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Parkston Mudcats take top spot in amateur poll

The Parkston Mudcats are the new No. 1-ranked team in the Class B amateur baseball poll, which was released Tuesday evening.

The Mudcats topped former top-ranked team Alexandria Angels last week in extra innings. The teams have won the last two Class B state championships, with the Mudcats winning in 2012 and the Angels claiming the crown in 2013.

Alexandria fell to second this week, followed by Dimock/Emery in third.

The Renner Monarchs remain atop the Class A poll.

This week’s amateur baseball polls:

Class B — 1. Parkston Mudcats; 2. Alexandria; 3. Dimock/Emery; 4. Wynot (Neb.); T5. Crofton (Neb.) and Canova; 7. Madison; 8. Winner/Colome; 9. Colman; 10. Salem; receiving votes: Dell Rapids PBR; Larchwood (Iowa) and Flandreau.

Class A — 1. Renner Monarchs; 2. Sioux Falls Brewers; 3. Pierre; 4. Sioux Falls Saints; 5. Sioux Falls Squirrels; receiving votes: Vermillion Red Sox and Yankton.