Empire baseball rankings

Posted by Staff Writer Eric Branch:

LARGE SCHOOLS
1. Petaluma (12-4): Comstock, Norman and McElroy hitting over .400.
2. Casa Grande (7-9): Gauchos have won six of past eight, limiting five opponents to two runs or fewer in the process.
3. Montgomery (8-6): Vikings 5-0 in NBL; 2-3 vs. SCL teams.
4. Cardinal Newman (9-7): Tough-luck Alexander 1-4 with 2.52 ERA.
5. Maria Carrillo (9-6): Pumas have .362 team average.

SMALL SCHOOLS
1. St. Vincent (10-3): Mustangs riding nine-game winning streak.
2. Kelseyville (8-5): Staff ace Degregorio has fanned 45 in 31 1/3 innings.
3. Cloverdale (6-5): Eagles followed Rowland’s perfect game with losses to St. Helena and Salesian.
4. Clear Lake (9-5): Cardinals averaging 1.8 runs during four-game skid.
5. Point Arena (6-4): Pirates averaging 9.6 runs a game.