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Midgets ranked No. 3 in preseason baseball poll

The Dickinson baseball team is ranked No. 3 in the Class A state preseason coaches' poll released Thursday.

The Midgets, who finished fifth in the state tournament last season, come in behind No. 1-ranked Fargo Davies and No. 2 Bismarck High. Dickinson is second in the West Region rankings behind Bismarck.

Defending state champion Beulah sits atop the Class B preseason poll.

Class A state

1, Fargo Davies. 2, Bismarck High. 3, Dickinson. 4, Bismarck Century. 5, Grand Forks Red River.

Class B state

1, Beulah. 2, Grafton. 3, Central Cass. 4, Carrington. 5, Minot Ryan. 6, Velva. 7, Washburn. 8, Bottineau. 9, North Star. 10, Shiloh Christian.

Class A, West Region

1, Bismarck High. 2, Dickinson. 3, Bismarck Century. 4, Minot. 5, Mandan. 6, Jamestown. 7, Bismarck St, Mary's. 8, Williston.

Class A, East Region

1, Fargo Davies. 2, Grand Forks Red River. 3, Fargo Shanley. 4, West Fargo. 5, Wahpeton. 6, Fargo North. 7, Fargo South. 8, Grand Forks Central. 9, Devils Lake. 10, Valley City.