Power rankings: CT baseball (4/30)

by Kevin Devaney Jr. on
Thu, May 1, 2014 3:10 PM — @MSGVarsityKDJ

Updated Thu, May 1, 2014 4:06 PM

Connecticut Baseball Rankings (4/30)

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1
8-1
1

The Jesuits suffered their first loss last week, falling to West Haven. Kevin Stone has run his record to 3-0 with 27 strikeouts in 29 innings.

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2
8-2
2

The Rams absorbed a 7-5 setback this week to Ridgefield, snapping a six-game winning streak. Danbury, McMahon and Staples await over the next five days.

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3
8-1
3

The Blue Wave have won five straight and has scored 36 runs over the past three games. Darien sits atop the FCIAC standings with a 6-1 conference record.

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4
6-3
7

St. Joe’s continues its streak, winning six in a row, highlighted by a 4-2 win over Danbury on Monday. An interesting week ahead for the Cadets, who face Greenwich, Trumbull and Darien in the six days.

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5
7-2
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The Mustangs get back into the rankings, riding a four-game winning streak that’s got them into the thick of the FCIAC race. Nick Nardone pitched a three-hitter with seven strikeouts in a 2-0 win over Staples.

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6
8-3
4

The Wreckers ran into a couple of hot pitchers in the past week, losing to Wilton and Warde. Staples faces a grueling weekend stretch with Ridgefield, Ludlowe and New Canaan.

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7
6-3
6

The Cardinals followed up an emotional nine-inning win over Ridgefield on Wednesday with Friday’s 4-3 defeat at home to Westhill. James Hintzes settled things with 10 strikeouts in Monday’s win over Norwalk.

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8
5-5
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Even with a .500 record, the Tigers are one of the most feared teams in the FCIAC entering the second half. Craig Burke (.484 average) leads a potent lineup and Sam Sarath anchors and improving staff.

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9
10-1
10

Bunnell is one of the hottest teams in the SWC. They’ve won nine straight, capped by an 8-1 victory over Masuk on Monday. Brian Valeriano has 17 hits in 11 games and Ron Rossomando leads the team with 12 RBI.

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7-3
9

The Golden Eagles take the final spot in rankings after two solid victories last week, defeating Wilton 8-0 and knocking of McMahon 7-1. St. Joseph on Monday is a huge matchup as Trumbull tries to stay in the FCIAC playoff race.

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