POWERADE N.C. Week 1 baseball rankings: T.C. Roberson on a roll

After games on Monday, March 12

Providence is off to the start that most everybody expected, winning their first six games behind the pitching of Ty Buttrey (12 strikeouts in a win against East Rowan) and the all-around skills of Jackson Campana. The Panthers sit at 10th in this week's POWERADE FAB 50.

Just as impressive has been T.C. Roberson, last year's Class 4A runner-up. The Rams appear to be playing with a chip on their shoulder after coming up short last year, emerging unscathed after a tough early schedule that included defending champ Holly Springs, defending 2A champ East Rutherford and rival Reynolds.

Here are this week's rankings (last week's rankings in parentheses):

1. Providence (Charlotte) 6-0 (1)

Panthers won three games last week, including a 4-2 victory against East Rowan that saw ace Ty Buttrey fan 12 batters in 5 2/3 innings

2. T.C. Roberson (Asheville) 4-0 (NR)

Rams stood tall against a tough early schedule, beating defending 4A champ Holly Springs, defending 2A champ East Rutherford and their rival Reynolds.

3. Fuquay-Varina 4-0 (8)

Bengals' pitching has been impressive, allowing just five runs in their first three games.

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