BIG 2018 Wisconsin High School Baseball Preview

With the 2018 season underway this week, it's time to take a look at the area's baseball teams heading into the 2018 season. Here's how the teams stack up as play begins this week courtesy of the Baseball Wisconsin Yearbook, which you can purchase by going here:

Baseball Wisconsin Yearbook 2018 Preseason Rankings
Baseball Wisconsin Yearbook 2018 Preseason Rankings
Here are the 2018 preseason rankings for Madison-area high school baseball teams in the Baseball Wisconsin Yearbook.

We're actually already underway as of Tuesday night, where we covered a non-conference contest between Division 2's #8 squad, Evansville, and New Glarus, won by Evansville 3-2:

Baseball: Evansville 3, New Glarus 2
Baseball: Evansville 3, New Glarus 2
On opening day for high school baseball in Wisconsin, Evansville fends off New Glarus in non-conference action.

In addition to previewing the area teams, we asked area managers about some of the changes coming to baseball, such as this year's implementation of the early pitchers-only practices and how the elimination of summer baseball beginning in 2019 will impact the sport.

It's our 2018 BIG Baseball Preview!

Season Preview: Sun Prairie Cardinals Baseball
Season Preview: Sun Prairie Cardinals Baseball
After finishing as state runner-up in 2017, Sun Prairie gets to work chasing championships in the Big 8 and beyond.
Season Preview: Verona Wildcats Baseball
Season Preview: Verona Wildcats Baseball
A tough finish in last year's sectional final has Verona baseball motivated for a better result in 2018.
Season Preview: Middleton Cardinals Baseball
Season Preview: Middleton Cardinals Baseball
Middleton baseball, one of four ranked teams in Division 1 that plays in the Big 8, gets ready for the 2018 season.
Season Preview: Waunakee Warriors Baseball
Season Preview: Waunakee Warriors Baseball
Waunakee baseball advanced to state in 2017, falling to eventual champion Kimberly. What's on tap for the 2018 campaign?
Season Preview: Columbus Cardinals Baseball
Season Preview: Columbus Cardinals Baseball
Columbus baseball projects to be one of the top programs in the state this season in Division 2.
Feature: New Glarus Glarner Knights Baseball
Feature: New Glarus Glarner Knights Baseball
New Glarus fell to one of the top teams in Division 2 to open the season, but coach Chris Rear feels good moving forward
Feature: Evansville Blue Devils Baseball
Feature: Evansville Blue Devils Baseball
One of three ranked teams in Division 2 in the Rock Valley Conference, #8 Evansville opened the season with a victory.
2018 Season Preview with Baseball Wisconsin's Joe Waite
2018 Season Preview with Baseball Wisconsin's Joe Waite
With the baseball season officially begun, we preview the 2018 season with the Baseball Wisconsin Yearbook's Joe Waite.

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