After games on Saturday, April 7
George Washington started off strong, going unbeaten in its first 10 games until an 0-3 showing at the loaded NHSI tournament in North Carolina. It didn't help that star senior Fernelys Sanchez broke his leg just before the tournament, forcing him off the field for the next 4-6 weeks.
In the meantime, the likes of Poly Prep (2-1 and No. 42 in the POWERADE FAB 50 behind junior ace Andrew Zapata) and Cardozo (4-0, including a win against GW) have risen to the top of the first New York rankings.
Here are this week's rankings (preseason rankings in parentheses):
1. Poly Prep (Brooklyn) 2-1 (2)
Blue Devils had allowed just one run through 14 innings behind junior pitchers Andrew Zapata and Phil Maldari before falling to Delbarton (N.J.).
2. Cardozo (Queens) 4-0 (NR)
Connor Doyle ripped a triple to begin a rally and pitched three innings of relief to seal the Judges' 5-4 win against George Washington.
3. George Washington (New York) 12-4-1 (1)
Trojans have struggled some as they await the return of Fernelys Sanchez from a broken foot.