Power rankings: WE/HV baseball (4/17)
Hudson Valley baseball rankings (4/17)
It’s hard to move the Gaels out of the top spot this week. Three of their four losses were by a run in low-scoring games and the other was a 5-3 defeat to St. John the Baptist. This is still the best set of arms in the region.
The Patriots put up at least 10 runs in all four of their games and are rolling. They’ll be tested with Suffern and Beacon coming up.
Both of the Tigers losses so far have come to teams in Florida. This could prove to be one of the most dynamic lineups in Section 1.
A couple of one-run losses to John Jay-CR and Kennedy is nothing to be too worried about this early on. The defending champs are going to be difficult to beat when it really counts.
The first real test for the Foxes was a bit of a letdown as they got out-hit by Ketcham and lost. But this team needs time for its pitching to mesh. It will.
Could the best lineup in the region really be a Class B team? The Bears are making their case. They can hit 1 through 9.
It’s been a little bit of erratic start for the Admirals. But when their pitching is on, they’re going to be very difficult to beat.
Watch out for the Dukes, who have been sharp in all facets to start the year. They just knocked off defending Class A champs Saugerties and may be the conference’s best team in Section 9.
The Indians have come out of the gates strong, highlighted by wins over John Jay-CR and Lakeland.
Solid start for the Vikings, who have a potent lineup and deep pitching. They could be a sleeper in Class AA