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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).
Iowa high school baseball, softball seasons continue despite coronavirus concerns - OFFICIAL
Iowa high school baseball, softball seasons continue despite coronavirus concerns
Video: High school football in the spring?
Steve Montoya discusses possibility on CBS Sports HQ.

Iowa is the only state currently playing high school sports as its summer baseball and softball seasons are in progress and two weeks away from the postseason.

An ESPN report from Elizabeth Merrill over the weekend indicated that ongoing action in the Hawkeye State hasn't been untouched by coronavirus, however.

Merrill reports that 25 of 338 baseball teams and 20 softball teams have encountered some type of exposure to COVID-19.

The Des Moines Register reported Wednesday that the state's top-ranked Class 4A baseball team, Dowling Catholic (West Des Moines), has ended its season after a member of the team tested positive for COVID-19.

The school's softball team is also ending its season.

MaxPreps was on hand June 15 as the season got underway a month later than originally scheduled. Those initial baseball and softball contests in Iowa were the first high school sports events since the pandemic shut things down in March.
A Clinton pitcher gets ready to fire toward home plate earlier this season against Davenport West.
Photo by Dave Smith
A Clinton pitcher gets ready to fire toward home plate earlier this season against Davenport West.
2020 OFFICIAL High School Football Junior All-America Team - OFFICIAL
2020 MaxPreps High School Football Junior All-America Team
Each year since 2006, MaxPreps has recognized the nation's top high school football players. Past members of the MaxPreps Junior All-America Team include Jadeveon Clowney (2009), Jameis Winston (2010), Derrick Henry (2011), Deshaun Watson (2012), Kyler Murray (2013), Nick Bosa (2014), Najee Harris (2015), Trevor Lawrence (2016), Kayvon Thibodeaux (2017) and D.J. Uiagalelei (2018).

National Junior of the Year selection Travis Hunter of Collins Hill (Suwanee, Ga.) headlines the 2020 MaxPreps High School Football Junior All-America Team. The five-star Florida State commit finished had with 137 receptions for 1,746 yards and 24 touchdowns for the Eagles while recording 51 tackles and eight interceptions on defense.

He led Collins Hill to its first state title game appearance and is a rare athlete who could be a five-star recruit either at cornerback or wide receiver.

Selections are based on team success, individual production and local, regional state honors from the recently completed season. Potential at the college and professional level is not a primary consideration.
Graphic by Ryan Escobar
First Team Offense

Height: 6-2 | Weight: 180
Led the Chaps to a 6A Division 1 state title and No. 3 spot in the final MaxPreps Top 25 rankings. Accounted for over 4,000 yards of total offense (3,495 passing, 583 rushing) and 50 touchdowns.

Height: 5-9 | Weight: 170
MaxPreps Oklahoma Player of the Year rushed for 1,744 yards and 25 touchdowns for the three-time defending 6A-II champs. Added 57 receptions for 727 yards and 10 scores.

Height: 5-11 | Weight: 205
Rushed for 2,155 yards and 30 touchdowns in 11 games.

Height: 6-2 | Weight: 195
Oklahoma commit was selected on the Class 3A first team by the Missouri Football Coaches Association.

Height: 5-8 | Weight: 170
Led largest classification in Alabama with 18 total touchdowns and racked up more than 1,600 total yards for the No. 6 team in the country.

Height: 6-5 | Weight: 210
The top-rated tight end in his class on 247Sports composite rankings had nearly 1,000 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns for the AAA runners-up.

Height: 6-4 | Weight: 315
Dominated opposing lineman playing against the best competition.

Height: 6-4 | Weight: 265
The top-rated offensive lineman from Texas in his class dominated this season.

Height: 6-6 | Weight: 285
Has landed over 35 FBS offers and excels in pass and run blocking.

Height: 6-6 | Weight: 300
Helped Explorers to an 8-0 record and 8A Tri-County championship in 2020, a season after helping St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) to a 7A state title as a sophomore.

Height: 6-6 | Weight: 315
Clemson commit did not allow a sack during his junior year.

Height: 6-1 | Weight: 165
Junior Player of the Year hauled in 137 receptions for 1,746 yards and 24 touchdowns while recording 51 tackles and eight interceptions on defense.

Height: 5-10 | Weight: 145
One of the strongest legs in the country already has offers from Florida, LSU and Tennessee.

First Team Defense

DL Jeremiah Alexander, Thompson (Alabaster, Ala.)
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 235
Former Alabama pledge racked up 116 tackles, 31 tackles for loss and nine sacks for the back-to-back 7A champs.

Height: 6-4 | Weight: 225
Played a major role on defense for the 5A state champs, finishing with a team-high 15.5 sacks.
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 255
Four-star defensive tackle had 17 sacks and 19 tackles for loss in 2020.

Height: 6-4 | Weight: 240
Has been a standout on the defensive line for the last two years playing against the state's best competition.

Height: 6-3 | Weight: 230
Oklahoma commit was a monster during his junior year and has some of the game's most impressive tape.

Height: 6-1 | Weight: 195
Does it all at a high level from the linebacker position. Helped the Rockets to a Top 25 finish and back-to-back 6A championships.

Height: 6-2 | Weight: 200
One of the most underrated prospects finished with 140 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, five sacks and three interceptions for the ninth-ranked team in the country.

Height: 6-1 | Weight: 180
As good as any defensive back in the country, regardless of class.

Height: 6-1 | Weight: 170
Recent Ohio State commit made a big-time impact on both sides of the ball.

DB Kamari Wilson, IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 195
Ascenders went wire-to-wire as the No. 1 team in the country and Wilson stood out on defense every week.

Height: 6-2 | Weight: 190
Bounced back in 2020 and shutdown opposing wide receivers all year after missing sophomore campaign with a torn ACL.

Height: 6-0 | Weight: 180
Five-star recruit hauled in 52 receptions for 902 yards and 10 touchdowns while recording four interceptions on defense.

Height: 5-11 | Weight: 170
Finished eighth in the nation averaging 45.2 yards per punt and also connected on 10-of-15 field goals.

Second Team Offense

Height: 6-3 | Weight: 195
Top-rated 2022 prospect led the Dragons to first state title game appearance since 2011. Finished with 2,442 yards passing and 28 touchdowns in eight games.

Height: 5-11 | Weight: 195
MaxPreps Tennessee Player of the Year rushed for 2,010 yards and 24 touchdowns in nine games.

Height: 5-9 | Weight: 175
MaxPreps Arkansas Player of the Year put up video game numbers for the 5A champs. Rushed for 1,925 yards and 23 touchdowns averaging 10.2 yards per carry to go with 80 receptions for 1,068 yards and nine scores.

WR Cody Hagen, Corner Canyon (Draper, Utah)
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 175
Three-star wide receiver had a touchdown in all 14 games this year and finished with 55 receptions for 1,184 yards and 18 scores for the 6A champs.

Height: 6-3 | Weight: 185
Oklahoma commit hauled in 61 receptions for 1,152 yards and 14 touchdowns for the runner-up in 6A-I. 

TE RJ Maryland, Southlake Carroll (Southlake, Texas)
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 210
Had nearly 800 yards receiving and 13 touchdowns averaging over 24 yards per catch for the No. 15 team in the nation.

Height: 6-5 | Weight: 295
Clemson commit is one of the most physical and athletic offensive lineman in the game.

Height: 6-4 | Weight: 315
Eagles have had some great offensive lineman come through their program and Dewberry continues that legacy.

Height: 6-5 | Weight: 255
Dominated on both sides of the ball. He's also a standout pitcher in baseball.

Height: 6-3 | Weight: 315
LSU commit helped the Saints to an undefeated season and 5A state title.

Height: 6-5 | Weight: 305
One of the best all-around offensive lineman in the country has already landed 30 FBS offers.

Height: 6-1 | Weight: 220
The 2018 Freshman of the Year accounted for over 4,700 yards of total offense (3,128 passing, 1,581 rushing) and 71 touchdowns.

Height: 6-0 | Weight: 175
Helped Cougars to first state championship game appearance since 1960. Connected on 16-of-19 field goals as a junior.

Second Team Defense

Height: 6-5 | Weight: 250
Made an impact on defense and helped Trojans to first state title since 2015 and a No. 12 spot in the MaxPreps Top 25.

Height: 6-4 | Weight: 300
Top-rated defensive tackle in the Class of 2022 dominated in the trenches during his junior year.

Height: 6-3 | Weight: 325
Raiders won their first state title since 2002 and Alexander was a standout player for the No. 8 team in the country.

Height: 6-3 | Weight: 215
Expect the Power 5 offers to start coming for "Deuce" after a strong junior season. He racked up 13.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss playing against Arizona's best competition.

Height: 6-2 | Weight: 200
Top-rated outside linebacker dominated on both sides of the ball.

Height: 6-4 | Weight: 220
Selected to the Ohio All-State first team after registering 61 tackles, six tackles for loss, four sacks, four forced fumbles and an interception. The Ohio State commit added 594 yards rushing and six touchdowns on offense.

Height: 6-4 | Weight: 215
Can line up anywhere on defense and play at a high level. The Ohio State pledge checks in as the third-rated outside linebacker in the Class of 2022 on 247Sports.

Height: 6-3 | Weight: 190
Eighth-rated prospect in the Class of 2022 can lock down any wide receiver in the country.

Height: 6-1 | Weight: 200
Played a major role on defense for the No. 4 team and three-time defending 6A state champs.

Height: 6-1 | Weight: 170
Quarterbacks rarely looked his direction during his junior season and he also shined on offense in 2020.

Height: 6-5 | Weight: 220
Ohio State commit was named the MaxPreps Kansas Player of the Year after a strong junior season.

Height: 6-3 | Weight: 195
Magic happens when he gets his hands on the ball. The five-star prospect impacts the game at high level in all three phases.

Height: 6-3 | Weight: 180
Averaged better than 41 yards per punt and connected on 15-of-17 field goals. Was a first team selection on the Georgia All-State team as a kicker.
Top high school baseball player from all 50 states - OFFICIAL
Top high school baseball player from all 50 states
After highlighting the best team in every state earlier this week, we shift to identifying the top high school baseball player in each state for 2021. Among the diamond stars are college signees, potential Major League Baseball draft picks as well as multi-sport athletes.

Many of these players missed their entire high school season in 2020. They are very familiar names with college and professional scouts, who have been watching them play all summer and fall during elite showcases and tournaments.

Read on to find out who earned the nod in your state.
Brock Selvidge, Hamilton
File photo by Darin Sicurello
Brock Selvidge, Hamilton
Top baseball player in all 50 states

Alabama
Maddux Bruns | UMS-Wright Prep (Mobile)
Got his junior season off to a strong start in 2020 as he struck out 15 in a win over defending 2019 state champion McGill-Toolen.

Alaska
Clayton Boyett | Wasilla
Pitched Warriors to a state championship in 2019 and is headed to play at the University of Oregon.

Arizona
Brock Selvidge | Hamilton (Chandler)
One of the nation's top two-way players, Selvidge was 4-2 on the mound as a sophomore and batted .311 with four home runs.

Arkansas
Braylon Bishop | Arkansas (Texarkana)
One of the state's top all-around athletes, Bishop batted .431 with 13 RBI as a sophomore.

California
Marcelo Mayer | Eastlake (Chula Vista)
In 2019, the Titans had a first-round draft pick in Keoni Cavaco and they could have another one in Mayer, one of the nation's top shortstops. He was batting .294 with three home runs last spring in seven games.

Colorado
Cale Lansville | ThunderRidge (Highlands Ranch)
Struck out 47 batters in 34 innings and batted .386 as a sophomore. He earned second team Class 5A all-state honors.

Connecticut
Gavin Greger | Bristol Central (Bristol)
Only a junior, the University of Connecticut commit had 46 strikeouts as a freshman on the varsity in 2019.

Delaware
Lorenzo Carrier | Appoquinimink (West Middletown)
Gatorade selected Carrier the state Player of the Year in 2020. As a sophomore, he led the team to a 22-0 record and a state championship. He batted .423 with 22 RBI.

District of Columbia
David Jefferson | St. John's
The Notre Dame commit is ranked as one of the top players in the Virginia/District of Columbia area by Prep Baseball Report.

Florida
Andrew Painter | Calvary Christian Academy (Fort Lauderdale)
He was 2-1 in three appearances last year with 27 strikeouts in just 12 innings pitched. He is ranked by Perfect Game as one of the nation's top pitching prospects.

Georgia
Brady House | Winder-Barrow (Winder)
At one time, he was considered the top prospect in the Class of 2021 by Perfect Game. He's still considered a potential high draft pick after hitting .653 with four home runs and 20 RBI last spring.

Hawaii
The catcher earned all-state honors as a sophomore and he has committed to play at the University of California-Berkeley.

Idaho
Chase Hilde | Eagle
As a sophomore, Hilde earned all-conference honors after batting .417. A two-sport standout, he was also a starting linebacker.

Illinois
Ben Hess | Charleston
The Indiana-bound Hess has grown into the No. 1 pitching prospect in Illinois. At 6-foot-5, 205 pounds, Hess has his fastball up to 95 mph.

Indiana
Colson Montgomery | Southridge (Huntingburg)
One of the top basketball players in Southern Indiana, Montgomery has also developed into the top baseball prospect in the state. Committed to Indiana, the shortstop could be selected in the first two days of the MLB Draft this summer.

Iowa
Ian Moller | Wahlert (Dubuque)
Considered the best player in Iowa, he doesn't actually play baseball at Wahlert. Because Iowa holds its season in the summer, Moller chooses to attend summer showcases and tournaments. He's expected to be a first-day draft pick.

Kansas
Ben Kudrna | Blue Valley Southwest (Overland Park)
Kudrna only saw a couple of starts as a sophomore, posting a 1-1 record with 16 strikeouts. He has developed into the state's top pitcher and is ranked as the state's top player by Prep Baseball Report.

Kentucky
Daylen Lile | Trinity (Louisville)
As a sophomore, Lile earned all-state honors by the coaches association after batting .518 with 41 RBI, 17 doubles and three home runs.

Louisiana
Peyton Stovall
| Haughton
A football standout at quarterback, Stovall was on a roll when COVID stopped play in March as he had four home runs in four straight games.

Maine
Brady Afthim
| Windham
Afthim has committed to play at the University of Connecticut. The catcher/shortstop was an all-conference pick as a sophomore in 2019.

Maryland
Peter Heubeck
| Gilman (Baltimore)
Sporting a fastball that hits in the low 90s, Heubeck earned second team All-Metro honors by the Baltimore Sun as a sophomore.

Massachusetts
Josh Baez
| Dexter Southfield (Brookline)
Although he didn't play an inning last year, Baez was named the Gatorade State Player of the Year in 2020. He has become one of the top two-way players in the New England complete with long home runs and 90-mph fastballs.

Michigan
Alex Mooney
| St. Mary Prep (Orchard Lake)
The infielder made the state coaches association all-state team as a sophomore after hitting .444 with 15 doubles and seven home runs.

Minnesota
Will Rogers
| Mounds View (Arden Hills)
Rogers has signed to play with Arizona State, but he could go high in the MLB draft. Rogers, a catcher/pitcher, participated in the Perfect Game National Showcase in September.

Mississippi
Braden Montgomery
| Madison Central (Madison)
The Stanford-bound outfielder has developed into one of the top players in the country. He played in the Perfect Game All-American Classic.

Missouri
Carter Jensen
| Park Hill (Kansas City)
As a sophomore, Jensen batted .405 with 13 RBI and six doubles. Jensen can play multiple positions as he is listed as a catcher, corner infielder and outfielder.

Nebraska
Drew Christo
| Elkhorn
A strong summer has moved Christo to the top of the Nebraska prospect rankings by Perfect Game. He has committed to Nebraska and has developed a 95 mph fastball.

Nevada
Tommy DiLandri
| Palo Verde (Las Vegas)
He saw the field for only five games last spring for Palo Verde, but he batted .545 with seven runs and a home run. He batted .450 as a freshman at Bishop Gorman before transferring to Palo Verde.

New Hampshire
Ryan Minckler
| Portsmouth
Earned all-state first team honors as a sophomore in 2019 and had a no-hitter with 12 strikeouts in his second start of the season.

New Jersey
Chase Petty
| Mainland Regional (Linwood)
He might have the best fastball of any player in the Class of 2021 as he hit 100 mph during a summer Perfect Game showcase in Georgia.

New Mexico
Jacob Kmatz
| Sandia (Albuquerque, N.M.)
One of the top pitchers in the Southwest, Kmatz has consistently hit in the low 90s with his fastball. He's committed to play at Oregon State.

New York
Joe Mack
| Williamsville East (East Amherst)
Considered one of the top catchers in the nation, Mack did not play last year, but earned All-Western New York honors while batting .462 with four home runs as a sophomore.

North Carolina
Kahlil Watson
| Wake Forest
A football and baseball standout, Watson dominated as a sophomore by batting .578 with six home runs and 23 RBI. He ranks as one of the nation's top shortstops.

North Dakota
Alex Urlaub
| Sheyenne (West Fargo)
Earned all-tournament honors as a sophomore in 2019. His return helps make Sheyenne the favorite in North Dakota in 2021.

Ohio
Gavin Bruni
| Alliance
Bruni has risen to become one of the top two-way players in the state. He went 6-2 as a sophomore with 81 strikeouts and just 17 walks. He also batted .484 with 28 RBI and eight doubles.

Oklahoma
Jackson Jobe
| Heritage Hall (Oklahoma City)
Seen as a five-tool player who can throw 96 mph off the mound, he's also regarded as a prospect at shortstop. After his performance at the Perfect Game All-American Classic, Jobe will likely be drafted as a pitcher.

Oregon
Cameron Clayton
| Lakeridge (Lake Oswego)
The Pacers could be the top team in Oregon this year and Clayton is a big reason. The shortstop ranks as one of the top middle infielders in the nation and is a preseason All-American by Collegiate Baseball.

Pennsylvania
Ben Montgomery
| Red Land (Lewisberry)
He didn't play last year, but he has consistently ranked among the Top 10 players heading into the 2021 MLB draft. He's regarded as the top overall outfielder in the nation by Perfect Game.

Rhode Island
Ben Brutti
| South Kingstown (Wakefield)
Brutti is ranked as one of the top prospects in New England in the Class of 2022 and the No. 6 overall prospect in the Class according to Prep Baseball Report.

South Carolina
Will Taylor
| Dutch Fork (Irmo)
A Clemson football prospect at quarterback, Taylor also ranks as the top baseball prospect in the state. The MaxPreps South Carolina Football Player of the Year is expected to play both sports at Clemson.

South Dakota
Chase Mason
| Harrisburg
Mason was expected to be one of the top baseball players in the state and a possible MLB draft pick this summer, however he suffered an ACL injury playing football in September.

Tennessee
Chase Burns
| Beech (Hendersonville)
Originally from Station Camp, Burns transferred to Beech last summer. He sported a 0.52 ERA in 40.2 innings pitched to rank among the top pitchers in the state in 2019.

Texas
Jordan Lawler
| Dallas Jesuit
Lawler has taken over as the top prospect in the Class of 2021 and is a potential Top 10 draft pick. As a sophomore, he batted .385 with 25 RBI and four home runs.

Utah
Cam Day
| Layton
As a sophomore, he posted a 1.97 ERA with 60 strikeouts in just 49.2 innings. He finished his sophomore season with back-to-back 10 strikeout efforts against Northridge.

Vermont
Owen Ellington
| U-32 (Montpelier)
Named the state player of the year as a sophomore, Ellington struck out 66 batters and had a 0.47 ERA while also batting .457. He has committed to play at UConn.

Virginia
Elijah Lambros
| Fredericksburg Christian
A multi-sport athlete, Lambros has been tabbed by Prep Baseball Report as the top baseball player in Virginia. He played at Stafford as a sophomore and batted .427 with 18 RBI while leading the team to a state championship.

Washington
Malakhi Knight
| Marysville Getchell (Marysville)
A two-sport star, Knight excelled on the hardcourt for the Chargers while also emerging as the state's top baseball prospect as an outfielder in the Class of 2021.

West Virginia
Grant Hussey
| Parkersburg South (Parkersburg)
The first baseman has committed to West Virginia. He batted .385 as a freshman and earned honorable mention all-state honors as a sophomore.

Wisconsin
Noah Miller
| Ozaukee (Fredonia)
Already signed by Alabama, Miller is tabbed as the top player in the state by Perfect Game and Prep Baseball Report. As a sophomore, he batted .500 with nine doubles and three home runs.
High school baseball rankings: Barbe climbs to No. 2 in OFFICIAL Top 25 after starting season 20-0 - OFFICIAL
High school baseball rankings: Barbe climbs to No. 2 in MaxPreps Top 25 after starting season 20-0
Barbe (Lake Charles, La.) last won a MaxPreps National Championship in 2014 when it finished 39-2. The Buccaneers are making another run at a possible national crown with 20 straight wins to start the 2021 season after an 8-2 win Tuesday over crosstown rival Sam Houston. That streak is enough to put Barbe at No. 2 in the MaxPreps Top 25 high school baseball rankings.

Barbe sits behind No. 1 Buford, which continues to clobber opponents with its pitching and hitting. Dylan Lesko proved that point when he struck out 10 and hit a home run against Marist. Lesko is the No. 2 player in the Class of 2022 by Perfect Game.

Calvary Christian Academy avenged its loss to IMG Academy with an 8-2 win. However, the Eagles fell to Pembroke Pines Charter to drop two spots to No. 7.

Meanwhile, Madison Central (Miss.) continues its rise up the rankings, jumping five to No. 4 after four lopsided wins by a combined score of 49-7.

Dropped out:
Grayson (Loganville, Ga.)

Game of the Week: Calvary Christian Academy 8, IMG Academy 2. The Eagles avenged their earlier loss to the Ascenders with an impressive effort by pitchers Irving Carter and Andrew Painter. Carter struck out eight in five innings while Painter fanned two.

Player of the Week: Malachi Lott, Gregory-Portland. In a win over Flour Bluff, Lott hit a home run and also threw a no-hitter with 11 strikeouts.

Recruit Watch: Brock Selvidge, Hamilton. In the season opener for the Huskies, Selvidge showed why he's one of the top two-way players in the nation, hitting two home runs and striking out six in three innings pitched.

Game to Watch: Barbe vs. Sam Houston. The state of Louisiana's two best teams reside right in Lake Charles. The two teams played on Tuesday and play again Thursday.
Dylan Schlotterback, Lake Travis
Photo by Robbie Rakestraw
Dylan Schlotterback, Lake Travis
MaxPreps Top 25 high school baseball rankings

1. Buford (Ga.)
Record:
18-0 | Last week: 1
Results: Def. Habersham Central 10-1, 13-0; def. Marist, 7-2, def. Dacula, 7-1, 12-0.
Stats: Jackson Gaspard was 3-for-4 with a double in the first win over Habersham while Jax Brockett threw a one-hitter with six strikeouts in the second game. Dylan Lesko struck out 10 against Marist and hit a home run. He added two doubles and a home run in a 12-0 win over Dacula.
Next: March 29 vs. Central Gwinnett.

2. Barbe (Lake Charles, La.)
Record:
20-0 | Last week: 2
Results: Def. St. Louis Catholic, 6-1; def. Zachary, 10-4, 9-4, 6-1 and 5-4. Def. Sam Houston, 8-2.
Stats: Donovan LaSalle and Kameron Edwards both had home runs in the 9-4 win over Zachary with Edwards also hitting a grand slam in the 6-1 victory.
Next: Thur. vs. Sam Houston, Sat. vs. Sulphur.

3. Jesuit (Tampa, Fla.)
Record:
11-1 | Last week: 6
Results: Def. Durant, 10-2
Stats: Dominic Castellano struck out eight against Durant.
Next: Wed. vs. Bartow, Fri. vs. Sickles.

4. Madison Central (Madison, Miss.)
Record:
11-0 | Last week: 9
Results: Def. North Pike, 12-3; def. Newton County, 13-1; def. Neshoba Central, 15-3, def. Northwest Rankin, 9-0.
Stats: Braden Montgomery had a home run and Gatlin Sanders was 4-for-4 with five RBI against North Pike. Hunter Hines went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI.
Next: Sat. vs. West Jones.

5. Stoneman Douglas (Parkland, Fla.)
Record:
14-1 | Last week: 11
Results: Def. Monsignor Pace, 11-0; def. Hollywood Hills, 16-0, def. Flanagan, 8-1; def. Cypress, 11-2.
Stats: Jake Clement and Grant McDonald both hit home runs against Monsignor Pace while Chris Arroyo struck out 13 in six innings. Arroyo and Clement combined to toss a no-hitter. Aiden Minott had a home run against Hollywood Hills.
Next: No games scheduled.

6. Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.)
Record:
3-1 | Last week: 4
Results: Def. Chaparral, 6-4; def. Chandler, 12-7, lost to Red Mountain, 2-1; def. Chandler, 6-4.
Stats: Brock Selvidge had two home runs and struck out six in three innings against Chaparral. Prince DeBoskie was 2-for-4 with two doubles and five RBI against Chandler.
Next: Fri. vs. San Luis.

7. Calvary Christian Academy (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
Record:
11-2 | Last week: 5
Results: Def. North Broward Prep, 6-5; def. IMG Academy, 8-2; def. South Plantation, 15-7; def. Sagemont, 13-3, lost to Pembroke Pines Charter, 5-3.
Stats: Irving Carter struck out eight against IMG Academy while Jonathan Lane was 4-for-4 with two doubles. Lane, Erik Blair and Alex Ulloa each had a home run against South Plantation.
Next: TBA

8. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
Record:
12-2 | Last week: 3
Results: Lost to Calvary Christian Academy, 8-2; def. Doral Academy, 7-1.
Stats: Elijah Green was 2-for-4 with a double against Calvary Christian. Jackson Ferris struck out 10 against Doral.
Next:  Wed. vs. Bob Jones (Ala.), Thur. vs. Baylor (Tenn.), Fri. vs. Allatoona (Ga.).

9. Lakeland Christian (Lakeland, Fla.)
Record:
11-0 | Last week: NR
Results: Defeated Winter Haven, 4-1; def. George Jenkins, 6-2. Also has a win over Calvary Christian.
Next: Wed. vs. Inspiration Academy and Winter Haven.

10. Calvary Christian (Clearwater, Fla.)
Record:
11-1 | Last week: 10
Results: Did not play
Next: Thur. vs. Clearwater Central Catholic, Fri. vs. Berkeley Prep.

11. Auburn (Ala.)
Record:
16-1 | Last week: 20
Results: Def. Harris County, 10-0; def. Trinity Christian, 10-0; def. Cullman, 2-0.
Stats: Ryan Austin had a double and a home run with five RBI against Harris County. Brady Fuller had a double and a home run against Trinity Christian. Austin and Patrick McGlon both hit home runs against Cullman.
Next: Fri. vs. Cullman, Sat. vs. Huntsville and Bob Jones.

12. Carrollton (Ga.)
Record:
17-1 | Last week: 12
Results: Def. South Paulding, 2-0; def. Douglas County, 15-1 and 9-1.
Stats: Eli Runyan struck out 8 against South Paulding. Ace Williamson had a triple and three RBI against Douglas County.
Next: Wed. vs. Rome, Thur. vs. Florence, Fri. vs. Rome.

13. Lake Travis (Austin, Texas)
Record:
18-2-2 | Last week: 13
Results: Def. San Marcos, 8-4, 3-0; def. Hays, 4-3.
Stats: Dylan Schlotterback was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI in the first game against San Marcos while Ethan Roark threw a one-hitter with nine strikeouts in the second game.
Next: Thur. vs. Hays.

14. Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.)
Record:
12-1 | Last week: 14
Results: Def. Grace Christian, 9-7; def. St. John Paul II, 4-2, def Cardinal Newman, 4-3.
Stats: Cade Bush had three home runs and was also the winning pitcher against Grace Christian.
Next: Fri. vs. Palm Beach Central.

15. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
Record:
11-1 | Last week: 15
Results: Def. Pembroke Pines Charter, 6-3.
Stats: Daniel Cuvet was 3-for-5 with a double, a home run and five RBI in the win.
Next: Wed. vs. Chaminade Madonna.

16. Gregory-Portland (Portland, Texas)
Record:
20-0-1 | Last week: 16
Results: Def. Flour Bluff, 12-0; def. Victoria West, 9-3, def. King, 4-0.
Stats: Malachi Lott hit a home run and threw a no-hitter with 11 strikeouts against Flour Bluff. Walker Janek also had a double and a home run in the win.
Next:
Fri. vs. Victoria East.

17. Sam Houston (Lake Charles, La.)
Record:
17-3 | Last week: 8
Results: Def. Airline, 17-4; def. St. Pius, 10-1; lost to Dutchtown, 5-1; def. Vanderbilt Catholic, 6-1. Lost to Barbe 8-2
Stats: Sam Ardoin had two doubles and Andrew Glass had two triples against Airline.
Next: Thur. vs. Barbe, Sat. vs. Comeaux.

18. Tompkins (Katy, Texas)
Record:
18-1-1 | Last week: 19
Results: Def. Morton Ranch 38-0, def. Seven Lakes, 8-1, def. Mayde Creek, 10-0.
Stats: Drew Markle and Cash Russell each had five RBI and Tyler Brownlee and Jace LaViolette had six RBI apiece against Morton Ranch. LaViolette also had three doubles and Markle had two. Tompkins had 27 base hits in the win.
Next: Fri. vs. Cinco Ranch; Sat. vs. Langham.

19. St. Mary Prep (Orchard Lake, Mich.)
Record:
0-0 | Last week: 17
Results: Did not play
Next: Opens season Sat. vs. Catholic Central.

20. Baylor (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
Record:
3-0 | Last week: 22
Results: Def. Soddy Daisy, 19-0; def. Rabun Gap, 6-4.
Stats: Daniel Corona, Jay Dill and Vito Valincius each hit home runs against Soddy Daisy. Valincius also hit a home run against Rabun Gap.
Next: Wed. vs. Florence, Thur. vs. IMG Academy, Fri. vs. Bob Jones.

21. Winder-Barrow (Winder, Ga.)
Record:
14-1 | Last week: 23
Results: Def. Central Gwinnett, 15-0; def. Lanier, 3-0, 9-5.
Stats: Brady House was 4-for-4 with two doubles in the win. He also had a home run in each of the wins over Lanier.
Next: Wed./Fri. vs. Lanier.

22. Farragut (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Record:
6-0 | Last week: 25
Results: Def. Summit, 8-3; def. Lebanon, 6-2; def. Tullahoma, 8-5; def. Christ Presbyterian, 8-1; def. Heritage, 9-5, Bearden, 9-1.
Stats: Hudson Seiglar had two home runs against Summit while Hunter Merrick hit one out against Tullahoma and Angus Pence had one against Christ Presbyterian.
Next: Wed. vs. Bearden; Fri. vs. Dobyns-Bennett.

23. Owasso (Okla.)
Record:
12-1 | Last week: 21
Results: Def. Community Christian, 13-5; def. Prague, 13-1; def. Verdigris, 12-2; def. Sallisaw, 11-3; lost to Union 5-2.
Stats: Brennan Phillips had a home run against Community Christian. Solomon Skalnik was 4-for-4 with a double and two RBI against Verdigris. Phillips had two doubles and four RBI while Brody Green had a home run against Sallisaw.
Next: TBA

24. Reagan (San Antonio, Texas)
Record:
18-3 | Last week: 18
Results: Def. Brandeis, 3-0; lost to Johnson, 1-0.
Next: No games scheduled.

25. De La Salle (Concord, Calif.)
Record:
1-0 | Last week: 24
Results: Def. Franklin (Elk Grove), 8-1.
Stats: Liam Little hit a home run in the win.
Next: Sat. vs. Tracy.