St. Johnís Prep went undeated this week so the Eagles retain the top spot in the Globe Top 20, but there was some movement throughout the rankings. Walpole creeped up to the No. 2 after Billerica and Newton North suffered losses this past week. No. 16 Chelmsford rocked the Indians at home last Monday (14-6), the same day the Tigers lost to Natick (9-8).
Walpole scored 13 runs in each of its three games last week, beating Needham, Natick and Weymouth. Thanks to the Newton North loss, both No. 3 Newton North and Walpole now own the same 9-1 Bay State Conference record. BC High also dropped down a few spots to No. 6 after suffering a tough 2-1 loss to No. 17 Lincoln-Sudbury. The past two Wednesdays have not been kind to the Eagles with a loss to St. Johnís Prep a week before falling to the Warriors.
No. 19 Silver Lake moved into the Top 20 and probably should have been last week considering the Lakers are 11-1 and first in the Patriot League. The Lakers debut one spot ahead of still struggling No. 20 Xaverian. The Hawks took another loss against St. Johnís Prep last Wednesday after falling to BC High two days earlier. Itís been a rough season for the 5-7 Hawks and thereís only so many more losses they can record before exiting the top 20.
See the full Globe baseball Top 20 here.
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