High School Baseball and ND Softball Power Rankings

Power Rankings

SD Class A

1. Roosevelt      Five starters back including Josh Baumgart on the mound.

2. Brandon Valley Jake Adams, Nic Peterson, and Lucas Lunstra all back in the lineup   … Pitching is the question Peterson and Bauske could be the answer

3. Mitchell       Great start to the season, young hitters decent pitching depth.

4. O’Gorman    Always a threat in Class A, this year they have pitching potential

5. Brookings  Thomas McMacken is one  of the best hitters in the state, pitching and defense are very solid this year.


SD Class B

1. St. Thomas More     Strengths- Pitching, Defense, Aggressive Base-running and Timely hitting.  Weakness- New starting pitchers, new middle infield and new players

2. Bon Homme               Return five starters and their players are coming off 3 consecutive State A Teener titles.  We will have some speed and some arms that can throw we just have to develop them into "pitchers".  Returning starters are :

Chase Kortan  -  SS

Austin Kaul  -  3B

Scott Wieseler  -  LF

Mike Mesman  -  1B

Hunter Young  -  2B / RF

3. Parkston  Three outstanding talents in Jake Weber,  Zach Scott and Spencer Lucas

4. Vermillion

5. Mt. Vernon


ND Class A

1.  Minot           Great pitching, true power hitting.

2.  Bismarck    Brandon Geiszler, Quinn Irey, and  Kole Bauer lead an experienced group.

3.  Red River   Lost some good pitching but Collin Hennessey and Brady Regimbal have been good hitters, Riders should be strong.

4.  Dickinson              Dylan Skabo hit .373 last year and could be one of the top players in the state this year.

5.  Shanley  Defending champs lost some great pitchers but Jake Salentine is back to lead the staff


ND Class B

1.  Bishop Ryan

2.  Grafton

3.  Shiloh Christian        4-0 big wins over Central McLean, Thompson and a good Central Cass Team. Young team but has gained experience

4.  Hazen

5.  Thompson


Softball ND A

1.   West Fargo     Head Coach Pat JOHNSON has a young group led by power pitcher Brittany Rheault and catcher Michaela Liebl to try to compete for their 17th straight title.

2.   Bishop Ryan        This team has the best shot to break West Fargo's hold on ND Softball. Hannah Stewart may be the best pitcher in the state paired with Maddie Lipp at catcher.

3.  Dickinson       Most seniors in the state led by pitcher Haley  Butterfield.

4.  Valley City               Swept Bismarck to open the season and feature Dierra Diegel an All-State selection who batted .459 last year with 4HR.

5.  Century  A couple of early season losses won't set the Pats back. Cassidy Miller and Kaitly Feist lead a strong group of players.


ND B Softball

1. Central Cass - Sierra Amundson posted a 1.61 ERA last season and has received both all-state and all-region honors over the last two seasons. This year she's coming off of "Tommy John" surgery and is trying to pitch with both arms... stay tuned.

2. Grafton

3. Enderlin-Maple Valley

4. Kindred-Richland

5. Hillsboro-Central Valley

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