High-SchoolNorth-Carolina: North Buncombe

N.C. Week 4 POWERADE baseball rankings

April, 4, 2012
4/04/12
11:59
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After games on Saturday, March 31

Four teams remain undefeated in the latest top 10, including defending Class 3A state champ South Point and North Buncombe, which at 11-0 is off to its best start in school history. Top-ranked Providence is not included in this bunch, as the Panthers boast a record of 13-1, but after a big win against rival Ardrey Kell, the Panthers are now No. 19 in the POWERADE FAB 50 rankings.

One worthy sidenote: Cardinal Gibbons' junior Robbie Thorburn tied a state record with a hit streak of 14 at-bats. (Key word: at-bats, not games). According to this News & Observer article, the second baseman hit and reached base safely 14 times over 16 plate appearances, with the two outliers being a walk and a hit by pitch. Thorburn's streak, which came to an end March 29, tied him with Kevin Jordan of Jordan-Matthews in the state record book.

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

1. Providence (Charlotte) 13-1 (1)
Mike Herbert's two-hitter helped the Panthers beat rival Ardrey Kell 4-1.

2. South Caldwell (Hudson) 10-0 (3)
Four Spartans had two hits each to help the team beat Hibriten 5-0 and continue its hot start.

3. T.C. Roberson (Asheville) 10-1 (2)
Rams bounced back from their first loss with by scoring 10 runs each in wins against Erwin and Asheville.

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

N.C. Week 3 POWERADE baseball rankings

March, 28, 2012
3/28/12
2:31
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After games on Monday, March 26

Last week, it was Weddington making a rise into the rankings after knocking off top-ranked Providence, which comes in at No. 28 in the POWERADE FAB 50 rankings. This week, North Buncombe makes a similar debut after downing previously unbeaten T.C. Roberson by the score of 9-6. The Black Hawks have begun the year on a tear, winning their first 10 games and showing a strong offense along the way.

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

1. Providence (Charlotte) 11-1 (1)
Jackson Campana belted a home run to help push the Panthers past Butler in a 4-0 win, their second of last week.

2. T.C. Roberson (Asheville) 8-1 (2)
Rams suffered their first loss of the season to North Buncombe by the score of 9-6.

3. South Caldwell (Hudson) 9-0 (7)
Despite registering just one hit, the Spartans beat Watauga 9-8 last week.

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

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