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American Heritage: Baseball America's Team of the Year

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.

This is their latest top ranking, adding to their No. 1 nods from USA Today and RISE Magazine.

--Patrick Dorsey (e-mail)