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The closest any pitcher has come to threatening Phillips' mark in the past decade is Annie Willis, who finished with 1,975 strikeouts in 2017. However, Willis played six years (same as Phillips) and still comes up nearly 500 strikeouts short. Consider that the highest strikeout total during the 2021 season was 420 strikeouts by Hannah Price of Rogers (Florence, Ala.).
Phillips tops MaxPreps list of high school softball pitchers with over 1,500 career strikeouts. And while Phillips' mark is certainly impressive, Alicia Hollowell's career total might be more so.
A four-year starter at Fairfield (Calif.), Hollowell averaged 582 strikeouts a season. She also averaged 15.7 strikeouts per game during a 131-17 career. Anna Thompson, No. 3 on the career strikeouts list, comes in next with 13.0 strikeouts per game during a 151-27 career.
Granger held the record until 1992 when Michelle Martin of Columbus (Columbus Junction, Iowa) finished in 1992 with 1,781 strikeouts over a five-year career. Paige Stamp of Lisbon (Iowa) took over the top spot in 1996 with 1,975 strikeouts and Jen Bice of Woodward-Granger (Iowa) took her place in 1999 with 2,175. Hollowell moved the bar to 2,328 in 2002 and Phillips claimed No. 1 in 2009.
Sources for the list include the National Federation of High Schools Record Book, state association record books, MaxPreps leaderboards, Cal-Hi Sports Record Book by Mark and Nelson Tennis and research with newspapers.com.
Career Total: 2,463
School: Ider (Ala.)
Highest Single Season Total: 550 (2006)
Career Total: 2,328
School: Fairfield (Calif.)
Highest Single Season Total: 641 (2000), 636 (2001), 559 (2002)
Career Total: 2,322
School: Grissom (Huntsville, Ala.)
Highest Single Season Total: 657 (2006), 613 (2004)
Career Total: 2,208
Highest Single Season Total: 472 (2009), 451 (2005), 450 (2007), 437 (2008),
Career Total: 2,175
School: Woodward-Granger (Woodward, Iowa)
Highest Single Season Total: 570 (1997)
Career Total: 2,132
School: Turkey Valley (Jackson Junction, Iowa)
Highest Single Season Total: 506 (2008)
Career Total: 1,999
School: Bangor (Mich.)
Highest Single Season Total: 553 (1999)
Career Total: 1,979
School: West Morgan (Trinity, Ala.)
Highest Single Season Total: 580 (2008), 576 (2009)
Career Total: 1,975
School: Lisbon (Iowa)
Highest Single Season Total: 590 (1996)
Career Total: 1,975
School: Westminster Christian (Huntsville, Ala.)
Highest Single Season Total: 583 (2016)
Career Total: 1,964
School: East Carter (Grayson, Ky.)
Highest Single Season Total: 481 (2018), 479 (2016)
Career Total: 1,929
School: Good Hope (Cullman, Ala.)
Highest Single Season Total: 525 (2012)
Career Total: 1,925
School: Coalfield (Tenn.)
Highest Single Season Total: 567 (2012)
Career Total: 1,907
School: Marquette Catholic (Alton, Ill.)
Highest Single Season Total: 501 (2011), 500 (2012), 463 (2010), 443 (2013)
Career Total: 1,886
School: Masuk (Monroe, Conn.)
Highest Single Season Total: 486 (2007, 2008), 482 (2009), 432 (2006)
Career Total: 1,882
School: St. Mary's (Phoenix)
Highest Single Season Total: 510 (2010)
Career Total: 1,865
School: Ryle (Union, Ky.)
Highest Single Season Total: 478 (2008, 2006), 451 (2007)
Career Total: 1,843
School: Saks (Anniston, Ala.)
Highest Single Season Total: 512 (2006)
Career Total: 1,816
School: Daphne (Ala.)
Highest Single Season Total: 622 (2008)
Career Total: 1,807
School: Lipscomb Academy (Nashville, Tenn.)
Highest Single Season Total: 502 (2004)
Career Total: 1,781
School: Columbus (Columbus Junction, Iowa)
Highest Single Season Total: 513 (1991)
Career Total: 1,741
School: Freeland (Mich.)
Highest Single Season Total: 558 (2005)
Career Total: 1,736
School: Olivet (Mich.)
Highest Single Season Total: 597 (2010)
Career Total: 1,730
School: Pisgah (Ala.)
Highest Single Season Total: 567 (2002)
Career Total: 1,715
School: Northwest (Justin, Texas)
Highest Single Season Total: 485 (2007)
Career Total: 1,714
School: Brantley (Ala.)
Highest Single Season Total: 472 (2017)
Career Total: 1,704
School: Waterloo (Ala.)
Highest Single Season Total: 501 (2005)
Career Total: 1,688
School: Spirit Lake (Iowa)
Highest Single Season Total: 444 (2006)
Career Total: 1,664
School: Saks (Anniston, Ala.)
Highest Single Season Total: 610 (2013)
Career Total: 1,651
School: Neshoba Central (Philadelphia, Miss.)
Highest Single Season Total: 349 (2017), 335 (2019)
Career Total: 1,644
School: Hueytown (Ala.)
Highest Single Season Total: 440 (2008)
Career Total: 1,642
School: Fort Worth Christian (North Richland Hills, Texas)
Highest Single Season Total: 522 (2011)
Career Total: 1,637
School: Hartland (Mich.)
Highest Single Season Total: 493 (1996)
Career Total: 1,637
School: Carlisle (Iowa)
Highest Single Season Total: 505 (1996)
Career Total: 1,635
School: Valencia (Placentia, Calif.)
Highest Single Season Total: 509 (1987)
Career Total: 1,625
School: Niles (Mich.)
Highest Single Season Total: 498 (2009)
Career Total: 1,619
School: Clarke (Osceola, Iowa)
Highest Single Season Total: 506 (1995)
Career Total: 1,619
School: Monmouth United (Monmouth, Ill.)
Highest Single Season Total: 477 (2009)
Career Total: 1,603
School: Bolivar-Richburg (Bolivar, N.Y.)
Highest Single Season Total: 361 (2006)
Career Total: 1,600
School: Madison Academy (Madison, Ala.)
Highest Single Season Total: 377 (2006)
Career Total: 1,598
Highest Single Season Total: 542 (2007)
Career Total: 1,585
School: Fort Bend Christian Academy (Sugar Land, Texas)
Highest Single Season Total: 438 (2010)
Career Total: 1,552
School: Vanden (Fairfield, Calif.)
Highest Single Season Total: 536 (2004)
Career Total: 1,551
School: Scottsboro (Ala.)
Highest Single Season Total: 380 (2007)
Career Total: 1,548
School: Fremont (Neb.)
Highest Single Season Total: 463 (2000), 444 (1999)
Career Total: 1,548
School: Danville (Ky.)
Highest Single Season Total: 404 (2008)
Career Total: 1,545
School: Butler County (Morgantown, Ky.)
Highest Single Season Total: 434 (2010)
Career Total: 1,544
School: Keller (Texas)
Highest Single Season Total: 438 (2006)
Career Total: 1,539
School: Hogan (Vallejo, Calif.)
Highest Single Season Total: 441 (1999)
Career Total: 1,536
School: Troy (Mich.)
Highest Single Season Total: 449 (2005)
Career Total: 1,533
School: North Laurel (London, Ky.)
Highest Single Season Total: 365 (2000)
Career Total: 1,518
School: East Union (Manteca, Calif.)
Highest Single Season Total: 492 (2008)
Career Total: 1,515
School: Bloom-Carroll (Carroll, Ohio)
Highest Single Season Total: 368 (2012)
Career Total: 1,507
School: Deposit (N.Y.)
Highest Single Season Total: 362 (2019)
Career Total: 1,503
School: Saint Joseph (Lakewood, Calif.)
Highest Single Season Total: 467 (1989)
Career Total: 1,501
School: Gillespie (Ill.)
Highest Single Season Total: 443 (2005)
The Badgers won their first state title in 1912, but the greatest stretch of sustained excellence for Tucson came between 1939 and 1956. During that 18-year period, Tucson won 15 state crowns, including eight in a row from 1939 to 1946. The greatest Tucson team, however, might be the 1972 team that went 25-0. Tucson has rebounded to appear in the Class 5A state finals in 2018 and 2019, finishing as the runner-up each time.
Woodrow Wilson (Washington, D.C.) is closing in on Tucson and might have tied the Badgers by now if not for COVID. Wilson has won every DCIAA championship since 1993 and it would have been the favorite in 2020 and 2021. Wilson plays in an association with just 15 schools.
Asher (Okla.) is one of three schools tied with 22 state championships. That total is actually a bit misleading since Asher has won a total of 45 baseball championships. However only 22 of them have come in the spring. With no football program, Asher also plays baseball in the fall and has racked up 23 championships during that season as well.
Other teams with 22 championships include Bishop Hendricken (Warwick, R.I.) and Jackson Prep (Miss.).
The championships listed are based on information found on state association websites. Not all state websites had complete lists of past champions. MaxPreps also included independent and private school championships, including TAPPS in Texas, the MAIS in Mississippi and the NCISAA in North Carolina.
Past champion lists were unavailable for AISA in Alabama, the SCISA in South Carolina and the VISAA in Virginia. California is not included because it does not hold state championships in baseball (although a few championships seasons were held in the 1920s.). The Inter-AC in Pennsylvania is also not included, although Penn Charter holds the record there with 46 championships dating back to the late 1800s. Corrections or additions, please contact Kevin Askeland at [email protected]
1. 29 — Tucson High Magnet School (Tucson, Ariz.)
2. 27 — Wilson (Washington, D.C.)
3. 22 — Asher (Okla.)
3. 22 — Bishop Hendricken (Warwick, R.I.)
3. 22 — Jackson Prep (Jackson, Miss.)
6. 21 — Bingham (South Jordan, Utah)
7. 20 — Gloucester Catholic (Gloucester City, N.J.)
7. 20 — Jesuit (New Orleans, La.)
7. 20 — Norway (Iowa), closed 1991, now Benton (Van Horne, Iowa)
10. 19 — DeSales (Walla Walla, Wash.)
10. 19 — St. Mary's-Colgan (Pittsburg, Kan.)
12. 17 — Eunice (N.M.)
12. 17 — Northfield (Vt.)
14. 16 — Long (Skipperville, Ala.)
14. 16 — St. David (Ariz.)
16. 15 — Bamberg-Ehrhardt (Bamberg, S.C.)
16. 15 — Charlotte Christian (Charlotte, N.C.)
16. 15 — Silver Lake (Kan.)
19. 14 — Bangor (Maine)
19. 14 — Farmington (N.M.)
19. 14 — Proctor (Vt.)
19. 14 — Punahou (Honolulu)
19. 14 — St. Mark's (Wilmington, Del.)
24. 13 — Christian Brothers (Memphis, Tenn.)
24. 13 — Hicks (Leesville, La.)
24. 13 — Owasso (Okla.)
24. 13 — West Lauderdale (Collinsville, Miss.)
24. 13 — Winooski (Vt.)
12 state championships
Assumption (Davenport, Iowa)
Creighton Prep (Omaha, Neb.)
Deering (Portland, Maine)
Jefferson (Shenandoah Junction, W. Va.)
Nashua South (Nashua, N.H.)
11 state championships
Bishop Ward (Kansas City, Kan.)
Byng (Ada, Okla.)
Cretin-Derham Hall (St. Paul, Minn.)
Davenport Central (Davenport, Iowa)
Kee (Lansing, Iowa)
Key West (Fla.)
Oak Grove (Hattiesburg, Miss.)
Tottenville (Staten Island, N.Y.)
St. Pius X (Albuquerque)
Westminster Christian (Miami)
10 state championships
Arundel (Gambrills, Md.)
Barbe (Lake Charles, La.)
Bishop England (Charleston, S.C.)
Cape Elizabeth (Maine)
Churchill County (Fallon, Nev.)
Farragut (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Lincoln County (Panaca, Nev.)
Parkview Baptist (Baton Rouge, La.)
Pine Bluff (Ark.)
Poly Prep Country Day (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Revere (Ovid, Colo.)
St. Paul (Shiner, Texas)
Sweet Water (Ala.)
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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.
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.
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.
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