SCHSL 5A Rankings - Week 5

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1. Dorman (14-2-1)
Last Week -1

- Dorman swept Gaffney in a doubleheader last week. Russell Parry & Hunter Pruitt both doubled and tripled in the 9-3 game 2 win. The Cavs will take on Mauldin and Spartanburg this week. 

2. Fort Mill (18-1)
Last Week - 2

- The Yellow Jackets locked up the Region 3-5A championship with a sweep over Clover. Carson Jones picked up four hits on the week including a triple. FM will get the Carolina Royals, Buford, and Indian Land this week, all home games. 

3. TL Hanna (14-3) 
Last Week - 4

- Hanna completed the 4-0 week with a 6-2 win over James Island Saturday. Lance Grimm & Jackson Bryant combined for a 2-0 shutout win over Wade Hampton (G) on Tuesday. Laurens and Woodmont are next on the schedule. 

4. Berkeley (15-2) 
Last Week - 6

- The Stags took down Stratford twice last week to push their overall record to 15-2 on the season. Hayden Dawkins & Jeffrey Zeigler combined for 5 hits in the 2-1 win on Wednesday. This week will be huge with two games against Cane Bay and a single game with Summerville on tap. 

5. Blythewood (14-5) 
Last Week - 5 

- The Bengals took 2 out of 3 from Lugoff-Elgin. Landon Lucas was 2 for 4 with 3 RBI and 2 runs scored in the 11-7 win Friday night and Jake Ladd & Nate Hinson chipped in 3 hits each. Blythewood will finish up region play with a 3 game series against Spring Valley. 

6. JL Mann (14-5)
Last Week - 7 

-  The Patriots went 2-1 last week with two wins over Laurens and a loss to Greenville. Brian Graham picked up two hits including a double and Chris Payne homered in a 7-5 win. The Patriots will take on Wade Hampton twice this week with a rematch against Greenville in between. 

7. Chapin (12-7)
Last Week - 10

- Chapin jumps to number 7 after clinching the Region 5-5A title, winning two out of three against Lexington. Complete game shut outs from Cade Austin & Chris Veach highlighted the week. They will take on Lugoff-Elgin and Dreher this week. 

t8. Summerville (11-5)
Last Week - 8

- The Green Wave came from behind to defeat Bishop England last week scoring 6 runs in the 6th inning to win that game. Pedro Rios was 2 for 3 with a double and two RBI's. Summerville is set up for a huge week with two games against Fort Dorchester and then AC Flora and Berkeley to end the week. 

t8. River Bluff (12-4)
Last Week - 9

The Gators offense got back on track last week in a sweep of White Knoll, scoring 29 runs in the 3 game series. Jacob Lebron collected 7 hits on the week and Brayden Fowler punched out 9 in 6.2 IP on Wednesday. They will take on Lexington this week to wrap up region play. 

9. Hillcrest (12-4)
Last Week - 3

- The Rams dropped two games to Riverside last week 15-8 and 4-3. Trotter Harlan & Wyatt Stone each collected two hits in the 4-3 loss. Hillcrest will square off with Byrnes this week. 

t10. Riverside (11-6)
Last Week - NR

- The Warriors beat Hillcrest twice last week to jump back into the top 10. Caden Grice homered and threw 3 scoreless innings in the 4-3 win. Riverside will look to keep building momentum this week with two games against Boiling Springs and a single game with Eastside. 

t10. Nation Ford (13-5)
Last Week - NR

- The Falcons are back in the Top 10 after sweeping Rock Hill last week and solidifying their place behind Fort Mill in region 3-5A. Jeffery Maidhof threw 7.0 innings in a 3-1 win on Monday. NaFo will take on Northwestern this week to finish up region play. 

NEXT FIVE: Ashley Ridge, Dutch Fork, Cane Bay, Fort Dorchester, St. James

* These independent rankings are compiled by the state director with the help of PBR associate scouts from different regions. It is based largely on information found through various media outlets, social media, GameChanger, and through the work of our on hand scouts.