Southington remains at No. 1 in the first Top 10 softball poll of the regular season.
Last week’s results: Defeated Rockville 12-0, Conard 11-4 and NW Catholic 15-0.
Bottom line: The Blue Knights have won 49 straight games. Southington has four games this week, including home against Bristol Eastern (3-2) today and at Maloney (4-2) on Friday. Senior pitcher Kendra Friedt is expected to return on Friday after serving a suspension for violating team rules.
Last week’s results: Defeated Westerly (R.I.) 34-0, Coventry (R.I.) 10-0, East Lyme 12-0, North Kingstown (R.I.) 7-0 and Ledyard 1-0.
Bottom line: The Falcons have yet to surrender a run this season.
Last week’s results: Defeated West Haven 4-0, Hand 11-5, Lyman Hall 11-3, North Haven 2-0 and Foran 1-0.
Bottom line: Katie Koshes tossed a perfect game against North Haven and Morgan Perry followed with a one-hitter against Foran.
|4. ST. JOSEPH
Last week’s results: Defeated Ludlowe 5-1, Barlow 5-1, Harding 15-0, Darien 5-4 and Staples 14-2.
Bottom line: The Cadets host Stamford (4-1) on Wednesday.
|5. LAURALTON HALL
Last week’s results: Defeated Shelton 16-0 (6), Sacred Heart Academy 3-2, Hand 9-2, North Haven 6-0 and Branford 3-0.
Bottom line: Lauralton Hall, Amity and Cheshire are the remaining unbeaten teams in the SCC. The Crusaders host Cheshire today, but do not play Amity during the regular season.
Last week’s results: Lost to Holy Cross 3-2 and defeated Watertown 9-1, Torrington 3-0, Derby 15-0 and Oxford 1-0.
Bottom line: Holy Cross snapped the Wildcats’ 24-game winning streak.
Last week’s result: Defeated Mercy 4-2, Shelton 8-0, Sheehan 3-2, Career 18-1 (5) and Hand 5-3.
Bottom line: The Rams have already knocked off SCC contenders Mercy, Sheehan and Hand.
Last week’s results: Defeated Harding 17-0 (5), Masuk 12-5, Westhill 2-1, Bridgeport Central 23-0, lost to St. Joseph 5-4 and defeated Danbury 5-1.
Bottom line: The Blue Wave trailed 5-0 against St. Joseph before a rally attempt fell just short.
Last week’s results: Defeated Crosby 19-0, Kennedy 25-0, Woodland 4-0, St. Paul 8-0, Holy Cross 4-0 and lost to Seymour 1-0 .
Bottom line: Round 1 went to Seymour, but there’s potential for the Wolverines and the Wildcats to meet three more times this season.
Last week’s results: Lost to Cheshire 4-2 and defeated East Haven 11-9, Hamden 15-2, Law 10-0 and North Haven 7-0.
Bottom line: The Tigers have cruised since an opening day loss to unbeaten Cheshire.
Dropped out: Thomaston (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 (5-0), 167; Norwich Free Academy (5-0), 149; Sheehan (4-1), 108; Maloney (4-2), 74; Torrington (2-1), 71; Hand (2-3) and South Windsor (3-1), 33; Fairfield Warde (5-1) and Foran (3-2), 16; Danbury (5-1) and Rocky Hill (3-1), 15; Conard (2-1) and Trumbull (4-1), 10; Notre Dame-Fairfield (6-0), Sacred Heart Academy (2-3) and Stamford (4-1), 9; Griswold (4-1) and Watertown (4-1), 8; Kolbe Cathedral (6-0), New Milford (1-5) and Waterford (3-2), 7.
The following voted
Amanda Acampora, Lauralton Hall; Mary Albl, Fairfield Minuteman; 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, Hersam-Acorn; Liz Sutman, Waterford; Peter Wallace, Register Citizen; Jimmy Zanor, Middletown Press.