Teams position themselves for playoff runs
Baseball championships are up for grabs with few schools having established themselves as the dominant factor in several district races.
And that includes the Catholic League (District 9-5A) and the Northshore league (6-5A).
Entering the week, John Curtis (14-5, 3-0) is the 9-5A leader, and Holy Cross (9-10, 2-0) is a half-game behind.
Four other teams have winning records: Brother Martin (12-3), Jesuit (14-6), Archbishop Rummel (11-7) and St. Augustine (9-6-1) as the first round continues.
St. Paul’s is the only team in 6-5A that has shown the ability to win the district.
The Wolves (9-6) are unbeaten in three district games. Hammond (8-7) is the only other team to be above .500 in the win-loss column.
Playoff positions are close at hand for three other local Catholic schools.
St. Charles Catholic is 14-4 and on an eight-game victory streak entering District 12-2A play against Newman.
De La Salle has won 11 of 13 games and is the District 10-3A leader with two wins over McMain in this five-team district.
Archbishop Hannan lost three of four games to Class 5A teams, but has nine solid victories entering District 10-2A play this week.