Raiders debut after finishing atop of Baltimore County Division II standings; Top 5 shuffle slightly


The private school playoffs have already begun and the state playoffs kick off later this week, so it is truly championship season on the local softball diamonds across the state. Everyone in this week’s VSN Softball Top 20 will be involved in post-season play and there is only one newcomer to the group and that is No. 20 Loch Raven, which makes its debut after finishing with the best record in Division II of Baltimore County.

No. 1 Bo Manor went 4-0 last week, including two wins over then No. 6 Patterson Mill, to stay in the top slot. Severna Park also went 4-0 and climbed back up to No. 2, while Chesapeake-AA dropped back on spot to No. 3. The Falcons and Cougars will meet again on Tuesday for the Anne Arundel County title. Catonsville has jumped into the Top at No. 4 after a 4-0 week and Towson dropped from No. 3 to No. 5.

Here is the entire Week 7 VSN Softball Top 20:

 

VSN SOFTBALL TOP 20 – 2019 WEEK 7

1. BOHEMIA MANOR 


Previous rank:
#1

Current record: 16-1

Last week: def. C. Milton Wright, 2-0; def. then No. 6 Patterson Mill, 5-0; def. then No. 6 Patterson Mill, 4-3; def. Rising Sun, 12-3

This week: vs. North East, 5/6; TBA State Playoffs

2. SEVERNA PARK 


Previous rank:
#5

Current record: 14-2

Last week: def. South River, 5-3; def. Annapolis, 21-0; def. Arundel, 18-8; def. Southern, 17-3

This week: at Northern-Calvert, 5/6; vs. No. 3 Chesapeake-AA, Anne Arundel County Championship at Bachman Park, 5/7; TBA State Playoffs

3. CHESAPEAKE-ANNE ARUNDEL

Previous rank: #2

Current record: 14-2

Last week: def. then No. 20 Marriotts Ridge, 8-0; def. Northeast, 6-3; lost to then No. 18 North County, 4-3

This week: vs. No. 2 Severna Park, Anne Arundel County Championship at Bachman Park, 5/7; TBA State Playoffs

4. CATONSVILLE 

Previous rank: #7

Current record: 15-3

Last week: def. Winters Mill, 3-2; def. Franklin, 12-1; def. Patapsco, 13-1; def. then No. 14 Manchester Valley, 15-1
 
This week: vs. No. 5 Towson, Baltimore County Championship at CCBC-Catonsville, 5/6; TBA State Playoffs

5. TOWSON

Previous rank: #3

Current record: 12-2

Last week: lost to then No. 8 Dulaney, 3-1; def. Kenwood, 14-6

This week: vs. No. 4 Catonsville, Baltimore County Championship at CCBC-Catonsville; TBA State Playoffs

6. MCDONOGH SCHOOL

Previous rank: #4

Current record: 13-3

Last week: lost to then No. 10 Mount de Sales, 10-9; def. then No. 11 Archbishop Spalding, 7-6

This week: vs. No. 12 Archbishop Spalding, IAAM A Semifinals, 5/9

7. PATTERSON MILL

Previous rank: #6

Current record: 12-2

Last week: def. Rising Sun, 8-0; lost to No. Bo Manor, 5-0; lost to No. 1 Bo Manor, 4-3; def. C. Milton Wright, 4-3

This week: TBA State Playoffs

8. DULANEY

Previous rank: #8

Current record: 13-3

Last week: def. then No. 3 Towson, 3-1; def. Lansdowne, 6-5

This week: TBA State Playoffs

9. EASTERN TECH

Previous rank: #9

Current record: 13-2

Last week: def. Kenwood, 18-0; def. Hereford, 14-4

Next week: TBA State Playoffs

10. MOUNT DE SALES ACADEMY

Previous rank: #10

Current record: 13-4

Last week: def. then No. 3 McDonogh, 10-9; lost to John Carroll, 14-4

This week: vs. TBD, IAAM A Softball Semifinals, 5/9

11. GLEN BURNIE 

Previous rank: #12

Current record: 15-2

Last week: def. Northeast-AAA, 4-3; def. Meade 11-1, def. Old Mill, 9-1

This Week: TBA State Playoffs

12. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING 


Previous rank:
#11

Current record: 8-4

Last week: lost to then No. 3 McDonogh, 7-6

This week: at N. 6 McDonogh, IAAM A Semifinals, 5/9

13. HOWARD 

Previous rank: #15

Current record: 12-4

Last week: def. Mount Hebron, 13-7; def.then No. 16 Hammond, 3-0; def. Wilde Lake, 10-0

This week: TBA State Playoffs

14. RIVER HILL 

Previous rank: #13

Current record: 13-4

Last week: def. Atholton, 12-1; def. Reservoir, 11-8; def. Long Reach, 25-3; lost to then No. 20 Marriotts Ridge, 8-5

This week: TBA State Playoffs

15. MANCHESTER VALLEY

Previous rank: #14

Current record: 13-4

Last week: def. Westminster 8-3; def. Winters Mill, 7-0; lost to then No. 7 Catonsville, 15-1

This week: TBA State Playoffs

16. HAMMOND 

Previous rank: #16

Current record: 14-4

Last week: def. Reservoir, 10-6; def. Wilde Lake, 16-6; lost to then No. 15 Howard, 3-0; def. Mount Hebron, 13-3

This week: TBA State Playoffs

17. NORTH COUNTY

Previous rank: #19

Current record: 12-4

Last week: def. Meade, 11-2; def. Northeast-AA, 6-2; def. then No. 2 Chesapeake-AA, 4-3; def. Old Mill, 4-3

This week: TBA State Playoffs

18. ST. PAUL’S SCHOOL 

Previous rank: #18

Current record: 8-0

Last week: def. Roland Park Country, 12-0

This week: vs. Annapolis Area Christian, IAAM B 1st Round, 5/7

19. MARRIOTTS RIDGE

Previous rank: #20

Current record: 12-5

Last week: def. Glenelg, 8-0; lost to then No. 2 Chesapeake-AA, 8-0; def. Oakland Mills, 22-2; def. then No. 13 River Hill, 8-5

This week: TBA State Playoffs

20. LOCH RAVEN

Previous rank: Not ranked

Current record: 14-3

Last week: def. Parkville, 16-4 and 26-8; def. Lansdowne, 27-1, lost to Patapsco, 19-13

This week: TBA State Playoffs