The Spartans accomplished something in 2016 they handn't done in a few years.
Alabama is No. 1 in the preseason Top 25, the first program in 12 years to take the top spot two years in a row.
One look around Ryan Simpson's office at Seaman Middle School makes it clear: baseball matters.
Cheslor Cuthbert homered and drove in three runs as the Royals beat the Indians 7-4 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
The Chiefs scored on each of their first five possessions for a 30-9 lead.