The spring high school sports season has been canceled, but baseball teams across the state were still prepared to play.
Here are Scorebook Live’s 2020 Top 10 rankings for Class 2A Washington high school baseball. Our class-by-class Washington baseball rankings are typically released every Monday throughout the season. With spring sports canceled due to the coronavirus, these will be our only 2A baseball rankings of the 2020 season.
2020 CLASS 2A BASEBALL TOP 10
The rankings were compiled by SB Live Washington reporter Andy Buhler.
Returned six all-state selections, including ace senior pitcher Judah Graham, from a squad that finished state runner-up.
Lost six all-league selections, including now-Vanderbilt short stop Carter young, but the defending champs bring back LHP Nate Gutierrez.
Washington signee Davis Spencer, a right-handed pitcher, had Ellensburg eyeing a third state title in four years.
4. Columbia River
Washington commit Sam Boyle is a rising star for Stephen Donohue’s Chieftains, which in addition to last year’s 2A GSHL pitcher of the year, Nick Alder, boasts just that — pitching.
5. West Valley (Spokane)
Portland commit and shortstop Spencer Shipman was one of two all-league selections to return for a team determined to return to the state playoffs.
6. W.F. West
The Bearcats returned an experienced group that includes Yakima Valley signee Josiah Johnson, despite all-leaguer Leandre Gaines (Eastern Washington football signee) still rehabbing from a long-term knee injury.
Junior CF Connor White is the top returner for a program that has reloaded quickly in the wake of a big graduating class before.
8. Archbishop Murphy
Returned much of its core from a team that made a run to the 2A semifinals.
Josh Mansur has been an all-state selection before, and was poised to have a big year for a team that made a playoff appearance last year.
Last year’s Northwest Conference pitcher of the year Jacob Kaepernick is bigger, stronger and as a junior, was tapped to lead a team that graduated 10 seniors.