1. Jesuit (18-1)

The Tigers had a three week win last week, including a district victory against Hillsborough, a win over Tampa Catholic, and an 8-0 win against Lakeland led by senior Alden Segui on the mound, striking out seven and allowing just one hit over five innings of work. A big week ahead for Jesuit with a district game at Jefferson, and Calvary Christian and Berkeley Prep visiting for games Friday and Saturday. [Last Week: No. 1]
This week: Tues, 4/13 at Jefferson; Fri, 4/16 v Calvary Christian; Sat, 4/17 v Berkeley Prep

2. Bloomingdale (14-5)

Bloomingdale junior Colby Shelton.

Another shakeup in the Nos. 2-5 spots and the Bulls rise up three spots with an exciting walk-off homer from Colby Shelton keying a win over Durant (click here to read our coverage of this game), and an 11-4 win against Armwood led by a homer and three RBI from Dannys Garica. [LW: No. 5]
This week: Mon, 4/12 at Blake; Fri, 4/16 at Plant

3. Berkeley Prep (16-3)

Berkeley Prep’s Knox Meier.

Berkeley Prep lost a one-run contest to Mitchell on Thursday, but sandwiched the loss with two district wins against Brooks DeBartolo and Carrollwood Day. The win over CDS featured a 3-run homer from Cade Kurland and a grand slam by Knox Meier. The Bucs have a big weekend ahead with district foe Tampa Catholic on Friday and a game against Jesuit, Saturday. [LW: No. 3]
This week: Tues, 4/13 v Santa Fe Catholic; Fri, 4/16 at Tampa Catholic; Sat, 4/17 at Jesuit

4. Wharton (15-4)

Wharton senior Frank Micallef.

The Wildcats split in a pair of district games last week, first taking out Alonso 10-3, behind Frank Micallef’s 3-for-4, three RBI night; and fell for the second time this season to Plant. Wharton finishes out its regular season district schedule Tuesday afternoon at Palm Harbor, before hosting a New Tampa neighborhood game with Freedom on Thursday. [LW: No. 2]
This week: Tues, 4/13 at Palm Harbor; Thurs, 4/15 v Freedom

Durant’s Dean Hotz.

5. Durant (14-4)

The Cougars came up just a bit short against Bloomingdale in extra-innings, despite another excellent outing from Sean Hermann (ND, 7ip, two runs, nine strikeouts) on the mound , but got back in the win column with a 12-3 win over Riverview with Dean Hotz going 3-for-4 with a homer, Oscar Fernandez going 3-for-4 with two RBI, and Dylan LaPointe driving in four. The Cougars host Newsome in district play on Tuesday, then travel to face Armwood this week. [LW: No. 4]

This week: Tues, 4/13 v Newsome; Thurs, 4/15 at Armwood


6. Strawberry Crest (13-7)

The Chargers were slapped around a little bit by the state’s No. 4 ranked Lakeland Christian to start the week, but rallied with a pair of district wins picked off of Armwood and Plant City. Arjun Nimmala and Ethan Pues combined for seven RBI vs the Hawks, while Zach Redner’s four RBI night led the way against the Raiders (for more on this one click here). [LW: No. 11]
This week: Tues, 4/13 at Tampa Bay Tech; Thurs, 4/15 v Alonso; Sat, 4/17 at Hillsborough

7. Sickles (12-7)

Similarly, Sickles dropped its week opener to district opponent Steinbrenner, but finished the week strong with a district win over Alonso with Davian Garcia striking out eight and earning the win, and a victory against Hillsborough with Adrian Gutierrez going 3-for-3, with a run scored and a RBI. [LW: No. 10]
This week: Tues, 4/13 at Plant; Thurs, 4/15 v Riverview; Sat, 4/17 at Blake

8. East Bay (13-6)

East Bay P Tanner Elizondo.

East Bay earns its way back into the Top 10 with a pair of wins last week starting with a one-run win over Brandon helped along by 4 1/3 innings of relief from Tanner Elizondo, who struck out four and allowed just one hit, and defeated Hillsborough in come-from behind fashion. [LW: No. 13]
This week: Tues, 4/13 at Robinson; Thurs, 4/15 v Newsome

9. Newsome (11-7)

The Wolves are the first of two teams jumping from unranked into the Top 10 this week, having decisively won both ends of a home-and-away with Lennard last week, with Kelsen Johnson driving in four and Evan Wainman driving in three in the series. The Wolves are now winners of five-straight with a district showdown at Durant kicking off a three-game week on Tuesday. [LW: Not Ranked]
This week: Tues, 4/13 at Durant; Thurs, 4/15 at East Bay; Sat, 4/17 v Jefferson

10. Jefferson (11-7)

Jefferson senior Carson Moore.

The Dragons also ride a five-game win-streak into the rankings, defeating Blake, Countryside and Sumner last week. Senior Carson Moore is now 6-0 on the mound, after tossing a complete-game gem against Countryside, while Javier James is hitting .308 with 22 runs scored and 12 stolen bases on the season. A big game against Jesuit looms on Tuesday for Jefferson. [LW: NR]
This week: Tues, 4/13 v Jesuit; Thurs, 4/15 v Spoto; Sat, 4/17 at Newsome

On the bubble:
11. Seffner Christian (14-4-1) [LW: No. 6]
T-12. Leto (12-7) [LW: No. 7]
T-12. Plant City (11-8) [LW: No. 15]
14. Hillsborough (15-6) [LW: No. 9]
15. Foundation Christian (11-3) [LW: No. 12]

Falling out this week: Alonso (11-8) [LW: No. 8]; Tampa Catholic (8-7) [LW: No. 14]