For the second straight week Walpole (16-1) sits atop the baseball Top 20. The Rebels went 2-0 last week to extend their winning streak to nine games. Franklin (15-1) also went undefeated last week to stay at No. 2.
Lowell (13-3) jumped two spots to No. 3 after finishing off a 2-0 week with a win over No. 6 BC High (13-5) on Friday. Lincoln-Sudbury (15-3) comes in at No. 4 after a 3-1 week and St. Johnís Prep (13-4) rounds out the Top 5 after the Eagles won their only game last week against Gloucester.
Dighton-Rehoboth (15-1) finally lost last week but rebounded with a win against Bishop Feehan. The Falcons come in at the No. 7 spot this week. Reading (12-4) and Barnstable (11-3) each went 2-0 last week and each team jumped up a pair of spots to Nos. 8 and 9 respectively.
Marshfield (12-3) lost to No. 17 Dennis-Yarmouth (13-4) to start the week but rebounded with wins on the road against Scituate and Plymouth South. The Rams round out the top 10 this week.
Coyle & Cassidy (16-2) and North Reading (14-3) each went 4-0 last week and to move up to 11 and 12 in the Top 20.
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Then there are our fall correspondents:
- Anthony Gulizia | @gulizia_a | Div. 1 football
- Eric Russo | @erusso22 | Div. 2 football
- Stephen Sellner | @stephen_sellner | Div. 3 football
- Andrew MacDougall | @Andy_MacDougall | Div. 4 football
- Greg Joyce | @GJoyce9 | Div. 5 football
- Lorenzo Recupero | @LorenzoRecupero | Div. 6 football
- Liz Torres | @etorres446 | Girls volleyball
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