Empire baseball rankings

Posted by Staff Writer Eric Branch:

Large schools
1. Ukiah (6-0): Wildcats have .342 BA and 0.90 ERA.
2. Petaluma (5-2): Trojans hitting .419 and averaging nine runs a game.
3. Maria Carrillo (3-1): Pumas have outscored opponents, 35-10.
4. Montgomery (3-3): Vikings have three one-run losses, one to Redwood (6-0) and another to Alameda (5-1).
5. Healdsburg (6-1): The record is stellar, but the schedule has been soft. Time will tell.

Small schools
1. St. Vincent (2-3): Mustangs, who have lost to teams with a combined record of 14-3, have a 43-10 record the past two years.
2. Cloverdale (2-2): Rowland has a 2-0 record and 0.00 ERA in 13 innings.
3. Clear Lake (5-0): Cardinals have outscored opponents, 68-3.
4. Fort Bragg (2-2): Timberwolves have two straight 17-win seasons.
5. Upper Lake: (5-1): Good job so far, but zero wins against teams with winning records.