Wednesday, May 2, 2012
N.C. Week 8 POWERADE baseball rankings
By By Brandon Parker
After games on Saturday, April 28
Let's get this out of the way: these rankings were finalized before Ardrey Kell beat Providence in the season finale to take a share of the Southwestern 4A title and snap the Panthers' 15-game win streak.
So with that said, Providence cracked the top 10 in this week's POWERADE FAB 50 at No. 8 and still looks strong entering the Class 4A playoffs. There was also lots of movement in the state rankings, as New Bern and Scotland make their debuts after peaking at the right time. On the other hand, South Point suffered its first two losses of the season while J.H. Rose is reeling after losing three straight.
Here are this week's rankings (last week's rankings in parentheses):
1. Providence (Charlotte) 22-1 (1) Mike Herbert was strong on the mound and added two double at the plate during an 8-2 win against South Mecklenburg.
2. T.C. Roberson (Asheville) 21-2 (3) Rams have now won 44 straight at home after avenging a loss to North Buncombe last week.
3. Ardrey Kell (Charlotte) 19-3 (5) Knights riding 10-game win streak as season comes to a close.