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Baseball America/National High School Baseball Coaches Association Top 25

The latest Baseball America/National High School Baseball Coaches Association Top 25 has a new No. 1 and a lot of changes after several ranked teams faced off in the USA Baseball National High School Invitational. Tampa’s Jesuit High jumped four spots to No. 1 after Carroll High (Corpus Christi, Texas) and Bishop Gorman High (Las Vegas) lost at the NHSI and Utah’s Spanish Fork High as well as Klein-Collins High (Spring, Texas) dropped games in the last two weeks.

The NHSI champion, Mater Dei High (Santa Ana, Calif.), made the biggest jump. The Monarchs climbed 13 spots to No. 5 despite splitting a doubleheader upon their return to Southern California.

The staffs of Baseball America and the NHSBCA compile the Top 25 rankings. In-season polls will be conducted every two weeks and released every other Tuesday throughout the season. Records indicated are as of April 8 and do not include ties.

Rank School Record Previous
1 Jesuit HS, Tampa 17-1 5
2 Calallen HS, Corpus Christi, Texas 24-0 7
3 Columbus HS, Miami 17-2 9
4 Spanish Fork (Utah) HS 11-1 3
5 Mater Dei HS, Santa Ana, Calif. 12-4 18
6 Harvard-Westlake HS, Studio City, Calif. 12-3 10
7 Parkview HS, Lilburn, Ga. 13-3 8
8 Orange (Calif.) Lutheran HS 12-3 6
9 Olympia HS, Orlando 21-0 13
10 Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas 13-2 2
11 Carroll HS, Corpus Christi, Texas 19-2 1
12 Gloucester Catholic HS, Gloucester City, N.J. 4-0 12
13 Seven Lakes HS, Katy, Texas 20-2 21
14 James River HS, Midlothian, Va. 8-0 17
15 Klein-Collins HS, Spring, Texas 18-4 4
16 Columbus (Ga.) HS 16-1 20
17 Archbishop McCarthy HS, Southwest Ranches, Fla. 15-4 11
18 St. Francis HS, Mountain View, Calif. 16-0 NR
19 Clovis West HS, Fresno, Calif. 18-3 19
20 American Heritage HS, Plantation, Fla. 15-4 24
21 Owasso (Okla.) HS 17-2 NR
22 Broken Arrow (Okla.) HS 20-3 22
23 Gainesville (Ga.) HS 17-0 NR
24 Madison HS, Vienna, Va. 8-1 NR
25 Mount Si HS, Snoqualmie, Wash. 7-1 NR
Dropped out: No. 14 Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, N.J.; No. 15 North HS, Riverside, Calif.; No. 16 Washington HS, New York; No. 23 Highlands Ranch (Colo.) HS; No. 25 Lawrence (Kan.) HS

2012 Team USA San Diego Rooster

Manager: Mark Wilson #11

Coaches:  Dave Lewis #12
Bill McClurg #17
Cliff Bernard


Record: 0-0
Sponsors: All-Star Sports Equiptment,Barona Band Of Mission Indians,Brown Gloves,Eric Chavez Baseball Academy

 

# Name
JAMIE ABRAMS
IVAN AMAYA
JOAQUIN AVALOS
BRAEDEN BARR
AUSTIN BERNARD
BRANDON BERTUSSI
SISLER CLAYTON
JOEY D’AMICO
JONATHAN DOULGEROPOULOS
ALBERTO ESCOTO
JOSHUA FITZGERALD
HUNTER IRWIN
ROMAN MARTINEZ
JOEL MITCHELL
CYRUS NOLAN
ANDY RIOS
CARL SCHWETTMAN
CLAYTON SISLER
TRISTAN SIZIK
PATRICK SULLIVAN
DYLAN WANNAMAKER

2012 TEAM USA SAN DIEGO BASEBALL TRYOUTS

2012 TEAM USA SAN DIEGO BASEBALL TRYOUTS

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Last Years Team Went to Japan and Finished Bronze

Team USA San Diego will be holding tryouts for the 31st World Boys Baseball Tournament. We will be traveling to Australia in August. All players must be born after April 1 1996. Tryouts will be held Sunday Jan.15th – 1pm at East Clairemont Athletic Field.
Please call Mark Wilson 858-361-9344 for any questions.

Xtreme Diamond Sports – Super State Championships Labor Day Weekend Baseball Tournament

Start Date

Saturday, September 3, 2011

End Date

Monday, September 5, 2011

Address

3321 Conduit Rd.

Description

OUR LABOR DAY WEEKEND SUPER STATE NIT IN BEAUTIFUL SAN DIEGO ALWAYS SELLS OUT AND TRADITIONALLY DRAWS OVER 150 TEAMS!
PLAY ON THE BEST BASEBALL FIELDS ON THE WEST COAST IN THE BEAUTIFUL BEACH TOURIST DESTINATION OF SAN DIEGO, CA

**TOURNAMENT FACTS**
3 GAMES GUARANTEED!
REAL TIME SCORING ON WEB-SITE!
NATIONAL RANKINGS POINTS
TOWARDS NATIONAL RANKINGS!
UP TO TOP 4 TEAMS EACH DIVISION

**QUALIFIER**
FOR OUR 2011 WORLD SERIES

**FORMAT**
OPEN ROSTERS!!
Age Cutoff: 05/01/2011
3 GAME GUARANTEE!
ALL TEAMS GUARANTEED 3 GAME MINIMUM – WITH OUR UNIQUE & ORIGINAL FORMAT WHENEVER THERE ARE 8 TEAMS OR MORE IN A BRACKET TEAMS WILL PLAY 2 POOL PLAY GAMES FOR SEEDINGS INTO INDIVIDUAL SINGLE-ELIMINATION CHAMPIONSHIP (AMERICAN/NATIONAL) ROUNDS SOME TEAMS WILL PLAY MORE THAN 3 GAMES

**BASEBALLS**
WE SUPPLY 3 BASEBALLS PER GAME

**AWARDS PACKAGE**
SUPER STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RINGS AWARDED
TO PARTICIPATING PLAYERS ON CHAMP TEAM
CHAMPIONSHIP AND FINALIST TEAM
TROPHY FOR FIRST AND SECOND PLACE TEAMS
INDIVIDUAL AWARDS WILL BE AWARDED TO
PARTICIPATING PLAYERS ON
CHAMPIONSHIP / FINALIST TEAM

DIRECTOR:
Rick Melendrez

Entry Address:
1746 La Cantera Way
Beaumont, CA 92223

PH: (951) 538-2111
Fax: (951) 845-1298
EMAIL:
Rick@xtremediamondsports.com
http://www.XtremeDiamondSports.com

Class/Type/Skill Level

Tournament Travel Baseball

Ages:

8 and under  9 and under  10 and under  11 and under  12 and under  13 and under  14 and under  15 and under  16 and under  17 and under  18 and under  High School 

Min Games Allowed

3

Organization Information

Xtreme Diamond Sports

951-538-2111

Visit organizer’s website

Xtreme Diamond Sports – Early Bird Classic Season Opener Baseball Tournament

Start Date

Saturday, August 20, 2011

End Date

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Address

16400 Brookhurst Street

Description

**LOCATIONS & DIVISIONS**

FOUNTAIN VALLEY SPORTS PARK – Fountain Valley
RICHARD T. STEED PARK – San Clemente

& Local Orange County High School Sites

**TOURNAMENT FACTS**
3 GAMES GUARANTEED!
REAL TIME SCORING ON WEB-SITE!
NATIONAL RANKINGS POINTS
TOWARDS NATIONAL RANKINGS!
UP TO TOP 4 TEAMS EACH DIVISION

**QUALIFIER**
FOR OUR 2011 WORLD SERIES

**FORMAT**
OPEN ROSTERS!!
Age Cutoff: 05/01/2011
3 GAME GUARANTEE!
ALL TEAMS GUARANTEED 3 GAME MINIMUM – WITH OUR UNIQUE & ORIGINAL FORMAT WHENEVER THERE ARE 8 TEAMS OR MORE IN A BRACKET TEAMS WILL PLAY 2 POOL PLAY GAMES FOR SEEDINGS INTO INDIVIDUAL SINGLE-ELIMINATION CHAMPIONSHIP (AMERICAN/NATIONAL) ROUNDS SOME TEAMS WILL PLAY MORE THAN 3 GAMES

**BASEBALLS**
WE SUPPLY 3 BASEBALLS PER GAME

**AWARDS PACKAGE**
CHAMPIONSHIP AND FINALIST TEAM
TROPHY FOR FIRST AND SECOND PLACE TEAMS
INDIVIDUAL AWARDS WILL BE AWARDED TO
PARTICIPATING PLAYERS ON
CHAMPIONSHIP / FINALIST TEAM

DIRECTOR:
Rick Melendrez

Entry Address:
1746 La Cantera Way
Beaumont, CA 92223

PH: (951) 538-2111
Fax: (951) 845-1298
EMAIL:
Rick@xtremediamondsports.com
http://www.XtremeDiamondSports.com

Class/Type/Skill Level

Tournament Travel Baseball

Ages:

8 and under  9 and under  10 and under  11 and under  12 and under  13 and under  14 and under  15 and under  16 and under  17 and under  18 and under  High School 

Min Games Allowed

3

Organization Information

Xtreme Diamond Sports

951-538-2111

Visit organizer’s website

St. Francis catcher Hubinger named MVP in Southern Section’s All-Star game victory

By Gerry Gittelson, Special to the Daily News

In four baseball seasons at St. Francis High, David Hubinger never won a playoff game.

But the Pepperdine-bound catcher saved his best for last Saturday in the fifth annual City vs. Southern Section All-Star Baseball Game, going 2 for 3 with a double and three RBIs to help the Southern Section to a 15-3 win before a crowd of about 600 at Birmingham High.

Hubinger did not make an appearance until the seventh inning, and his two-run pinch-hit double highlighted a three-run rally to help the Southern Section pull away for good.

An inning later, Hubinger drilled a run-scoring single, as the winners scored 10 runs over the final three innings to win going away.

He was named game MVP, as the Southern Section won for the first time since 2008 in a series the City leads 3-2.

“It feels great, but this trophy isn’t just for me. It’s for the whole Southern Section because we hadn’t won this game in a while,” Hubinger said. “No, we didn’t win any playoff games at St. Francis, but it was still a great four years – we just came up a little short. The Mission League is tough.”

Valencia’s Nick Rivas earned the relief win, pitching for the first time since April 27 after missing the last month of the season because of a sore arm.

“The kids played well. We had a lot of talent out there,” said Southern Section coach Zach Miller of Westlake. “I just told them the CIF hasn’t won it in a few years, and then I let the kids do what they do. We had a lot of big, strong players. We were bigger, stronger and faster, and that’s what mattered.”

 

Calabasas’ Alex Rubanowitz was 2 for 2 with a double, two RBIs and two runs for the Sourthern Section, scoring the go-ahead run the seventh. He also turned a double play for the final out in the bottom of the ninth.

“These were the best players in the area, so it was a great baseball game and a lot of fun,” Rubanowitz said. “I enjoyed playing with second baseman Quincy Quintero (of Valencia). We were good up the middle.”

In the sixth, the City scored a run on a bases-loaded walk Sylmar’s Frankie Figueroa to tie the score 3-3, but it could have been worse. After walking four batters in the inning, Rivas was able to minimize the damage by inducing El Camino Real’s Chris Whitmer to fly to left, as Saugus’ Justin Sheehan made a nice diving catch for the third out.

The Southern Section scored first in the top of the third when Alemany’s Edgar Montes doubled and came home on a base hit by Valencia’s Alex Bishop. The City answered when San Fernando’s David Garcia got aboard on a bunt single, advanced on a grounder, took third on a wild pitch by Oaks Christian’s Travis Radke, then scored on San Pedro’s Anthony Canjura’s single.

Radke had four strikeouts in two innings.

Harvard-Westlake’s Wes Peacock and Valencia’s Shane Zeile hit consecutive doubles in the fifth to score a run, and the Southern Section added three runs in the seventh to pull ahead 6-3. Chaminade’s Tanner Reibinspies had an RBI double, followed by a two-run double by Hubinger.

Reibinspies added another run and another RBI double.

The Southern Section totaled 18 hits. Sylmar’s Juvenal Terrazas took the loss.

Grossmont pitcher drafted early by Toronto

 

By Bill Dickens, Special to the U-T
7:50 p.m., June 6, 2011
Grossmont senior Joe Musgrove was drafted by Toronto Blue Jays.

Grossmont senior Joe Musgrove was drafted by Toronto Blue Jays. — Earnie Grafton

EL CAJON — Grossmont High senior Joe Musgrove was following the pro baseball draft on television Monday thinking he probably wouldn’t see his name pop up on the screen.

He was wrong.

The right-handed pitcher was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the compensation round. He was the 46th player chosen overall and the only local pick among Monday’s 60 selections.

“I was thinking there was a slight chance I’d go the first day,” Musgrove said. “But honestly I’m shocked that I did. I thought it would be tomorrow (Tuesday).”

The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Musgrove said he believed he would be drafted somewhere between the second or third rounds.

“I didn’t expect this high at all,” he said.

Musgrove, who was topping out at 93 mph in Saturday’s San Diego Section Division I championship game against Rancho Bernardo, said the Blue Jays, Red Sox, Orioles and Rays had expressed interest in him.

He finished his senior season with a 7-5 record, two saves, a 2.40 ERA and 99 strikeouts in 78 2/3 innings.

“I know Toronto had somebody charting me at almost every game I pitched this season,” Musgrove said. “So when they picked me I was excited more than surprised.”

Musgrove has accepted a scholarship offer to San Diego State but said he is eager to work out a deal with the Blue Jays.

“I want to finish up my senior year (he graduates June 16) and get out there in time for the start of rookie (league) ball,” Musgrove said. “This is what I’ve been working toward, so I want to sign and get going on my career.”

Locals chosen for showcase baseball game

By Bill Dickens, Special to the U-T
 

Juniors Cody Poteet of Christian and Corey Oswalt of Madison will play for the West All-Stars in the Perfect Game All-American Classic presented by Rawlings.

Formerly known as the Aflac All-American Baseball Classic, the country’s premier high school baseball showcase will be played at 5 p.m. Aug. 14 at Petco Park.

Poteet, a pitcher-third baseman who has accepted a scholarship offer to UCLA, pitched sparingly for the Patriots his junior season. However, he led East County with a .509 batting average (55-for-108).

“This is a huge honor, something I’ve wanted to be a part of since I was a little kid,” said Poteet, who said his future is as a pitcher.

Oswalt, a shortstop, batted .541 (33-for-61) with four home runs and 21 RBI for the Warhawks this season. He has accepted a scholarship offer to Oregon.

“To be able to represent San Diego as one of the best high school players in the nation is a great honor,” Oswalt said. “Playing with all these great players will definitely elevate my game.”

The East vs. West event featuring 38 of the nation’s best high school seniors of 2012 will be televised by the CBS Sports Network.

General admission tickets are $5 at the box office and $6 online and will go on sale at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Tickets also will be available at the Petco Park box office, online at

padres.com and by phone at (619) 795-5555.

Perfect Game USA, a baseball scouting service, produces showcase events across the country. More information at

pgallamerican.com

High School Top 25: June 8

By Nathan Rode/BA

Edison High of Huntington Beach, Calif. has eyed a national title the last two seasons, but for the second straight season, an early exit in the playoffs have squashed the team’s hopes. Edison High had moved up to No. 1 in the previous Baseball America/National High School Baseball Coach Association Top 25, but its loss to to Lakewood (Calif.) High in the quarterfinals of the Southern Section Division I playoffs dropped them to No. 18 in the new rankings.

Archbishop McCarthy High of Southwest Ranches, Fla. jumped Spanish Fork (Utah) High to take over the top spot. Spanish Fork won the Utah 4-A state title, but had to travel through the loser’s bracket to do so. Archbishop McCarthy won 16 straight games on its way to defeating Jesuit High of Tampa in the 4-A finals. The Mavericks proved their worth by taking down the then-No. 13 team in the country, which threw its ace, Lance McCullers Jr.—a top prospect for 2012.

Most of the country has wrapped up postseason play, with Texas being the active state with the most implications on the rankings. State champions in the Lone Star state will be decided this week with Corpus Christi’s Carroll High (currently ranked No. 5) and Brenham High (ranked 11th) looking to repeat, a daunting task for Texas.

The staffs of Baseball America and the NHSBCA compile the Top 25 rankings. In-season polls will be conducted every two weeks and released every other Tuesday throughout the season. Records indicated are as of June 5  and do not include ties. The last poll will be released on Tuesday, June 14 and expand to 50 teams.

Rank School Record Previous
1 Archbishop McCarthy HS, Southwest Ranches, Fla. 29-3 3
2 Spanish Fork (Utah) HS 29-3 2
3 Broken Arrow (Okla.) HS 37-2 4
4 Marist School, Atlanta 33-4 8
5 Carroll HS, Corpus Christi* 35-6 7
6 Buchanan HS, Clovis, Calif. 30-2 10
7 Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas 35-4 11
8 Bishop Amat HS, La Puente, Calif. 29-4 14
9 Maize (Kan.) HS 25-0 16
10 West Boca HS, Boca Raton, Fla. 28-4 19
11 Brenham (Texas) HS* 36-7 25
12 Mountain Pointe HS, Phoenix 28-5 17
13 Owasso (Okla.) HS 37-2 12
14 North HS, Riverside, Calif. 27-7 NR
15 Bishop Verot HS, Fort Myers, Fla. 28-4 21
16 South County HS, Lorton, Va.* 26-0 22
17 Saguaro HS, Scottsdale, Ariz. 34-4 23
18 Edison HS, Huntington Beach, Calif. 25-4 1
19 Calallen HS, Corpus Christi* 38-5 NR
20 Alonso HS, Tampa 23-5 NR
21 Parkview HS, Lilburn, Ga. 29-10 NR
22 JSerra Catholic HS, San Juan Capistrano, Calif. 24-5 6
23 Columbus (Ga.) HS 30-9 NR
24 Jesuit HS, Tampa 26-6 13
25 Brazoswood HS, Clute, Texas* 30-8 NR
Dropped out: No. 5 Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, N.J.; No. 9 Clements HS, Fort Bend, Texas; No. 15 Rockwall-Heath HS, Rockwall, Texas; No. 18 Spalding HS, Griffin, Ga.; No. 20 Mater Dei HS, Santa Ana, Calif. No. 24 Lamar HS, Houston

High School Top 25: June 8

By Nathan Rode/BA
June 8, 2011

Edison High of Huntington Beach, Calif. has eyed a national title the last two seasons, but for the second straight season, an early exit in the playoffs have squashed the team’s hopes. Edison High had moved up to No. 1 in the previous Baseball America/National High School Baseball Coach Association Top 25, but its loss to to Lakewood (Calif.) High in the quarterfinals of the Southern Section Division I playoffs dropped them to No. 18 in the new rankings.

Archbishop McCarthy High of Southwest Ranches, Fla. jumped Spanish Fork (Utah) High to take over the top spot. Spanish Fork won the Utah 4-A state title, but had to travel through the loser’s bracket to do so. Archbishop McCarthy won 16 straight games on its way to defeating Jesuit High of Tampa in the 4-A finals. The Mavericks proved their worth by taking down the then-No. 13 team in the country, which threw its ace, Lance McCullers Jr.—a top prospect for 2012.

Most of the country has wrapped up postseason play, with Texas being the active state with the most implications on the rankings. State champions in the Lone Star state will be decided this week with Corpus Christi’s Carroll High (currently ranked No. 5) and Brenham High (ranked 11th) looking to repeat, a daunting task for Texas.

The staffs of Baseball America and the NHSBCA compile the Top 25 rankings. In-season polls will be conducted every two weeks and released every other Tuesday throughout the season. Records indicated are as of June 5  and do not include ties. The last poll will be released on Tuesday, June 14 and expand to 50 teams.

Rank School Record Previous
1 Archbishop McCarthy HS, Southwest Ranches, Fla. 29-3 3
2 Spanish Fork (Utah) HS 29-3 2
3 Broken Arrow (Okla.) HS 37-2 4
4 Marist School, Atlanta 33-4 8
5 Carroll HS, Corpus Christi* 35-6 7
6 Buchanan HS, Clovis, Calif. 30-2 10
7 Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas 35-4 11
8 Bishop Amat HS, La Puente, Calif. 29-4 14
9 Maize (Kan.) HS 25-0 16
10 West Boca HS, Boca Raton, Fla. 28-4 19
11 Brenham (Texas) HS* 36-7 25
12 Mountain Pointe HS, Phoenix 28-5 17
13 Owasso (Okla.) HS 37-2 12
14 North HS, Riverside, Calif. 27-7 NR
15 Bishop Verot HS, Fort Myers, Fla. 28-4 21
16 South County HS, Lorton, Va.* 26-0 22
17 Saguaro HS, Scottsdale, Ariz. 34-4 23
18 Edison HS, Huntington Beach, Calif. 25-4 1
19 Calallen HS, Corpus Christi* 38-5 NR
20 Alonso HS, Tampa 23-5 NR
21 Parkview HS, Lilburn, Ga. 29-10 NR
22 JSerra Catholic HS, San Juan Capistrano, Calif. 24-5 6
23 Columbus (Ga.) HS 30-9 NR
24 Jesuit HS, Tampa 26-6 13
25 Brazoswood HS, Clute, Texas* 30-8 NR
Dropped out: No. 5 Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, N.J.; No. 9 Clements HS, Fort Bend, Texas; No. 15 Rockwall-Heath HS, Rockwall, Texas; No. 18 Spalding HS, Griffin, Ga.; No. 20 Mater Dei HS, Santa Ana, Calif. No. 24 Lamar HS, Houston