The Inquirer TOP 10
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