Empire baseball rankings

Posted by Staff Writer Eric Branch:

LARGE SCHOOLS
1. Petaluma (17-5): The Trojans have won 11 of their past 12 games.
2. Montgomery (13-8): The Vikings can clinch a share of the NBL title with a win vs. Santa Rosa today.
3. Sonoma (13-9): Were these guys really once 3-9?
4. Maria Carrillo (15-7): Jordan Boyce hitting .500 with 30 RBIs for resurgent Pumas, winners of six straight.
5. Rancho Cotate (11-9): Casey Senecal is 8-1 with a 1.17 ERA after three-hit gem vs. Newman.

SMALL SCHOOLS
1. St. Vincent (17-4): The Mustangs had their NCS-leading 15-game winning streak snapped last week.
2. Clear Lake (15-5): The Cardinals have rebounded from a four-game skid with six straight wins.
3. Cloverdale (10-7): Robby Rowland threw his second no-hitter of the season last week vs. St. Helena before a throng of big-league scouts.
4. Middletown (11-8): The Mustangs have outscored opponents 86-28 during nine-game winning streak.
5. Kelseyville (10-9): Mike Degregorio leads Knights with 4 HRs, 23 RBIs.