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Despite change at the top, Catholic Memorial pegged as preseason number one in D2 by Baseball Wisconsin Yearbook

04/23/2021, 7:30am CDT
By Travis Wilson

Longtime head coach Tim Gotzler left for Menomonee Falls, but the Catholic Memorial Crusaders should remain as one of the top teams in the tough Classic Eight Conference under new head man Sean Smith. The Crusaders enter the year ranked number one in the Baseball Wisconsin Yearbook Pre-Season Division 2 Rankings.

Rounding out the top five are Pewaukee, Waupun, Grafton, and Turner.

Below are the preseason spring baseball rankings courtesy of the Baseball Wisconsin Yearbook. The 2021 book is the 29th edition, 214 pages in length and in full color. Written and edited by Joe Waite and Chris Lavold, it features a season breakdown for every high school and college program in the state.


1. Catholic Memorial
2. Pewaukee
3. Waupun
4. Grafton
5. Turner
6. Denmark
7. Edgewood
8. Wisconsin Lutheran
9. Medford
10. Lake Mills
11. Jefferson
12. Antigo
13. Freedom
14. Ripon
15. Lake Country Lutheran
16. Ashland
17. New London
18. Sparta
19. Dodgeville
20. Watertown Luther Prep

Others receiving votes: Adams-Friendship, Altoona, Bloomer, Edgerton, Hayward, Menasha, Prescott, Sauk Prairie, Whitnall, Wisconsin Dells

About the Author

Travis Wilson serves as the General Manager, Football Editor, and contributing writer for other parts of the site. Wilson was selected as part of the Sports 40 Under 40 list by Coach & AD Magazine and the National High School Athletic Coaches Association for 2019. The Wisconsin Football Coaches Association (WFCA) named Travis the 2015 recipient of the Dave McClain Distinguished Service Award. He currently serves on the WFCA Executive Board as the Website and Communications Director and is a member of the Executive Board of the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association. A graduate of Richland Center High School and Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Travis was a three-sport athlete in high school (football, baseball, basketball) and currently resides in Reedsburg. You can follow him on Twitter at @travisWSN.

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