GAME­TIMECT /REG­IS­TER TOP 10 BASE­BALL POLL

The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) - - PAGE 2 - — Poll com­piled by Scott Eric­son

TEAM REC PTS LAST CLASS 1. STA­PLES (11) 4-0 330 1 LL

Lat­est re­sults: Def. Trinity Catholic 11-4, def. Dan­bury 8-2, def. Fair­field Warde 10-4.

Bot­tom Line: Wreck­ers do­ing just that to base­balls early on with a blis­ter­ing of­fense.

2. ST. JOSEPH 5-0 280 5 M

Lat­est Re­sults: def. Bridge­port Cen­tral 25-2, def. Trinity Catholic 17-3, def. Nor­walk 9-4.

Bot­tom Line: Cadets have only been held under 10 runs once, they scored 9.

3. HAND 5-0 260 8 L

Lat­est Re­sults: def. Guil­ford 9-1, def. Bran­ford 6-3, def. Led­yard 12-2.

Bot­tom Line: Big­gest test comes Thurs­day against No. 10 Amity.

4. HOLY CROSS 5-0 237 7 S

Lat­est Re­sults: def. Tor­ring­ton 3-0, def. WCA 12-0, def. Pom­per­aug 7-1, def. Kennedy 20-0.

Bot­tom Line: Holy Cross has al­lowed two runs in five games.

5. FAIR­FIELD PREP 5-1 216 4 LL

Lat­est Re­sults: def. Amity 6-5 (8), def. Notre Dame-WH 2-1, lost to Trum­bull 5-4.

Bot­tom Line: Time for the Je­suits to face the teeth of the SCC sched­ule.

6. CHESHIRE 4-1 206 3 LL

Lat­est Re­sult: lost to North Haven 1-0, def. Shel­ton 2-1, def. Bran­ford 4-2.

Bot­tom Line: Rams win­ning with pitch­ing and de­fense, a recipe for sus­tained suc­cess.

7. WATER­FORD 3-1 193 2 L

Lat­est Re­sults: def. Plain­field 13-10, lost to Ba­con Academy 8-7, def. Fitch 9-1.

Bot­tom Line: Picked up a big early sea­son win over Fitch last week­end.

8. NEW MIL­FORD 5-0 183 - LL

Lat­est Re­sults: def. Bun­nell 2-1, def. Bethel 5-0, def. Pom­per­aug 3-2.

Bot­tom Line: One of four re­main­ing un­beaten teams in Class LL.

9. RIDGE­FIELD 4-1 134 10 LL Lat­est Re­sults: def Stam­ford 4-0, def. Trinity Catholic 8-6. Bot­tom Line: Tigers not miss­ing a step, so far, de­spite ros­ter turnover from last sea­son.

10. AMITY 3-2 125 6 LL

Lat­est Re­sults: lost to Fair­field Prep 6-5, def. Xavier 10-0, def. Shel­ton 12-3.

Bot­tom Line: The Spar­tans stay in the top 10, will need to get con­sis­tent if they want to stick around.

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.

Dropped Out: Notre Dame-West Haven.

Oth­ers re­ceiv­ing votes: North Haven (5-1) 121; Darien (6-1), 93; Westhill (4-1), 71; Fitch (5-1), 58; Had­dam-Killing­worth (5-0), 54; South Wind­sor (4-0), 41; Manch­ester (4-0), 38; Wol­cott (5-0), 30; Wethers­field (3-0) 29; Fo­ran (5-1), 16; Newtown (4-2), 14; Thomas­ton (4-1) and Strat­ford (5-1), 9; Notre Dame-West Haven (3-3), 7.

The fol­low­ing voted: Ryan Lacey, Dan­bury News-Times, Mike DiMauro, The Day of New Lon­don; Dave Ru­den, The Ru­den Re­port; David Heuschkel, The Val­ley Press; Bill Blox­som, HAN; Mike Madera, Wal­ter Camp Foun­da­tion/New Haven Reg­is­ter; Dave Phillips, Shore­line News­pa­pers; Michael Suppe, HAN; Noah Finz, Fron­tier Ca­ble/Van­tage Sports Net­work; Scott Eric­son Stam­ford Ad­vo­cate; Tim Jensen, Patch Me­dia Corp.

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