Teams Surge To Top of Rankings
midst of a significant heat wave striking much of the nation, three
of the hottest teams in the nation’s summer college leagues have
surged to the top of Perfect Game’s weekly Top 25 ranking.
them, the No. 1-ranked Edenton Steamers (Coastal Plain), No. 2-ranked
Santa Barbara Foresters (California Collegiate) and No. 3-ranked
Bethesda Big Train (Cal Ripken) went 16-0 since last week’s
ranking. Moreover, the Steamers (33-9) have won 10 straight and 14 of
15 in the second half of the Coastal Plain League season; the
Foresters (29-8) have won 10 straight; and the Big Train (31-7) has
won nine of 10 while tying the club record for most wins in a season
and clinching top spot in the Cal Ripken League.
continued hot play of those teams has enabled them to skip over the
top teams in the Cape Cod League, clearly acknowledged as the
nation’s top summer league. The Cape has four teams battling for
the best record in that league, led by the No. 4-ranked Hyannis
Harbor Hawks (20-12) and No. 5-ranked Bourne Braves (18-12). Four of
the nation’s top 13 clubs are from the Cape Cod League.