Casa Grande baseball leads Max Prep rankings

Posted by: Press Democrat Staff Writer Rich Rupprecht

Max Prep baseball rankings has Casa Grande ranked No. 2 in North Coast Section Division II, behind only Clayton Valley of Concord. Montgomery is ranked No. 3, Rancho Cotate is No. 6, Petaluma is No. 10 and Sonoma is No. 12. Only 12 teams will make the NCS playoffs. Omitted from the list is Cardinal Newman. Max Prep has Newman ranked No. 2 in Div. IV behind only Marin Catholic. Newman opted to play up and is in the Div. II playoff field.

Analy is ranked No. 4 in Div. III, behind No. 1 Bishop O’Dowd, No. 2 Miramonte and No. 3 Campolindo. Piner, which is in third place in the NBL is ranked only No. 14.

In Div. IV, Healdsburg is ranked No. 8, Fort Bragg No. 9, Kelseyville No. 11 and El Molino No. 12 and Clear Lake No. 14.

In Div. V, St. Vincent is No. 3, behind Redwood Christian of San Lorenzo and Head-Royce of Oakland.