The Inquirer TOP 10


Team   Record

Records through Saturday. Last week's rankings are in parentheses.

 1. Washington Township (1)   13-0

Freshman twins Chris and Nick Hartz are like another leadoff man and No. 2 hitter at the bottom of the lineup.

2. Gloucester Catholic (2)   13-2

The Rams will play North Jersey power Don Bosco Prep in a possible preview of the Non-Public A state title game Sunday in year-old Provident Bank Park, home of the Rockland Boulders of the CanAm League in Pomona, N.Y.

3. Audubon (3)   12-2

Through Saturday, the Green Wave had 39 doubles in their first 14 games, led by senior catcher Derek Wickersham's dozen.

4. Cherokee (6)   9-2

Senior shortstop Shane Garrett has six extra-base hits in the Chiefs' seven-game winning streak.

5. Millville (4)   10-3

Excluding a 12-0 loss to Washington Township, the Thunderbolts have allowed 13 runs in their 12 other games.

6. Hammonton (7)   10-2

A berth in the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic could be on the line when the Blue Devils visit No. 5 Millville on Monday at 4 p.m.

7. Buena (4)   10-4

Monday's 4 p.m. showdown with No. 8 Sacred Heart will be special for Chiefs senior Justin Geri, who used to play for the Lions.

8. Sacred Heart (8)   10-2

Kevin Allen has four doubles in the Lions' last four games.

9. Eastern (10)    10-6

The Vikings are 7-3 in their last 10, with losses to No. 4 Cherokee (twice) and No. 7 Buena.

10. Paul VI (NR)   9-4

The Eagles have won four of five, with the only loss by 5-4 to No. 1 Washington Township.

Under consideration (listed alphabetically): Holy Cross (11-2), Pennsauken (11-1), Shawnee (9-3), Sterling (10-1).

   - Phil Anastasia