Week 2 baseball rankings

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Class AAAAAA sees a new No. 1 in Milton after Parkview tumbles to No. 7 after a 3-3 start, the Panthers’ most recent loss to No. 3 Mountain View who jumps five spots. Will Ethridge cranked out two hits including a homerun, but it was the only run Parkview scored as they fell to the Bears 2-1. The newly top-ranked Eagles will face a tough test in Woodstock, who handed No. 2 Walton its first loss of the year on Monday.

No. 6 Jones County has raced out to a fast start in AAAAA behind the sweet strokes of Jordan Miller and Teldrick Ross. Ross, a sophomore, leads the team with seven RBIs and is batting .438 while Miller is batting .471. No. 5 Kell has won five straight games large in part to some stellar pitching. University of Montevallo signee Anthony Porter is 3-0 with a 1.02 ERA. Keep an eye on No. 8 Columbus. The Blue Devils have outscored their opponents 29-1 so far this year.

Locust Grove takes over the No. 1 spot in AAAA after shutting out No. 2 Buford 3-0. The Wolves quickly bounced back with a 13-3 win over Mountain View and will look to test their momentum at the Perfect Game Tournament against some of the nation’s best. Cairo jumps all the way to No. 6 as the Syrupmakers debut in the poll. They are 10-0 and have outscored opponents 100-10.

AAA No. 1 Blessed Trinity is rocking and rolling behind its strong pitching staff and a slick hitting freshman. John Michael Bertrand has transitioned well from the hardwood to the pitching mound collecting a 2-0 record with a 0.62 ERA. Hayden Lehman (0.55) and Peyton Glavine (2.62) have both complied solid ERAs. Freshman Ryan Davis leads the team in batting with a .462 average.

Jake Gilley has 10 RBIs and a .478 through seven games for undefeated No. 3 Bowdon in AA. Justin Ingle, another junior, is 3-0 with a 0.95 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 14.2 innings. No. 5 Jeff Davis has won seven in a row following a 10-9 loss to No. 1 Wesleyan on Feb. 19. Brennan Crooms has been dazzling on the mound and at the plate for No. 10 Metter. He already has two triples and a homer to go with his seven RBIs while on the mound he has 27 punchouts and a 0.91 ERA.

Usual suspects No. 1 King’s Ridge and No. 2 Hebron Christian lead the way in Class A. No. 4 Schley County is an early front runner to get back to the title game while No. 7 Taylor County at 9-0 is a surprise team looking to gain respect after a 14-14 finish a year ago.

Class AAAAAA

  1. Milton 6-1
  2. Walton 6-1
  3. Mountain View 5-1
  4. Etowah 5-1
  5. Pope 5-3
  6. Collins Hill 3-2
  7. Parkview 3-3
  8. Lee County 9-0
  9. South Forsyth 5-1
  10. East Coweta 7-1

Class AAAAA

  1. Gainesville 6-1
  2. Greenbrier 6-1
  3. Loganville 4-1
  4. Allatoona 4-1
  5. Kell 6-2
  6. Jones County 6-0
  7. Cambridge 3-3
  8. Columbus 3-0
  9. East Paulding 2-2
  10. Dalton 6-1

Class AAAA

  1. Locust Grove 5-1
  2. Buford 3-1
  3. St. Pius 5-2
  4. Whitewater 3-2
  5. Marist 1-1
  6. Cairo 10-0
  7. Carrollton 2-3
  8. Cartersville 1-3
  9. Wayne County 4-3
  10. Troup County 3-2

Class AAA

  1. Blessed Trinity 6-0
  2. Westminster 2-1
  3. Jefferson 4-2
  4. Pierce County 8-1
  5. Ringgold 5-2
  6. Franklin County 7-0
  7. Calhoun 4-2
  8. Westside-Augusta 3-4
  9. Decatur 4-0
  10. Rockmart 7-0

Class AA

  1. Wesleyan 8-0
  2. Holy Innocents' 7-0
  3. Bowdon 7-0
  4. Darlington 4-3
  5. Jeff Davis 8-1
  6. GAC 5-1
  7. Gordon Lee 3-2
  8. Bacon County 4-3
  9. Benedictine 5-4
  10. Metter 5-3

Class A

  1. King's Ridge 7-1
  2. Hebron Christian 7-2
  3. Tattnall Square Academy 6-3
  4. Schley County 7-1
  5. Mt. Paran 5-3
  6. Treutlen 6-2
  7. Taylor County 9-0
  8. ELCA 4-2
  9. Brookstone 4-3
  10. Aquinas 7-2