Week 5 baseball rankings

In Class AAAAAA, No. 3 Mountain View picked up wins of 24-0 over Meadowcreek and 6-4 against Mill Creek last week. No. 4 Collins Hill handed No. 8 Norcross an 8-4 defeat. Milton drops from No. 5 to No. 10 following a 5-2 loss to Lassiter. On the rise is No. 6 North Cobb who jumps four spots. Their only loss this season came to No. 2 Pope.

Gainesville holds onto the No. 1 ranking in AAAAA after splitting with No. 4 Loganville. No. 4 Allatoona has been mighty impressive this year and went 3-1 at the National High School Invitational. Kyle Jacobsen has 22 RBIs through 16 games while Skylar McPhee has driven in 17 runs. No. 8 Starr’s Mill debuts in the poll for the first time this year. The Fayette County powerhouse has outscored opponents 132-20 this year. Kell drops out of the top ten after three consecutive losses puts the Longhorns’ record at 11-5.

No. 3 Marist swept No. 5 St. Pius in Class AAAA, 7-0 and 5-1. The Golden Lions bounced back in a big way by no-hitting Cross Keys in a 20-0 rout. John Alvarez got the win in the 3-inning shortened game. No. 4 Thomas County Central drilled Americus-Sumter 12-0. Both Kaleb Carter and Brandon Slocumb drove in two runs. Stone Stephenson hurled five innings of one-hit ball while striking out seven.

Blessed Trinity is the team to beat in AAA. The No. 1 ranked Titans have outscored opponents 141-8. Who’s put up the most runs in a game against Blessed Trinity? New to the rankings No. 10 Decatur, who lost 12-2 back on March 9.

Region 6-AA saw No. 2 Wesleyan take two of three from No. 4 GAC. The Wolves won 5-3 and 2-0 while sandwiching a 17-0 loss in between. No. 3 Bowdon is undefeated at 13-0 and is no longer flying under the radar. Darlington falls out of the poll and is now 8-6 overall. No. 10 Fitzgerald enters with a 10-5 mark.

Class A is still crowned by No. 1 Hebron Christian. No. 6 Mt. Paran had a tough week and dropped three spots after losing three in a row to some of the best in the state. The Falcons fell to No. 2 King’s Ridge in eight innings, 13-10. They also lost to No. 4 Trion 3-0 and to St. Francis 2-1. No. 10 Baconton Charter makes an appearance and will quickly have their ranking put to the test as they host No. 5 Schley County on Tuesday. Seniors Brooks Pinson (19), Taber Raley (19) and Brantley Morgan (17) lead a balanced RBI machine with freshman Spence Culp powering in 16 runs of his own. Raley is also the ace of the staff, overpowering hitters with 55 strikeouts in 32 innings pitched.

Class AAAAAA

1. Walton 11-3

2. Pope 12-4

3. Mountain View 11-3

4. Collins Hill 12-2

5. Parkview 10-5

6. North Cobb 15-1

7. Lee County 14-1

8. Norcross 12-3

9. East Coweta 12-4

10. Milton 11-4

Class AAAAA

1. Gainesville 11-3

2. Greenbrier 14-2

3. Allatoona 14-2

4. Loganville 9-3

5. Columbus 13-1

6. Jones County 14-1

7. Cambridge 11-3

8. Starr’s Mill 13-1

9. Dalton 12-2

10. Hardaway 8-2

Class AAAA

1. Locust Grove 13-1

2. Buford 12-2

3. Marist 8-1

4. Thomas County Central 14-3

5. St. Pius 9-5

6. Whitewater 9-3

7. Wayne County 10-3

8. Cairo 13-3

9. Madison County 15-2

10. Troup 10-3

Class AAA

1. Blessed Trinity 14-0

2. Franklin County 16-0

3. Jefferson 12-3

4. Westminster 9-2

5. Pierce County 13-3

6. Cedartown 15-1

7. Dawson County 12-2

8. Ringgold 11-4

9. Elbert County 13-2

10. Decatur 12-2

Class AA

1. Holy Innocents’ 14-1

2. Wesleyan 13-4

3. Bowdon 13-0

4. GAC 12-4

5. Benedictine 11-4

6. Gordon Lee 13-3

7. Jeff Davis 11-3

8. Metter 10-4

9. Bryan County 11-5

10. Fitzgerald 10-5

Class A

1. Hebron Christian 15-2

2. King’s Ridge 13-2

3. Tattnall Square Academy 11-3

4. Trion 11-2

5. Schley County 15-2

6. Mt. Paran 11-6

7. Aquinas 14-3

8. Taylor County 15-2

9. Treutlen 13-4

10. Baconton Charter 13-1