Power rankings: WE/HV baseball (5/8)
Hudson Valley Baseball Rankings (5/8)
It’s simple math. Ketcham beat John Jay in two out of three meetings last week to take over the No. 1 spot in the rankings.
Look at the body of work the Patriots have assembled this season – win over North Rockland, Kennedy, Suffern, Arlington and Ketcham. Few teams can stack up.
The Tigers drop out of the No. 1 spot following Monday’s 8-4 loss at John Jay-EF. They’re still in line for a Top 2 seed in the Class AA playoffs, which means home games until the finals.
Has any team ever played a schedule like this? Not opponents, the venues; the Bears have six games scheduled at minor league stadiums and another in Cooperstown.
The Iron Dukes are cruising along and tote a remarkable streak of not allowing more than five runs in any game this season. They should roll to an unbeaten regular season.
Even with suffering their first loss of the season, the Indians move up in the rankings after falling to Ketcham. Mahopac has a deep lineup that match up with any team in the conference.
The Foxes lost a little bit of their momentum from the Northeast Elite tournament, falling to Rye 6-5 last week. They can reclaim it with a couple of matchups this week against Harrison.
The Red Raiders enter a grueling stretch of Rockland County foes, culminating with back to back matchups with rival Suffern to close out the season next week.
After a slow start, the Mounties have found their way at the plate in the last few weeks. Jesse Galina and Dominick Kulbaba headline an quickly-improving lineup.
The Admirals have won five in a row and head down the stretch as one of the most dangerous teams in Class AA. They get two matchups this week with Ketcham.