Baseball: McEachern reaches the top

By Score Atlanta

There’s yet another new No. 1 in Class AAAAAA as the McEachern Indians have finally reached the apex of Georgia high school baseball this week. The Indians have lost just one game since March 13. Also in the state’s largest classification, Parkview ascended to No. 2 after winning six straight since its spring break trip to Florida. The Panthers have outscored the competition – all Region 8 rivals – 58-15 during the winning streak. Grayson entered the top 10 for the first time this season after winning nine straight.

Starr’s Mill sneaked into the top five in Class AAAAA in the midst of a 6-game wining streak, including a win over McIntosh. Houston County debuted in the rankings after compiling an impressive 18-3 record.

In Class AAAA, Columbus and Alexander each lost games last week and Marist happily moved up to No. 2 as a result. Alexander, which dropped two games, fell to No. 8.

Pierce County fell to Appling County in Class AAA, causing Pierce to drop to No. 5 and allowing Appling to return to the poll at No. 10.

Cook is back in the Class AA rankings as the perennial power from South Georgia has fought its way through a tough schedule to a solid region record. Wesleyan dropped out after losing a bevy of recent games.

George Walton Academy took over at No. 1 in Class A-Private after beating Eagle’s Landing Christian Monday. Class A-Public saw no changes.

Class AAAAAA

1. McEachern

2. Parkview

3. Johns Creek

4. Milton

5. Walton

6. Marietta

7. Mill Creek

8. East Coweta

9. Grayson

10. South Gwinnett

Class AAAAA

1. Gainesville

2. Greenbrier

3. Loganville

4. Whitewater

5. Starr’s Mill

6. Dunwoody

7. East Paulding

8. Winder-Barrow

9. McIntosh

10. Houston County

Class AAAA

1. Crisp County

2. Marist

3. Columbus

4. Eastside

5. Redan

6. Veterans

7. Stephens County

8. Alexander

9. Lanier

10. Griffin

Class AAA

1. Blessed Trinity

2. North Hall

3. Cartersville

4. Buford

5. Pierce County

6. St. Pius

7. Woodward Academy

8. Chapel Hill

9. North Oconee

10. Appling County

Class AA

1. Jefferson

2. Lovett

3. Westminster

4. Pepperell

5. Bremen

6. Benedictine

7. Berrien

8. Lamar County

9. Cook

10. Calhoun

Class A-Private

1. George Walton Academy

2. Eagle’s Landing Christian

3. First Presbyterian

4. Mount Paran

5. Holy Innocents’

Class A-Public

1. Gordon Lee

2. Emanuel County Institute

3. Charlton County

4. Baconton Charter

5. Johnson County

7 comments Add your comment

OMacG

April 23rd, 2013
5:52 pm

Does reaching an “apex” really mean anything prior to the playoffs? It only reflects success thus far and potential for future success…but the proof, as always, is revealed in the playoffs. Hope the boys in Blue and Gold keep thangs rolling…

waltonfan

April 23rd, 2013
9:12 pm

I can’t believe Colquitt isn’t ranked. :)

Gus Hall

April 24th, 2013
7:09 am

I am interested to see how many #1 seeds will make early exits from the playoffs.

BPH

April 24th, 2013
8:02 am

I wonder where the great AAA prognosticator…. Dr Bob Giggles… Is?? Several of us tried to tell him back in early and mid-march …. how far off those early ScoreAtlanta AAA rankings were. It was even mentioned way back then that the #1 ranked Buford might not even win their Region. They didn’t. Those early AAA rankings were woefully off…. and that was easily apparent to anyone who follows GHSA baseball at the AAA and AA levels. The rankings are getting more realistic now…. and yes Bob, the Canes who were absurdly missing from that initial top ten ranking …. are now sitting comfortably in the top 5…. where they should have easily been placed by anyone with AAA Baseball knowledge …. BACK IN EARLY MARCH. Anyways… Dr. Giggles…. Just wanted to let ya know….I’m still giggling from your comments on the ranking….. back in March. Thanks for the laugh.

cvilleryder

April 24th, 2013
11:33 am

Giggles have turned into roaring laughter on the account of Dr. Bob Giggles. Given Dr. Giggles absence since that first poll and comment round he obviously isn’t laughing so much. Like I said I am roaring after he called out the Hurricanes for their lack of overall wins versus the competition played. For a fan and alumni it has pleased the Hurricane out of me to see how the Canes have fared not only against their AAA brothers but against some very stiff OOC competition. Dr. Bob will you be around next year? I for one hold out hope for your return to this blog.

HSBaseball fan

April 26th, 2013
7:24 am

Congratuations to the McEachern Indians. Clearly, the coaching change made a huge different with this team.

Rossi

April 26th, 2013
9:28 am

Not sure Region 8-AAAA should have three teams ranked. I hear all 4 playoff teams from Region 5-AAAA should be in Top 10 and that they will likely sweep Region 8 in the first round of the playoffs.