High-SchoolNew-York: St. Joseph-By-The-Sea

N.Y. Week 7 POWERADE baseball rankings

May, 22, 2012
5/22/12
4:56
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After games on Saturday, May 19

The playoffs get started this week and some teams enter on a hot streak (Grand Street Campus, Cardozo) while others stumbled into the postseason (St. Joseph-by-the-Sea, George Washington). What effect this has on their playoff performance remains to be seen.

Here are this week's rankings (last week's rankings in parentheses):

1. Grand Street Campus (Brooklyn) 15-1 (1)
Heads into PSAL Class A playoffs on hot streak and led by Ernesto Lopez, who led the league with 26 RBIs, five HRs and a .610 batting average.

2. Tottenville (Staten Island) 22-3 (2)
Won 28th straight PSAL Staten Island A division crown and open playoffs Wednesday against Riverdale or Kingsbridge.

3. Cardozo (Queens) 21-2 (8)
Judges won two more games to sweep competition in Queens A East and earn top seed in PSAL Class A playoffs.

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N.Y. Week 6 POWERADE baseball rankings

May, 16, 2012
5/16/12
2:16
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After games on Saturday, May 12

A rankings list that's mostly stood pat the last few weeks saw a newcomer make a big leap in Tottenville after the Pirates downed Poly Prep last week. The Pirates have silently played good baseball since moving out of the rankings after the first week and are just another team to watch as the postseason nears.

Here are this week's rankings (last week's rankings in parentheses):

1. Grand Street Campus (Brooklyn) 13-1 (1)
Easily beat Fort Hamilton last week, creating momentum for two matchups with James Madison and another with No. 6 Poly Prep.

2. Tottenville (Staten Island) 20-3 (NR)
Move into rankings after big win against Poly Prep.

3. St. Joseph-by-the-Sea (Staten Island) 10-1 (2)
Dropped first game of season to Farrell but bounced back with win against Fordham Prep.

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N.Y. Week 5 POWERADE baseball rankings

May, 8, 2012
5/08/12
6:31
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After games on Saturday, May 5

Not much changed in this week's rankings, but that might not be the case next week as league schedules wind down and playoff seeding is put on the line.

Here are this week's rankings (last week's rankings in parentheses):

1. Grand Street Campus (Brooklyn) 10-1 (1)
Ernesto Lopez has sparked this streaking squad, batting .645 with five home runs and 22 RBIs.

2. St. Joseph-by-the-Sea (Staten Island) 7-0 (2)
Downed Archbishop Stepinac 8-0.

3. Xaverian (Brooklyn) 10-2 (3)
Clippers are expected to get a boost this week with the return of pitcher Blaise Scerbo.

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N.Y. Week 4 POWERADE baseball rankings

May, 2, 2012
5/02/12
12:49
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After games on Saturday, April 28

New York City's teams continue to impress as the regular season draws closer to the playoffs. Grand Street Campus has shown its resilience, coming back to beat Telecommunications last week, as well as its scoring potential behind its wealth of talent in the likes of Jose Cuas and Kevin Martir.

The same goes for St. Joseph-by-the-Sea, which saw pitcher Brian Russell fan 17 batters in eight innings en route to a 1-0 win against Cardinal Spelman, and Poly Prep, which looks like the team most expected the Blue Devils to be by winning six straight, including a victory that featured a no-hitter by Andrew Zapata.

Here are this week's rankings (last week's rankings in parentheses):

1. Grand Street Campus (Brooklyn) 9-1 (1)
Beat Telecommunications and Lafayette to extend its win streak in league play.

2. St. Joseph-by-the-Sea (Staten Island) 6-0 (2)
Brian Russell struck out 17 batters in eight innings to lead the Vikings past Cardinal Spellman 1-0.

3. Xaverian (Brooklyn) 9-2 (3)
Clippers downed Archbishop Molloy behind home runs from brothers John and Louis DeAngelis.

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N.Y. Week 3 POWERADE baseball rankings

April, 25, 2012
4/25/12
11:54
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After games on Saturday, April 21

Entering this season, most eyes were on George Washington because of their powerful tandem in Nelson Rodriguez and Fernelys Sanchez, and Poly Prep because of junior ace pitcher Andrew Zapata. But the Trojans have struggled due to Sanchez being sidelined by injury and inconsistent pitching, while the Blue Devils have been inconsistent in producing offense at the plate.

As a result, teams like Grand Street Campus (led by do-everything player Alex Cuas) have taken the baton and raced to the top of the New York rankings. Of course, the season is still young, so expect plenty more movement in the coming weeks.

Here are this week's rankings (last week's rankings in parentheses):

1. Grand Street Campus (Brooklyn) 7-1 (2)
Led by Alex Cuas, the Wolves are peaking at the right time.

2. St. Joseph-By-The-Sea (Staten Island) 3-0 (3)
Vikings knocked off rival Monroe Catholic and have been a surprise contender this year.

3. Xaverian (Brooklyn) 7-2 (4)
Clippers welcomed back ace pitcher Blaise Scerbo to the lineup, giving them even more punch.

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N.Y. Week 2 POWERADE baseball rankings

April, 17, 2012
4/17/12
5:40
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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.

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