813Preps Week 7 Baseball Rankings
813Preps Week 7 Baseball Rankings
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* Our Week 7 rankings were voted on by 813Preps editor Jarrett Guthrie, correspondent Will Turner, and 620WDAE's Jay Recher. Follow Jay's coverage of all things Tampa Bay sports at his blog by clicking here. *
|Sickles junior Dylan Eskew kept Plant off the board and added a|
two-run homer to the Gryphons win over the Panthers.
2. Plant (14-3) – Well Plant finds itself narrowly edged in this week’s poll after two weeks at the top, after dropping a tight 2-0, district game to Sickles. The Panthers have split with the Gryphons on the year, but the recent loss played with our voters this week. Plant did pick up a 1-0 win against Newsome last week, and will have to contend with Riverview on Wednesday, before wrapping up Class 8A-District 5 play against Steinbrenner on Thursday. [Last Week’s Ranking: 1]
|King senior Justice Thompson is hitting .407 on the year with 17 RBI.|
|CDS senior Frank Furey.|
5. Leto (13-4) – If you haven’t yet seen Falcons junior Christian Suarez pitch, make plans to head to King on Thursday as he takes his 7-0 record on the line against a mighty King lineup. He was outstanding in a pitching duel against Brandon’s BJ Carter as Leto escaped with a 2-1 on Friday. However, a big tip of the cap goes to last Tuesday’s starter – senior Jakob Ryley – who worked six scoreless innings in a 7-0, district win against Gaither. The Falcons face Freedom Wednesday, before traveling to King on Thursday. [Last Week’s Ranking: T6]
|Leto senior pitcher Jakob Ryley tossed six scoreless innings in a Falcons win over Gaither last week|
6. Cambridge Christian (14-2) – The Lancers saw its 13-game win streak snapped dropping an 11-5 district game to Lakeland Christian last Friday and it has caused a little slide down the list. Cambridge Christian did pick up wins over Seffner Christian and Hernando Christian last week. Things DO NOT get easier this week with games at Sarasota Cardinal Mooney Tuesday, and a big one at Skyway against Bishop McLaughlin on Thursday. [Last Week’s Ranking: 4]
7. Plant City (11-4) – The Raiders dropped one to Strawberry Crest on Tuesday in the team’s only game of the week. A pair of district games at home against Bloomingdale (both are 4-2 in 8A-6) and at East Bay on the schedule this week and the Raiders have a chance to control their destiny in the upcoming district tournament. [Last Week’s Ranking: 5]
|Bloomingdale's Dominic Gonnella has six RBI in the|
Bulls last four games.
9. Gaither (10-5) – Gaither has a win in its pocket over King, but Cowboys host the Lions on Wednesday to decide the No. 2 district seed. Gaither defeated Alonso by a run on Tuesday, but came up flat against Leto in a 7-0 loss on Thursday. Along with the game against King, the Cowboys face district opponent Chamberlain this Thursday and travel out to take on Strawberry Crest on Saturday. [Last Week’s Ranking: 10]
10. Wharton (12-4) – Last Tuesday was an ugly one as the Wildcats took it on the chin in a 10-2 loss to Steinbrenner. But Wharton responded by staying undefeated in 8A-4 with a 1-0, district win over Freedom as senior Duncan Pastore was on his game, tossing a 2-hit shutout with eight strikeouts. The Wildcats already have the district tournament top-seed in the bag, but have one more district game to play traveling to Strawberry Crest on Thursday. Wharton also faces Alonso on the road on Saturday. [Last Week’s Ranking: 9]
The Next Five:
11. Jesuit (12-5) – [Last Week’s Ranking: 8]
12. Berkeley Prep (12-6) – [Last Week’s Ranking: 13]
13. Newsome (10-5) - [Last Week’s Ranking: 12]
14. Jefferson (10-5) - [Last Week’s Ranking: NR]
15. Strawberry Crest (9-6) - [Last Week’s Ranking: NR]
Falling out of the rankings this week: Alonso (9-9) and Riverview (10-7).