25. ST. LAURENCE
Location: Burbank, Ill.
2018 record: 30-8
Final 2018 Super 25 rank: Unranked
This remains a period of prosperity for St. Laurence. Reigning Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year Matt McCormick has one year left with the team while his heir apparent, No. 4 player in the state Vitas Valincius, is still a sophomore. Those two seem prepared to lead the Vikings to another strong season and chase another Chicago Catholic League title.
But that’s not all. According to MaxPreps, most of the team is returning most of its players from last season, including top-1000 player Cole Anderson and High Follow Max Engstrom.
Consistency is often key in baseball, and St. Laurence looks to largely be similar to last season, only a year more experienced. It could be another good outing for the team that has won at least 30 games in four of the last five years.