Amity remains the unanimous No. 1 after another perfect week, highlighted by its walk-off victory over Notre Dame-West Haven.
Berlin stopped Sheehan’s win streak with a 4-3 victory and debuted in the poll at No. 6. Sheehan fell to No. 5, allowing Waterford, Hamden and Northwest Catholic to all move up.
Darien lost an early week match-up to Danbury thus falling from No. 4 to No. 7. And East Catholic had a fairly pedestrian week and dropped one spot to No. 8.
Montville moves up from No. 10 to No. 9 after a busy week in the ECC, making room for undefeated South Windsor to enter the poll in the 10th spot.
Southington and Fairfield Warde both drop out after tough weeks. The Blue Knights dropped a 1-0 decision to Glastonbury and the Mustangs lost three straight.
Last week: Def. Cheshire 8-1, Notre Dame-West Haven 3-2.
Bottom line: Got a scare from the Green Knights but won to extend its win streak. Amity faced SCC rival and No. 5 Sheehan on Monday.
Last week: Def. St. Bernard 7-0.
Bottom line: Seemingly always an ECC and state title contender, the Lancers are once again pacing Eastern Connecticut.
Last week: Def. West Haven 6-2 and Xavier 1-0 (8).
Bottom line: Elite pitching has carried the Green Dragons to this incredible start.
|4. Northwest Catholic||7-0||0||356||5||M|
Last week: Def. Simsbury 7-2, Avon 8-7 (8). Suspended game vs. Watertown is tied 5-5 in the 12th inning. To be resumed May 14.
Bottom line: Dodging bullets left and right, the Lions are finding ways to stay undefeated.
Last week: Def. Fairfield Prep 7-6, Lyman Hall 7-1; Lost to Berlin 4-3.
Bottom line: The Titans saw their five-game win streak end vs. Berlin, but have since rebounded. The Titans played rival Amity Monday.
Last week: Def. Sheehan 4-3, Wethersfield 8-7, Maloney 3-2.
Bottom line: Coach Leo Veleas surpassed 500 career wins with an 8-7 win over Wethersfield and the Redcoats made their Top 10 debut.
Last week: Def. Stamford 11-3, Norwalk 5-1; Lost to Danbury 6-5.
Bottom line: Slight hiccup vs. Hatters, but the Blue Wave got back on track.
|8. East Catholic||6-1||0||286||7||M|
Last week: Def. Rocky Hill 5-4, Tolland 18-3 and Manchester 5-1.
Bottom line: Intriguing game vs. No. 10 South Windsor on Friday.
Last week: Def. Norwich Tech 5-1, St. Bernard 5-1, New London 10-2 and Staples 6-1.
Bottom line: It was a busy week for the Indians, but they held serve.
|10. South Windsor||7-0||0||232||NR||LL|
Last week: Def. E.O. Smith 9-0, Bloomfield 17-1 and Hartford Public 11-3.
Bottom line: Off to best start since at least 2008. The Bobcats will be tested with East Catholic on Friday.
Southington (8) and Fairfield Warde (9).
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
Bristol Eastern (5-1) 153; Southington (5-2) 130; Windsor (4-1) 112; Oxford (8-1) 85; Haddam-Killingworth (8-1) 83; Ridgefield (7-2) 62; Brien McMahon (7-2) 47; Newington (7-1) 43; Danbury (6-3) 27; Ellington (6-1) 25; E.O. Smith (5-2) 22; Trumbull (5-3) 19; St. Joseph (5-3) 18; St. Paul (9-1) 17; Norwalk (5-4) 11; Fitch (7-2) 9; Fairfield Warde (6-4), Fairfield Prep (4-4) 8; Pomperaug (6-2), Watertown (6-3) 7.
The following voted
Marc Allard, Norwich Bulletin; Bill Bloxom, HAN Network; Jim Bransfield, Middletown Press; Mike DiMauro, The Day of New London; Ed DiPersio, Connecticut High School All Star Baseball; Scott Ericson, Stamford Advocate; Martin Fiori, East Catholic; Francesco Graziano Jr., CPTV Sports; Ken Lipshez, Meriden Record-Journal; Mike Madera, Elm City Newspapers; Dave Phillips, Shoreline Newspapers; Dave Ruden, The Ruden Report; Mike Suppe, HAN Network; Derek Turner, GameTimeCT; Tom Yantz, Hartford Courant; Jimmy Zanor, Middletown Press.
Poll compiled by: Derek Turner.