(Records as of Wednesday)
1. Plant (17-5) – The Panthers got five RBIs from Kyle Tucker to beat Jefferson on Tuesday to follow up Jake Woodford’s no-hitter against Wharton last Friday.
2. Steinbrenner (15-5) – The Warriors got a decisive 11-2 win against King, last week’s No. 1 team. Steinbrenner hosts Alonso tonight.
3. King (17-3) – The Lions’ four-game winning streak ended when they stumbled in a loss to Steinbrenner. King holds the top seed in the Class 6A-District 9 tournament.
4. Alonso (17-4) – The Ravens suffered their first loss to a team not named Plant on Tuesday, falling 3-2 to Gaither. Alonso faces Steinbrenner tonight before playing Freedom on Saturday.
5. Sickles (14-6) – The Gryphons, winners of four straight, are in the midst of one of the toughest district battles around. Sickles, Gaither, Steinbrenner and Wiregrass Ranch each have a 5-3 district record.
On the bubble: Gaither (14-5); Hillsborough (14-4); Durant (14-5); Strawberry Crest (15-6); Bloomingdale (13-8).