Paul Johnson’s Aurora-Elgin area baseball rankings and player of the week

On the upswing? Geneva, St. Charles East, Burlington Central and Bartlett. Also, Yorkville’s Kam Yearsley is the player of the week.

Top 10

With records through Thursday and previous rankings in parentheses.

1. St. Charles North 13-3-1 (1)

Three-game sweep of Wheaton Warrenville South brings North Stars’ win streak to seven.

2. Geneva 15-2-1 (3)

Josh Feucht allows 13 hits but still manages to shut down Glenbard North 5-0.

3. St. Charles East 9-4 (4)

Joey Arend tosses 5 2/3 scoreless innings in a 2-0 win over Lake Park. Saints take two of three.

4. Burlington Central 14-6 (6)

Elliott Alicea has big hand in two comeback wins for Rockets over Jacobs.

5. Hampshire 14-6 (2)

Two wins over Cary-Grove halts four-game losing streak for Whip-Purs.

6. Jacobs 14-6 (5)

Golden Eagles drop pair of games to Burlington Central to fall to 6-5 in Fox Valley Conference.

7. Bartlett 16-6 (10)

Hawks are 9-3 during the 12-game hitting streak of sophomore outfielder Josh Colaizzi.

8. Kaneland 12-6 (8)

Up, down. Knights drop two of three to rival Sycamore after three-game sweep of Rochelle.

9. Yorkville 12-8 (7)

Nate Harris hits walk-off homer against Minooka, but Foxes are 1-3 in last four games.

10. Oswego 13-7-1 (9)

Hayden Bowman tosses six shutout innings as Panthers take three-game series vs. West Aurora.

Player of the Week

Yorkville’s Kam Yearsley has been on an absurd tear of late. In his last nine games, Yearsley is batting 18-for-32 with 14 runs, four doubles, a triple, six home runs and 24 RBIs.

Paul Johnson is a freelance reporter for The Beacon-News.

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