2013 PBR Ohio/JJHuddle Top 25

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JJHuddle & Ohio Prep Baseball Report State Poll

How awesome would it be if after the state champions were won, we
could have the Division I and Division II champs play each other as well
as the Division III and Division IV play each other, or even better a
bracket with all four teams within it? Well without that luxury, the final top 25 will have to do…


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2013 PBR Ohio/JJHuddle Final Top 25

How awesome would it be if after the state champions were won, we
could have the Division I and Division II champs play each other as well
as the Division III and Division IV play each other, or even better a
bracket with all four teams within it? Moeller vs. Newark Catholic and
Defiance vs. Wheelersburg with the winners playing for the overall state
title.

Well without that luxury, the final top 25 will have a deadlock at
the top. Tied as the best team in Ohio are the state champions in
Division I and Division II, Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller and Defiance. 

Moeller
(32-2) won its final 20 games in a row, outscoring its
tournament opponents 82-8, to capture back-to-back state titles. On the
season, the Crusaders outscores its opponents 295-83. At the plate,
Moeller had a team AVG of .346 with 109 stolen bases. Juniors Zach Logue
(pictured left) and Riley Mahan (pictured right) led the way, batting
.455 and .406, respectively. On the mound, the Crusaders had a team ERA
of 1.54, striking out 231 batters in 222.1 innings. Juniors Gus Ragland
and Logue are the Crusaders’ 1-2 punch with ERAs of 0.69 and 1.13,
respectively.

Defiance (31-1) outscored its tournament opponents 48-6, led by the top
1-2 punch in the state, Robert Zeigler and Weston Rivers (pictured
left). Zeigler struck out 14 in the semis, while Rivers struck out 15 in
the finals, coming close to a perfect game and no-hitter. On the
season, the Bulldogs’ staff had a team ERA of 0.69 while striking out
276 in 212 innings. Junior Derek Turner led the Bulldogs with a 0.29
ERA, while Rivers and Zeigler had a 0.31 and 0.45 ERA while striking out
87 and 109, respectively. At the plate, Defiance batted .335 as a team
with 98 stolen bases. The Bulldogs’ top four in its lineup consisted of
junior Austin Hancock (pictured right .385 AVG), junior Dom Gentile
(.383 AVG), Zeigler (.437 AVG) and junior Adam Schaffer (.390 AVG). On
the season Defiance outscored its opponents 243-46.

 

Top 25  Team Rankings
Rank Team Record
Tie 1 Moeller 32-2
Tie 1 Defiance 31-1
3 Mason 26-1
4 Cleveland St. Ignatius 27-7
5 Centerville 24-2
6 Lakota East 26-4
7 Aurora 28-5
8 Pickerington North 24-5
9 Wheelersburg 29-4
10 Mentor 23-6
11 Milford 21-7
12 Brecksville-Broadview Heights 26-3
13 Olentangy Orange 25-4
14 Sandusky Perkins 27-2
15 Gahanna Lincoln 22-10
16 Newark Catholic 24-10
17 Youngstown Ursuline 24-3
18 Toledo St. Francis 29-3
19 Watkins Memorial 20-7
20 Walsh Jesuit 22-5
21 Clayton Northmont 23-8
22 Granville 22-7
23 Jonathan Alder 24-9
24 Tipp City Tippecanoe 28-5
25 Bloom-Carroll 26-6
25 other teams that were in consideration, in alphabetical order
  Akron Hoban 20-11
  Amherst Steele 21-6
  Anthony Wayne 20-5
  Brunswick 20-10
  Canton South 24-5
  Cardinal Mooney 21-8
  Carlisle 25-3
  Cincinnati Christian 23-5
  CHCA 24-7
  Grafton Midview 21-7
  Hamilton Badin 24-9
  Hudson 23-6
  Marysville 21-8
  Minster 21-3
  North Canton Hoover 22-8
  Norwalk 22-5
  Ontario 27-4
  Perrysburg 26-4
  New Middletown Springfield 21-8
  Tinora 19-8
  Thomas Worthington 24-7
  Tuscarawas Central Catholic 23-7
  Wapakoneta 18-6
  Wauseon 17-5
  Waynesville 23-3

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