High-SchoolNorth-Carolina: Alex Bostic

Final N.C. POWERADE baseball rankings

June, 6, 2012
6/06/12
1:57
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After games on Sunday, June 3

Let's be honest -- when it came to naming preseason state title contenders, Middle Creek and Weddington weren't in the discussion. But both teams are the school of North Carolina now after triumphing in the Class 4A and 3A championship series, respectively, for their first state titles.

Middle Creek got their first state crown in any sport by sweeping Hough behind the play of MVP Jimmy Boyd, who pitched a one-hitter in Game 1 and reached base four times during the two games. As a result, the Mustangs cracked the POWERADE FAB 50 this week at No. 40.

Weddington also rode the impressive play of the series MVP, Alex Bostic, who got the win on the mound in Game 1 and blasted a home run in the decisive second game.

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

1. Middle Creek (Apex) 26-7 (1)
Swept Hough to win the Class 4A crown, the school's first in any sport.

2. Weddington (Matthews) 28-6 (2)
MVP Alex Bostic got the win on the mound in Game 1 and smashed a home run in Game 2 to complete sweep of CB Aycock and seal Class 3 championship.

3. Providence (Charlotte) 25-3 (6)
Sat atop the state rankings for most of the season before falling in first round of Class 4A playoffs for second time in three years.

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N.C. Week 12 POWERADE baseball rankings

May, 31, 2012
5/31/12
12:46
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After games on Saturday, May 26

The teams that were talked about for most of the season as contenders are not the same teams that remain standing as the state championship series kick off this weekend.

None of the squads that made up the top 10 entering the playoffs (Week 9) are alive, but there's still plenty of good baseball on tap. Middle Creek held off Richmond to advance to the Class 4A state title series against Hough, while Weddington, which cracked the top 10 earlier in the year after beating then-No. 1 Providence, enters its first championship series against CB Aycock. All-State pitcher Alex Bostic leads Weddington with a 10-0 record, 125 strikeouts, 0.98 ERA and seven home runs to go with a .404 batting average.

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

1. Middle Creek (Apex) 24-7 (NR)
Mustangs, winners of 15 of their last 17 games, advanced to Class 4A state title game by beating Richmond in best-of-three series. They will face Hough for the crown.

2. Weddington (Matthews) 25-6 (4)
Reached the Class 3A championship for the first time after sweeping North Buncombe. Next up: CB Aycock for the title.

3. Hough (Cornelius) 23-10 (NR)
Swept East Forsyth to advance to this weekend's Class 4A championship against Middle Creek.

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POWERADE North Carolina Week 2 baseball rankings

March, 21, 2012
3/21/12
1:49
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After games on Tuesday, March 20

Nobody expected Providence to go undefeated, so the Panthers 3-2 loss to Weddington isn't reason to panic. (The Panthers fell to No. 32 in the POWERADE FAB 50.) But it is reason to show some respect for Weddington, which boasts a good balance of pitching and hitters behind Alex Bostic, Payden Honeycutt and Mike Massardo and rides a three-game win streak into the rankings.

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

1. Providence (Charlotte) 10-1 (1)
Panthers dropped their first contest of the year in a 3-2 loss to Weddington but have won two straight since then.

2. T.C. Roberson (Asheville) 8-0 (2)
Rams shook off an early deficit and rain delay to notch comeback win against McDowell on Saturday and remain unbeaten.

3. Northwest Cabarrus (Concord) 8-0 (4)
Trojans keep rolling behind Corey Seagar and a high-powered offense that's averaging more than eight runs per game.

Click here for the full POWERADE weekly North Carolina baseball rankings.

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