Southington is the No. 1 team in the first Top 10 Poll of the regular season.
Last week: Defeated Conard 5-2, Simsbury 22-1, Windsor 6-0 and Rockville 1-0.
Bottom line: The Blue Knights have won 74 games in a row. Southington travels to Torrington Monday in an interesting non-conference contest.
|2. EAST HAVEN
Last week: Def. Career 15-2, Wilbur Cross 19-0 and Law 10-5.
Bottom line: The Easties visit fellow unbeaten North Branford Monday at Totoket Park.
Last week: Def. Wheeler 3-0 and Waterford 5-2.
Bottom line: The Falcons have outscored their opponents 45-2.
|4. ST. JOSEPH
Last week: Def. Greenwich 9-0, Trumbull 3-2, Fairfield Ludlowe 3-2 (8) and Newtown 10-0.
Bottom line: The Cadets host fellow unbeaten Wilton Monday at 4:30 p.m.
Last week: Def. Torrington 4-0 and Oxford 9-1.
Bottom line: The one run to Oxford is the only run the Wildcats have allowed this season.
Last week: Def. Lyman Hall 9-1, Shelton 15-0, North Haven 16-0 and Sacred Heart Academy 4-0.
Bottom line: The Rams have pitched three straight shutouts.
|7. HOLY CROSS
Last week: Def. Oxford 7-5, Watertown 1-0, Ansonia 18-0 and Wolcott 6-2.
Bottom line: The Crusaders have four games this week, including Monday at Naugatuck.
Last week: Def. Sheehan 3-0 and Lyman Hall 9-3 and lost to Mercy 4-1 .
Bottom line: One pitch accounted for all the runs in the loss to Mercy. Danielle Lajoie hit a grand slam in the first inning to hand the Spartans their first loss.
|9. NORTH BRANFORD
Last week: Def. Coginchaug 11-4, Morgan 6-2, Sheehan 6-3 and Cromwell 12-0.
Bottom line: Big test Monday against No. 2 East Haven.
|10. LAURALTON HALL
Last week: Def. Sacred Heart Academy 1-0, Hamden 16-0 and Lyman Hall 13-0.
Bottom line: The Crusaders have won four straight since losing to Hand.
Dropped out: South Windsor (7), Oxford (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
Norwich Free Academy (4-0), 130; Thomaston (5-1), 117; Mercy (3-2), 97; East Granby (4-0), 71; Masuk (6-0), 69; Rocky Hill (1-0), 58; Wilton (5-0), 35; Conard (4-1), 33; Hand (3-1), 25; Stonington (4-1), 21; Oxford (3-3), 18; Torrington (4-2), 16; South Windsor (1-2), 15; Rockville (2-2), 14; Darien (3-2), 12; Berlin (3-0), 10; Bristol Central (3-1), 9.
The following voted
Amanda Acampora, Lauralton Hall; 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; Peter Vander Veer, The HAN Network; Peter Wallace, Register Citizen; Jimmy Zanor, Middletown Press.