PD Preps Baseball & Softball Rankings

LARGE SCHOOL BASEBALL

1. CASA GRANDE

Beat highly-regarded Campolindo and Livermore last week

2. RANCHO COTATE

Began NBL title quest with 5-1 victory over Maria Carrillo

3. MARIA CARRILLO

The Pumas have two of the Empire’s best pitchers in Billy Ambrose and Alec Rennard

4. SONOMA VALLEY

Dragons have already shut out four opponents

5. MONTGOMERY

Vikings off to good start; host A.L. Rabinovitz Tourney beginning Wednesday

GAME OF THE WEEK

Maria Carrillo tangles with Casa Grande in Friday’s Adam Westcott Tournament in Petaluma

LARGE SCHOOL SOFTBALL

1. SANTA ROSA

Panthers hitting .370 as team; Johanna Peeler hasn’t allowed a run in 18 innings

2. PETALUMA

Trojans won an NCS title in 2011 and finished second last year

3. ANALY

Tigers’ offense scored in double figures in first three games of season

4. MARIA CARRILLO

Pumas have won four straight after opening season with a loss

5. SONOMA VALLEY

Dragons put 22 runs on the board against both Justin-Siena and Hercules

GAME OF THE WEEK

Unbeaten Cardinal Newman hosts Sonoma Valley today

SMALL SCHOOL BASEBALL

1. ST. HELENA

Saints lost by two runs at Windsor last week

2. CLEAR LAKE

Pitcher Joey Blair hasn’t allowed a run in 12 innings

3. MIDDLETOWN

Mustangs coming off wins over Upper Lake and Lick-Wilmerding

4. ST. VINCENT

Mustangs allowed only one run in two wins last week

5. TOMALES

Braves are unbeaten but have yet to play team with winning record

GAME OF THE WEEK

St. Vincent travels to Middletown today

SMALL SCHOOL SOFTBALL

1. LOWER LAKE

Trojans opened season winning eight straight and outscoring opponents, 102-8

2. CLOVERDALE

Eagles knocked off El Molino and Elsie Allen by a combined score of 38-2

3. CLEAR LAKE

Beat reigning NCS champs St. Vincent, 7-1, last week

4. CALISTOGA

Wildcats have scored in double digits last four games

5. ST. VINCENT

Mustangs haven’t had much success against larger schools

GAME OF THE WEEK

Cloverdale is at St. Vincent today

— Howard Senzell, for The Press Democrat

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