Tuesday, April 17, 2012
N.Y. Week 2 POWERADE baseball rankings
By By Brandon Parker
After games on Saturday, April 14
Lots of movement took place in this week's rankings, partly because many of the top 10 teams spent the past week playing each other in various tournaments.
George Washington retook the top spot after avenging a loss to Cardozo and winning the GW Tournament. Meanwhile, Poly Prep nearly dropped out of the rankings altogether after the previous No. 1 squad lost two straight to Fieldston and St. Joseph-By-The-Sea. Lastly, Grand Street Campus rose the the No. 2 spot after winning the loaded Monroe Tournament.
Here are this week's rankings (last week's rankings in parentheses):
1. George Washington (New York City) 17-5-1 (3) Avenged loss to Cardozo by beating the Judges 6-0 en route to the GW Tournament title. Randy Rodriguez earned MVP honors.
2. Grand Street Campus (Brooklyn) 3-1 (NR) Wolves topped an impressive field to win their second straight Monroe Tournament crown.
3. St. Joseph-By-The-Sea (Staten Island) 2-0 (NR) Pitching was key in two big wins for the Vikings, as Chris Falcone threw a four-hitter in a 1-0 win against Iona Prep and ace Brian Russell bested Poly Prep ace Andrew Zapata during a victory against previous No. 1 Poly Prep.