Class 1A had quite the week across week two and from that, top-10 teams within the 1A ranks produced 354 total runs, the most out of any top-10 teams across all classes. From that, Class 1A top-ten teams went a combined 34-6.
1.) Newman Catholic (9-0)
It was another unblemished week for Newman Catholic, outscoring their opponents 50-5. They went 4-0 and through that produced a +9.6 run differential. They continued on with week three sporting 86 RBI and 87 hits with a .358 average at the plate as a team. They trail only Remsen St. Mary’s in team strikeouts, sporting 95 K’s heading into week 3.
2.) North Linn (7-0)
Residing at the top again, North Linn continued their strong early season run in week two. Sporting an average of over ten runs per game, the Lynx outscored opponents 44-4. As a team North Linn holds 61 strikeouts and an a 0.70 team ERA, one of the best marks in all of Class 1A. They also hold 40 RBI offensively as they take on week 3 of the season.
3.) Kee (8-1)
Across an 8-0 record in week two, the Kee High Kee-Hawks sported 81 runs which sits near the top as one of the highest single-week run totals in 1A. It certainly was for the 2022 edition as they outscored opponents 81-17. They currently lead the class in doubles (25), RBI (93), hits (98), and walks (87). That’s not to mention 89 team strikeouts. Kee also paces 1A with 77 stolen bases already this season which is nearly 20 ahead of the next best team.
4.) Remsen St. Mary’s (9-0)
It was another impressive week for Remsen St. Mary’s. They took on a tough schedule that included Akron-Westfield, West Lyon, and Kingsley-Pierson among others, ultimately outscoring all five of their opponents 47-7. Their pitching power continues on with a class best 99 K’s which pair nicely with their .387 team batting average and 123 total bases so far on the season.
5.) Kingsley-Pierson (3-2)
Their record may not reflect it, but the Panthers were on a tear through week two of the season. They took down the defending champs in St. Albert, not to mention a win over Class 3A’s Humboldt. They did lose out on a two run battle against Kuemper Catholic and Remsen St. Mary’s proving that they belong in the top five conversation.
6.) New London (3-0)
It was a strong start to the season for New London, going 3-0 while sporting an average of 11.3 runs per outing. With a .302 team average and 40 total bases, the Tigers are well on their way to another successful season, looking for their 5th 20-plus win season since 2007.
7.) Grundy Center (2-0)
Not a lot of action to go by for the Spartans but just enough as they’ve limited opponents to just two runs through two games played. Meanwhile, they themselves have sported 15 runs through two games played.
8.) South Winneshiek (4-0)
In their first week of action, South Winneshiek shined as they went undefeated and averaged just over eight runs per contest. Opposing teams combined for a 64-51 record while the Warriors rank fifth in the power ratings through the first two weeks.
9.) Don Bosco (6-0)
An undefeated run through week two of the season has the Dons at number nine on the list, sporting a run differential of +12.3, one of the highest marks in Class 1A. That undefeated six-game stretch included an impressive win over Beckman Catholic. Don Bosco holds 105 total bases entering the new week, fourth most in all of Class 1A.
10.) Lisbon (1-0)
Not a ton of action throughout the first two weeks of the season for Lisbon but overall a team worth keeping in the top ten. Lot of potential to go deep into the season and they started things off with a 6-1 win over West Branch.
Top-15: Ankeny Christian, Highland, Sigourney, Akron-Westfield, St. Ansgar