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Tigers still in No. 1 spot

Tiger Baseball Head Coach Andy Porta | Photo by The Courier Journal

Tiger Baseball Head Coach Andy Porta | Photo by The Courier Journal

Once again, Tiger Baseball has retained their No. 1 spot in this week’s Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association’s Top 25.  It’s pretty nice to know for the past 10 months, we have been the premiere team in the state.  With Coach Porta’s Tigers holding a 13-4 record with only one of those losses coming to a team within the Commonwealth of Kentucky (No. 5 Lexington Catholic).

The Tigers take on No. 16 Ballard tonight at Mueller Field if Mother Nature cooperates, then later this week, St. Xavier will participate in the Doc Morris Invitational at Simon Kenton. Saturday afternoon’s matchup will put the Tigers against No. 17 Beechwood.

Take a look at this week’s Top 20:

1. St. Xavier
2. McCracken County
3. Pleasure Ridge Park
4. Tates Creek
5. Lexington Catholic
6. Daviess County
7. Hopkinsville
8. Madison Central
9. Hazard
10. Elizabethtown
11. South Warren
12. South Laurel
13. Lafayette
14. Eastern
15. North Bullitt
16. Ballard
17. Beechwood
18. Pulaski Southwestern
19. Covington Catholic
20. Christian Academy
21. Bullitt East
22. Apollo
23. Christian County
24. Male
25. West Jessamine

Tiger Baseball #1 Still

Brandon Blaser | Photo by Jacob Hayslip

Brandon Blaser | Photo by Jacob Hayslip

The defending state champion Tiger Baseball team received 12 of 15 first-place votes and is the No. 1 team in the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association’s preseason Top 25.

The Tigers’ season is already underway and began this past weekend when they beat Newport Central Catholic 11-0 and Bishop Brossart 10-0.

Coach Porta and the Tigers will play 7 of these 25 top ranked teams throughout the regular season on their road to repeating. Tomorrow evening, they will see No. 21 Bullitt East for the first of the two schools’ match ups this season.

Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association Preseason Top 25

1. St. Xavier
2. McCracken County
3. Pleasure Ridge Park
4. Tates Creek
5. Lexington Catholic
6. Daviess County
7. Hopkinsville
8. Madison Central
9. Hazard
10. Elizabethtown
11. South Warren
12. South Laurel
13. Lafayette
14. Eastern
15. North Bullitt
16. Ballard
17. Beechwood
18. Pulaski Southwestern
19. Covington Catholic
20. Christian Academy
21. Bullitt East
22. Apollo
23. Christian County
24. Male
25. West Jessamine