LOUISVILLE, Ky. — California’s Norco improved to 30-0 to remain the clear No. 1 in the USA Today Sports/NFCA High School Super 25 poll.
Taylor Dockins set the CIF-Southern Section record for career victories with her 105th in the (30-0) Cougars’ 4-1 triumph at Roosevelt, passing the 104 wins current University of Arizona sophomore Taylor McQuinllin collected at Mission Viejo High.
That Dockins is pitching, much less at an elite level, is impressive, considering the Cal State Fullerton commit had surgery last July to remove a nearly five-inch tumor from her liver. She was back on the field for Norco’s season opener in March and has continued to be a key contributor to her team’s success.
North Carolina’s unbeaten Cape Fear (25-0) won twice this past week to pass Pinnacle (34-2) — which had its 17-game win streak snapped — for the No. 2 spot in the rankings. Bishop O’Connell (25-0) and Coral Springs Charter (28-1), meanwhile, kept winning to remain fourth and fifth, respectively. Coral Springs has now won 21 straight and allowed just one run over its last nine games.
Oak Park-River Forest (29-1) added seven wins and has outscored its opponents 63-8 over its last six, to surge three spots and move into the top 10.
Elsewhere, No. 20 Oshkosh North (23-3), No. 21 Male (21-3) and No. 22 Londonderry (12-1) all moved up three spots on the strength of four victories apiece. Deer Park (34-5) has captured 24 of its last 25 games to return to the poll this week.
State rankings submitted by NFCA member coaches are used to compile the USA Today Sports/NFCA High School Super 25.
USA Today Sports/NFCA High School Super 25 Poll – May 18, 2017
|2||Cape Fear (N.C.)||25-0||3|
|4||Bishop O’Connell (Va.)||25-0||4|
|5||Coral Springs Charter (Fla.)||28-1||5|
|6||La Cueva (N.M.)||28-0||7|
|9||Los Alamitos (Calif.)||24-3||6|
|10||Oak Park-River Forest (Ill.)||29-1||13|
|12||South Granville (N.C.)||23-0||11|
|13||Westminster Christian (Ala.)||48-2-1||12|
|14||Donovan Catholic (N.J.)||22-0||14|
|19||Crown Point (Ind.)||24-2||18|
|20||Oshkosh North (Wis.)||23-3||23|
|23||Scott County (Ky.)||26-4||22|
|25||Deer Park (Texas)||34-5||NR|
Dropped out: Hendrickson (Texas).