Southington remained at No. 1 in the Week 3 Poll, but unbeaten Fitch picked up a first-place vote.
Last week’s results: Defeated Farmington 19-0 and Maloney 3-1 (9).
Bottom line: The Blue Knights had a close call against Maloney but still managed to win their 51st straight game. Senior pitcher Kendra Friedt returned from a suspension to strike out 14 and combine with Brenna Sarantides on a no-hitter against the Spartans.
Last week’s results: Defeated Griswold 9-1, Montville 15-4 and Woodstock Academy 10-0.
Bottom line: The Falcons gave up a run for the first time all season against Griswold. Fitch’s dominant start helped the Falcons pick up a first-place vote in this poll.
Last week’s results: Defeated Mercy 4-3, Sheehan 3-0 and Shelton 9-2.
Bottom line: The Spartans were certainly tested last week. Amity edged Mercy by scoring the winning run in the seventh inning, and then knocked off Sheehan in nine innings.
|4. ST. JOSEPH
Last week’s results: Defeated Stamford 10-3 and Norwalk 12-0 .
Bottom line: The Cadets have four games this week, including a non-conference tilt with SWC member Newtown (4-2) on Saturday.
|5. LAURALTON HALL
Last week’s results: Defeated West Haven 21-4.
Bottom line: The Crusaders host Mercy today in a pivotal SCC Quinnipiac contest.
Last week’s results: Defeated Lyman Hall 10-2 and Foran 12-4.
Bottom line: Big week for the Rams, who host Amity (today), Sheehan (Wednesday) and Mercy (Friday).
Last week’s results: Defeated Wilby 11-2, St. Paul 8-5 and Naugatuck 2-0 .
Bottom line: The Wildcats have won seven in a row, including four by shutout, since losing to Holy Cross in the season opener.
Last week’s results: Defeated Fryeburg (Maine) 6-0 and Fairfield Warde 9-1.
Bottom line: Erica Osherow went 3-for-3 in the victory over Warde.
Last week’s results: Defeated Wolcott 20-0, Torrington 3-2 and Naugatuck 11-0 .
Bottom line: The two runs the Wolverines surrendered to Torrington were the most Oxford has allowed in a game this season.
|10. NORWICH FREE ACADEMY
Last week’s results: Defeated Plainfield 10-2 and Bacon Academy 20-1.
Bottom line: The Wildcats host unbeaten Fitch at 4 p.m.
Dropped out: MERCY (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
Mercy (6-2), 187; Thomaston (6-0), 146; Sheehan (6-2), 133; South Windsor (6-1), 77; Notre Dame-Fairfield (8-0), 46; Maloney (5-3) and Trumbull (7-1), 43; Rocky Hill (5-1), 36; Torrington (4-2), 31; Watertown (7-1), 21; Hand (4-3), 17; Fairfield Warde (6-2), 16; Rockville (5-1), 9; Waterford (6-2), 8.
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 Vander Veer, Hersam-Acorn; Peter Wallace, Register Citizen; Jimmy Zanor, Middletown Press.