Righthander Sam Carlson has helped Burnsville tie Lakeville North at the top of the South Suburban Conference with identical records: 13-4 overall, 12-3 conference.
The spring postseason is getting ever closer — boys’ tennis begins section play this week, in fact — yet we have hardly mentioned baseball this season. Here’s a quick rundown of the metro conference races.
IMAC: Defending Class 2A champ Minnehaha Academy (15-1 overall, 9-0 conference) has clinched the league championship.
Lake: Wayzata (11-3, 5-1) holds a one-game lead over Minnetonka (10-4, 3-1). They meet at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Minnetonka.
Metro East: Tartan (13-3, 13-1) has sown up the title.
Metro West: Chaska (12-3, 10-0) has a two-game lead over Benilde-St. Margaret’s (10-5, 8-2), but they face each other twice, including 7 p.m. Monday at Benilde.
Minneapolis: Washburn (13-2, 7-1) holds a half-game lead over Southwest (12-3, 6-1). Washburn won the lone head-to-head meeting 5-1.
Minnesota River: No. 1, 2A Belle Plaine (13-1, 8-1) holds a two-game lead.
Mississippi 8: St. Michael-Albertville (14-1, 9-1) leads Buffalo (7-8, 7-2) by 1½ games. They play at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Buffalo.
MCAA: A logjam at the top with three teams — New Life, Legacy and Southwest Christian — all with a chance.
Northwest Suburban: Centennial is 8-3 in league play; Champlin Park and Blaine are 7-2; Maple Grove, Anoka and Andover are all 7-3. Too much going on to speculate.
South Suburban: Burnsville and Lakeville North have identical records: 13-4 overall, 12-3 in conference. Eastview is a game back at 12-4, 11-4.
St. Paul: Central is 4-0 in conference play, Johnson and Highland Park 4-1. Highland Park plays host to Johnson at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and visits Central on May 23.
Suburban East: Stillwater (13-3, 11-2) put itself in a comfortable position with a 4-3, eight-inning victory over second-place Forest Lake (12-5, 9-4) Wednesday.
Tri-Metro: Holy Angels (11-4, 6-1) has a half-game lead over Fridley and St. Anthony, both 6-2 in league play.
Wright County: West — Both No. 1, 3A Waconia (14-0, 8-0) and Hutchinson (10-4, 6-0) are undefeated in the East division. They play at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hutchinson. East — Glencoe-Silver Lake (12-4, 8-2) plays host to New London-Spicer (10-3, 7-2) at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
The badminton state tournament takes place this week. The first two rounds of team play are Monday at the highest seeds with the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals Tuesday at Burnsville. St. Paul Johnson is the No. 1 seed, St. Paul Washington is No. 2. Individual play will be Wednesday and Thursday at Burnsville.
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