- Roland-Story (N/A)
The Norsemen continue to show they’re one of the most balanced teams in the state as they rank top-five in major batting, pitching, and base running categories. Their pitching staff ranks No. 1 in strikeouts. 146 steals ranks second, and 238 total runs rank second in the class.
- Underwood (+5)
It’s becoming ever apparent the Eagles a truly disciplined squad. They may not be able to keep up with the power some other teams have, but they are one of the toughest teams at the plate with the fewest strikeouts in 2A. As such, their consistency has them at a clip of over 10 runs per game.
- Kuemper Catholic (+3)
The Knights have really started to figure things out. If a loss to Gilbert is the only negative in recent week, that’s ultimately positive movement. More should be made of the season Cal Wanninger and Austin Tigges are having as two of the team’s five players with a batting average over .300.
- West Marshall (-2)
The loss to Greene County certainly dented the Trojans’ stock, but this team is still only a couple of weeks removed from a split series with Roland-Story. And no one touches this team’s power at 18 home runs. But
- Jesup (+4)
The J-Hawks can certainly kick up the dirt as they rank 17th in runs scored per game but it’s their pitching staff’s class-leading 1.59 ERA that has put Jesup on the map. In the past two weeks, Don Bosco and Denver are the only two teams to score more than two runs against them.
- Van Meter (-3)
It was a rough patch for the Bulldogs with losses to Ames and Assumption. But the shutout against ACGC really packed a punch. Since then, Van Meter is on a six-game streak including a combined 15-1 win against Waverly-Shell Rock and Des Moines Christian to make up lost ground. This team still has a top-five pitching staff and ranks third in run differential.
- Panorama (-2)
Much of the Panthers’ success falls on the shoulders of Drew and Evan Taylor who pack a punch each with a .490 batting average or higher. Even in the team’s losses, the Taylors always seem to make some noise and singlehandedly make things competitive in a tough conference.
- Des Moines Christian (-3)
There’s finally some separation in the WCAC as the Lions lost 8-0 to Van Meter in a grudge match. Still, that’s a blip in the overall picture as only Roland-Story has a better run differential on the season thanks to an elite set of bats.
- Williamsburg (NEW)
New to the rankings, the Raiders are 11-2 in since starting the season 5-9. Senior Levi Weldon has really come into his own batting .455 with 23 RBI to lead the team.
- West Lyon (NEW)
While there’s a lack of marquee wins, the Wildcats’ consistency is worth recognition as they’ve pitched three consecutive shutouts.
Dropped: Beckman Catholic (#8), Estherville Lincoln Central (#10)