The last time we checked in on the 14U USSSA National Power Rankings was about five weeks ago. The Louisiana Tigers Gold from Baton Rouge did not crack the list at the time, but after two consecutive tournament titles, they’ve leapt all the way up to the No.2 spot.
Check out the full list below to see any movement from the last power rankings and to see if the YETI boys from Austin, Texas remain at the top.
- YETI Baseball Club Crawdads- The Crawdads from Austin, Texas, are once again the No.1 team. They competed in one tournament since the last rankings report, a third place finish at the South Texas Select30 Super NIT last month. They went 3-1 overall and outscored opponents 15-12, but lost 6-0 to the Louisiana Knights in bracket play. Manager Josh Sanders’ club had previously been unbeaten in USSSA play, winning all four tournaments entered. YETI outscores In Class teams by an average of about 3 runs per game. We’ll look for them to enter more events as the weather heats up.
- Louisiana Tigers Gold: The Tigers from Baton Rouge (pictured) played in three events since the last rankings finishing with two titles and one fifth-place result. They went a combined 10-1-1 – most recently winning the Acadiana Slugfest XVII a couple weeks ago. Prior to that they won a Qualifier event in Mid-March which helped them rebound from back to back fifth place finishes earlier this season. Manager Leo McClure’s team went 2-0 this past weekend at the Cajun Classic Super NIT with wins over the LBA Naturals 14U Black and Louisiana Assault.
- Allstars: The Allstars from Hialeah, Florida, have been busy since the last rankings report. They were 8-1 overall with a tournament title at the South Florida Super NIT and a combined 60 to 24 runs scored versus runs allowed mark. Dating back to last summer, the Allstars have been a picture of consistency, so hard to find at the youth level. In 10 USSSA tournaments, manager Yunet Cabellero’s club finished worse than third place just once. They are 35-7-1 overall and will have an impact on the national picture before the season is complete.
- Ocala Elite: Another Florida-based team, Ocala Elite, got back into USSSA action this past weekend after a month and a half hiatus. Manager T.J. Watts’ club picked up where it left off in February: with a tournament title. This time at the USA Mountain Regional Qualifier, Ocala went 4-0 overall and outscored opponents 38-3. They are 27-4 overall on the season and will be tested throughout the spring and summer in south Florida against some of the best competition.
- Elite Squad Outlaws: The Outlaws haven’t played in USSSA games since early February so are hanging onto the end of this list based on a 12-3-1 overall record and a strong Qualifier championship last fall.
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