Preston King

Argyle second baseman Preston King (2) rounds second base and scores at home plate, when his teammate gets a hit off of Iowa Park pitcher Kaleb Gafford (12) at Argyle High School, Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Argyle, Texas.

With spring break in the rearview mirror and district play starting to heat up, Argyle and Liberty Christian checked in as the only Denton-area teams in the top 25 of their respective classification in the latest Texas High School Baseball rankings.

The Eagles continued their reign atop the Class 4A rankings after improving to 16-1-1 with three wins last week. Argyle has won four straight games since its 50-game unbeaten streak was snapped by 6A No. 11 Southlake Carroll, and the Eagles are coming off a 5-4 win against 5A No. 12 Cleburne on Saturday.

The Eagles will continue a tough nondistrict schedule this week when they take on Richland at 7 p.m. Tuesday and 4A No. 20 Crandall at noon Saturday. Argyle, the defending 4A state champions, will open District 8-4A play against No. 10 Decatur on March 29.

Liberty Christian, the defending TAPPS Division I state champs, is ranked No. 4 among private schools in Texas and No. 3 among private schools in Division I.

The Warriors are 11-9-1 on the season after splitting a pair of games last week.

Liberty Christian is coming off a tough 2-0 loss against No. 2 Fort Worth All Saints’, and the Warriors will return to action Monday night against Texas Home Educators Sports Association.

Here are the full rankings for each classification:

Texas High School Baseball Rankings Class 6A

1. Cy Ranch (15-2), 2. Lake Travis (16-0), 3. The Woodlands (15-3), 4. SA Reagan (15-4-1), 5. Oak Ridge (12-3-1), 6. Prosper (17-2), 7. Kingwood (10-4-2), 8. Tompkins (13-4-1), 9. Flower Mound (14-7), 10. Westlake (15-3-1), 11. Southlake Carroll (10-9), 12. Marcus (13-4), 13. Round Rock (10-8), 14. Keller (10-7-1), 15. Coppell (10-7-3), 16. SA O’Connor (15-3), 17. Katy (12-5-1), 18. Dallas Jesuit (12-6), 19. Spring Branch Memorial (14-2-1), 20. Belton (15-4-1), 21. McAllen (15-4-1), 22. Cy Fair (9-7), 23. Waco Midway (11-8), 24. South Grand Prairie (9-6), 25. Buda Hays (17-2).

Class 5A

1. Georgetown (16-2-1), 2. Colleyville Heritage (15-1), 3. Corpus Christi Calallen (16-2), 4. CC Veterans Memorial (18-3-1), 5. Boerne Champion (17-5), 6. Tomball (12-1-2), 7. College Station (15-4), 8. Aledo (12-2), 9. Corpus Christi King (15-4-1), 10. Mansfield Legacy (13-2), 11. Sharyland Pioneer (16-2), 12. Cleburne (13-2-2), 13. Lucas Lovejoy (14-3), 14. Kerrville Tivy (16-6), 15. Frisco Wakeland (13-6-1), 16. Magnolia West (12-3), 17. Wylie East (12-3), 18. Grapevine (12-4-1), 19. Lindale (11-3), 20. Corpus Christi Moody (12-6-1), 21. Corpus Christi Carroll (13-7), 22. Gregory-Portland (14-2), 23. Brenham (14-5), 24. El Paso Eastlake (13-5), 25. Sharyland (16-3).

Class 4A

1. Argyle (16-1-1), 2. Canton (16-0), 3. Iowa Park (14-2), 4. Texarkana Pleasant Grove (11-4), 5. Sweeny (11-6), 6. Carthage (9-3-1), 7. Midlothian Heritage (12-3), 8. Sunnyvale (7-2-2), 9. Lufkin Hudson (12-3), 10. Decatur (15-2), 11. Stephenville (13-1-1), 12. Bridge City (10-4-2), 13. Levelland (13-7-1), 14. Robinson (7-3-1), 15. Lorena (11-3-2), 16. Little Cypress Mauriceville (14-5), 17. Sealy (11-4), 18. Liberty Hill (14-3-1), 19. Benbrook (11-2-1), 20. Crandall (11-7), 21. Jasper (11-4-1), 22. Kilgore (11-4), 23. Sinton (14-4), 24. Hondo (12-4), 25. Anna (13-1).

Class 3A

1. Brock (12-1-1), 2. Wall (17-0), 3. Grandview (15-2), 4. Pottsboro (8-2), 5. Gateway Prep (13-4), 6. Bishop (12-6), 7. Hallettsville (13-2-1), 8. Clifton (11-4), 9. Hughes Springs (15-1), 10. Groesbeck (13-1-1), 11. Central Heights (9-4-2), 12. Kirbyville (10-6-1), 13. White Oak (8-5-1), 14. Denver City (12-4), 15. Shallowater (10-4-1), 16. Harmony (11-4), 17. Whitesboro (7-5-1), 18. Gunter (12-4), 19. Blanco (14-3), 20. Breckenridge (13-2), 21. George West (8-3-1), 22. Edgewood (8-3), 23. Van Alstyne (9-3), 24. Franklin (11-3-2), T25. Orangefield (6-7), T25. New Diana (6-6), T25. Buffalo (11-2-1).

Class 2A

1. Dallardsville Big Sandy (12-2), 2. Douglass (9-0), 3. Gruver (1-0), 4. Valley Mills (12-2), 5. Riesel (7-3), 6. Shelbyville (4-4), 7. Refugio (6-0), 8. Windthorst (7-5), 9. Shiner (7-3), 10. Ben Bolt (10-4), 11. Trenton (6-3-2), 12. Archer City (9-3), 13. New Deal (6-0), 14. Albany (7-4), 15. Muenster (9-6-2), 16. Falls City (8-4-1), 17. Mason (5-5), 18. Hawley (7-8), 19. Burton (10-3-1), 20. Evadale (6-6), 21. Union Grove (10-0), 22. Ozona (7-5-1), 23. Garrison (10-5), 24. Iola (12-0), 25. Sundown (4-0).

Private Schools

1. Prestonwood Christian (21-2), 2. Fort Worth All Saints (16-1), 3. Episcopal (8-4-1), 4. Liberty Christian (11-9-1), 5. Lutheran South (15-2), 6. Kinkaid (14-1), 7. Cypress Christian (12-4), 8. Central Catholic (11-7), 9. Second Baptist (11-6), 10. Southwest Christian (18-3-2), 11. John Cooper School (10-5), 12. Kelly Catholic (5-5), 13. St. Thomas (7-5), 14. Lubbock Christian (10-3-1), 15. Antonian Prep (13-4-1), 16. New Braunfels Christian (9-0), 17. Halletsville Sacred Heart (9-0), 18. Concordia Lutheran (8-6), 19. Covenant Christian (9-8), 20. Pasadena First Baptist (6-4-1).

BRADY KEANE can be reached at 940-566-6869 and via Twitter at @BradyKeane.r

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