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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.

    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.

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    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-