Posted: 10:32 am Monday, May 16th, 2011

Palm Beach Gardens softball ranked first in state in final Miracle Sports poll 

By Jeff Greer

Winning the Class 6A championship for the fourth time in seven years usually makes you look pretty good. Winning a second in a row helps, too.

For one final feather in its 2011 cap, Palm Beach Gardens is ranked No. 1 in the statewide Miracle Sports softball rankings. The all-classes list does not feature any other Palm Beach County teams.

Niceville (5A), Eau Gallie (4A) and Gulliver Prep (3A) each won their respective classes’ state titles. American Heritage (2A) and St. Petersburg-Canterbury (1A), both state champs, didn’t make the statewide top 10.

Here are the rankings:

1. Palm Beach Gardens 6A
2. Niceville 5A
3. Bartow 5A
4. East Lake 5A
5. Winter Springs 6A
6. Eau Gallie 4A
7. Gulliver Prep 3A
8. Sarasota 6A
9. Bartram Trail 4A
10. Harmony 4A