After games on Saturday, May 12
It's been a tough last three years for Providence. In 2010, the Panthers lost in the first round of the playoffs. In 2011, the Panthers and their big bats fell in the second round. This past week, the state's top-ranked squad again fell in the opening round, this time by the count of 5-3 to Mount Tabor.
South Point, the defending 3A champs who had lost just once all regular season, fell to Asheville, while Ardrey Kell lost to Winston-Salem Reagan.
The developments allowed T.C. Roberson and its 13-game win streak to move to No. 1 in the state and No. 44 in the POWERADE FAB 50.
Here are this week's rankings (last week's rankings in parentheses):
1. T.C. Roberson (Asheville) 25-2 (3)
Rams take over top spot after beating Hopewell to open the playoffs and stretch win streak to 13.
2. Southeast Guilford (Greensboro) 23-2 (4)
Falcons beat Glenn 8-3 and face West Forsyth in Tuesday's second-round action.
3. South Caldwell (Hudson) 23-2 (6)
Spartans racked up 10 runs in the fifth inning to pull away for a playoff win against McDowell.