The GameTimeCT Top 10 Baseball Poll (May 16): Amity loses support, but not No. 1 ranking

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Amity holds on to the top spot despite taking its first loss of the season, 8-7 to Foran on Saturday.

St. Paul stayed unbeaten with four-consecutive wins and received six first-place votes to Amity’s five, but the Falcons' total vote count only brought them in at No. 2.

Windsor, which swept CCC rival Newington in two games last week, received three first-place votes and climbed to No. 3.

Ridgefield went 4-1 over five games last week to stay at No. 4. Warde lost twice last week, but only lost one first-place vote, and came in at No. 5.

Elsewhere, Brookfield returns to the Top 10 for the third time this season. Fitch dropped out after its brief appearance at No. 10 last week.

The regular season is ending this week for most teams and conference tournaments are sure to shake up the poll next week before we head into the state tournaments.

GameTimeCT Top 10 Baseball Poll (May 16)

TEAM
REC
PTS
LAST
CLASS

1. AMITY (5)

16-1
418
1
LL
Latest Results: Def. Shelton 9-2; NDWH 10-3; North Haven 7-0; Lost Foran 8-7.
This week: vs Xavier, Tue. 7; at Guilford, Wed, 4; vs Hamden, Fri. 7.
The Bottom Line: The Spartans rallied from down 8-0 down, but their rally fell short as Foran hands them their first loss. Voters didn't all jump ship. Besides, a loss is not always a bad thing heading into the postseason.

2. ST. PAUL (6)

19-0
394
4
S
Latest Results: Def. Woodland 5-0; Holy Cross 11-1; Crosby 15-1; Torrington 7-1.
This Week: vs Watertown, Mon. 4.
The Bottom Line: Despite getting the most first-place support, the Falcons just couldn't overcome Amity for No. 1. Regardless, the toughest week on the Falcons' NVL schedule wound up with them 4-0, out-scoring opponents 38-3, and moving within one victory of finishing an unbeaten regular season.

3. WINDSOR (3)

15-0
392
5
L
Latest Results: Def. Newington 5-2; Newington 1-0.
This Week: at Southington, Mon. 6:30; vs Enfield, Wed. 3:45; vs Tolland, Sat. 3:30.
The Bottom Line: Never a bad week when you sweep one of your rivals, which the Warriors did vs. Newington and catapulted to No. 3 in the rankings thanks to a few first-place votes.

4. RIDGEFIELD

15-3
344
3
LL
Latest Results: Def. Wilton 14-7; Staples 5-1 Darien 3-0; Lost St. Joseph 13-10; Def. Norwalk 9-6.
This Week: vs Westhill, Tue. 4:30; at Danbury, Wed. 6.
The Bottom Line: Ridgefield played five games in six days last week and didn't just survive, they thrived with a 4-1 record. Their only setback was a tough-luck, 13-10 loss to St. Joseph which was called due to darkness.

5. WARDE (1)

15-3
330
2
LL
Latest Results: Lost Ludlowe 3-1; Def. New Canaan 9-0; Lost McMahon 10-9; Def. Central 16-0.
This Week: vs Darien, Wed. 4; at Trumbull, Thur. 4.
The Bottom Line: A couple of losses drops the Mustangs, but the team still appears primed for the postseason.

6. XAVIER

15-2
322
6
LL
Latest Results: Def. North Haven 6-0; Shelton 6-1; Law 12-4 Sheehan 8-7; Cromwell 5-4.
This Week: at Amity, Tue. 7; at Wilbur Cross, Wed. 3:45; vs Hand, Thur. 7.
The Bottom Line: That's 10-straight wins for the Falcons heading into their Tuesday date with No. 1 Amity, which is, in fact, the last team to beat them.

7. BARLOW

14-2
282
8
M
Latest Results: Def. Bunnell 2-0; Weston 11-1; Notre Dame-FFLD 16-2; New Milford 3-2; Masuk 13-3.
This Week: at Pomperaug, Mon. 4:15; at Harding, Tue. 4; at Newtown, Wed. 4; vs Newtown, Thur. 4:30.
The Bottom Line: The No. 1 seed in the SWC Tournament is theirs if they win out.

8. BROOKFIELD

16-2
180
NR
L
Latest Results: Def. Kolbe 19-4; Immaculate 5-1.
This Week: vs Bethel, Mon. 2:30; at Weston, Tue. 4:15.
The Bottom Line: The Bobcats return to the Top 10 for a third time this season. They can secure No. 2 spot in Class L Tournament with two more wins.

9. NEWINGTON

12-3
177
7
LL
Latest Results: Lost Windsor 5-2; Def. Rocky Hill 8-2; Lost Windsor 1-0.
This Week: vs New Britain, Mon. 3:45; at Glastonbury, Wed. 3:45; at Southington, Fri. 6.
The Bottom Line: Never a great week when you get swept by one of your rivals, as the Nor'easters did vs. Windsor.

10. TRUMBULL

12-5
167
9
LL
Latest Results: Def. St. Joseph 6-5; Lost New Canaan 3-2; Def. McMahon 4-2
This Week: at Wilton, Tue. 4:30; at Norwalk, Wed. 6; vs Warde, Thur. 4.
The Bottom Line: Though they dropped a spot, some perspective: The Eagles have won nine of their last 10 and clinched a FCIAC playoff spot in the process.