Empire baseball rankings

Posted by Staff Writer Eric Branch:

LARGE SCHOOLS
1. Petaluma (19-5): The Trojans beat Sonoma in regular-season finale to grab seventh straight win and first SCL title since 2005.
2. Rancho Cotate (13-10): LHP Casey Senecal led Cougars to NBL title with 0.67 ERA in his last six starts, all complete-game victories.
3. Sonoma (14-10): Fun fact: Dragons scored 112 runs during regular season. They also allowed 112.
4. Cardinal Newman (15-9): Cardinals won seven of nine to close out regular season.
5. Maria Carrillo (16-8): Pumas have .364 batting average and 2.50 ERA.

SMALL SCHOOLS
1. Clear Lake (16-5): The Cardinals, on seven-game winning streak, take over No. 1 spot.
2. St. Vincent (17-6): After 15-game winning streak, Mustangs have lost three of their past four.
3. Cloverdale (12-7): Robby Rowland avenged lone loss of the season with five-hit shutout of St. Vincent.
4. Middletown (15-8): Streaking Mustangs have won 11 straight.
5. Kelseyville (12-9): Knights have clinched second straight winning season.