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Bridgewater-Raynham tops final Top 20 softball poll

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

The Bridgewater-Raynham Trojans were the best softball team in the state from Day 1. Although they did lose a game to upstart Silver Lake — whose final ranking took a major hit after a first-round tournament exit — the Trojans’ excellence was never really in question.

They lost just that one game, by one run, and allowed only one run in the entire tournament.

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Likewise, Bellingham had only one loss, by one run to Hopkinton. The Blackhawks flew under the radar for a bit, but became a mainstay in the top three, finishing No. 2 in the rankings after winning the Division 2 state title.

Revere and Greater New Bedford, both unranked all season, were the surprises of the tourney. Revere rode the arm of ace Sabrina Palermo to the Division 1 state semifinals and was the only team to score on B-R in the postseason. Greater New Bedford went from a No. 15 seed with a 13-9 record to the Division 3 state championship.

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Tewksbury, too, made a nice run, winning its first-ever North title before losing to Bellingham in the Division 2 state semifinals. It comes in at No. 6.

RankRecordLast
1.Bridgewater-Raynham25-11
2.Bellingham25-13
3.Revere20-6-
4.North Attleboro18-613
5.Greater New Bedford20-9-
6.Tewksbury18-7-
7.St. Mary's17-8-
8.Newton North19-514
9.Hopkinton19-48
10.Central Catholic17-718
11.Amesbury16-8-
12.Bishop Stang17-612
13.Concord-Carlisle18-410
14.Cardinal Spellman21-37
15.Taunton20-34
16.Silver Lake19-22
17.Danvers18-420
18.Lexington18-55
19.Burlington16-36
20.Bristol-Plymouth21-3-

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