The Inquirer TOP 10
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).