They went 31-2, won the 3A state championship, saw four players drafted -- including first baseman Eric Hosmer, who went third overall -- and staked a pretty solid claim to high school baseball's "mythical national title."
According to Baseball America on Wednesday, they got it. Writes Nathan Rode, quite simply:
The Patriots can add one more title to their resume: Baseball America Team of the Year.
--Patrick Dorsey (e-mail)