had a state record 38 hits in the game with Scott Kramer knocking in a state record 12 runs and Jim Buskuhl scoring a state record 10 runs.

5. 63 — Hanson (Buxton, Maine) vs. Old Orchard Beach (Maine), April 25, 1931
L. Townsend had 10 base hits, recognized as the national record by the NFHS record book. Hanson closed in 2011.

7. 60Evans (Ga.) vs. Laney (Augusta, Ga.), April 14, 1999
Evans had 42 hits in the game and led 25-0 after the first and 45-0 after the second inning.

8. 58Anderson County (Lawrenceburg, Ky.) vs. Eminence (Ky.), April 7, 2008
Anderson County scored 32 runs in the first inning and finished the game with 44 hits.

9. 57Myrtle (Miss.) vs. Blue Mountain (Miss.), March 26, 2004
Myrtle had 37 hits in the game and scored 28 runs in the third inning.

10. 56Faith Baptist (Canoga Park, Calif.) vs. Pilgrim (Los Angeles), May 11, 1999
Chrisitan Hariot, a freshman, had nine hits, including four home runs and 12 RBI. Julio Bautista had 13 RBI, four doubles and two home runs. Faith Baptist had 50 hits and scored 28 runs in one inning.

Sources for the story include the NFHS record book, various Iowa newspapers, including the Atlantic News Telegraph and the Des Moines Register.
High School baseball: St. Mary Prep moves to No. 2 in HIGHSCORE Top 25 as losses shuffle rankings - HIGHSCORE
High School baseball: St. Mary Prep moves to No. 2 in MaxPreps Top 25 as losses shuffle rankings
Multiple losses by Top 10 teams and continued undefeated play by St. Mary Prep (Orchard Lake, Mich.) and Friendswood (Texas) resulted in a huge shakeup in this week's MaxPreps Top 25 high school baseball rankings.

Previous No. 2 Jesuit (Tampa, Fla.), No. 3 Madison Central (Madison, Miss.), and No. 4 Stoneman Douglas (Parkland, Fla.) all lost last week with No. 5 IMG Academy getting the win over Jesuit. No. 6 Barbe also won while previous No. 10 Calvary Christian Academy lost and was dropped from the rankings.

Meanwhile, St. Mary Prep continued to rack up impressive win after impressive win, extending its win streak to 39 and season mark to 19-0. Friendswood also won a pair of games to move to  23-0. Since IMG Academy has ended its season, St. Mary Prep and Friendswood jump ahead of IMG Academy and Barbe. IMG Academy can still move up with losses by Buford, St. Mary Prep and Friendswood.

Six new teams enter the rankings this week. They include Utah's best Pleasant Grove, Columbus North, the top team in Indiana and Rocky Mountain, the top team in Idaho. Parkview Baptist has the best overall record in Louisiana, and Buchanan, the top team in Central California. Roff, a small school in Oklahoma, joins at No. 25. While Roff comes in No. 2 in the MaxPreps computer state rankings, it actually has a win over the No. 1 team, Deer Creek (Edmond).

Dropped out: Calvary Christian Academy (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), Seymour (Tenn.), Fort Zumwalt West (O'Fallon, Mo.), Hewitt-Trussville (Trussville, Ala.), Trinity (Louisville, Ky.), Vero Beach (Vero Beach, Fla.).

Game of the Week: IMG Academy 4, Jesuit 2. In a game that could determine the top team in Florida, IMG Academy edged Jesuit thanks to three RBI by Drake Varnado. IMG Academy does not play in the postseason while Jesuit begins postseason play this week in defense of its state championship from 2019.

Player of the Week: Ike Irish, St. Mary Prep. Irish hit three home runs last week to help the Eaglets move up to the No. 2 spot in the rankings.

Recruit Watch: Cooper Kinney, Baylor. One of the top infielder prospects in the nation, Kinney had a big week for the Red Raiders with four doubles and three home runs.

Game to Watch: Baylor vs. Farragut. The Red Raiders and Admirals battle for the top spot in Tennessee this weekend. The two teams play in different divisions in the state playoffs and won't be able to determine state supremacy in the postseason. Baylor is coming off a disappointing loss to Parkview (Lilburn, Ga.), but stays in the rankings due to its matchup with No. 8 Farragut and what a possible win over the Admirals might mean with regards to the rankings.

Streaks: St. Mary Prep (Orchard Lake, Mich.) moved past Webster (Wis.) for the longest active win streak in the nation at 39. The Eaglets won 20 in a row to finish the 2019 season, did not play in 2020, and have won 19 in a row to start the 2021 season. Webster has a 37-game active win streak.
Buchanan climbs into this week's MaxPreps Top 25 rankings.
Photo by Bobby Medellin
Buchanan climbs into this week's MaxPreps Top 25 rankings.
MaxPreps Top 25 high school baseball rankings

1. Buford (Ga.)
Record:
29-0 | Last week: 1
Results: Did not play
Next: Thur/Fri playoffs vs. Alexander

2. St. Mary Prep (Orchard Lake, Mich.)
Record:
19-0 | Last week: 7
Results: Def. De La Salle Collegiate, 7-1, 11-1; def. West Bloomfield, 8-5; def. Catholic Central, 9-3, 5-0.
Stats: Ike Irish hit a home run in both games against DLS with Coleson Titus hitting one out in the second game. Jake Dresselhouse had a double, a home run and four RBI against West Bloomfield. Irish also hit a home run against Catholic Central while John Essig had 14 strikeouts. Jasen Oliver and Nolan Schubart each hit a home run in the second game against Catholic while Thomas Allman struck out 15.
Next: Wed. vs. University of Detroit Jesuit.

3. Friendswood (Texas)
Record:
23-0 | Last week: 8
Results: Def. Sterling, 5-1; def. Santa Fe, 3-2.
Stats: Dylan Maxcey, Kevin Newkirk and Izaak Pacheco all doubled against Sterling.
Next: Tue. vs. Texas City.

4. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
Record:
23-2 | Last week: 5
Results: Def. Canterbury, 11-1; def. Jesuit, 4-2.
Stats: Mason Albright tossed a no-hitter with five strikeouts and James Wood hit a home run against Canterbury. Drake Varnado had a double and three RBI in the win over Jesuit.
Next: Season over.

5. Barbe (Lake Charles, La.)
Record:
32-2 | Last week: 6
Results: Def. New Iberia, 9-2, 11-1; def. Lafayette, 7-5.
Stats: Gavin Guidry struck out 17 in the first win over New Iberia.
Next: Postseason TBD

6. Jesuit (Tampa, Fla.)
Record:
23-2 | Last week: 2
Results: Lost to IMG Academy, 4-2; def. Champagnat Catholic, 4-0
Stats: Bradke Lohry and Nick Rodriguez each had a triple against Champagnat Catholic.
Next: Postseason TBD

7. Madison Central (Madison, Miss.)
Record:
25-1 | Last week: 3
Results: Lost to Brandon, 7-6; def. Brandon, 15-4
Stats: Hunter Hines went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI. Ross Highfill and Creek Robertson each had five RBI with Highfill hitting two home runs and Robertson getting one.
Next: Postseason TBD

8. Farragut (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Record:
27-2 | Last week: 9
Results: Def. Lenoir City, 8-2; def. William Blount, 7-6; def. Greeneville, 10-2; def. Hardin Valley Academy, 7-5.
Stats: Tanner Kim went 3-for-4 against Lenoir City. Bryce Burkey was 4-for-4 against William Blount. Angus Pence had a grand slam and Garett Brewer homered against Greeneville. Pence and Lukas Buckner both homered against Hardin Valley.
Next: Wed. vs. Maryville; Thur. vs. Pigeon Forge; Fri. vs. Baylor.

9. Thousand Oaks (Calif.)
Record:
13-0 | Last week: 11
Results: Def. Agoura, 6-5, 17-1; def. Oaks Christian, 5-1.
Stats: Maxwell Muncy hit a home run in the first game, and had a home run and a double in the second game. Charlie Saum also had five base hits. Peyton Miller homered against Oaks Christian.
Next: Wed./Thur. Oaks Christian

10. Stoneman Douglas (Parkland, Fla.)
Record:
21-2 | Last week: 4
Results: Def. Calvary Christian Academy, 9-3; lost to Westminster Christian, 5-4.
Stats: Cameron Harris went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI against Calvary Christian Academy.
Next: Tues. vs. Coral Springs.

11. Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.)
Record:
14-2 | Last week: 15
Results: Def. Casteel, 7-0; def. Horizon, 9-6; def. Perry, 8-2, 11-1.
Stats: Brock Selvidge struck out nine against Horizon. Gavin Turley had a double in all three wins. Ryan Kucherak, Logan Saloman and Turley all hit home runs against Perry.
Next: Tues. vs. Mountain Pointe; Thur. vs. Corona del Sol.

12. Lake Travis (Austin, Texas)
Record:
26-3-2 | Last week: 16
Results: Def. Akins, 22-0, 11-0.
Stats: Kyle Rader had a grand slam and six RBI in the first game. Pierce George and Kaeden Kent each hit one out in the second game.
Next: Tue./Fri. vs. Westlake.

13. Reagan (San Antonio)
Record:
27-3 | Last week: 17
Results: Def. Johnson, 3-2; def. Churchill, 9-8.
Stats: Cohen Feser struck out nine against Johnson.
Next: Fri. vs. Roosevelt; Sat. vs. Calallen.

14. Gregory-Portland (Portland, Texas)
Record:
27-2-1 | Last week: 20
Results: Def. King, 7-0; def. Victoria East, 6-1.
Stats: Easton Dowell had a home run against King. Malachi Lott struck out 11 and tripled against Victoria East.
Next: Fri. vs. Ray.

15. Lakeland Christian (Lakeland, Fla.)
Record:
23-1 | Last week: 22
Results: Def. IMG Academy White, 12-2; def. Lake Wales, 10-0.
Stats: Ty Evans, Carson Byrd, Reese Collins and Brody Donay all homered against IMG. Donay also hit one out against Lake Wales.
Next: Tue. vs. Windermere Prep.

16. Winter Park (Fla.)
Record:
22-1 | Last week: 23
Results: Def. Olympia 2-0; def. Freedom, 12-0.
Stats: Nick Berger struck out seven against Freedom.
Next: Postseason TBD.

17. Rancho Bernardo (San Diego)
Record:
15-1 | Last week: 14
Results: Lost to La Costa Canyon, 3-1; def. La Costa Canyon, 11-0.
Stats: Shunsuke Sakaino had two doubles among his five hits in the 11-0 win.
Next: Thur./Sat. vs. San Marcos.

18. Bryant (Ark.)
Record:
19-2 | Last week: 12
Results: Lost to Catholic, 5-2; def. North Little Rock, 3-1; def. Central, 11-2.
Stats: Noah Davis had a double and a home run against Central.
Next: Tue. vs. Little Rock Southwest; Thur. vs. Sheridan.

19. Baylor (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
Record:
18-3 | Last week: 13
Results: Def. Knoxville Catholic, 10-0, 12-2, 14-7, lost to Parkview, 9-5; def. McCallie, 10-0.
Stats: Daniel Corona and Cooper Kinney each had a double and a home run in the 10-0 win. Jay Dill struck out 14 and tossed a no-hitter. Kinney also had a double and a home run in the 12-2 win while Patrick Johnson fanned 12. Kinney, Carson Yates and Hunter Herndon all had two doubles in the 14-7 win. Kinney also homered in the loss to Parkview. Vito Valincius and Nick Kurtz hit home runs against McCallie.
Next: Tue./Wed. vs. McCallie, Fri. vs. Farragut.

20. Rocky Mountain (Meridian, Idaho)
Record:
19-1 | Last week: NR
Results: Def. Boise, 12-2.
Stats: Justin Douglas had a double and a home run in the win.
Next: Tue. vs. Timberline.

21. Pleasant Grove (Utah)
Record:
16-0 | Last week: NR
Results: Def. Westlake, 13-2, 20-5.
Stats: Sam Haynie and Brody Ballantye each hit home runs in the second game against Westlake.
Next: Tue. vs. Corner Canyon.

22. Columbus North (Columbus, Ind.)
Record:
15-0 | Last week: NR
Results: Def. Floyd Central 3-0, def. Roncalli, 9-1.
Stats: Austin Bode had a double and a triple against Roncalli.
Next: Tue. vs. Southport, Thur. vs. Seymour.

23. Parkview Baptist (Baton Rouge, La.)
Record:
28-0 | Last week: NR
Results: Def. Central Private, 13-2.
Stats: Caleb Stelly had a home run in the win.
Next: Postseason TBD

24. Buchanan (Clovis, Calif.)
Record:
11-1 | Last week: NR
Results: Def. Madera, 12-0.
Stats: Temo Becerra had a grand slam in the win for the Bears.
Next: Tue./Thur./Sat. vs. Clovis East.

25. Roff (Okla.)
Record:
27-0 | Last week: NR
Results: Def. Mill Creek, 12-0, 16-2; def. Noble, 13-1; def. Amber-Pocasset, 8-0.
Stats: Cade Baldridge and Trayson Miller both homered against Mill Creek in the 12-0 win while Tallen Bagwell and Dylan Reed both homered in the second game. Baldridge and MIller, along with Drew Sheppard, all homered against Noble. Miler, Reed and Will Joplin each hit home runs against Amber-Pocasset.
Next: Postseason TBD
High school sports: Southern California regionals announced; No NorCal regionals, state track and field meet - HIGHSCORE
High school sports: Southern California regionals announced; No NorCal regionals, state track and field meet
The California Interscholastic Federation announced Wednesday its plan to hold one-week Southern California regional playoffs in seven sports, including basketball, baseball and softball, starting June 5 and ending June 26. The other sports include soccer, tennis, boys volleyball and golf.

Because only two of six Northern California sections — Central Coast and Oakland — are even holding playoffs, there will be no Northern California regionals. That also means for a second straight year there will be no state track and field or state swimming and diving championships.

The 2021 state track and field meet, scheduled for Buchanan High school in Clovis, would have been the 102nd in history. 

The CIF, which only takes over playoffs at the regional and state level, had no choice. The organization's hands were tied. Section champions feed into the regional playoffs and with no champs to advance, regionals were impossible. 

"Ultimately with only CCS and Oakland offering playoffs, regional playoffs in the North weren't feasible," CIF Executive Director Ron Nocetti said. "We wanted to wait as long as possible to make sure there were no update or changes (with the sections)."

Though disappointed that his athletes can't move on, CCS commissioner Dave Grissom said he's heard no complaints.

"This pandemic has been absolutely life changing and life altering for so many families," he said. "In the big scheme of things, for there not to be Northern California championships is OK. It's completely OK. It's just one of those things. It was impossible to pull off. I haven't heard one coach, athletic director or school be upset about it."
San Diego Section powers Mater Dei Catholic and Cathedral Catholic figure to reach the Southern California championships, which conclude June 26. Mater Dei Catholic is ranked 19th nationally by MaxPreps.
File photo by Rudy Schmoke
San Diego Section powers Mater Dei Catholic and Cathedral Catholic figure to reach the Southern California championships, which conclude June 26. Mater Dei Catholic is ranked 19th nationally by MaxPreps.
All four Southern California sections — the Southern, San Diego, Los Angeles and Central — will finish up their playoffs in late May or early June and then enter a one-week regional playoff.

The section playoffs must be completed by the following dates in these respective sports: boys and girls soccer (May 29), boys and girls team tennis (May 29), boys volleyball (June 5), boys and girls golf (June 12), boys and girls basketball (June 12), baseball (June 19) and softball (June 19).

The last date for regional championships for each sport: boys and girls soccer (June 5), boys and girls team tennis (June 5), boys volleyball (June 12), boys and girls golf (June 15), boys and girls basketball (June 19), baseball (June 26) and softball (June 26).

With just one week to complete tournaments, each bracket will be no more than eight teams. That will create many more brackets than normally, especially in basketball.

Teams and student athletes will likely be faced with many conflicts, concerning both graduation and club teams. Nocetti is hoping for flexibility in all cases.

"We understand that section championships are top priority," Nocetti said. "But we hope those teams communicate as soon as possible their plans on participation at regionals."

The Southern California baseball and softball regionals should be very interest. Currently, three SoCal teams are in the MaxPreps Top 25 national baseball rankings and four SoCal softball squads are among the nation's 25 best.
CIF's announcement and schedule released Wednesday about Southern and Northern California playoffs.
CIF's announcement and schedule released Wednesday about Southern and Northern California playoffs.