Which East Texas Teams are Ranked in the top 25 Baseball Polls?
We are deep into April, and for area high schools that means proms, graduation preparation, and thoughts about what to do for the upcoming summer break.
It also means baseball season is approaching its last few games of district play. Many area teams are hoping to make deep playoff runs this year, and judging by the number of teams in the state rankings, I think those hopes will soon turn to realities.
Let's take a look at the latest state high school baseball rankings according to Diamond Pro. These are the rankings that were released on Monday, April 17.
Two teams from Deep East Texas are in the top ten of Class 4A baseball, and both teams have a great history of success.
The Carthage Bulldogs are ranked 8th in the state, while the Hudson Hornets, who haven't lost a game in over a month, check in at number 10. Hornets Coach Glen Kimble recently recorded his 500th victory at the helm of Hudson.
Bullard, who is a district foe of Hudson, is ranked #17 in this poll.
It has been a great baseball season so far for Central Heights.
They are ranked number 4 in the state, plus, Blue Devil alum, Grayson Rodriguez has made the big leagues and is now a starting pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles.
District foe Woodville is ranked number 19 in the state in Class 3A.
The Douglass Indians, Joaquin Rams, and Garrison Bulldogs are all in the top 25 of the Diamond Pro Texas rankings. The Indians check in at number 5, Joaquin is ranked 15th, and the Bulldogs are in at number 19.
In the top 10 poll for Class 1A, the Kennard Tigers are ranked 4th in the state.
Grayson Rodriguez Major League Debut