Class C Rankings: June 8

Posted on June 8, 2012 by CJ Siewert

The MBA’s four-man Class C polling committee has released its Class C rankings for June 8. Topping the overall rankings are the Lastrup Lakers, Sobieski Skis and Waconia Lakers.

A first place vote by each committee member receives 10 points, descending down to one point for the No. 10 team. Those points are then added up to compile the overall rankings.

Here are the June 8 Class C rankings, starting with individual rankings and then the overall rankings.

Aaron Funk (Nimrod Gnats)

1. Sobieski Skis

2. Waconia Lakers

3. Lastrup Lakers

4. Fergus Falls

5. Fort Ripley Rebels

6. Midway Snurdbirds

7. Blue Earth Pirates

8.  New Prague Orioles

9. Jordan Brewers

10. Nisswa Lightning

Erik Freeman (Freeport Black Sox)

1. Sobieski Skis

2. Lastrup Lakers

3. Waconia Lakers

4. Blue Earth Pirates

5. New Prague Orioles

6. Jordan Brewers

7. Midway Snurdbirds

8. Mankato Mets

9. Winsted Wildcats

10. Howard Lake Orphans

Andy Johnson (Stewartville-Racine Sharks)

1. Lastrup Lakers

2. Blue Earth Pirates

3. Waconia Lakers

4. New Prague Orioles

5. Sobieski Skis

6. Maple Lake Lakers

7. Jordan Brewers

8. Fergus Falls Hurricanes

9. Howard Lake Orphans

10. Green Isle Irish

CJ Siewert (St. Peter Saints) – with notes

1. Lastrup Lakers – caught my attention after winning the Omann Insurance Invite with victories over Isanti, Nisswa and Springfield

2. Sobieski Skis – won the Stearns Co. Classic

3. Midway Snurdbirds – have out-scored opponents 83-32, two of three losses to Class B powerhouse Victoria and the other to Regal, who placed second in the Stearns Co. Classic

4. Waconia Lakers – looks like their getting back to form after a pair of early-season losses

5. New Prague Orioles – won its own tourney with wins over Jordan, Cleveland and Winona

6. Jordan Brewers – semifinalist at Northwest Amateur Baseball Championships and runner-up at New Prague Invite, which was their first loss to a Class C team

7. Blue Earth Pirates – perfect on the season with a solid core, but haven’t faced much tough competition yet

8. St. Patrick Irish – only loss to New Prague

9. Maple Lake Lakers – undefeated (7-0) in the North Star League West

10. Winsted Wildcats – lost to Waconia 8-4 on May 31 but have a rematch on June 10 as Tony Kley will be on the hill. Kley threw a 7-inning perfect game against the Norwood Indians on April 29

Off my list: Mankato Mets – dropped from No. 1 after showing some character issues against St. Peter on May 30 that I feel will affect them down the road.

Miltona Tigers, Fort Ripley Rebels, Fergus Falls Hurricans – all a result of other teams performing better (in my opinion)

Overall Rankings

1.Lastrup Lakers37
2.Sobieski Skis35
3.Waconia Lakers32
4.Blue Earth Pirates24
5.New Prague Orioles22
6.Midway Snurdbirds17
7.Jordan Brewers16
8.Fergus Falls Hurricanes10
9.Maple Lake Lakers7
10.Fort Ripley Rebels6

Others receiving votes: Winsted Wildcats (3), Howard Lake Orphans (3), St. Patrick Irish (3), Mankato Mets (3), Nisswa Lightning (1) and Green Isle Irish (1)

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