Posted: 6:21 pm Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Baseball: The Post’s Top 10, statistics for Wednesday, March 6, 2013 

By Matt Porter

Been a little bit busy here at Palm Beach Post global headquarters. Better late than never, here are the rankings and updated baseball statistics through the games of Saturday, March 2, 2013.

Apologies, but time constraints are forcing us to just post rankings and stats this week. We’ll return next week with the season debut of Stat Tuesday, in which we spotlight several players and trends based on the stats, and the full rankings explainer.

The Palm Beach Post top 10

1. Jupiter (7-0) Depth of pitching, lineup impressive
2. Palm Beach Central (8-1) Still unbeaten in tough district
3. Palm Beach Gardens (5-3) Pitching, defense slight concerns
4. Benjamin (7-1) Batting .345 as a team, 1.40 ERA
5. Wellington (5-4) Has shot at Jupiter on Wednesday
6. Trinity Christian (5-3) Extra-innings win over King’s
7. King’s Academy (5-3) Lost a tight one to Benjamin
8. Dwyer (3-5) Talented, but results aren’t there
9. Atlantic (4-5) Four straight wins
10. American Heritage (4-5) Dropped one to Atlantic

Best of the Treasure Coast: Martin County (4-1), Jensen Beach (5-1), South Fork (4-1)

About the top 10: We’ve updated the rankings to reflect Monday and Tuesday’s results. Jupiter holds onto the top spot, but has a tough Friday game with Palm Beach Central … Central went onto top Gardens in a Tuesday night matchup … Benjamin’s early run has been impressive, and now includes a win over King’s … Wellington can take down the top dogs at home on Wednesday … Trinity moves up to the No. 6 after a win over a good King’s club … Dwyer hasn’t seen results in the early going, but should turn that record around … At the bottom of the top 10, Atlantic and American Heritage are being pushed by several other clubs, most notably Santaluces and Park Vista.

BATTING
(minimum 10 at-bats)
GP AB H AVG.

John Rodriguez, GD 6 13 11 .845
Panama Mendez, BC 5 12 8 .667
Gabriel Mendez, BC 5 13 8 .615
Franco Guardascione, TC 6 20 12 .600
Noel Figueroa, GD 6 15 9 .600
Logan Heiser, JUP 6 17 10 .588
Gage Morey, PBC 4 14 8 .571
Matt Ellmyer, BEN 7 16 9 .562
D.J. Paone, BEN 7 24 13 .542
Daniel Cole, CN 7 21 11 .524
Michael Cubenza, WEL 8 23 12 .522
Joey Boyd, PBG 7 22 11 .500
John Leon, GD 6 16 8 .500
Bennett Sousa, BEN 7 16 8 .500
Cody Wager, SANT 7 16 8 .500
Matt Morales, WEL 8 12 6 .500
Stephan Patti, SANT 5 10 5 .500
Pat Walther, JUP 6 17 8 .471
Byron Murray, TC 7 26 12 .462
Austin Smith, PV 5 13 6 .462
Pavin Smith, PBG 7 22 10 .455
Shane Sawczak, PBC 8 20 9 .450
Spencer Stockton, WEL 8 20 9 .450
Ryan Johnson, KA 7 25 11 .440
Casey Furnas, OH 5 16 7 .438
Zander Retamar, PJP 8 23 10 .435
Tyler Robichaud, SANT 6 14 6 .429
Bruce Steel, CN 7 19 8 .421
Tyler Dillion, WEL 8 12 5 .417
Jake Summey, WEL 8 17 7 .412
Jarren Pinkney, ATL 8 25 10 .400
Peter Sitaras, JUP 6 20 8 .400
Sean McClaskie, OH 5 20 8 .400
John Monte, KA 7 20 8 .400
Sendle Jean, PBG 6 15 6 .400
Landon Myers, PV 5 10 4 .400
Vincent Scambone, OH 5 18 7 .389
John McCarthy, JUP 6 21 8 .381
Dominic Mercurio, KA 7 21 8 .381
Darren Seferina, TC 7 24 9 .375
Johnny Carpenter, KA 7 24 9 .375
Bobby Bourque, ATL 8 27 10 .370
Kyle Cunningham, CN 7 19 7 .368
Joe Shue, PBC 8 19 7 .368
Bruce Thomas, ATL 8 19 7 .368
Patrick Foley, CN 7 11 4 .364
Kody Ruedisili, BEN 6 22 8 .364
Stephen Gogreve, PJP 8 22 8 .364
Bradley Riddle, WEL 8 22 8 .364
Matt Luzzi, PJP 8 22 8 .364
Dominic Teresi, SANT 7 17 6 .353
Thomas Corzo, GD 6 17 6 .352
Cody Bryant, ATL 8 20 7 .350
Austin Marrs, DWY 7 20 7 .350
Angelini Maduro, TC 7 20 7 .350
Kyle Perkins, PBC 8 24 8 .333
Mark Zippin, KA 7 21 7 .333
Matt Williams, PBG 7 21 7 .333
Matthew Mika, PV 5 18 6 .333
Nick Chiappetta, SA 5 12 4 .333
Ronnie Rocca, SA 5 12 4 .333
Branden Cook, PV 5 12 4 .333
Caleb Perez, PBG 6 19 6 .316
Jowendrick Daantji, TC 7 19 7 .316
Chad Swift, BEN 7 16 5 .312
Glen Casaceli, JUP 5 13 4 .308
Ian Hagenmiller, PBC 7 23 7 .304

HOME RUNS
Hunter Hope, DWY 4, Byron Murray, TC 2, Cody Bryant, ATL 2, Stephen Gogreve, PJP 1, Brian Brooker, DWY 1, Austin Marrs, DWY 1, Michael Cubenza, WEL 1, Spencer Stockton, WEL 1, Tyler Corbin, WEL 1, Franco Guardascione, TC 1, Anthony Cirillo, SA 1, Ryan Johnson, KA 1, John Monte, KA 1, Luis Biestero, CN 1, Ian Hagenmiller, PBC 1, Jarren Pinkney, ATL 1, Jesse Kieffer, ATL 1

RBI
D.J. Paone, BEN 11, Michael Cubenza, WEL 11, Pat Walther, JUP 10, Joey Boyd, PBG 10, Franco Guardascione, TC 10, Byron Murray, TC 10, Joe Shue, PBC 10, John McCarthy, JUP 9, Kyle Perkins, PBC 9, Bennett Sousa, BEN 8, Nick Horvath, PBG 8, Tyler Barre, PV, 8; Jarren Pinkney, ATL 8, Brian Dolan, BEN 7, Pavin Smith, PBG 7, Dominic Teresi, SANT 7, Justin Valente, SA 7, John Monte, KA 7, Dominic Mercurio, KA 7, Bruce Steel, CN 7, Anthony Zaleski, CN 7, Cody Bryant, ATL 7, John Rodriguez, GD 6, Matt Ellmyer, BEN 6, Tyler Robichaud, SANT 6, Mark Zippin, KA 6, Luis Biestero, CN 6, Ian Hagenmiller, PBC 6, Joey Ohannesian, ATL 6, Bobby Bourque, ATL 6, Caleb Perez, PBG 5, Stephen Gogreve, PJP 5, Chris Graffeo, PJP 5, Hunter Hope, DWY 5, Austin Smith, PV, 5; Tyler Corbin, WEL 5, Noel Canete, JIL 5, Ronnie Rocca, SA 5, Ryan Johnson, KA 5, Daniel Cole, CN 5, Logan Heiser, JUP 4, Zac Hall, JUP 4, Peter Sitaras, JUP 4, Kody Ruedisili, BEN 4, Spencer Stockton, WEL 4, Trey Amburgey, PV, 4; Jake Summey, WEL 4; Tyler Dillion, WEL 4, Richie Rocca, SA 4, Raige Hasko, PBC 4, Jordan Marrs, LWC 4, Baylen Sparks, BEN 3, Cody Wager, SANT 3, Stephan Patti, SANT 3, Chris Perez, JIL 3, Mike Van Casteren, PBC 3; Chad Swift, BEN 2, Bradley Riddle, WEL 2, Matt Morales, WEL 2, Oscar Singh, JIL 2, Michael Roca, CN 2, Zack Barrett, CN 2, Danny Hernandez, PBC 2, Shane Sawczak, PBC 2.

PITCHING
(minimum 5 innings)
W-L IP ERA
Jorge Alfonso, PBC 4-0 14 0.00
Bennett Sousa, BEN 3-0 12 0.00
Dominic Teresi, SANT 1-0 11 0.00
Trevor Adams, PV 1-0 11 0.00
Riley Colbath, PBG 1-0 9.1 0.00
Tony Schutzer, PBG 1-0 6 0.00
Ronnie Rocca, SA 0-1 5 0.00
Dylan Gordon, CN 2-0 10 0.70
John Padich, PBC 2-0 18 0.78
Pavin Smith, PBG 2-1 14 1.00
Cody Wager, SANT 2-0 17 1.23
Anthony Zaleski, CN 1-0 9 1.56
Josh Parker, PJP 0-1 16 1.75
Daniel Mayer, PJP 2-0 11.1 1.85
Noel Canete, JIL 1-1 11 1.91
Jared Johnson, JIL 1-0 12 2.33
Austin Smith, PV 2-0 14 .250
Colton Rendon, DWY 1-0 9.1 2.90
Chad Swift, BEN 1-1 15 3.33
John Monte, KA 2-0 10 3.50

STRIKEOUTS
Josh Parker, PJP 21, Alex Bialakis, PJP 19, Tom Szapucki, DWY 18, Zach Moses, SA 18, Pavin Smith, PBG 17, Mike Rodriguez, WEL 16, John Padich, PBC 16, Cheyne Bickel, DWY 15, Spencer Stockton, WEL 15, Jared Johnson, JIL 15, Anthony Zaleski, CN 14, Dylan Gordon, CN 14, Colton Rendon, DWY 12, Alec Duboy, CN 12, Jordan Maars, LWC 12, Shake Sawczak, PBC 11, Tyler Krull, CN 10, Noel Canete, JIL 9, Nick Chiappetta, SA 9, Jorge Alfonso, PBC 9, Trevor Huffman, LWC 7, Ronnie Rocca, SA 5, Ariel Diaz, PBC 5, Joey Carlton, JIL 4, Scott Lucas, LWC 4, Kyle Magner, PBC 2.