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Shelbyville softball ranked No. 11 in state coaches poll

There were no changes on top of the Softball Coaches Association of Indiana state poll but there was plenty of movement within the top 10.

Tecumseh (Class A), Pioneer (2A), Yorktown (3A) and Roncalli (4A) remain No. 1 for another week in their respective polls.

Shelbyville, now 9-3 this season, fell out of the top 10 this week, coming in at No. 11 but a Hoosier Heritage Conference contest with 4A No. 2 New Palestine is Thursday. A win would likely vault the Golden Bears back into the top 10 and keep them in contention for the HHC title.

Roncalli and New Palestine are the top two teams in Class 4A followed by Bedford North Lawrence, Mooresville, Whiteland, Lake Central, Pendleton Heights, Columbus North, Castle and Center Grove.

The Golden Bears are No. 11 ahead of Noblesville, Brownsburg, Harrison (West Lafayette) and Valparaiso.

HHC-rival Yorktown vaulted to No. 1 in the Class 3A poll last week after defeating Shelbyville. The Tigers stayed on top for a second-straight week with Tri-West Hendricks, South Bend St. Joseph, Scottsburg, Benton Central, Danville, New Prairie, Franklin County, Guerin Catholic and Chatard in pursuit.

Pioneer is No. 1 in Class 2A ahead of Hebron, Madison-Grant, Sullivan, South Vermillion, Union County, Evansville Mater Dei, Boone Grove, Eastern (Greentown) and Frankton. Eastern Hancock is tied with Bremen and Illiana Christian at No. 12.

Hauser is No. 7 in this week’s Class A poll.

Tecumseh remains at No. 1 with West Central, Clay City, Northeast Dubois, West Washington, Barr-Reeve, Hauser, North Daviess, Fremont and Caston completing the top 10.