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SBLive’s Top 25 in Georgia high school baseball: Etowah continues its ascent

The Eagles are on a 10-game winning streak, with their only loss coming in the season opener against No. 11 Lambert.
Jordan Fricks photo by Willie Prince

Jordan Fricks photo by Willie Prince

Etowah and Benedictine are two of the biggest risers this week, but Buford remains the undisputed No. 1.

1. Buford: 10-0

Last week: 1

Buford swept the three game series it had against Lanier last week. The Wolves are enjoying a start reminiscent of last year’s undefeated regular season. Buford continues to look unstoppable.

2. Houston County: 10-2

Last week: 3

Houston County suffered two losses to start out March but has been on a roll since. The Bears are on a five-game win streak and the bats have been blazing, driving in 58 runs in that span.

3. Allatoona: 11-0

Last week: 4

Allatoona took down region opponents Sprayberry and Pope to start 2-0 in region play heading into a huge game Monday at Lassiter.

4. Loganville: 9-2

Last week: 2

Loganville missed some action with a couple of rainouts but went 1-1 over the week, losing to Collins Hill and then getting a walk-off win over Brookwood.

5. Mount Paran: 12-1

Last week: 5

Mount Paran went 3-0 and scored 24 runs while allowing none against Harrison and a doubleheader versus Christian Heritage.

6. North Oconee: 10-1

Last week: 7

North Oconee increased its win streak to seven after a series sweep over region opponent Chestatee.

7. Lassiter: 10-3

Last week: 6

Lassiter’s eight-game win streak came to a close after a tough one-run loss to region rival Kell. The Trojans rebounded with a win over Sprayberry, improving their region record to 1-1.

8. Greenbrier: 8-2

Last week: 8

Greenbrier’s games got rained out last week, but the Wolfpack will face region opponent Apalachee on Monday and play at No. 4 Loganville on Friday.

9. Pace Academy: 8-0

Last week: 9

Pace Academy has been firing on all cylinders all season, as the Knights have scored 70 runs and allowed only 14.

10. Parkview: 6-4

Last week: 10

Parkview took down previously red-hot North Gwinnett and has won four of its last five games.

11. Lambert: 10-3

Last week: 11

Lambert has won five in a row after beating South Forsyth at home Friday and has won eight of its last nine. 

12. Woodstock: 8-3

Last week: 13

Woodstock is on a five-game win streak and will see its first region action Monday versus Roswell.

13. Benedictine: 9-2

Last week: 17

Benedictine’s win streak sits at seven straight after going 2-0 last week. The Cadets scored 23 runs in those two games while allowing none.

14. Etowah: 10-1

Last week: 21

Etowah ran its win streak to 10 straight. The Eagles have defeated St. Pius, Walton, Grayson, Pope and North Paulding in their last five games.

15. Wesleyan: 7-3

Last week: 14

Wesleyan went 1-1 last week, taking down Dunwoody but then losing to Blessed Trinity 14-3.

16. Marist: 5-3

Last week: 16

Marist went 2-0 last week, taking down Hillgrove and Mill Creek.

17. Walton: 9-4

Last week: 12

Walton suffered its worst loss of the season in a 9-0 blowout versus Cherokee.

18. Savannah Christian: 8-3

Last week: 18

Savannah Christian took a 2-1 series win over Calvary Day over the weekend and will take on Islands in a two-game series this week.

19. Lovett: 8-3

Last week: 19

Lovett went down to Florida for a spring break tournament and went 2-1. The Lions had blowout victories over Northside Christian (Florida) and Tampa Prep, but fell to Calvary Christian (Florida).

20. Valdosta: 10-2

Last week: 20

Valdosta’s win streak improved to eight straight after going 2-0 last week. Valdosta scored 20 runs didn’t allow a run in those two games.

21. Glynn Academy: 11-1

Last week: 22

Glynn Academy won the season series 2-1 against Effingham County and will move on to a three-game series against Richmond Hill.

22. Richmond Hill: 10-2

Last week: unranked

Richmond Hill has found its way into the top 25 behind a 10-game win streak that includes wins over Woodstock, Ware County, Greenbrier and Brunswick.

23. North Forsyth: 12-3

Last week: unranked

North Forsyth has won five of its last six games. The Raiders have wins against Pope, Starr’s Mill, Perry and North Hall this season.

24. South Forsyth: 8-2

Last week: unranked

South Forsyth's only two losses are to top 15 teams (Lambert and Wesleyan), and the War Eagles get their chance at revenge against Lambert on Monday.

25. Cherokee: 9-4

Last week: unranked

Cherokee has gone under the radar to start the season but is on a five-game win streak, beating Walton, Harrison, Long (Alabama), Glencoe (Alabama) and North Paulding. The Warrirors have one-run late-game losses to Parkview, Blessed Trinity and Calera (Alabama).