We turn the page to the spring sports as they are in full swing. The Missouri Baseball Coaches Association has put out its first list of Top 10 rankings and some of the area powers are on the early season list.

In Class 6, Howell, CBC, and Fort Zumwalt West are among the top 10 while Festus leads a group of three local teams in the Class 5 rankings.

Below is the full list of the Coaches Association’s first rankings with the local squads listed in bold.

Class 6:

  1. Liberty North 
  2. Francis Howell 
  3. Blue Springs South 
  4. CBC 
  5. Liberty 
  6. Rock Bridge 
  7. Ft. Zumwalt West 
  8. Raymore-Peculiar 
  9. Jackson 
  10. Nixa 

Receiving votes: Republic, DeSmet, Lee’s Summit West, Kickapoo

Class 5:

  1. Platte County 
  2. Willard 
  3. Festus 
  4. Glendale 
  5. Ft. Zumwalt East 
  6. Helias Catholic 
  7. Webb City 
  8. Parkway Central 
  9. Camdenton 
  10. Lutheran South 

Receiving Votes: Branson, McDonald County, Smithville

Class 4:

  1. Southern Boone 
  2. Logan-Rogersville 
  3. Kennett 
  4. Father Tolton 
  5. Springfield Catholic 
  6. John Burroughs 
  7. Aurora 
  8. St. Pius X (Kansas City) 
  9. Boonville 
  10. Park Hills Central 

Receiving Votes: Marshall, Pleasant Hill, Blair Oaks, Fatima

Class 3:

  1. Lawson 
  2. Fair Grove 
  3. East Prairie 
  4. Stockton 
  5. Hartville 
  6. Holden 
  7. Scott City 
  8. Forsyth 
  9. Licking 
  10. Lafayette County 

Receiving votes: Richmond, East Buchanan

Class 2:

  1. Russellville 
  2. Gainesville  
  3. Plattsburg 
  4. Purdy 
  5. Marion C. Early 
  6. Putnam County 
  7. Iberia 
  8. Marionville 
  9. Seymour 
  10. Ash Grove 

Receiving Votes: Eugene, Greenville, St. Paul Lutheran (Concordia), Salisbury, Bernie, Van Buren, New Franklin

Class 1:

  1. St. Elizabeth 
  2. Oran 
  3. Cooter 
  4. Northwest (Hughesville) 
  5. Billings 
  6. Hurley 
  7. Weaubleau 
  8. Pilot Grove 
  9. Green City
  10. tie – Northeast (Cairo), Norwood

Jim Powers

Jim Powers

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