Northern Virginia Top 10: Westfield, Lake Braddock Remain Atop Rankings

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May 28 - Westfield received 39 of 41 first-place votes to top the rankings for a second straight week, and the Bulldogs are followed again by Lake Braddock in the latest Northern Virginia Top 10 Poll, sponsored by Prime Time Baseball in Alexandria.

The Bulldogs (20-3) got 407 points from the selection committee entering their Region 6D semifinal tonight against No. 5 Battlefield (18-4), which moved up a spot with 238 points. Something will have to give in a game featuring a Westfield pitching staff that has posted 15 shutouts and a Bobcats lineup that has scored 59 runs over its past five games.

No. 4 Patriot (17-4), which got 276 points and moved up one spot this week, host No. 8 Centreville (17-7) in the other Region 6D semifinal tonight. The Wildcats, which entered the rankings this week after dispatching of then-No. 8 McLean in the quarterfinals on Friday, received 87 points.

No. 2 Lake Braddock (21-3) garnered 365 points and one first-place vote entering its Region 6C semifinal at West Potomac (16-5) tonight in Alexandria. Last year’s region and state champion, West Springfield (13-10), will host Forest Park (13-10) in the other semifinal.

At No. 3 is Stafford (19-3), which hosts Orange tonight in a Region 5D semifinals. Mountain View (10-11) travels to Halifax (21-2) in the other semifinal.

No. 6 Briar Woods made the biggest jump, moving up three positions after its walk-off win over Broad Run in Friday’s Potomac District championship game. The Falcons got 166 points entering tonight’s Region 5C quarterfinal against Freedom-South Riding (13-9).

Next is No. 7 Potomac (19-4), which dropped four spots after having its season end with a 2-1 loss to Mountain View in Thursday’s Region 5D quarterfinals. The Panthers received 148 points. No. 9 Brentsville District (18-3) re-entered the rankings, getting 71 points as they prepared for a Region 3B semifinal tonight against William Monroe.

No. 10 Highland School (20-5), which completed its season as a VISAA Division II state finalist earlier this month, received the final two first-place votes and 53 points. Dropping out this week were No. 8 McLean (17-6) and No. 7 Madison (16-6), which had its season ended with a 4-3 loss to South Lakes in the Region 6D quarterfinals.

Also receiving votes were the following teams: West Potomac (33), Madison (32), McLean (32), Riverside (19), Colonial Forge (14), Kettle Run (7), Broad Run (6) and Marshall (2).

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Photo of Centreville coach Scott Rowland by Fred Ingham