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January 13, 2014

Cardinals, Tigers get respect in 3A baseball poll

ORANGE — High school baseball might still be a little more than a month away from its official start but a couple powerful teams out of District 21-3A find themselves in the Class 3A Preseason state poll via Texas High School Baseball Magazine.

Defending 21-3A champion and state semifinalist Silsbee is ranked No. 4 while Bridge City, led by Coach Chad Landry, is ranked No. 11.

Both teams return a qulity number of starters as they look to punch their repesctive playoff tickets once again.

Landry will welcome back a plethora of talent from a team that advanced to the area round of the postseason last year.

Chase Shugart, The Most Valuable Player on the All-Orange Leader Team and First Team all-district selection at third base, is back in the mix.

Also, all-district designated hitter and catcher Hunter Uzzle, who signs with Panola Junior College today, returns along with a all-district outfield that consists of Keaton Langston, Ashton Hunter and Blaine Huff are each back, looking for another outstanding campaign.

Other key contributors should include Blake Pruett, Blaine McElduff, Bryson McFarland, Jonah Watts, Sage Elmore and Wayne Currie.

The Cardinals open their season Feb. 17 at home against Beaumont Kelly.

Both Bridge City and Silsbee has plenty of company from a tough Region III in the poll including the No. 1 College Station Cougars, No. 3 Caldwell, No. 6 Carthage, No. 13 Robinson, and No. 15 Diboll.

No local teams were ranked in the 5A or 4A polls.

Cy Ranch is No. 1 in 5A while Moody is No. 1 in 4A.

Texas BaseballMagazine poll

Class 5A Pre Season

1.Cy Ranch

2.Flower Mound

3.Pearland

4.Arlington Martin

5.Laredo Alexander

6.Southlake Carroll

7.Round Rock

8.O'Connor

9.Woodlands

10.Eagle Pass

11.Rockwall

12.Corpus Christi Carroll

13.Klein

14.Jersey Village

15.Churchill

16.Sharyland

17.Smithson Valley

18.Laredo United

19.Midland

20.Midlothian

Class 4A Pre Season

1.Moody

2.Whitehouse

3. Barbers Hill

4.Cleburne

5.Richmond Foster

6.Georgetown

7.Hallsville

8.Frisco

9.Medina Valley

10.Aledo

11.Brenham

12.Amarillo

13.Mansfield

14.Wolfforth Frenship

15.Wylie

16.Victoria East

17.Canyon

18.Sante Fe

19.Kingwood Park

20.Mission

Class  3A Pre-Season

1.College Station

2.Texarkana Pleasant Grove

3.Caldwell

4.Silsbee

5.Melissa

6.Carthage

7.Argyle

8.Sinton

9.Robstown

10.Liberty Hill

11.Bridge City

12.West

13.Robinson

14.La Vernia

15.Diboll

16. Lubbock Cooper

17. Athens

18.La Grange

19.Ferris

20.Kennedale

 

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