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Thursday, June 19, 2014

2014 National HS Final Top 100

Todd Gold         Jheremy Brown        
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With the high school season coming to a close on the national scene and the summer circuit officially underway with the Perfect Game National Showcase conducted this past weekend, it’s time to name the 2014 High School National Champion. The honor this year goes to the Barbe (La.) Buccaneers, a team that is no stranger to success this year, nor is their coach, Glenn Cecchini.

After opening up the season as the 20
th ranked team in the country, the Buccaneers showed they wouldn’t stop climbing the rankings until they became the top ranked team, moving up in each of the next five rankings. Over those five weeks, Barbe went from 20 to 14, 14 to 7, 7 to 6, 6 to 3, and 3 to 2. They repeated a week as the second ranked team, but once Archbishop McCarthy lost, Barbe claimed the top spot in the April 14 update and never looked back.

For the next ten weeks, and what was ultimately the rest of the season, Barbe remained at the top spot and rode a 28-game winning streak to close out the year. The 28
th win was a 7-1 victory over Live Oak, which helped Barbe to capture the Louisiana 5A State Championship, their second in three years.

One of their biggest in-state matchups came against St. Thomas More (ranked No. 13), a team with two players selected in the 2014 MLB First Year Player Draft, and Barbe prevailed in an 8-2 victory.

The Jordan twins, Beau and Bryce, both of whom are committed to Louisiana State for the upcoming fall, led the Buccaneer offense this spring. Bryce led the team with a .481 batting average and seemed to be a magnet for the ball, getting hit an astonishing 35 times. Bryce on the other hand, seemed to have a magnet for the ball in the barrel of his bat as he clubbed a whopping 15 home runs this spring.

Kennon Fontenot, an Oklahoma State commit, and Gunner Leger, a Louisiana-Lafayette recruit, both put up solid numbers with Fontenot driving in 52 runs and Leger batting .438 while going 11-0 on the mound with a 1.94 ERA.

On a team with six Division I commits in the senior class and a TCU commit in junior Braden Comeaux, freshman lefthander Aaron Goree provided a big spark on the mound, logging 68 innings while going 12-0 with a 1.54 ERA.

With the rankings expanding to 100 teams to close out the year, we welcome 51 new entrants with very little change to the top 50, as the majority of high school baseball has been completed this spring.

Ranking Previous Team City State
1 1 Barbe Lake Charles Louisiana
2 2 Lambert Suwanee Georgia
3 3 Puyallup Puyallup Washington
4 4 North Florida Christian Tallahassee Florida
5 5 Santa Margarita Rancho Santa Margarita California
6 6 Hamilton Chandler Arizona
7 7 Flower Mound Flower Mound Texas
8 8 Salisbury School Salisbury Connecticut
9 9 Greenway Phoenix Arizona
10 10 Clovis Fresno California
11 11 South Dade Homestead Florida
12 12 Granite Hills El Cajon California
13 13 St. Thomas More Lafayette Louisiana
14 14 Oak Grove Hattiesburg Mississippi
15 15 Temecula Valley Temecula California
16 16 Junipero Serra San Mateo California
17 17 Sumter Sumter South Carolina
18 18 Huntington Beach Huntington Beach California
19 19 Tampa Jesuit Tampa Florida
20 20 Archbishop McCarthy Southwest Ranches Florida
21 21 Milton Milton Georgia
22 22 Mountain View St. Francis Mountain View California
23 23 Flora Columbia South Carolina
24 24 Coral Springs Christian Academy Coral Springs Florida
25 25 Houston County Warner Robins Georgia
26 26 Gainesville Gainesville Georgia
27 27 Farragut Farragut Tennessee
28 28 American Hialeah Florida
29 29 Spanish Fort Spanish Fort Alabama
30 30 Pearland Pearland Texas
31 31 Olympia HS Orlando Florida
32 32 Harvard-Westlake North Hollywood California
33 33 Venice Venice Florida
34 34 Orangewood Christian Maitland Florida
35 35 Loyola Los Angeles California
36 36 The First Academy Orlando Florida
37 37 Rancho Bernardo San Diego California
38 38 Cypress Ranch Houston Texas
39 39 Whitewater Fayetteville Georgia
40 40 Flanagan Pembroke Pines Florida
41 41 Langham Creek Houston Texas
42 42 Rocky Mountain Fort Collins Colorado
43 43 Regis Jesuit Aurora Colorado
44 44 Bryant Bryant Arkansas
45 45 Buchanan Clovis California
46 47 Fountain Valley Huntington Beach California
47 48 Fayetteville Fayetteville Arkansas
48 49 Parkview Lilburn Georgia
49 50 Lake Travis Austin Texas
50   Mater Academy Miami Florida
51   Cathedral Catholic San Diego California
52   College Station College Station Texas
53   West Forsyth Clemmons North Carolina
54   Elk Grove Elk Grove California
55   St. John-Vianney Holmdel New Jersey
56   Francis Parker San Diego California
57   Aledo Aledo Texas
58   Aliso Niguel Aliso Viejo California
59   Western Branch Chesapeake Virginia
60   Stillwater Stillwater Oklahoma
61   Westminster Christian MO St. Louis Missouri
62   Trinity Catholic Ocala Florida
63   De La Salle Concordia California
64   Houston Christian Houston Texas
65   Spain Park Birmingham Alabama
66   Providence Catholic New Lenox Illinois
67   West Lauderdale Collinsville Mississippi
68   Horizon Scottsdale Arizona
69   Bishop Amat La Puente California
70   North Medford Medford Oregon
71   La Cueva Albequerque New Mexico
72   St. Rita Chicago Illinois
73   Hagerty Oviedo Florida
74   Chaparral Scottsdale Arizona
75   Liberty NV Henderson Nevada
76   St. Joseph Regional Montvale New Jersey
77   Providence Charlotte North Carolina
78   Foothill Santa Ana California
79   Ardrey Kell Charlotte North Carolina
80   Blessed Trinity Roswell Georgia
81   Columbia Columbia Mississippi
82   Blue Valley Stilwell Kansas
83   Reagan San Antonio California
84   O'Dea Seattle Washington
85   Carrollton Carrollton Georgia
86   Poly Prep Country Day Brooklyn New York
87   La Mirada La Mirada California
88   Torrance Torrance California
89   Jackson Massillon Ohio
90   Hart Newhall California
91   Jordan Durham North Carolina
92   Aquinas Overland Park Kansas
93   La Costa Canyon Carlsbad California
94   Bishop Hendricken Warwick Rhode Island
95   CC Moody Corpus Christi Texas
96   Cathedral Indianapolis Indiana
97   George Ranch Richmond Texas
98   Chesapeake Pasadena Maryland
99   Bloom Carroll Carroll Ohio
100   St. Louis Honolulu Hawaii

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