The top five of Class 4A didn’t move much this week, with the only change coming from a swap between Stillwater (12-2, 10-2), ranked No. 3 in the state Associated Press poll, and No. 4 Lakeville North (13-4, 12-3). The difference between the two teams came in their latest games: the Ponies beat seventh-ranked Forrest Lake 4-3 in extra innings, while the Panthers lost 10-0 to No. 10 Burnsville.
Burnsville (11-4, 11-3), moved up from No. 13. The win against Lakeville North was the seventh-straight win for the Blaze.
The top two teams in Class 3A have yet to lose a game, as No. 1 Waconia and second-ranked St. Cloud Tech both have a record of 13-0.
Benilde-St. Margaret’s (10-4, 8-1) moved up three spots, from No. 8 to No. 5, after recording its fifth-straight win on Monday with a 1-0 victory over Chanhassen (6-8, 6-4). The Scarlet Knights lost 4-3 to Bloomington-Kennedy (4-10, 3-7), giving up all four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Marshall (8-5, 6-3) climbed from No. 12 to No. 10, rounding out the top 10.
While the top three remained stagnant this week, there were two huge jumps in Class 2A.
Caledonia (11-2, 10-1) lost 8-5 to LaCrescent (9-5, 9-4) on Tuesday, but that was its first loss since April 8. The long win streak bumped the Warriors up to No. 4 after being ranked No. 11 last week.
The other significant jump came from Saulk Centre (13-2, 9-1), from No. 18 to No. 10. The Mainstreeters have an eight-game win streak. They beat Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta (6-8, 3-7) twice on Tuesday, both by a score of 4-3.
Canby (7-1, 6-0) lost its first game of the season 5-1 to Pipestone Area (3-7, 1-6). The Lancers have won every game since, pushing their win-streak to seven games. They’ve dominated their competition, outscoring opponents 66-7 in those seven games. This run of dominance has bumped them from No. 17 last week to No. 10.
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