Prep Baseball & Softball

O'Fallon is unanimous choice in News-Democrat large-school baseball poll

With one loss and a tie as their only blemishes this season, the O'Fallon Panthers remain a unanimous choice this week as the top large-school baseball team in the News-Democrat poll.

Currently 20-1-1 and in the midst of a six-game winning streak, O'Fallon heads into the second half of its Southwestern Conference season with a 7-0 mark and a 1 1/2-game lead over Belleville East.

Valmeyer (18-4) is the top-ranked small-school team for the third week in a row.

Large-School Baseball Poll

Class 3A-4A

1. O'Fallon (20-1-1), 2. Belleville East (13-6), 3. Mascoutah (15-1), 4. Edwardsville (13-7), 5. Highland (11-4)

Others receiving votes: Civic Memorial (12-4), Columbia (12-3), Collinsville (13-5), Triad (10-7), Waterloo (8-5), Freeburg (10-6)

Small School Baseball Poll

Class 1A-2A

1. Valmeyer (17-4), 2. Nashville (12-6), 3. Mater Dei (7-9), 4. Carlyle (8-8), 5. Gibault (6-10)

Others receiving votes: Wesclin (5-10), Central (5-8), Althoff (6-10), New Athens (8-5), Marquette (12-5)

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