Empire baseball rankings

Posted by Staff Writer Eric Branch:
(Through Monday’s games)

LARGE SCHOOLS
1. Petaluma (15-5): Nice record. And it could be even better: The Trojans have three one-run losses.
2. Cardinal Newman (13-7): Steven Stout has allowed one run in past 14 innings.
3. Montgomery (11-8): The Vikings’ final four NBL opponents have a combined record of 29-45.
4. Rancho Cotate (10-9): OF Siosi Poti is hitting .484 (15 for 31) during nine-game hitting streak.
5. Sonoma (11-9): The Dragons’ eight-game winning streak has included five one-run victories.

SMALL SCHOOLS
1. St. Vincent (16-3): The streaking Mustangs snapped a four-game losing streak against NCL I South rival Cloverdale last week.
2. Clear Lake (13-5): Ryan Richardson and Bryan Edwards have combined for 103 strikeouts in 78 innings.
3. Cloverdale (8-7): The Eagles entered the week with four losses in their past six games.
4. Middletown (11-8): Dan Sallee is hitting .577 (15 for 26) with 13 RBIs during Mustangs’ seven-game winning streak
5. Kelseyville (10-7): The Knights wiped out a 12-0 deficit and scored 14 seventh-inning runs in an 18-13 win against Willits.