Fitch, which defeated Southington last week, snapping the Blue Knights’ winning streak at 77 games, is the new No. 1 team in the latest Top 10 Softball Poll.
Last week: Defeated Southington 2-0, LaSalle Academy 15-0 and East Lyme 9-0.
Bottom line: The Falcons, who ended Southington’s 77- game winning streak, ascends to No. 1. Fitch also ended Masuk’s winning streak at 77 games in 2009. The state record for consecutive wins is 78, held by Seymour.
Last week: Def. Crosby 12-0, Kennedy 16-0, Sacred Heart 8-0 and Holy Cross 11-0.
Bottom line: With the victory over Holy Cross, the Wildcats proved, once again, they are the class of the NVL.
Last week: Def. Amity 2-0, Lyman Hall 17-3 and North Haven 11-0.
Bottom line: The Rams should be tested when they visit East Haven on Friday.
Last week: Lost to Fitch 2-0 and def. Farmington 24-0, Weaver 20-0 and Bristol Central 1-0.
Bottom line: The Blue Knights suffered their first loss since losing to Bristol Central on April 13, 2013.
|5. ST. JOSEPH
Last week: Def. Stamford 4-0, McMahon 13-0 and Darien 5-0.
Bottom line: Big week for the Cadets. They visit Westhill Monday and Ridgefield on Wednesday before hosting Darien on Friday.
|6. NORTH BRANFORD
Last week: Def. Westbrook 11-0, Hale Ray 5-3 and East Hampton 14-0.
Bottom line: The Thunderbirds host Coginchaug (9-2) on Friday.
Last week: Lost to Cheshire 2-0 and def. Sheehan 1-0 and Branford 8-1.
Bottom line: The Spartans have scored just one run total in their two losses.
|8. EAST HAVEN
Last week: Def. North Haven 13-6 and Career 16-1 .
Bottom line: The Easties’ clash with Cheshire on Friday is the game of the week in the SCC.
Last week: Def. Hillhouse 18-0, Law 8-2 and Mercy 4-1.
Bottom line: The Lions have defeated Mercy (twice) and Hand (once) this season.
|10. ROCKY HILL
Last week: Def. NW Catholic 6-2, Bristol Eastern 16-1, Wethersfield 23-0 and Berlin 13-1.
Bottom line: The Terriers visit Southington on Wednesday.
Dropped out: Holy Cross (8), Norwich Free Academy (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
NFA (10-1), 132; Lauralton Hall (8-3), 109; Holy Cross (10-2), 96; Conard (9-1), 70; Masuk (11-1), 67; Maloney (8-1), 66; Thomaston (10-2), 36; Bristol Central (8-3), 24; East Lyme (8-2), 16; Notre Dame-Fairfield (11-1), 15; East Granby (9-1), 14; Torrington (8-4), 10; Westhill (9-2), 8; Haddam-Killingworth (8-2), 7.
The following voted
Amanda Acampora, Lauralton Hall; Marc Allard, Norwich Bulletin; Scott Aresco, Maloney; 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; Mike Suppe, The HAN Network; Peter Vander Veer, The HAN Network; Peter Wallace, Register Citizen; Jimmy Zanor, Middletown Press.