N-G baseball Top 10: As of April 16

N-G baseball Top 10: As of April 16

RANK, TEAM REC. PREV. COMMENT

1. Monticello 15-1 3 Hard to find a better area offense than what Luke Stokowski and the Sages have since they’re averaging 10.8 runs going into today’s game at Rantoul.

2. Tuscola 16-2 4 The Warriors, who produced a 6-0 week that saw their pitching staff throw four shutouts, are slated to host Meridian today.

3. Danville 4-1 5 Ernest Plummer and the Vikings swept Urbana last week, winning close (5-4) at home and big (14-1) on the road.

4. Mahomet-Seymour 5-2 1 Bulldogs went 1-2 last week, but Brooks Coetzee and his team have chance to regroup, starting today at home against St. Bede.

5. Hoopeston Area 7-2 — Ryan Drayer and the rest of the Cornjerkers are rolling, having won last four Vermilion Valley Conference games by a combined 49-11.

6. LeRoy 10-2 7 Will Dooley & Co. take a three-game winning streak into today’s Heart of Illinois Conference game against Blue Ridge.

7. Salt Fork 7-3 — Gage Romack and the Storm are playing well, having won five straight going into today’s home showdown with Hoopeston Area.

8. Champaign Central 9-7 2 Maroons are 2-1 in Big 12 play, and have a chance to improve that record with two-game series against Danville this week

9. St. Joseph-Ogden 10-7 8 After loss at Rantoul, Spartans shut out Bloomington and Bloomington Central Catholic on consecutive days.

10. Paxton-Buckley-Loda 7-4 6 Ben McClure and the Panthers will try to extend their win streak to three games on Tuesday at Cissna Park.