Southington remains No. 1 in the latest Top 10 Poll. Fitch moves up one spot to No. 2. Fitch visits Southington on Monday in a huge non-conference contest. With a victory, Southington can tie Seymour’s state record of 78 consecutive wins.
Last week: Defeated Torrington 5-2 (9), Glastonbury 8-0 and Hall 16-0.
Bottom line: The Blue Knights have won 77 games in a row. Southington can tie the state record for consecutive wins with a victory over No. 2 Fitch Monday. Seymour holds the record of 78 wins in a row, set from 2005-2007.
Last week: Def. Stonington 5-0 and Ledyard 15-0.
Bottom line: The game the state’s been waiting for is here. The Falcons, who have surrendered just two runs this season, travel to No. 1 Southington Monday. First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.
Last week: Def. Wilby 18-0, Naugatuck 8-0, Watertown 6-0 and Torrington 6-0.
Bottom line: Have to think the Wildcats are rooting for Fitch. With the win over Torrington, Seymour qualified for the state tournament for the 34th consecutive season.
Last week: Def. Lauralton Hall 4-2, Sheehan 8-1 and Mercy 8-4.
Bottom line: The Rams put their unbeaten record on the line against visiting Amity Monday in an SCC Housatonic Division clash.
|5. ST. JOSEPH
Last week: Lost to Notre Dame Lawrenceville (NJ) 5-0, and def. Wilton 9-0, Danbury 7-1 and Staples 3-0.
Bottom line: The Cadets lost an out-of-state contest but responded to win their next three games, allowing just one run in total.
|6. NORTH BRANFORD
Last week: Def. East Haven 5-4 (8), Old Saybrook 13-1 and Portland 7-0.
Bottom line: Extra inning win over then No. 2 East Haven catapults the Thunderbirds up three spots this week. North Branford is a legitimate threat to win the Class M title.
Last week: Def. Hand 2-0, Lauralton Hall 2-0 and Shelton 14-3.
Bottom line: The Spartans earned quality wins over Hand and Lauralton Hall last week, in addition to an SCC Housatonic Division victory over Shelton.
|8. HOLY CROSS
Last week: Def. Naugatuck 3-0, Kennedy 15-0, Crosby 17-0 and Wilby 17-0 .
Bottom line: The Crusaders have not allowed a run in four straight games. Holy Cross travels to Woodland Monday before a Top 10 battle with No. 3 Seymour on Tuesday in Waterbury.
|9. EAST HAVEN
Last week: Lost to North Branford 5-4 (8), def. Branford 19-0 and lost to Hand 7-5.
Bottom line: Despite two losses last week, the Easties remain in the Top 10. East Haven hosts North Haven Monday in a key SCC Oronoque Division contest.
|10. NORWICH FREE ACADEMY
Last week: Def. New London 17-1, Westhill 3-0, Bacon Academy 15-0 and Lyman Memorial 12-0.
Bottom line: The Wildcats host FCIAC power Darien on Thursday.
Dropped out: Lauralton Hall (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
Thomaston (8-1), 121; Rocky Hill (4-0), 116; Lauralton Hall (5-3), 76; Foran (7-0), 73; Conard (6-1), 72; Masuk (8-1), 52; East Granby (6-0) and Maloney (5-1), 33; Darien (6-2) and Mercy (5-3), 30; East Lyme (7-1), 24; Bristol Central (5-2), 19; Hand (4-3) and Westhill (6-2), 15; Torrington (6-4), 10; Notre Dame-Fairfield (8-0), 9; Rockville (3-2), 8; Berlin (5-1), 7.
The following voted
Amanda Acampora, Lauralton Hall; Marc Allard, Norwich Bulletin; Scott Aresco, Maloney; Doug Bonjour, Connecticut Post; Tony Calcagni, Coginchaug; 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, The HAN Network; Peter Vander Veer, The HAN Network; Peter Wallace, Register Citizen; Jimmy Zanor, Middletown Press.