May 13 - Lake Braddock is the first unanimous No. 1 of the 2019 season in the latest Northern Virginia Top 10 Poll, sponsored by Prime Time Baseball in Alexandria.
The Bruins (18-2) received all 41 first-place votes and 410 points to top the rankings for a second straight week as they eye a second straight Patriot District championship. Coach John Thomas’ club entered the week on an eight-game winning streak.
Jumping two spots this week was No. 2 Westfield (17-3), which claimed the top seed in the Concorde District Tournament and received 343 points. The Bulldogs are followed by No. 3 Patriot (15-3), which fell one spot after having its six-game winning streak snapped with a 9-8 loss to Osbourn Park on Friday. The Pioneers got 316 points.
No. 4 Madison (16-4) jumped one spot with 256 points to edge No. 5 Stafford (17-3), which dropped two spots after splitting one-run games with Colonial Forge and Massaponax. The Indians garnered 253 points.
The following three positions remained the same, with No. 6 Potomac (17-3) followed by No. 7 Battlefield (14-4) and No. 8 McLean (15-5). The Panthers received 223 points, with the Bobcats and Highlanders getting 143 and 108 points, respectively.
The lone addition to the poll is No. 9 Briar Woods (14-3), one of the area’s hottest teams entering the week with wins in 10 of its past 11 games. The Falcons received 54 points and were followed by No. 10 Yorktown (15-5), which got 40 points. Last week’s No. 10, Brentsville District (13-3), dropped out of the rankings after a 3-2 loss to Skyline.
Also receiving votes this week were the following teams: Highland School (28), Brentsville District (25), Freedom-South Riding (21), Osbourn Park (14), Centreville (7), Bishop O'Connell (4), West Potomac (3), Robinson (2), Colonial Forge (1), Episcopal (1) and Justice (1).
All records are through Sunday’s games.
Sponsor: The Northern Virginia Top 10 Poll is sponsored by Prime Time Baseball in Alexandria. For more information on the academy visit www.primetimebaseball.co.
Photo of Westfield coach Rob Hahne by Fred Ingham