Bel Air re-enters at No. 6 after earning state semifinal spot; Glenelg makes an appearance


Glen Burnie, which knocked off Arundel, then No. 5 Severna Park and Leonardtown in the 4A state playoffs to reach Tuesday’ state semifinals, has jumped 11 spots, from No. 11, to No. 4 in the latest VSN Softball Top 20.

More movement occurred as Bel Air, unranked last week, won three playoff games in 3A, including a win over then No. 4 Towson, to re-enter the poll all the way up at No. 6.

No. 1 Bo Manor and No. 2 Chesapeake-AA continue to lead the Top 5, and IAAM A champion Archbishop Spalding remained at No. 3. Rounding out the Top 5 is Eastern Tech, which also made a nice advance, moving up from No. 10.

One other newcomer to this week’s poll is No. 16 Glenelg, which eliminated then No. 13 River Hill and then No. 17 Hammond from the 2A state playoffs.

With the state semifinals scheduled for Tuesday and the finals on Saturday, next week will be the final VSN Softball Top 20 of 2019. Here is the complete 2019 Week 9 VSN Softball Top 20:

 

 

 

VSN SOFTBALL TOP 20 – 2019 WEEK 9

1. BOHEMIA MANOR 


Previous rank:
#1

Current record: 20-1

Last week: def. Perryville, 10-0, 1A East Region Playoffs; def. then No. 8 Patterson Mill, 1-0, 1A East Region Playoffs; def. Cambridge-South Dorchester, 4-1, 1A East Region Final

This week: vs. Brunswick at Bachman Park, 4A State Semifinals, 5/21

2. CHESAPEAKE-ANNE ARUNDEL

Previous rank: #3

Current record: 19-2

Last week: def. JM Bennett, 10-0, 3A East Region Playoffs; def. Northeast-AA, 11-0, 3A East Region Playoffs; def. Reservoir, 3-1; 3A East Region Final

This week: vs. Linganore at Bachman Park, 3A State Semifinals, 5/21

3. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING 


Previous rank:
#12

Final record: 10-4

Season Complete: IAAM A Conference Champion

4. GLEN BURNIE 

Previous rank: #11

Current record: 18-2

Last week: def. Arundel, 7-6, 4A East Playoffs; def. then No. 5 Severn Park, 5-4, 4A East Region Playoffs, def. Leonardtown, 7-2, 4A East Region Final

This Week: vs. Walt Whitman, 4A State Semifinals, 5/21

5. EASTERN TECH

Previous rank: #10

Current record: 16-2

Last week: def. Hereford, 12-0, 2A North Region Playoffs; def. New Town, 21-2, 2A North Region Playoffs; def. Gwynn Park, 20-0, 2A North Region Final

Next week: vs. La Plata at Bachman Park, 2A State Semifinals

6. BEL AIR

Previous rank: Not ranked

Current record: 12-5

Last week: def. Aberdeen, 9-1; 3A North Region Playoffs; def. C. Milton Wright, 1-0, 3A North Region Playoffs; def. then No. 4 Towson, 3-0, 3A North Region Final

This week: vs. Huntington at Bachman Park, 3A State Semifinals

7. TOWSON

Previous rank: #4

Current record: 15-3

Last week: def. Woodlawn, 20-0, 3A North Region Playoffs; def Lansdowne, 10-6, 3A North Region Playoffs; lost to Bel Air, 3-0, 3A North Region Final

This week: Season Complete: 3A North Region Finalists

8. SEVERNA PARK 


Previous rank:
#5

Current record: 15-5

Last week: def. North County, 3-1, 4A East Region playoffs; lost to then No. 11 Glen Burnie, 4-3, 4A East Region Final

Season Complete: 4A East Region Section I Finalist

9. MCDONOGH SCHOOL

Previous rank: #6

Final record: 14-4

Season Complete: IAAM A Conference Semifinalist

10. HOWARD 

Previous rank: #12

Current record: 15-5

Last week: def. then No. 6 Catonsville, 6-1, 4A North Region Playoffs; def. then No. 9 Dulaney, 4A North Regional Playoffs; lost to Sherwood, 8-5; 4A North Region Final

Season Complete: 4A North Region Finalists

11. PATTERSON MILL

Previous rank: #8

Current record: 16-4

Last week: def. Havre de Grace, 9-0, 1A East Region Playoffs; def. Colonel Richardson, 6-5, 1A East Region Playoffs; lost to No. 1 Bo Manor, 1-0, 1A East Region Finals

Season Complete: 1A East Region Finalists

12. CATONSVILLE 

Previous rank: #6

Current record: 15-5

Last week: lost to then No. 12 Howard, 4-0; 4A North Region Playoffs
 
Season Complete: 4A North Region Section I Semifinalist

13. DULANEY

Previous rank: #9

Final record: 15-4

Last week: def. Western, 17-0, 4A North Region Playoffs; lost to No then No. 12 Howard, 5-2; 4A North Region Finals

Season Complete: 4A North Region Finalists

14. JOHN CARROLL

Previous rank: Not ranked

Final record: 8-8

Season Complete: IAAM A Conference Runner-up

15. MOUNT DE SALES ACADEMY

Previous rank: #10

Final record: 13-5

Season Complete: IAAM A Conference Semifinalist

16. GLENELG

Previous rank: Not ranked

Current record: 13-8

Last week: def. then No. 17 Hammond, 7-6, 2A South Region Playoffs; def. then No. 14 River Hill, 11-10, 2A South Region Playoffs; lost to La Plata 2A South Region Finals

Season Complete: 2A South Region Finalists

17. RIVER HILL 

Previous rank: #13

Final record: 13-5

Last week: def. then No. 20 Marriotts Ridge, 8-5, 2A North Region Playoffs; lost to Glenelg, 11-10, 2A South Region Playoffs

Season Complete: 2A South Region Section I Finalists

18. MANCHESTER VALLEY

Previous rank: #16

Final record: 15-6

Last week: def. Rockville, 6-0; 3A West Region Playoffs; def. Westminster, 9-5; 3A West Region Playoffs; lost to Linganore, 8-5, 3A West Region Finals

Season Complete: 3A West Region Finalists

19. ST. PAUL’S SCHOOL 

Previous rank: #18

Final record: 11-0

Season Complete: IAAM B Champions

20t. HAMMOND 

Previous rank: #17

Final record: 14-5

Last week: lost to Glenelg, 7-6, 2A South Region Playoffs

Season Complete: 2A South Region Section I Semifinalists

20t. NORTH COUNTY

Previous rank: #18

Final record: 13-5

Last week: lost to then No. 5 Severna Park, 3-1, 4A East Region Playoffs

Season Complete: 2A East Region Section I Semifinalists