The Inquirer TOP 10


Team   Record

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

1. Cherokee (4)   12-2

The Chiefs have won 10 in a row and have allowed just seven runs in their last five games.

2. Washington Township (1)   13-1

Sophomore Mark Scarpa's last three pitching victories were by scores of 12-0 over Millville, 7-1 over Timber Creek, and 5-0 over Triton.

3. Gloucester Catholic (2)   15-3

The Rams lost a 10-inning heartbreaker to North Jersey power Don Bosco Prep by a 5-3 score on a three-run, walk-off homer on Sunday night.

4. Buena (7)   13-4

Senior catcher Manny Colon, who has signed with Maryland-Baltimore County, hit two home runs in a 3-0 week for the Chiefs.

5. Millville (5)   11-4

Senior Aaron Cox leads the Thunderbolts in pitching victories (4), doubles (6) and home runs (3).

6. Eastern (9)   12-6

Led by Mike Marchitto and Steve Priolo, the Vikings have won four in a row and nine of 12.

7. Audubon (3)   14-4

Seven players have hit home runs for the Green Wave, led by Keith Michalski and Doug Young with five each.

8. Sacred Heart (8)   12-3

Senior Holvin Figueroa had a double in each game as the Lions clinched the Cape National berth in the Diamond Classic with wins over Wildwood Catholic and Middle Township.

9. Holy Cross (NR)    15-2

The Lancers have hit a South Jersey-best 21 home runs.

10. Cherry Hill West (NR)   12-5

Senior Anthony Canavatchel might be the only non-starter in South Jersey with six doubles.

Under consideration (listed alphabetically): Moorestown (9-5), Paul VI (11-5), St. Augustine Prep (10-6).

   - Phil Anastasia