Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Missouri Week 2 POWERADE baseball rankings: Vianney grabs top spot
By By Brandon Parker
After games on Saturday, March 31
With four of the state's top 10 teams at the Midwest Classic, there was bound to be plenty of movement in this week's rankings. In the end, Vianney emerged as the victory, rallying from a 5-0 deficit to beat Lee's Summit West 7-6 for its second tournament title in three years. Some say these two could meet again come May in the Class 4 championship, so stay tuned.
Just hours before that matchup, Lee's Summit West showed its talent by snapping the 18-game win streak of defending Class 4 champ Francis Howell North.
Here are this week's rankings (last week's rankings in parentheses):
1. Vianney (Kirkwood) 8-1 (5) Golden Griffins captured the Midwest Classic title by beating Francis Howell North and No. 3 Lee's Summit West on Saturday. Vianney has won eight straight since a season-opening loss to Lindbergh.
2. SLUH 8-1 (3) Junior Billikens have won five straight games.
3. Lee's Summit West 7-1 (6) Titans beat No. 5 Francis Howell before falling to top-ranked Vianney in the Midwest Classic final.