Fresh off victories over the O'Fallon Panthers and Mascoutah Indians last week, and riding a 17-game winning streak, the Columbia Eagles moved have moved to second in the News-Democrat large-school baseball poll.
Avenging an early season loss, Columbia (19-3) defeated top-ranked O'Fallon (9-6) and Mississippi Valley Conference-leading Mascoutah (6-4). Both wins came at the O'Fallon Tournament last weekend.
The Valmeyer Pirates dropped three games at the O'Fallon Tournament but remain the top-ranked team in the News-Democrat small-school poll. The Nashville Hornets are currently ranked second.
Large-school poll (Class 3A-4A)
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1. O'Fallon (25-2-1)
2. Columbia (19-3)
3. Edwardsville (20-8)
4. Mascoutah (21-5)
5. Belleville East (17-9)
Others receiving votes: Triad (19-8), Highland (17-8), Civic Memorial (17-10), Collinsville (15-13), Waterloo (14-9).
Small-school poll (Class 1A-2A)
1. Valmeyer (22-7)
2. Nashville (19-6)
3. Mater Dei (13-15)
4. Marquette (16-8)
5. Wesclin (11-13)
Others receiving votes: Carlyle (10-11), New Athens (13-6), Allthoff (9-13), Central (8-10), Gibault (8-18)