GameTimeCT/NH Register Softball Top 10 Poll: Southington remains at No. 1

Southington remains at No. 1 in latest Top 10 Poll

Team Points Last Class
1. Southington (17-0) (12) 444 1 LL
Last week: Def. Hall 34-0, New Britain 15-0 and Simsbury 8-5.
Bottom line: Blue Knights surrendered a season-high five runs to Simsbury.
2. Torrington (19-0) (3) 422 2 L
Last week: Def. Naugatuck 4-2, Sacred Heart 10-0 and Wilby 16-0.
Bottom line: Red Raiders open up defense of their NVL title when they host Kennedy in Tuesday’s quarterfinals.
3. Seymour (19-1) 370 3 M
Last week: Def. Wolcott 15-0, Woodland 7-3 and Ansonia 6-0.
Bottom line: Wildcats host Watertown in the NVL quarterfinals on Tuesday.
4. Fitch (20-0) 348 5 L
Last week: Def. St. Bernard 5-4, Wheeler 8-2, Ledyard 4-1 and Bacon Academy 15-0.
Bottom line: Falcons are one of three remaining unbeaten teams in the state.
5. St. Joseph (19-1) 346 4 M
Last week: Def. Bridgeport Central 13-0, Bassick 12-0, Fairfield Ludlowe 7-1 and McMahon 9-0.
Bottom line: Cadets are the top seed in the FCIAC tournament and host No. 8 New Canaan, the defending champion, in Tuesday’s quarterfinals.
6. Masuk (19-2) 304 6 L
Last week: Def. Oxford 4-0 and Kolbe Cathedral 7-0 and 9-0.
Bottom line: Panthers will face Oxford in the SWC semifinals on Tuesday.
7. Darien (18-2) 278 7 LL
Last week: Norwalk 16-0, Westhill 6-0 and Stamford 10-3.
Bottom line: The Blue Wave, the No. 2 seed, host No. 7 Trumbull in the FCIAC quarterfinals on Tuesday.
8. Lauralton Hall (18-3) 231 8 L
Last week: Def. Brookfield 12-0 and Barlow 7-0 and 15-1.
Bottom line: Crusaders are through to the SWC semifinals. They face either Newtown or Pomperaug, who play in the quarterfinals today.
9. Maloney (15-3) 205 NR L
Last week: Def. Bristol Eastern 3-1 and Berlin 4-1.
Bottom line: Spartans have won six straight since May 7.
10. Oxford (17-3) 174 9 M
Last week: Lost to Masuk 4-0; Def. Bunnell 1-0 and New Milford 4-0.
Bottom line: Wolverines hope to have better success against Masuk in the rematch on Tuesday.
Dropped out: Amity (10).
First-place votes in parentheses and points tabulated on a 30-28-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-11-10-9-8-7 basis.
Others receiving votes: Amity (16-4), 125; Bristol Central (13-3), 112; Mercy (16-4), 90; Greenwich (17-3), 61; Cheshire (13-4), 59; Sheehan (17-3), 46; Bristol Eastern (14-4), 43; Rocky Hill (16-2), 34; East Haven (14-4), 31; Berlin (13-5), 26; Fairfield Ludlowe (15-5), 19; Hand (16-4), 16; Northwestern (17-1), 14; Stonington (15-5), 10; Griswold (16-4), 9; East Granby (15-3), 8.
The following voted: Amanda Acampora, Lauralton Hall; Mary Albl, Fairfield Minuteman; Marc Allard, Norwich Bulletin; Scott Aresco, Maloney; George DeMaio, WELI; Vickie Fulkerson, The Day of New London; Mike Madera, Elm City Newspapers; Ken Pereiras, Seymour; Mike Pucci, New Haven Register; Lori Riley, Hartford Courant; Mike Suppe, Hersam-Acorn; Liz Sutman, Waterford; Peter Vander Veer, Hersam-Acorn; Peter Wallace, Register Citizen; Jimmy Zanor, Middletown Press.
Poll compiled by: Mike Pucci.

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