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Texas Week 1 baseball rankings: CC Carroll off to hot start

March, 7, 2012
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After games on Monday, March 6.

We all knew Corpus Christi Carroll was good. The Tigers won the Class 5A title two years ago and boast a wealth of experienced stars this season. But after four games, the Tigers look downright unstoppable.

Behind star Courtney Hawkins (five home runs and 16 RBIs), the Tigers have scored at least 10 runs during their 4-0 start, placing them third in the first POWERADE FAB 50 regular season rankings.

Also impressive has been Austin Westlake, which has gone unbeaten through its first 12 games to vault into the national top 15.

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

1. Carroll (Corpus Christi) 4-0 (1)
The Tigers have lit up the scoreboard, scoring 10 or more runs in their first four games. Courtney Hawkins already has three HRs and eight RBIs.

2. Calallen (Corpus Christi) 7-0 (2)
Wildcats have looked solid on the mound and defense, giving up five or more runs just once in their seven-game win streak to open the season. Ace Armando Arevalo is 2-0 with a 1.17 ERA.

3. Westlake (Austin) 11-0-1 (NR)
Chaparrals have surged up the rankings behind their unbeaten start. In their latest win against Belton, Hayden Ross had three doubles. Their tie came in a 5-5 contest against Lewisville.

Click here for the full POWERADE weekly Texas baseball rankings.

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