2/6/2012 2:58:24 PM
Two of the top high school teams in the nation faced off this weekend in Las Vegas as Bishop Gorman (NV) hosted Harvard-Westlake (CA).
Harvard-Westlake RHP Lucas Giolito, the top ranked player in the class of 2012, allowed one earned run over five innings in spite of topping out at "only" 95 mph. Giolito impressed with his ability to get outs without his A stuff and led the Wolverines to a 4-2 win.
Bishop Gorman 3B/RHP Joey Gallo, the top ranked 3B in the nation (#6 overall), faced Giolito three times and collected a pair of hits against the flamethrower. Gallo also pitched two innings in relief, he struck out four and topped out at 95 mph.
Harvard-Westlake's Max Fried, the #2 ranked LHP (10th overall) homered against Gorman on Saturday before pitching well on Sunday. Fried topped out at 92 mph with his fastball and had his excellent secondary stuff working well.
Both teams will be highly ranked when PG releases the 2012 National Top 50 preseason poll Monday February 20. The 6-10th ranked teams will be announced on Monday February 13, with each of the top five being announced each week day leading up to the complete release on Feb 20.