Four of Class 2A baseball’s top five ranked teams held firm over the weekend with some interesting tournament results in the books.
Silo remains the team to beat after going 3-0 at the Coal Mining Classic in Wilburton and Hartshorne. The 18-1 Rebels blanked Antlers and Poteau before dropping host Hartshorne 10-2 in the Saturday championship.
Silo’s only loss this season is a 2-1 decision to Bradenton (Fla.) Christian over spring break. The BC Panthers are 15-7 at the moment.
Dale (16-3) is holding down No. 2, with Tushka (19-2) at third after its performance in the Coleman Tournament last week. The Tigers held down Colbert 5-0 in the championship game, keeping the Leopards (17-8) from moving up out of the fifth spot in 2A.
Calera (18-3) is holding steady at No. 4. The Bulldogs host Colbert Thursday.
In other classes, Kingston (14-4) is holding down the nine spot in 3A; Rock Creek (12-5) jumped two places to 14 in Class A; and three area teams are in the Class B top 20: 13 Boswell (11-5), 19 Caney (9-13) and 20 Coleman (5-10).
There was one surprise in softball as Class 3A top-ranked Tushka (20-1) suffered its first loss in a 5-4 decision against Tahlequah, the No. 7 team from Class 6A. A one-run loss to a 6A top 10 team is still remarkable for any school the size of Tushka.
In Class 4A, Calera (15-5) moved up a notch to seven, while Silo (10-8) fell three places to No. 16 despite a good week on the slow-pitch field.
Rock Creek (8-5) jumped one spot to No. 12 in Class 2A. In Class A, Bennington (14-6) held firm at 13 and Caney (11-9) moved up one to 18.
Rankings are from OSSAArankings.com as of Monday.