1.)Marion: Only played two games due to postponement with Marion – double header sweep over Center Point-Urbana. Leads in OBP (.498), TB (343), SLG (.580), Batting Average (.403), all with the fewest strikeouts (76) in Class 3A.
2.) Assumption: (+4) Went 5-1 on the week with a DH sweep over Central DeWitt, 13-12 win over Beckman Catholic, 7-4 over Solon, 4-3 over 4th ranked 2A Van Meter, and only loss was to 4A’s 2nd-ranked Johnston. Vaulted themselves to lead 3A in hits with 242 total hits.
3.) Wahlert Catholic: (19-6) (-)4-0 with wins over Waterloo East (combined 24-0), Cascade, and Dubuque Senior. Still third in 3A with 323 total bases, not to mention ranking top-5 with 494 putouts. That to go along with 13 home runs has the Golden Eagles staying pat right where they are.
4.) Gilbert (13-7) (-):3-2 with a loss to 2A top-ranked Roland-Story, 4A’s Urbandale. Toppled Boone 12-2 and Carlisle 13-1. Also lost to Urbandale by one run.
5.) Central DeWitt (15-7) (-2): Only played two games due to weather postponement – Lost in two straight to Assumption (Lost 16-6 combined). Still a team with the 2nd best fielding percentage (.964) in all of Class 3A.
6.) Xavier (16-9) (-): (Mississippi Valley – Valley Division) 2-2 / Split with Cedar Rapids Washington and Iowa City West. Yet again for another week, the power shows through and the Saints still rest with 15 triples, the top mark in all of Class 3A. They are a team known for production wherever they can get it and helping prove that point is their Class 3A leading 143 walks.
7.) Grinnell (19-5): 3-2 this week with DH sweep over Pella Christian, 5-1 over Indianola, and lost a DH sweep to Norwalk. Pitching leads the way with a Class best 1.56 ERA with teams hitting just .171 against, also best in 3A. Allowed just 100 hits so far (top 3A)
8.) Solon (18-7) (-):Went 2-1 with a DH sweep of Mount Vernon (9-15) while losing out to Assumption. Not a whole lot of drastic changes enough to move this team either way. Still a team that’s 4th in the STATE in RBI’s at 201. They are also a gritty team making their way on base any way they can; state-most 79 hit by pitch.
9.) Webster City (16-1): Riding high on an 11 game winning streak which included three victories this week. Still the only team in Class 3A with just one loss. Fifth-best in 3A with a run difference of 96
10.) Waverly-Shell Rock (19-5): Can’t ignore a team that leads Class 3A with 112 stolen bases and 214 strikeouts on the season. Despite going 3-3 on the week, they did face tough competition and deserve a shot in the top-10.
Top 15: Fort Madison, Western Dubuque, Storm Lake, MOC-Floyd Valley, Pella