After the first week of the state playoffs in both Missouri and Illinois, there is a major shakeup in this week’s HSSC/Scoops with Danny Mac Baseball Top 10 poll as Edwardsville returns to the top spot on the list before they begin their playoff run. Many new teams are joining the rankings after winning their districts last week and advancing to the state sectional and quarterfinal rounds.

  1. Edwardsville (29-4)
    • The Tigers have won five of their last six games and will wrap up the regular season against Alton Wednesday afternoon.
  1. John Burroughs (25-4)
    • The Bombers have won 10 straight games and defeated Priory to win their district and will play at St. Charles West Tuesday afternoon in sectional action.
  1. Triad (29-5)
    • The Knights have won five consecutive games and will open IHSA Regional play Wednesday against Cahokia.
  1. O’Fallon (25-7)
    • The Panthers earned a split with Edwardsville last week and will start IHSA regional action against Belleville West Thursday afternoon.
  1. Belleville East (25-8)
    • The Lancers split a series with Belleville West last week and will open IHSA Regional play against Collinsville Wednesday afternoon.
  1. Breese Central (29-5)
    • The Cougars saw their season come to an end with a 4-0 loss to Mater Dei in regional play last week.
  1. Howell (30-9)
    • The Vikings defeated Fort Zumwalt West 5-1 to claim the district crown and will play Howell Central in the Class 6 quarterfinals Saturday afternoon.
  1. St. Pius X (Festus) (20-6)
    • The Lancers rejoin the list after defeating West Co. 5-3 in their district final and will play Valley Park in Class 3 sectional action Tuesday afternoon.
  1. Fort Zumwalt East (22-9)
    • The Lions are on a four-game winning streak and defeated St. Dominic 7-4 to claim the district title. They will take on Parkway Central Saturday in state quarterfinal action.
  1. Valley Park (17-4)
    • The Hawks join the list on a 10-game winning streak and defeated Metro to win their district. They will play St. Pius X Tuesday afternoon in state sectional action.


Jim Powers
Jim Powers

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