High-SchoolBaseball: Lakewood High School
February, 13, 2012
By Mark Tennis & Doug Huff | ESPN.com
Corpus Christi Caller-Times/Photographer George TuleyCarroll (Corpus Christi) senior outfielder/right-handed pitcher Courtney Hawkins leads the way for the Tigers, who advanced to last year's state semifinals.
Coming up with a preseason baseball top 10 for the Powerade FAB 50 ESPNHS Team Rankings was no easy task.
How high should we rank Harvard-Westlake (Studio City, Calif.), which has the nation’s top right-hander (Lucas Giolito) and left-hander (Max Fried) on its roster?
And what about Jesuit (Tampa, Fla.), led by senior flamethrower and likely first-round pick Lance McCullers Jr.?
Ultimately, the top spot came down to a pair of traditional national powers in Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) and Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.), two schools that once again field impressive collections of players that will make them very tough to beat in their respective leagues.