2022 FL Power25 Rankings: Week 5 Update


Rocco Iervasi
PBR Florida Director of Operations/Area Scout

The 2022 High School baseball season has officially kicked off. Each week we will update our Power25 HS Rankings with Risers, Fallers, and Newcomers to the rankings each week. We look forward to covering high school games this spring and hearing your feedback on who you think should be ranked where. Take a look at our Week 5 update.

Week 5

Week 4 Week 5 Team 3/28/22
1 1 IMG Academy 11-1
2 2 Calvary Christian (Clearwater) 12-0
4 3 St Johns Country Day 9-1
6 4 Berkeley Prep 13-0
5 5 The First Academy 12-0
3 6 Stoneman Douglas 10-2
10 7 American Heritage (Plantation) 10-2
7 8 Lake Brantley 8-3
9 9 Pace 9-2
13 10 Miami Springs 11-1
8 11 Taravella 9-2
11 12 Jesuit 10-5
15 13 Mater Lakes Academy 11-3
16 14 Westminster Christian 10-2
18 15 Miami Christian 14-3
12 16 Wharton 9-3
14 17 George Jenkins 8-3
22 18 Sickles 12-1
17 19 Doral Academy 10-3-1
19 20 Windermere 9-2
20 21 Eau Gallie 8-3
23 22 Columbus 10-2
NR 23 Mitchell 10-2
25 24 Bartram Trail 9-5
NR 25 Tate 11-1


Risers


No. 4 Berkeley Prep

Berkeley is off to a red hot start in 2022 going 13-0 through the first 5 weeks. The Bucs are outscoring opponents 111 to 31 and have wins over big time opponents like Jesuit, Bartram Trail, Clay, and Lakeland. Seniors Cade Kurland, Gunnett Carlson, and Anthony Castillo have led the way on offense with Kurland hitting 7 homeruns so far. On the mound, JT Quinn has been dominant allowing just 2 runs over 23.2 innings.

No. 18 Sickles

Sickles continues to impress in 2022. They cracked the Power25 last week and now jump up to No. 18 this week. 12-1 so far this season. Junior Caden McDonald has been on a tear offensively batting .730 over 42 plate appearances with 5 homeruns and 24 RBI. 2024 Thomas Bly has hit .500 so far with 18 RBI. McDonald and Bly also lead the team in innings on the mound and have allowed just 8 runs over 41.2 innings combined.

Fallers


No. 16 Wharton

Wharton has fallen off a bit with back to back weeks with a loss. Now sitting 9-3 following losses to Plant and Durant. The Wildcats have one of the best 1-2 punches on the mound in the state that can lead them to a deep playoff run. Expect the Wildcats to get back on track soon.

NR Naples

An ugly 0-2 week for Naples knocks them out of the Power25. They fell 6-0 to Gulf Coast then 9-1 to Seacrest Country Day. After starting 10-0, Naples disappointed in Week 5. We’ll see if they can shake off this week and get back on track.

NR Plant City

Plant City suffered their third loss of the season last week falling 2-0 to Newsome. After starting the season 5-0, the Raiders have fallen off just a bit going 4-3 in their last 7. They have plenty of pitching led by Adan Longoria and Chase Mobley but the offense will need to step in order for continued success this season.

Newcomers


No. 23 Mitchell

The Mitchell Mustangs are off to a 10-2 start to 2022. Led offensively by Junior Aidan Miller batting .562. The Mustangs have a pretty deep lineup from 1-9 who can all make an impact on the game. Seniors Ashton Crowther and Jace Trautner have led the way on the mound allowing just 5 earned runs over 41 innings pitched.

No. 25 Tate

Tate has been one of the best teams in the Florida Panhandle this season posting an 11-1 record to start the year. The Aggies are outscoring opponents 120 to 22 and have done it against some tough out of state opponents as well. They will have a tough test coming up in the next few weeks with No. 9 Pace on their schedule twice as well as traveling south to No. 23 Mitchell.


UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
FL Rising Stars Spring Games FL 04/23 Lake Bonny Park
FL Rising Stars Summer Games FL 05/07 Clover Park Minor League Complex
Summer Kickoff - USF FL 05/26 USF Baseball Stadium
Summer Kickoff - UCF FL 05/27 John Euliano Park at UCF
2022 Sunshine State Classic (Invite Only) FL 06/01 Ed Smith Stadium
Team Florida ID Games - FIU FL 06/14 FIU Baseball Stadium
FL Unsigned Senior Games FL 07/02 John Euliano Park at UCF
Team Florida ID Games - UCF FL 07/03 John Euliano Park at UCF
Team Florida ID Games - Northwest Florida FL 07/06 Northwest Florida State College
Team Florida ID Games - Jacksonville FL 07/12 John Sessions Stadium at Jacksonville U