DII Top Thirty Rankings

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DELTA ST. STATESMEN
Delta State (3-0) had to rally for three runs in the bottom of the ninth of game three, but the Statesmen were able to sweep Montevallo and raise to the top spot in the rankings. DSU will host Nova Southeastern next weekend in the season’s first top ten matchup.
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MINNESOTA STATE MAVERICKS
The Mavs (0-0) don’t take to the diamond until this Saturday when they play a pair with both Winona State and Sioux Falls in the Metrodome.
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TAMPA SPARTANS
UT (5-1) started the season with a baffling loss to Bentley, but came back to outscore the Falcons 18-0 in the remaining two contests. Last weekend the Spartans swept visiting Georgia College.
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MOUNT OLIVE TROJANS
The Trojans (6-0) began 2013 with a sweep at Lenoir-Rhyne and a four run rally in the bottom of the ninth Sunday gave MOC completed a sweep over Newberry this weekend. One of the best matchups of this week will be in Cary when Mount Olive hosts Le Moyne.
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ST. MARY’S (TX) RATTLERS
The Rattlers (5-2) started the season with an as anticipated sweep of Newman, but went 2-2 last week which included a narrow win over Oklahoma Christian and series loss to UA Fort Smith featuring a pair of one-run losses.
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CENTRAL MISSOURI MULES
The Mules (3-1) dropped their season opener to upstart Texas A&M Kingsville, but rallied to win their next three at the Astros in Action DII Invitational.
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NOVA SOUTHEASTERN SHARKS
The Sharks (5-1) won a series over Columbus State opening weekend and handily swept Albany State this week. NSU had a massive showdown with Delta State this week which fault NSU into top team consideration if they are able to take the series.
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CHICO STATE WILDCATS
As anticipated the Wildcats (4-0) had little trouble starting their season as they swept four games from the Academy of Art. One of the contests included the first no-hitter in Chico State baseball.
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CATAWBA INDIANS
The Indians (8-0) have reeled off eight straight wins which included victories over Pfeiffer, Tusculum and Barton. They’ll try to extend their win streak to double digits with games against Lenoir-Rhyne and Wingate this week.
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ANGELO STATE RAMS
Angelo State (6-1) swept Ouachita Baptist opening weekend and captured its highly-touted series against Southern Arkansas 2-1. ASU should have a much less competitive week with games against McMurry and Lubbock Christian.
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FRANKLIN PIERCE RAVENS
The Ravens (0-0) first games aren’t slated until February 22nd when they take part in the Ripken Experience at Myrtle Beach against West Virginia Wesleyan, Felician, Chestnut Hill and LIU Post.
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ST. CLOUD ST. HUSKIES
The SCSU (2-1) sputtered in their season opener as they were shutout and dropped a game to Texas A&M Kingsville, but the Huskies got back on track with wins over Loyola (LA) and Southeastern Oklahoma State.
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USC AIKEN PACERS
The Pacers (5-1) began the season with a sweep of Lincoln Memorial and won two of three against Carson-Newman in which USC Aiken pitchers tallied a pair of shutouts.
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SETON HILL GRIFFINS
The Griffins (0-0) first games of the year will be this week when they play three against Francis Marion in what should be a great series with two top rated teams.
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SOUTHERN ARKANSAS MULERIDERS
The Muleriders (5-2) opened the season with wins over Cameron and Wiley College. Last weekend SAU went head to head with Angelo State in a battle of top teams but only managed to win one of three against the Rams.
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WEST FLORIDA ARGONAUTS
The Argos (6-0) paired back-to-back three game sweeps over Florida Southern and Rollins to start the season. UWF’s third victory of the year was the milestone 1,000th win for the program.
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LANDER BEARCATS
Lander (5-1) won a series with North Greenville to start the season and outscored the defending national champs WCU 26-5 in a three game sweep over the weekend. Logan Pemberton has started his LU career by going 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 20 K’s in 13.2 IP.
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GRAND VALLEY ST. LAKERS
The Lakers will be one of the last ranked teams to take to the field. GVSU starts the Jamie Detillon era February 23rd on the road against Missouri S&T.
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LE MOYNE DOLPHINS
The Dolphins (0-0) start their season this week when they play three at Mount Olive. It will be great matchup of offensive vs pitching in a contest of top 20 teams.
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UC SAN DIEGO TRITONS
The Tritons (4-2) played their second consecutive quality opponent as they took two of three from Grand Canyon in Phoenix. USCD also won two of three against Colorado Mesa to start the season.
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TEX. A&M-KINGSVILLE JAVELINAS
The Javelinas (6-1) can boast wins over a pair of top ten ranked teams after knocking off Central Missouri in week one and St. Cloud State last week. TAMUK can really prove their mettle this week when they play St. Mary’s in a midweek matchup.
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ST. EDWARD’S HILLTOPPERS
The Hilltoppers (5-2) began the season with a series win over UA Fort Smith, rolled over Oklahoma Christian and won two of three over Newman. SEU next plays new-to-DII McMurry who has one of the best logos and mascots but worst hats.
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FRANCIS MARION PATRIOTS
For the second season in a row the Pats (4-3) have defied preseason prognostications and started the season looking like a middle of the road club rather than a title contender. FMU went 1-2 at the Carolinas Hospital Systems Baseball Classic and won two of three against St. Rose.
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COLORADO MESA MAVERICKS
The Mavs (1-2) had this week off after starting the season with a showdown series against UCSD where they could only muster to win one of three. CMU should have an easier time this week with four against the Yellowjackets of Montana St-Billings.
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WEST CHESTER GOLDEN RAMS
Last season the Rams (0-3) didn’t lost their third game of the year until April 7th. This year the defending national champions started the season with three straight loses as they were dismantled by Lander and outscored 5-26.
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TUSCULUM PIONEERS
The Pioneers (5-2) started the season with a win over Pfeiffer and a pair of close loses to Catawba. Last weekend TC swept three from Norte Dame (OH) where former perfect game hurler Len Barker is the head coach.
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MERCYHURST LAKERS
The Lakers (2-1) started the season with a double-header win of Chowan, but couldn’t take game three to sweep the series. Mercyhurst has the week off before heading to Myrtle Beach to take part in the Northeast Challenge.
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MISSOURI WESTERN ST. GRIFFONS
Missouri Western (1-1) split with the Arkansas Tech on opening day. The Griffons fell 6-5 in the first game before rebounding for a 5-3 victory in game two. The Griffons and Wonderboys complete their series Monday.
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ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC PIRATES
The Pirates (6-0) have began the year by sweeping their series with Winston-Salem State and Concord. AASU should increase their streak to nine after their games with Augusta State this week.
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SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE PENMEN
The Penmen’s (0-0) road back to Cary starts February 22nd when they play LIU Post, Chestnut Hill, Mercyhurst and West Va. Wesleyan in Myrtle Beach.
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INDIANAPOLIS GREYHOUNDS
UIndy (0-0) will host Notre Dame (OH) starting on February 16th for a three game series for their first games of the year.
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NORTH ALABAMA LIONS
First pitch for the Lions (0-0) will be on Tuesday when they host Le Moyne Owen in a doubleheader. UNA will travel to Lakeland, FL to play three at Florida Southern over the weekend.

2012 Tino Martinez Award Watch List

2012 TINO MARTINEZ AWARD WATCH LIST

* – Designates a player added midseason

Name Year Pos School
Conwell, Kyle Jr. OF Abilene Christian
Zarrella, Anthony Jr. 1B Adelphi
DeBruin, Grant Jr. 1B Alabama Huntsville
Feckley, Jake So. RHP/IF Angelo State
Wilder, Nate Sr. 3B/RHP Arkansas Tech
Bader, Ethan So. RHP Armstrong Atlantic State
Taylor, Zach Jr. OF Armstrong Atlantic State
Shipman, Scott Jr. RHP Augusta State
Hansen, Derek Jr. UTL Augustana (SD)
Coleman, Lyndon Sr. OF Barry
English, Adrian So. SS Barry
Witkowski, Corey Sr. LHP Barry
Vasquez, Justin Sr. OF Belmont Abbey
Budkevics, Bo Jr. RHP C.W. Post *
Bengard, Jon Jr. RHP Cal Baptist *
Broussard, Geoff Sr. RHP Cal Poly Pomona *
Santora, Mike Sr. SS Cal Poly Pomona
Whitman, Jordan Jr. OF Cal Poly Pomona
Asakura, Gabriel Sr. RHP Cal St Los Angeles
Pond, Josh Sr RHP Cal St San Bernardino
Gallardo, AJ Sr. LHP Cal State East Bay *
Duran, Daniel Sr. 3B Cal State LA *
Handza, Troy Sr. OF Cal U
Petty, Kyle Jr. UTL Cal U *
Rivera, Devyn Sr. RHP California Baptist
Dawson, Josh Sr. 2B Cameron
Koeneman, Kyle Sr. 1B Carson-Newman *
Dula, Chris So. 3B/RHP Catawba
Jankowski, J.J. Sr. RHP Catawba *
Satterfield, Ethan So. OF Catawba *
Coons, Jordan Sr. UTL Central Missouri *
Schwartz, Bret Sr. SS Central Missouri
Lopez, Edgar Jr. RHP Central Oklahoma *
Maples, J.P. Jr. OF Central Oklahoma *
Rycroft, Austin Sr. OF Central Oklahoma *
Daywalt, Jesse Sr. 2B Chestnut Hill
Hopkins, Bob Jr. RHP Chestnut Hill *
Baker, Nick So. RHP Chico State
Foster, Cody Sr. OF Chico State *
Manlove, Ben Jr. C Chico State
Christensen, Jared Sr. LHP Colorado Mesa
Popick, Jeff Sr. OF Colorado Mesa
Snell, Nolan Jr. RHP Colorado Mesa
Leibrandt, Brodie Jr. LHP Columbus State *
, Ryan Sr. OF Columbus State
Teschner, Brett Jr. C Columbus State
Lippincott, Bryan Sr. 3B Concordia
Pomierski, Tim Jr. RHP CSU Pueblo
Zosel, Harold Jr. RHP CSUMB *
Branstetter, Josh Jr. RHP Delta State
Newcomb, Aaron Sr. RHP Delta State *
Dedrick, Mike Jr. RHP Dixie State
Littlewood, Tyson Sr. 1B Dixie State
Villanueva, Emilio So. OF Drury
Ernst, Brian Jr. UTL East Stroudsburg *
Cuda, Joey Sr. RHP Eckerd
Cuda, Joey Sr. RHP Eckerd *
Vaskas, Joe Sr. 1B/DH Emporia State
Rusch, Max Sr. RHP Flagler
Kish, Colin Jr. OF Florida Southern
Snyder, Mike Sr. 3B Florida Southern
Clabough, KC Sr. SS Florida Tech
McChesney, Ryan Sr. C Florida Tech
Sandifer, Don Jr. RHP Francis Marion
Sosnoskie, Buddy Sr. OF Francis Marion
Crawford, Jack Jr. LHP Franklin Pierce *
Roche, James Gr. OF Franklin Pierce
Thompson, Ryan Jr. RHP Franklin Pierce
Funk, Tanner Sr. SS GCSU
Guinane , Mike Jr. LHP GCSU
Repenning, Cody Jr. RHP Grand Canyon
Anderson, Steve Sr. OF Grand Valley State
Garman, Ryan Sr RHP Grand Valley State
Schepel, Kyle Sr. RHP Grand Valley State
Ninemire, Billy Jr. 1B Harding
Presley, Chase Sr. 2B Harding
Amaral, Blake Sr. 3B Hawaii Pacific
Guarneros, Jorge Sr. RHP Incarnate Word
Jewasko, Kirk Sr. LHP Incarnate Word
Zinsmeister, Robbie Jr. SS Indiana (PA) *
White, Jordan Sr. OF Kentucky Wesleyan
Houck, Shayne Sr. 3B Kutztown
Toth, Matt Sr. OF Lake Erie
Botsford, Brett Sr. OF Le Moyne
Zielinski, Derek Jr. RHP Le Moyne *
Bolling, Mike Sr. OF
Ward, Cameron Sr. RHP Limestone
Boza, Anthony Sr. 1B Lynn *
Kale, Shawn Sr. RHP Lynn
Pate, Coty Sr. 1B Mars Hill *
Aschley, Eric Sr. RHP Mercyhurst
Blair, Zak Jr. 2B Mercyhurst
August, Mike Sr. SS Millersville
McMonagle, Mike Sr. RHP Millersville
Rothschild, Brooks Sr. RHP Millersville
Bellin, Bryce So. RHP Minnesota State *
Kincaid, Ben Sr. P/OF Minnesota State
Skjefte, Lucas Jr. OF Minnesota State *
Sudbeck, Jeremy Sr. 1B Minnesota State
Gronek, Zack Sr. LHP Missouri S&T
Fontana, Chuck Sr. LHP Molloy
Peterson, Heath Sr. 1B Montevallo *
Ross, Chris Jr. OF Montevallo
Berry, Jermaine Jr. 3B Mount Olive *
Callaway, Antonio Sr. OF Mount Olive *
Coffey, Daniel Sr. 1B Mount Olive
Escalante, Geno Jr. C Mount Olive *
Mercurio, Mike Jr. SS Mount Olive *
Rogers, Jacob Sr. 3B Mount Olive
Mohr, Clay Sr. OF New Mexico Highlands
McElwee, Josh Sr. RHP Newberry *
Boughner, Chad Jr. RHP North Alabama *
LaMunyon, JP Jr. 3B North Alabama
Schmidt, Michael Jr. 2B North Alabama
Sloan, Jake Jr. DH North Alabama
Hobby, Blake Sr. RHP North Georgia
Hooper, Derek Jr. 2B North Georgia
Fulmer, Derek Jr. UTL North Greenville
Provence, Drew Sr. RHP North Greenville
Taylor, Adam Jr. OF North Greenville
Loeding, Brett Jr. RHP Northern Kentucky *
Sneed, Zeb Jr. RHP Northwest Nazarene
Asuaje, Carlos So. 2B Nova Southeastern
Regoli, Areo Sr OF Nova Southeastern
Westcott, Zachary So. RHP Nova Southeastern *
Thompson, Brian Sr. RHP Quincy
Shoutta, Jon So. DH/1B Regis
Porter, Ryan Sr. OF Rockhurst
Mager, Kevin Sr. 3B Rollins
Name Year Pos School
Haines, Alex So. LHP Seton Hill *
Minnich, Nathan Sr. 1B/DH Shepherd
Lee, Thomas Jr. RHP Sonoma State
Bako, Peter Sr. OF Southeastern Oklahoma State
Gentry, Blake Sr. OF Southeastern Oklahoma State
Grimmett, Nick Jr. IF Southeastern Oklahoma State
Buck, Trey Sr. SS Southern Arkansas
Shields, Doug Sr. RHP Southern Arkansas
Thomas, Justin Jr. LHP Southern Arkansas *
Thomas, Rafael Sr. OF Southern Arkansas
Geffert, Ryan Sr. 1B Southern Connecticut State
Zbin, Chris Sr. LHP Southern Connecticut State
Mooney, Dylan Sr. C Southern Indiana
Vance, Brad Sr. SS Southern Indiana
Flight, Tim Jr. LHP Southern New Hampshire *
Mendez, Junior So. RHP Southern New Hampshire *
Kelly, Robert Jr. P/1B St. Anselm
Fischer, Kyle So. RHP St. Cloud State
Imholte, Phil Jr. OF St. Cloud State *
Lieser, Scott Jr. RHP St. Cloud State
Harris, Tyler Sr. RHP St. Edward’s *
Johnson, Stephen Jr. RHP St. Edward’s
Shank, Adam Sr 1B St. Edward’s
Brnovich, Ryan Jr. 2B/SS St. Leo
Cokinos, M.P. Jr. C St. Mary’s
Migl, Tyler Sr. OF St. Mary’s
O’Neal, Carl Jr. RHP St. Mary’s
Perez, Jonathan Jr. RHP St. Mary’s *
Richard, Billy Jr. OF St. Mary’s *
Solis, Rene So. LHP St. Mary’s *
White, Michael Sr. OF/P Stonehill
Bierman, Sean Sr. LHP Tampa
Jones, Andrew Sr. OF Tampa
Packrall, Preston So. RHP Tampa *
Schrader, Jake Jr. 1B Tampa
Stuckly, Ethan Sr. OF Tarleton State
Colon, Alexi Sr. OF Tusculum
Goodman, Craig Sr. RHP Tusculum *
Susdorf, Danny Jr. OF UC San Diego
York, Tony Sr. RHP UC San Diego *
Cole, Garrett Jr. RHP UMass Lowell
Kneeland, Cam Sr. SS UMass Lowell
Haley, Josh Sr. OF UNC Pembroke
Lewis, Braxton Sr. RHP UNC Pembroke
Aranas, Nick Sr. OF USC Aiken
Bourdo, Tyler Sr. 2B USC Aiken *
Brown, Wyatt Jr. RHP USC Aiken *
Carmon, Stephen Sr. SS USC Aiken
Miller, Josh Jr. C USC Aiken *
Glisson, Christian Sr. DH Valdosta State *
Hurley, Billy Sr. RHP Wayne State (MI) *
Bisenius, Mike Sr. OF Wayne State College
Cole, Ladarrius Jr. OF West Alabama
Wendle, Joe Jr. 2B/SS West Chester
Wlodarchyk, Jordan Jr. DH West Chester *
Rodriguez, Andrew Jr. OF West Florida
St. Hilaire, Max Jr. OF West Florida
Stephens, Jake Jr. LHP West Florida
Drew, Stuart Jr. 2B West Georgia
Cooper, Jess Sr. 1B West Texas A&M
Easom, Jordan Sr. SS West Texas A&M *
Lind, Kirk Sr. RHP Western Oregon
Harbach Joe Sr. OF Wilmington *
Allison, Casey Sr. OF Wingate *
McPherson, Dodson Jr. OF Wingate
Yeung, Brian So. 1B Wingate
McMullen, Seth Jr. SS Winona State
Simon, Kodey Sr. RHP Winona State
Moore, Adam So. UTL Young Harris *