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High school softball: Career strikeout leaders with 1,500 or more punchouts - HIGHSCORE
High school softball: Career strikeout leaders with 1,500 or more punchouts
When it comes to unbreakable records, Hillary Phillips of Ider (Ala.) and her 2,463 career strikeouts might be the toughest to top. With the 2010 move of the pitching rubber back from 40 feet to 43 feet, strikeouts have been harder to come by, thus making Phillips' total the Mount Everest of high school softball records.

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.

Michele Granger of Valencia (Placentia, Calif.) was the first pitcher to notch more 1,500 career strikeouts (when not counting fall and spring/summer seasons combined). She finished her career in 1988 with 1,635 strikeouts - which was 511 strikeouts more than previous record holder Samantha Ford of Newhall (Hart), who had 1,124 from 1982-85.

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.
Rachel Fox, Fort Bend Christian Academy
File photo by Michael Henderson
Rachel Fox, Fort Bend Christian Academy
All-Time high school softball strikeout career leaders

HiIlary Phillips
Career Total: 2,463
School: Ider (Ala.)
Years: 2004-09
Highest Single Season Total: 550 (2006)

Alicia Hollowell
Career Total: 2,328
School: Fairfield (Calif.)
Years: 1999-2002
Highest Single Season Total: 641 (2000), 636 (2001), 559 (2002)

Anna Thompson
Career Total: 2,322
School: Grissom (Huntsville, Ala.)
Years: 2003-06
Highest Single Season Total: 657 (2006), 613 (2004)

Sammy Snygg
Career Total:
2,208
School: North Polk (Alleman, Iowa)
Years: 2005-09
Highest Single Season Total: 472 (2009), 451 (2005), 450 (2007), 437 (2008),

Jen Bice
Career Total: 2,175
School: Woodward-Granger (Woodward, Iowa)
Years: 1996-99
Highest Single Season Total: 570 (1997)

Meagan Novotny
Career Total: 2,132
School: Turkey Valley (Jackson Junction, Iowa)
Years: 2004-08
Highest Single Season Total: 506 (2008)

LaTonya Coates
Career Total: 1,999
School: Bangor (Mich.)
Years: 1998-2001
Highest Single Season Total: 553 (1999)

Lauren Seibert
Career Total: 1,979
School: West Morgan (Trinity, Ala.)
Years: 2004-09
Highest Single Season Total: 580 (2008), 576 (2009)

Paige Stamp
Career Total: 1,975
School: Lisbon (Iowa)
Years: 1993-96
Highest Single Season Total: 590 (1996)

Annie Willis
Career Total: 1,975
School: Westminster Christian (Huntsville, Ala.)
Years: 2012-17
Highest Single Season Total: 583 (2016)

Montana Fouts
Career Total: 1,964
School: East Carter (Grayson, Ky.)
Years: 2012-18
Highest Single Season Total: 481 (2018), 479 (2016)

Cara Goodwin
Career Total: 1,929
School: Good Hope (Cullman, Ala.)
Years: 2009-13
Highest Single Season Total: 525 (2012)

Lindsey Fadnek
Career Total: 1,925
School: Coalfield (Tenn.)
Years: 2009-12
Highest Single Season Total: 567 (2012)

Alexis Silkwood
Career Total: 1,907
School: Marquette Catholic (Alton, Ill.)
Years: 2010-13
Highest Single Season Total: 501 (2011), 500 (2012), 463 (2010), 443 (2013)

Rachelle Fico

Career Total: 1,886
School: Masuk (Monroe, Conn.)
Years: 2006-09
Highest Single Season Total: 486 (2007, 2008), 482 (2009), 432 (2006)

Dallas Escobedo
Career Total: 1,882
School: St. Mary's (Phoenix)
Years: 2007-10
Highest Single Season Total: 510 (2010)

Kirsten Allen
Career Total: 1,865
School: Ryle (Union, Ky.)
Years: 2004-08
Highest Single Season Total: 478 (2008, 2006), 451 (2007)

Cara Law
Career Total: 1,843
School: Saks (Anniston, Ala.)
Years: 2005-09
Highest Single Season Total: 512 (2006)

Sarah Sigrest
Career Total: 1,816
School: Daphne (Ala.)
Years: 2004-08
Highest Single Season Total: 622 (2008)

Megan Rhodes
Career Total: 1,807
School: Lipscomb Academy (Nashville, Tenn.)
Years: 2001-04
Highest Single Season Total: 502 (2004)

Michelle Martin
Career Total: 1,781
School: Columbus (Columbus Junction, Iowa)
Years: 1988-92
Highest Single Season Total: 513 (1991)

Stacy Delaney
Career Total: 1,741
School: Freeland (Mich.)
Years: 2002-05
Highest Single Season Total: 558 (2005)

Chelsea Sundberg
Career Total: 1,736
School: Olivet (Mich.)
Years: 2007-10
Highest Single Season Total: 597 (2010)

Holly Currie
Career Total: 1,730
School: Pisgah (Ala.)
Years: 2000-03
Highest Single Season Total: 567 (2002)

Brittany Barnhill
Career Total: 1,715
School: Northwest (Justin, Texas)
Years: 2004-07
Highest Single Season Total: 485 (2007)

Leanna Johnson
Career Total: 1,714
School: Brantley (Ala.)
Years: 2013-18
Highest Single Season Total: 472 (2017)

Andrea Palmer

Career Total: 1,704
School: Waterloo (Ala.)
Years: 2001-2005
Highest Single Season Total: 501 (2005)

Katie Brown
Career Total: 1,688
School: Spirit Lake (Iowa)
Years: 2003-06
Highest Single Season Total: 444 (2006)

Taylor West

Career Total: 1,664
School: Saks (Anniston, Ala.)
Years: 2008-13
Highest Single Season Total: 610 (2013)

Aspen Wesley
Career Total: 1,651
School: Neshoba Central (Philadelphia, Miss.)
Years: 2015-19
Highest Single Season Total: 349 (2017), 335 (2019)

Lindsey Dunlap

Career Total: 1,644
School: Hueytown (Ala.)
Years: 2004-08
Highest Single Season Total: 440 (2008)

Kayla English
Career Total: 1,642
School: Fort Worth Christian (North Richland Hills, Texas)
Years: 2008-11
Highest Single Season Total: 522 (2011)

Erica Strutz
Career Total: 1,637
School: Hartland (Mich.)
Years: 1993-96
Highest Single Season Total: 493 (1996)

Penny Cope
Career Total: 1,637
School: Carlisle (Iowa)
Years: 1994-97
Highest Single Season Total: 505 (1996)

Michele Granger
Career Total: 1,635
School: Valencia (Placentia, Calif.)
Years: 1985-88
Highest Single Season Total: 509 (1987)

Jenna Ignowski
Career Total: 1,625
School: Niles (Mich.)
Years: 2006-09
Highest Single Season Total: 498 (2009)

Kelly Schade
Career Total: 1,619
School: Clarke (Osceola, Iowa)
Years: 1991-95
Highest Single Season Total: 506 (1995)

Katie Bertelsen
Career Total: 1,619
School: Monmouth United (Monmouth, Ill.)
Years: 2008-11
Highest Single Season Total: 477 (2009)

Jordan Ingalls

Career Total: 1,603
School: Bolivar-Richburg (Bolivar, N.Y.)
Years: 2003-08
Highest Single Season Total: 361 (2006)

Samantha Hendrix
Career Total: 1,600
School: Madison Academy (Madison, Ala.)
Years: 2001-06
Highest Single Season Total: 377 (2006)

Meghan Harbuck
Career Total:
1,598
School: Baker (Mobile, Ala.)
Years: 2003-07
Highest Single Season Total: 542 (2007)

Rachel Fox
Career Total: 1,585
School: Fort Bend Christian Academy (Sugar Land, Texas)
Years: 2007-10
Highest Single Season Total: 438 (2010)

Anjelica Selden

Career Total: 1,552
School: Vanden (Fairfield, Calif.)
Years: 2001-04
Highest Single Season Total: 536 (2004)

Hilary Mavromat
Career Total: 1,551
School: Scottsboro (Ala.)
Years: 2006-10
Highest Single Season Total: 380 (2007)

Tammy Nielsen
Career Total: 1,548
School: Fremont (Neb.)
Years: 1997-2000
Highest Single Season Total: 463 (2000), 444 (1999)

Chelsea Wallace

Career Total: 1,548
School: Danville (Ky.)
Years: 2003-08
Highest Single Season Total: 404 (2008)

CheyAnne Gaskey
Career Total: 1,545
School: Butler County (Morgantown, Ky.)
Years: 2007-11
Highest Single Season Total: 434 (2010)

Kirsten Shortridge
Career Total: 1,544
School: Keller (Texas)
Years: 2003-06
Highest Single Season Total: 438 (2006)

Katie Layne
Career Total: 1,539
School: Hogan (Vallejo, Calif.)
Years: 1998-2001
Highest Single Season Total: 441 (1999)

Jessie Granger
Career Total: 1,536
School: Troy (Mich.)
Years: 2002-05
Highest Single Season Total: 449 (2005)

Becky Abner
Career Total: 1,533
School: North Laurel (London, Ky.)
Years: 2002-08
Highest Single Season Total: 365 (2000)

Erin Arevalo
Career Total: 1,518
School: East Union (Manteca, Calif.)
Years: 2005-08
Highest Single Season Total: 492 (2008)

Taran Alvelo
Career Total: 1,515
School: Bloom-Carroll (Carroll, Ohio)
Years: 2012-15
Highest Single Season Total: 368 (2012)

Mackenzie Stiles
Career Total: 1,507
School: Deposit (N.Y.)
Years: 2014-19
Highest Single Season Total: 362 (2019)

Lisa Fernandez
Career Total: 1,503
School: Saint Joseph (Lakewood, Calif.)
Years: 1986-89
Highest Single Season Total: 467 (1989)

Kelcie Matesa
Career Total: 1,501
School: Gillespie (Ill.)
Years: 2005-08
Highest Single Season Total: 443 (2005)

High school baseball rankings: Barbe slides to No. 2 in HIGHSCORE Top 25 after Buford, Jesuit stumble in playoffs - HIGHSCORE
High school baseball rankings: Barbe slides to No. 2 in MaxPreps Top 25 after Buford, Jesuit stumble in playoffs
After enjoying a season at or near the top of the MaxPreps Top 25 high school baseball rankings for most of the season, Buford (Ga.) and Jesuit (Tampa, Fla.) faced the possibility of dropping out this week. Here's why they're still in the rankings.

Buford, which had been No. 1 for the vast majority of the season, dropped to No. 14 last week after a couple of last-inning losses to Pope (Marietta, Ga.) in the second round of the Class 6A state playoffs. Pope (29-12), which was in the rankings last week at No. 13, was then eliminated from the postseason two rounds later by Lassiter and was also dropped from the rankings. So why is Buford still in this week's rankings?

For one, Buford has 32 wins on the season and just two losses, both of which occurred in the last at-bat. Additionally, Pope defeated Buford without ever facing National Player of the Year candidate Dylan Lesko, who didn't pitch during the series. In football and basketball rankings, two losses can be enough to knock a team from the rankings. Not so in baseball. So even though Buford will not be the Class 6A state champion, it still deserves to be ranked for its overall body of work.

Jesuit, meanwhile, picked the wrong time to lose to Jefferson (Tampa, Fla.). The Tigers had defeated Jefferson four times during the regular season and in the district tournament. However, Jefferson managed the 3-2 win in the second round of bi-district play. Like Buford, however, Jesuit's complete body of work can't be overlooked in favor of Jefferson's win.

Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.), was not as fortunate. Since it lost to Alhambra (23-1), which had a better record than Hamilton, in the semifinals, Alhambra had to move into the rankings and the Huskies dropped out.

Barbe (Lake Charles, La.), moved into the No. 2 spot, ahead of IMG Academy, after winning the Louisiana Class 5A state championship with a win over West Monroe. Barbe's only two losses came against Southside and Sam Houston, two teams it also defeated. One of Barbe's win was a 1-0, 11-inning thriller in the playoff semifinals.

Barbe had to move ahead of IMG Academy, since it had 16 more wins and the same amount of losses while also playing in a state playoff (IMG Academy does not participate in Florida playoffs). Barbe now faces the opportunity to finish as the final No. 1 team in the nation, a ranking it held in 2014, should current No. 1 Friendswood stumble.

A total of four teams joined the rankings this week. Besides Lassiter and Alhambra, Jackson Prep (Miss.) moved in after winning its fourth straight MAIS championship. In the finals, the Patriots swept Madison-Ridgeland, a team that had handed Jackson Prep one of its three losses.

Butler (Vandalia, Ohio), which was ranked No. 2 in the state coaches association rankings behind Olentangy Orange, moved in this week after beating Orange on Monday.

Dropped out: Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.), Lakeland Christian (Lakeland, Fla.), Parkview Baptist (Baton Rouge, La.), Pope (Marietta, Ga.).

Game of the Week: Barbe 1, Sam Houston 0, 11 innings. Jack Walker pitched 10 no-hit innings with 13 strikeouts, but Gavin Guidry got the win by pitching the top of the 11th. Barbe won the game in the bottom of the inning when Kyle DeBarge was hit by a pitch, advanced to third and came home on Donovan LaSalle's fielder's choice. Barbe advanced to the championship game, where it defeated West Monroe for the Class 5A title.

Player of the Week: Maxwell Muncy, Thousand Oaks. Another big week for Muncy, who had three home runs, including a grand slam, with 10 RBI in three Thousand Oaks wins last week.

Recruit Watch: Jack Walker, Barbe. Walker finished a spectacular season season with a 10-inning no-hitter against Sam Houston in the semifinals of the Class 5A state tournament. He completed his career with a 13-0 record and 121 strikeouts.

Game to Watch: Stoneman Douglas vs. Columbus. The Eagles are coming off a quarterfinal win over Palm Beach Gardens that included a walk-off, three-run home run. Columbus (27-4) knocked off Braddock in the second round and Taravella 2-0 in the quarterfinals.

Milestones: A pair of longtime Oklahoma coaches called it a career last week following Roff's win over Red Oak in the Class B championship game. Roff coach Ead Simon has been named the school's superintendent and will step down from coaching. His team had a 59-game win streak and won a fall and spring championship during the past school year. He ends his career with 1,1,20 wins, according to Iwasatthegame.com. Red Oak coach Trey Booth, meanwhile, retires with 1,514 career wins, which ranks No. 5 in state history.

Streaks: Webster (Wis.) won three more games last week (9-0) to put its win streak at 46 wins in a row.
Jack Walker, Barbe
Photo by Roddy Johnson
Jack Walker, Barbe
MaxPreps Top 25 high school baseball rankings

1. Friendswood (Texas)
Record:
27-0 | Last week: 1
Results: Def. Fulshear, 7-0.
Stats: Jacob Rogers threw a one-hitters with 10 strikeouts in the win.
Next: Sat. vs. Port Neches Groves.

2. Barbe (Lake Charles, La.)
Record:
39-2 | Last week: 3
Results: Def Sam Houston, 1-0, in 11 innings; def. West Monroe, 5-0 for Class 5A state championship.
Stats: Jack Walker threw a 10-inning no-hitter against Sam Houston while Gavin Guidry had a two-hitter with nine strikeouts against West Monroe.
Next: Season over. Louisiana Class 5A state champions.

3. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
Record:
23-2 | Last week: 2
Next: Season over

4. St. Mary Prep (Orchard Lake, Mich.)
Record:
30-1 | Last week: 6
Results: Def. Grand Blanc, 13-3; def. Dexter, 12-1; def. Catholic Central, 7-2
Stats: Alex Mooney was 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI against Grand Blanc. Nolan Schubart was 2-for-4 with double and three RBI against Dexter. Ike Irish had a home run against Catholic Central.
Next: Tue. vs. Grosse Pointe North.

5. Thousand Oaks (Calif.)
Record:
22-0 | Last week: 7
Results: Def. Calabasas, 5-3, 7-3; def. Newbury Park, 8-3.
Stats: Cody Carson struck out 10 and Maxwell Muncy hit a home run in the 5-3 win. Dylan Jackson and Muncy each homered in the second game. Muncy also had a double and a grand slam against Newbury Park with Jackson adding a home run.
Next: Wed./Fri. vs. Newbury Park

6. Stoneman Douglas (Parkland, Fla.)
Record:
26-2 | Last week: 8
Results: Def. Park Vista, 5-3; def. Palm Beach Gardens, 6-4
Stats: Santiago Ordonez had a double and a walk-off, three-run home run against Palm Beach Gardens. Chris Arroyo hit a home run against Park Vista.
Next: Fri. vs. Columbus (Miami)

7. Madison Central (Madison, Miss.)
Record:
30-2 | Last week: 5
Results: Def. Starkville 14-1, lost 3-2, won 19-1.
Stats: Braden Montgomery struck out 11 and Ross Highfill and Connor Nation each homered in the first win over Starkville. Nation also hit three doubles and Connor Chisolm hit a home run in the 19-1 win.
Next: Thur. vs. Tupelo

8. Gregory-Portland (Portland, Texas)
Record:
33-2-1 | Last week: 10
Results: Def. Sharyland, 3-2, 7-0
Stats: Robbie Spencer had two doubles and got the win in the first game while Malachi Lott and Walker Janek combined for a no-hitter in the second game.
Next: Fri. vs. Carroll (Corpus Christi)

9. Baylor (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
Record:
22-4 | Last week: 15
Results: Did not play
Next: Playoffs Friday, opponent TBD

10. Lake Travis (Austin, Texas)
Record:
29-4-2 | Last week: 16
Results: Def. Churchill (San Antonio), 4-1, 6-0.
Stats: Luke Jackson had eight strikeouts in the first win while Ethan Roark had 10 strikeouts in the second game.
Next: Fri. vs. Round Rock.

11. Reagan (San Antonio, Texas)
Record:
33-4 | Last week: 17
Results: Def. Cedar Ridge, 11-1, 6-1.
Stats: Stayton Ankrom, Britton Moore and Cole Tabor each had a triple in the first win and Ryan Beaird had 10 strikeouts in the second win.
Next: Sat. vs. Smithson Valley

12. Buchanan (Clovis, Calif.)
Record:
21-1 | Last week: 18
Results: Def. Central (Fresno), 5-3, 13-0, 5-2.
Next: Tue./Thur/Sat vs. Clovis West.

13. Roff (Okla.)
Record:
33-0 | Last week: 19
Season over, Oklahoma Class B state champions.

14. Trinity (Louisville, Ky.)
Record:
23-1 | Last week: 21
Results: Def. Silver Creek, 3-2; def. Bardstown, 6-0; def. Christian Academy, 4-0; def. St. Henry, 10-6, def. Ashland Blazer, 6-2.
Stats: Daylen Lile hit a triple and home run against Christian Academy and a double and a home run against St. Henry.
Next: Tue. vs. Butler; Wed. vs. Collins.

15. Orange Lutheran (Orange, Calif.)
Record:
22-2 | Last week: 24
Results: Def. Santa Margarita, 19-14, 10-0, 2-0.
Stats: Gabe Miranda and Mikey Romero each had a home run and Matthew Polk had a grand slam in the first game.
Next: Tues/Wed. vs. St. John Bosco.

16. Allatoona (Acworth, Ga.)
Record:
32-6 | Last week: 12
Results: Def. Glynn Academy, 6-2, 9-1; def. Houston County, 6-0, lost to Houston County, 6-1.
Stats: Aidan Jolley went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI in the first game while Hunter Paulsen had a home run in the second game against Glynn Academy.
Next: Houston County, TBD

17. Buford (Ga.)
Record:
32-2 | Last week: 14
Season over.

18. St. Christopher's (Richmond, Va.)
Record:
20-0-1 | Last week: 23
Results: Def. Woodberry Forest, 5-3; def. St. Anne's Belfield, 14-1, 14-0.
Next: Postseason, opponents TBD.

19. Jackson Prep (Jackson, Miss.)
Record:
35-3 | Last week: NR
Results: Def. Madison Ridgeland Academy, 3-0, 5-1
Season over, MAIS state champion

20. Jesuit (Tampa, Fla.)
Record:
26-3 | Last week: 4
Results: Lost to Jefferson, 3-2.
Season over.

21. Puyallup (Wash.)
Record:
16-0 | Last week: 22
Season over.

22. Auburn (Ala.)
Record:
32-6 | Last week: 25
Results: Def. Central, 7-6, 2-1
Stats: Riley Austin had two home runs in the first game.
Next: Wed./Thur. vs. Hoover

23. Alhambra (Phoenix, Ariz.)
Record:
23-1 | Last week: NR
Results: Def. Hamilton, 3-2
Next: Tue. vs. Liberty, Class 6A state championship game.

24. Butler (Vandalia, Ohio)
Record:
25-2 | Last week: NR
Results: Def. Olentangy Orange, 3-2
Next: Postseason, opponent TBD

25. Lassiter (Marietta, Ga.)
Record:
32-6 | Last week: NR
Results: Def. Pope, 3-2, 3-0
Next: Class 6A championship game, opponent TBD

High school baseball rankings: Alex Mooney powers No. 13 St. Mary Prep up HIGHSCORE Top 25 - HIGHSCORE
High school baseball rankings: Alex Mooney powers No. 13 St. Mary Prep up MaxPreps Top 25
St. Mary's Prep (Orchard Lake, Mich.) is off to a late start, which is usually the case for teams in Michigan, but the Eaglets are making up for lost time. In building a 6-0 record, St. Mary's Prep has outscored opponents 90-4 in six games to move up to No. 13 in this week's MaxPreps Top 25 high school baseball rankings.

Alex Mooney has been the catalyst for the Eaglets. Ranked as one of the top infielders heading into the 2021 MLB Draft, Mooney is batting .611 with 17 RBI, four doubles, a triple and five home runs, including two grand slams. Three of his home runs came in one game. As a team, the Eaglets have hit a grand slam in four consecutive games.

Four teams joined the rankings this week with Hewitt-Trussville (Ala.) moving in after a win over previous No. 9 Auburn (Ala.) Undefeated Seymour (Tenn.), Pioneer (Mission, Texas) and Bryant (Ark.) also joined the list.

Dropped out: St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), De La Salle (Concord, Calif.), Tompkins (Katy, Texas), Jesuit (New Orleans).

Game of the Week: Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.) 3, Brophy College Prep (Phoenix) 2. The Huskies pulled out the win behind the go-ahead home run by Gavin Turley in the top of the fifth that broke a 2-2 tie.

Player of the Week: Elijah Green, IMG Academy. The top-ranked player in the Class of 2022 by Perfect Game, Green had a double, a triple and two home runs in last week's action for the Ascenders.

Recruit Watch: Alex Mooney, St. Mary Prep. One of the top infielders in the senior class, Mooney had a huge doubleheader against Portage Northern. He went 6-for-9 with four home runs (three in one game), 13 RBI and two grand slams.

Game to Watch: Carrollton vs. Auburn. Carrollton replaced Auburn at No. 9 in this week's rankings after Auburn lost to Hewitt-Trussville and dropped to No. 19. The matchup is the only game this week matching ranked teams.
Andrew Painter, Cavalry Christian Academy
Photo by Mike Janes
Andrew Painter, Cavalry Christian Academy
MaxPreps Top 25 high school baseball rankings

1. Buford (Ga.)
Record:
24-0 | Last week: 1
Results: Def. Central Gwinnett, 11-1, 10-0; def. Brookwood, 5-1.
Stats: Treyton Rank fell a single short of the cycle in going 3-for-3 with a double, triple, home run and four RBI in the first game. Brett Rogers went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles in the second game. Dylan Lesko struck out 13 against Brookwood.
Next: Thur. vs. Brookwood.

2. Jesuit (Tampa, Fla.)
Record:
16-1 | Last week: 2
Results: Def. Cardinal Mooney, 6-5; def. Hillsborough, 5-4.
Stats: Wes Mendes went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles and three RBI. Jake Kulikowski had a double and a home run against Hillsborough.
Next: Fri. vs. Tampa Catholic; Sat. vs. Lakeland.

3. Madison Central (Madison, Miss.)
Record:
19-0 | Last week: 3
Results: Def. Murrah, 18-1, 23-0, 13-1; def. Warren Central, 6-0.
Stats: Ranard Grace struck out 11 in a one-hitter in the first game. Madison scored 23 runs in the first inning of the second game, which lasted two innings. Jackson Mize, Tom Lee and Sam Thoms each had three hits in the inning. Dillan Smith and Rashard Grace each had two doubles in the third game. Braden Montgomery struck out 16 against Warren Central.
Next: Fri./Sat. vs. Warren Central

4. Stoneman Douglas (Parkland, Fla.)
Record:
18-1 | Last week: 4
Results: Def. Nova, 16-6; def. Pembroke Pines Charter, 6-0.
Stats: Christian Rodriguez had a home run and Rolando Lujo had two doubles against Nova.
Next: Thur. vs. Westminster Academy.

5. Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.)
Record:
7-1 | Last week: 6
Results: Def. Basha, 7-5; def. Brophy College Prep, 3-2.
Stats: Logan Saloman had two doubles and three RBI while Brock Selvidge was 3-for-4 with a double. Gavin Turley had a home run against Brophy College Prep.
Next: Fri. vs. Brophy College Prep.

6. Calvary Christian Academy (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
Record:
15-2 | Last week: 7
Results: Def. Hialeah Education Academy, 16-0; def. Champagnat Catholic, 4-1.
Stats: Alex Ulloa had a grand slam and Kyle Tako hit a home run. Andrew Painter tossed a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts.
Next: Fri. vs. Trinity Christian Academy (Lake Worth)

7. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
Record:
20-2 | Last week: 8
Results: Def. Doral Academy, 13-3; def.  IMG Black, 15-0.
Stats: Elijah Green and Drake Varnado each hit a double and a home run and Brady Neal also had a home run. Green hit a triple and a home run against IMG Black while James Wood had a home run.
Next: Thur. vs. Montverde Academy; Sat. vs. Winter Haven.

8. Barbe (Lake Charles, La.)
Record:
24-2 | Last week: 5
Results: Def. Sulphur, 2-0; def. Southside, 10-0; lost to Southside, 5-4; def. Acadiana, 12-2.
Stats: Ethan Medlin hit a home run against Acadiana.
Next: Thur. vs. Acadiana.

9. Carrollton (Ga.)
Record:
21-1 | Last week: 10
Results: Def. Paulding County, 13-2, 12-3.
Stats: Ace Williamson was 3-for-5 with a double, a triple and five RBI in the first game while Eli Runyan had a home run. Colton Cosper had a double, a triple and picked up the win in the second game.
Next: Thur. vs. Auburn; Fri. vs. Alexander; Sat. vs. Norcross.

10. Sam Houston (Lake Charles, La.)
Record:
23-3 | Last week: 11
Results: Def. Lafayette, 2-1, 5-3; def. New Iberia, 8-4.
Stats: Andrew Glass had a home run in the second game. Ashton Fuselier hit a home run against New Iberia.
Next: Thur. vs. New Iberia.

11. Lake Travis (Austin, Texas)
Record:
21-2-2 | Last week: 12
Results: Def. Austin, 7-1.
Stats: Kyle Rader hit a home run with two RBI.
Next: Fri. vs. Del Valle.

12. Gregory-Portland (Portland, Texas)
Record:
22-0-1 | Last week: 14
Results: Def. Ray, 8-3.
Stats: Easton Dowell went 3-for-3 with two doubles.
Next: Fri. vs. Moody.

13. St. Mary Prep (Orchard Lake, Mich.)
Record:
6-0 | Last week: 15
Results: Def. Portage Northern 20-2, 17-2.
Stats: Alex Mooney had a grand slam and Brock Porter struck out 10 in the first game. Mooney then had a huge outing in the second game, going 4-for-4 with a double, three home runs, a grand slam and nine RBI.
Next: Wed. vs. Brother Rice; Thur. vs. Woodhaven, Fri. vs. University Liggett.

14. Friendswood (Texas)
Record:
19-0 | Last week: 19
Results: Def. Goose Creek Memorial, 12-0; def. LaPorte, 4-2.
Stats: Jaxson Burch and Griffin Kasemeyer combined for a no-hitter.
Next: April 13 vs. Lee.

15. Farragut (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Record:
15-1 | Last week: 17
Results: Defe. Hamilton Heights, 12-2; def. Science Hill, 9-1; dec. Upperman, 10-2; def. Rossford, 12-2; def. Mount Juliet, 6-2; def. Maryville, 6-2; lost to Hardin Valley Academy, 13-12.
Stats: Hudson Seiglar had a grand slam and Eli Evans, Tanner Kim and Angus Pence each hit home runs against Hamilton Ieights. Carson Mitchell struck out 11 against Science Hill. Kim added a double and a home run against Upperman. Kim and Pence also homered against Rossford. Pence also added a homer against Mount Juliet. Kim and Siegler each homered against Hardin Valley. Landis Davila and Hunter Merrick each hit home runs against Maryville.
Next: Mon. vs. Lenoir City.

16. Reagan (San Antonio)
Record:
21-3 | Last week: 20
Results: Def. Lee, 11-0.
Stats: Britton Moore went 3-for-3 with a double against Lee.
Next: Fri. vs. Madison.

17. Thousand Oaks (Calif.)
Record:
8-0 | Last week: 22
Results: Def. Calabasas, 6-1; def. Camarillo, 5-0.
Stats: Maxwell Muncy had a double against Calabasas and Easton Rulli had a double against Camarillo.
Next: April 15 vs. Newbury Park.

18. Hewitt-Trussville (Trussville, Ala.)
Record:
23-2 | Last week: NR
Results: Def. Cherokee County, 17-7; def. Auburn, 4-3; def. Gadsden City, 6-1.
Next: Thur. vs. Gadsden City.

19. Auburn (Ala.)
Record:
24-2 | Last week: 9
Results: Def. Cherokee County, 11-1; lost to Hewitt-Trussville, 4-3; def. Northside, 7-0; def. Dothan, 12-2; def. Columbus, 7-5.
Stats: Brady Fuller had two doubles andfour RBI against Cherokee County. Todd Clay homered against Northside. Clay and Will Turner each hit two doubles against Columbus.
Next: Thur vs. Carrollton; Fri. vs. Helena.

20. Seymour (Tenn.)
Record:
18-0 | Last week: NR
Results: Def. South Doyle, 3-2, 4-3.
Next: Thur. at William Blount.

21. Bryant (Ark.)
Record:
15-1 | Last week: NR
Results: Def. Lake Hamilton, 12-2; def. Central (Little Rock), 7-2; def. Cabot, 7-2.
Stats: Turner Seelinger struck out 11 against Central.
Next: Fri. vs. North Little Rock.

22. Baylor (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
Record:
7-2 | Last week: 18
Results: Lost to Briarcrest Christian, 3-2; def. Briarcrest Christian, 6-2, 13-3.
Stats: Vito Valincius had a home run in the 13-3 win.
Next: Fri. vs. Christian Academy of Knoxville.

23. Winder-Barrow (Winder, Ga.)
Record:
18-2 | Last week: 16
Results: Def. Habersham Central, 7-0; lost to Peachtree Ridge, 6-4.
Stats: Pate Smith went 3-for-4 and Andrew Lewis went 2-for-4 with a double.
Next: Wed. vs. Mountain View

24. Pioneer (Mission, Texas)
Record:
21-1 | Last week: NR
Results: Def. Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Memorial, 16-0; def. McAllen Memorial, 9-5.
Stats: Juan Rivera had a double and a triple against Pharr. He also had a triple against Memorial.
Next: Fri. vs. McAllen.

25. Braddock (Miami, Fla.)
Record:
17-1 | Last week: 23
Results: Lost to Belen Jesuit, 1-0; def. Somerset Academy Charter, 13-10.
Next: Wed. vs. American Heritage (Plantation).
High school basketball: Woodrow Wilson to play in West Virginia's Class AAAA quarterfinals four days after shooting death of teammate Dwayne Richardson Jr. - HIGHSCORE
High school basketball: Woodrow Wilson to play in West Virginia's Class AAAA quarterfinals four days after shooting death of teammate Dwayne Richardson Jr.
Six games below .500 following a loss to Greenbrier East on April 6, the Woodrow Wilson (Beckley, W.Va.) boys basketball team needed a spark. Dwayne Richardson Jr. supplied it.

A junior starter, Richardson accepted the team's sixth man role. The Fighting Eagles (10-11) have won six of seven since and find themselves in this week's West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission state tournament. No. 8 seed Woodrow Wilson plays No. 1 Morgantown (16-1) in Thursday's Class AAAA quarterfinals (5:30 p.m.) at the Charleston Coliseum.

The Eagles earned the berth by beating South Charleston 49-43 in last week's Region 3 co-final. That victory avenged a 52-42 loss to the same team in the regular season. Behind a team-high 18 points from Richardson, Woodrow Wilson beat Greenbrier East 66-57 to earn the chance at state and the program's state-record 81st sectional title.

A team photo on Twitter shows Richardson, wearing jersey No. 12, flashing a wide smile and No. 1 sign with teammates after the regional final.
"He was kind of buying into everything we were saying about Beckley basketball," Woodrow Wilson coach Ron Kidd told The Register-Herald. "He was realizing that what we were saying was starting to happen. I think he was kind of the difference in the way our season turned around in those two weeks. And I thought he was happy in those two weeks."

Sunday night shortly after 9:15 p.m. in East Beckley, Richardson was shot. He was hit once in the chest.

Police and paramedics responding to reports of the shooting intercepted a group of individuals driving Richardson to the hospital in a private vehicle. EMS transported Richardson the remainder of the route to Raleigh General Hospital. He was flown to Charleston Area Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. Richardson was 18 years old.

A motive for the incident remains uncertain. Authorities have a person of interest but have not released the name. No arrests have been made but multiple could be coming.

"We are processing evidence that we collected," Lt. Dave Allard (Beckley Police Department) told wvmetronews.com. "We are serving search warrants. We do have some things to go on. We're still trying to determine what led to this incident."

Cash rewards will be paid for information leading to an arrest. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers of WV via their free app or Detective Cpl. Joe Stewart at (304) 256-1708.

"The message is just keep our heads up," senior teammate Ben Gilliam told The Register-Herald. "Let's play for (Dwayne). Let's win this for him. Let's just do it all for him, because we need to show him that he didn't do all that for nothing."

Richardson averaged 8.6 points, 3.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals for the Eagles, who have snapped a two-year absence from the state tournament. Woodrow Wilson owns a West Virginia-record 16 state titles. Morgantown is trying to reach its third state final. The Mohigans beat the Eagles 77-55 on April 3.

A moment of silence in Richardson's honor was held Tuesday morning before the start of the first WVSSAC state tournament quarterfinal game. Tears will be shed before Thursday's tip.

"He gave everything the last couple of weeks," Gilliam said. "It just hurts, because he was most excited to go to states.

"We just have to take his excitement and his intensity and his love and go out and play."
High school basketball: DeMatha job open for just the second time in 65 years as Mike Jones departs for college job - HIGHSCORE
High school basketball: DeMatha job open for just the second time in 65 years as Mike Jones departs for college job
The Virginia Tech basketball program announced Monday that longtime DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) head coach Mike Jones has accepted the associate head coach position with the program.

Jones coached DeMatha for the past 19 years and owns a record of 511-119 (.811 winning percentage) with eight Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championships. DeMatha finished 2020-21 ranked No. 4 in the MaxPreps Top 25 with a 9-0 record in an abbreviated campaign.

The 1991 DeMatha graduate took over the helm following the departure of legendary head coach Morgan Wootten, who led the Stags to a record of 1,274-192 from 1956-2002.
The school said via social media the search for Jones' replacement would begin in the coming weeks "but for now we celebrate with coach Jones this opportunity."

The next DeMatha coach will have massive shoes to fill after Wootten and Jones led the national powerhouse to 41 Washington Catholic Athletic Conference titles and won nearly 85 percent of their games over the past 65 seasons.
Mike Jones coached six players at DeMatha who went on to the NBA.
Photo by Patrick Kane
Mike Jones coached six players at DeMatha who went on to the NBA.