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April 25, 2011 at 9:38 AM

Class 4A and 3A high-school baseball rankings — Week 6

There is a new No. 1 in Class 4A this week.

Richland, which had held the top spot since Week 1, lost three in a row and fell to No. 5. The Bombers lost one game to Southridge – ranked No. 4 in 3A – and were then swept by Walla Walla.

That losing streak opened the door for Redmond to slide into the top spot this week. The Mustangs had won 10 straight before dropping two of their last three. They got back on track with an 11-0 victory over Eastlake Thursday.

Jackson moves to No. 2 and Tahoma, which has won eight straight, including two victories over Kentwood — ranked No. 3 last week — jumps all the way to No. 3.

Ferris takes over the No. 4 spot. After losing three of its last four Kentwood falls out of the rankings this week and is replaced by Lake Stevens which returns to the rankings at No. 9.

There wasn’t much shuffling in 3A this week. The top four remains the same. Mount Si, which has won 13 straight after opening the season with a loss to Redmond, takes over at No. 5. Mountain View moves up to No. 6 and Eastside Catholic falls to No. 7.

Kamiakin and Kennewick split a doubleheader early last week, so they remain at Nos. 8 and 9 respectively.

O’Dea does have six losses, but since the Irish, the defending 3A champions, went 1-1 against Eastside Catholic last week, they hang on to that final spot in this week’s rankings.

I wanted to take a minute to congratulate Enumclaw’s Eric Koenig on a phenomenal week. Over the Hornets last six games he homered eight times and drove in 18 runs. He was 13 for 20. Coach Eric Fiedler said, “I’ve never seen anything like it.”

Class 4A

1. Redmond (13-4)

2. Jackson (Mill Creek) (13-2)

3. Tahoma (Maple Valley) (14-1)

4. Ferris (Spokane) (14-2)

5. Richland (11-5)

6. Edmonds-Woodway (12-2)

7. Emerald Ridge (Puyallup) (12-3-1)

8. Puyallup (14-3)

9. Lake Stevens (11-3)

10. Newport (Bellevue) (13-4)

On the bubble: Bothell, Curtis, Davis, Federal Way, Gig Harbor, Gonzaga Prep, Inglemoor, Kamiak, Kentlake, Kentridge, Kentwood, Marysville-Pilchuck, Snohomish, South Kitsap, Union, Walla Walla, Woodinville.

Class 3A

1. Camas (16-0)

2. Shorewood (Shoreline) (13-2)

3. Enumclaw (14-1)

4. Southridge (Kennewick) (13-1)

5. Mount Si (Snoqualmie) (13-1)

6. Mountain View (Vancouver) (16-1)

7. Eastside Catholic (Sammamish) (13-2)

8. Kamiakin (Kennewick) (13-3)

9. Kennewick (13-3)

10. O’Dea (9-6)

On the bubble: Bellevue, Bishop Blanchet, Capital, Eastmont, Hazen, Highline, Kennedy Catholic, Lake Washington, Mercer Island, Mountlake Terrace, Mount Spokane, Nathan Hale, Oak Harbor, Shadle Park, Timberline, University, West Seattle.

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