DII Baseball Regional Results

Atlantic Regional – hosted by Kutztown University
1. Seton Hill 42-8
2. West Chester 38-10
3. Kutztown 35-17 *
4. Mercyhurst 38-15
5. Shepherd 32-17
6. Winston Salem 27-16

Central Regional – hosted by Minnesota State
1. Minnesota State 44-10 *
2. St. Cloud 45-12
3. Colorado Mesa 39-14
4. New Mexico Highlands 39-14
5. Winona St 29-20
6. Regis 32-21

East Regional – hosted by Southern New Hampshire University
1. Southern New Hampshire 38-12 *
2. Le Moyne 40-13-1
3. Franklin Pierce 36-16-1
4. St. Anselm 28-23-2
5. Wilmington 32-16
6. Dowling 30-17

Midwest Regional – hosted by Wayne State University
1. Indianapolis 42-14
2. Grand Valley State 41-14
3. Wayne St 34-19 *
4. Northern Kentucky 35-19
5. Rockhurst 32-17
6. Lewis 33-20

Southeast Regional - hosted by Mount Olive College
1. Mount Olive 44-8 *
2. Tusculum 46-8
3. Armstrong Atlantic 40-14
4. Francis Marion 37-15
5. Catawba 39-14
6. Lander 37-18

South Central Regional – hosted by University of Central Missouri
1. Central Missouri 44-7 *
2. St. Mary’s (TX) 44-8
3. Angelo St 40-15
4. Southern Arkansas 36-15
5. Texas A&M Kingsville 31-16
6. St. Edward’s 35-14

South Regional – hosted by University of Tampa
1. Tampa 38-8 *
2. Delta State 40-12
3. Lynn 34-13
4. West Florida 34-17
5. Nova Southeastern 33-13
6. Alabama-Huntsville 31-22
7. North Albama 39-16
8. Stillman 29-16

West Regional – hosted by Western Oregon
1. Western Oregon 40-9 *
2. Dixie State 32-18
3. UC San Diego 32-22
4. Cal State Chico 37-16


2012 DII Regional Predictions

ATLANTIC REGION
Seton Hill easily has the easiest path to the Atlantic title. After facing Winston-Salem in the first round, rather than playing another team which was victorious on opening day, they’ll play the loser of the Kutztown/Mercyhurst matchup. However I’ve never been a big WVIAC guy. The conference doesn’t have a lot of pop to me. I don’t question the Griffs – they’ve played and slugged it out with a strong out-of-conference schedule which included Tampa, Minnesota St, GVSU and Le Moyne, but they haven’t been tested in over two months. I think the more balanced PSAC schedule in which teams must bring their “A” game every week makes them better prepared for the postseason. That’s why my prediction to win the conference is whoever wins Game 6 in the bracket – a contest which presumably will be West Chester and host Kutztown. The two have split the season series 3-3 to date, with WCU winning the last matchup in the PSAC Tournament Championship. In a coin-flip I’m going to take the Rams to prevail and win that game and use their momentum to take the region and redeem last season’s debacle of a year.

How they’ll finish:
1. West Chester
2. Seton Hill
3. Kutztown

Player to Watch: The player I’m most excited to see perform in the entire tournament is Shepherd’s Nathan Minnich. The slugging senior has put up video game numbers this year and if he continues to hit against PSAC pitching I may have to give him my vote for the Tino Martinez Award. Until I see him swing against non WVIAC pitching, I’m reserving my vote.

CENTRAL REGION
 I think this is Minnesota State’s region to lose. The Mavs have the momentum after taking two in a row from St. Cloud State in the NSIC Tournament to win the conference crown and secure home field advantage in the region. It is tough to beat the same team three times in a row however, so I could see the Huskies flipping the script in Mankato. Two weeks ago I may have given Colorado Mesa a puncher’s chance to take the regional title, but after going 1-4 to finish the season I’m not sure if the team formally known as Mesa State can get hot once again and be the team that won seventeen of eighteen throughout April. Despite being the DII Championship runner-up last season, I don’t see Winona St as a threat to advance to Cary once again.

How they’ll finish:
1. Minnesota St
2. St. Cloud St.
3. Colorado Mesa

Player to Watch:  While the Mavs fizzled to close the season, leading hitter Jeff Popick remained hot and finished the year with a .424 batting average and an almost demonic .667 slugging percentage. He’s one of the toughest outs in the game and could help spur the Mavs to the final eight.

EAST REGION
I haven’t been aboard the Penmen bandwagon all season and I’m not going to start now. SNHU was ranked in the top five and ten in the other rankings in April, and even received a first place vote; kowever the Penmen never cracked the top twenty here, peaking at #21. While top seeded Southern New Hampshire deserves some major accolades for their turn around of a season, I don’t think they’re ready to compete for regional titles just quite yet. Like the Atlantic Region, I think this bracket is going to come down to who wins Game 6 which should be Franklin Pierce and Le Moyne. The two clubs have been evenly matched all season, but the Dolphins won the last two to take the NE-10 Tournament Title. This is tough pick, but I’m going to have to take the Ravens due to their dynamic duo of Zach Mathieu and James Roche. The two combined for twenty-nine homeruns which is incredible considering they’ve used wood bats for all but five games this season. I think these games are going to be close and one well placed hit is going to make the difference in this region.

How they’ll finish:
1. Franklin Pierce
2. Le Moyne
3. St. Anselm

Player to Watch: The Raven’s Zach Mathieu is a 6’7” monster who likely would be leading DII in homeruns and doubles if he was swinging an aluminum bat rather than wood for the season. For him to hit for power and bat .388 in the NE-10 is, like my man Vizzini says, inconceivable.

MIDWEST REGION
I’m considering this region to be a two horse race between GLVC Champ Indianapolis and GLIAC Champ Grand Valley State and not giving any of the other team’s much of a chance – which means someone else is sure to take the region. To be completely honest I didn’t pay a whole lot of attention to the U Indy Greyhounds this season. The ‘Hounds didn’t enter the rankings until there were three weeks left in the regular season and they have been consistently overrated the past few seasons. But the more I look at the roster and the numbers they’ve put up this season, the more I think Indianapolis will win their region. I’m not counting out the Lakers by any means however. GVSU has been in this position year in and year out and know what it takes to make it to Cary. You know what, I’m not going to take Indy after all, I’m picking the Lakers. They’ve been there before and their experience will propel them to Carolina.

How they’ll finish:
1. GVSU
2. Indianapolis
3. Northern Kentucky

Player to Watch: Brett Loeding of NKU is the unquestioned team MVP coming out of the bullpen. The hurler led the team in ERA, wins, saves, appearances, innings and strikeouts. He’ll be a valuable asset as the Norse make the transition to DI next season.

SOUTHEAST REGION
I think this is the toughest region of all to pick. I could see any of the top four teams being the last team standing once the final out is made. Mount Olive and Tusculum have the best records, but Armstrong, Francis Marion and Lander all hail from the Peach Belt Conference which is top-to-bottom one of the best in DII. I’m quietly rooting for FMU since that was College Baseball Lineup’s preseason number one pick, but I’m not going to bet the farm on the Patriots, even if they did beat South Carolina earlier this season. With the teams being this evenly matched, I’m going to have to go with Mount Olive. The Trojans have a pair of awesome bats in the middle of the lineup, but perhaps most importantly they’ll be sleeping in their own beds and playing on their home field with the opportunity to continue playing in front of their home fans if they were to advance.

How they’ll finish:
1. Mount Olive
2. Francis Marion
3. Tusculum

Player to Watch: Mount Olive catcher Geno Escalante has a school-record hitting 44 game hitting streak going into the regional. He and Jacob Rogers give MOC an enviable pair of bats in the heart of the Trojan batting order.

SOUTH CENTRAL REGION
St. Mary’s has been the number two team in the College Baseball Rankings for almost the entire season and were never positioned any worse than number four. The Rattlers starting duo of Rene Solis and Carl O’Neal have gone a combined 24-2 with 14 complete games and 189 strikeouts on the season. When they’re unable to finish a contest, St. Mary’s has stopper Jonathan Perez in the bullpen who has a 0.64 ERA and 16 saves on the season. Despite their numbers, the NCAA has given the number one seed and homefield advantage to Central Missouri. The problem with UCM is that the MIAA was down this season – there isn’t a second team from the conference that I would have even come close to extending an postseason bid to. My darkhorse pick is Southern Arkansas. SAU has been coming on strong as of late and won the inaugural Great American Conference regular and postseason crowns. I’m picking St. Mary’s and of all the regions is the pick I’m most comfortable going with.

How they’ll finish:
1. St. Mary’s
2. Southern Arkansas
3. Central Missouri

Player to Watch: St. Edward’s reliever Stephen Johnson is one of DII’s top prospects and for good reason. So far this year he has a tiny 1.35 ERA with 16 SVs and has K’d 68 batters in just 40 innings pitched. He allowed half as many hits as he has struckout, finishing the regular season with opponents batting just .139 against him.

SOUTH REGION
As always this region is stacked with talent and four of the last six team to win the national championship came out of the South. As such, odd are the team dogpiling in Cary will be the team that emerges from this group of eight. Despite the number of top teams, I can’t see any reason why to select anyone other than Tampa to win. Other than the preseason rankings (in which UT was positioned at number two) the Spartans have been the top ranked team in the College Baseball Lineup every week except for one. The reason they’re favored is their top shelf pitching staff led by Sean Bierman who has gone 8-2 with a 1.93 ERA. Had Bierman been hurling in a different conference rather than the Sunshine State, his ERA would likely be much lower – perhaps even a negative number – that’s how good he is. The team I like to challenge Tampa the most is Delta State. The Statesmen don’t have a player with prolific numbers, but instead have a roster filled with top players, any one of which can be the hero on any given day. Northern Alabama has been underated all season by outlets other than College Baseball Lineup and could be a team to make some noise as well. The winner of the DSU/UNA game in the first round will put themselves in great position to steal the regional title from Tampa.

How they’ll finish:
1. Tampa
2. Delta State
3. Northern Alabama

Players to watch: Had Nova Southeastern fared better in the series with Tampa I may have picked the Sharks to upset the Spartans, but UT soundly swept NSU, outscoring them 42-10 in three games and casts doubts if they can usurp the Spartans. Nevertheless, the Sharks are a team to fear with two prolific bats in second basemen Carloos Asuaje and outfielder Aero Regoli. Asuaje batted .414 with thirty extra base hits and Regoli crushed 16 homeruns. Both players were also dangerous on the basepaths, safely swiping a combined 29 bases.

WEST REGION
Choosing the winner of the West Region is a not an easy task because none of the four teams knocks my socks off. Western Oregon has a 40-9 record and will be hosting the games, but, like Seton Hill in the Atlantic, didn’t have much competition during their conference schedule. The Wolves did take a series from UCSD, but that was during the first week of February. Traditionally I’ve been a believer in the CCAA champion Tritons which was College Baseball Lineup’s preseason number one last year’s club, but this year’s roster is almost completely different. UCSD also has a new head coach at the reigns so the whole team is still a little green around the gills. Nevertheless I’m going to go with the Tritons by the slimmest of margins. One thing UCSD didn’t lose is their aggressive play in which they stole 103 bases and pounded out 101 doubles and 18 triples on the year. Their continued small ball approach makes them a tough out from lead off to the last batter and will be my choice to go to Cary. It should be noted however that this synopsis has been rewritten at least a dozen times with each team being selected to win the region.

How they’ll finish:
1. UC San Diego
2. Western Oregon
3. Chico State

Player to Watch: Western Oregon ace Grady Wood earned GNAC Pitcher of the Year for the second year in a row posting a perfect 12-0 record with a 1.30 ERA. He has extending his two season long winning streak to 20 games and with one more win he’ll have the NCAA Division II all-time record of 21.

DII Baseball Championship Field of 48 Teams

ATLANTIC
1. Seton Hill 42-8
2. West Chester 38-10
3. Kutztown 35-17 *
4. Mercyhurst 38-15
5. Shepherd 32-17
6. Winston Salem 27-16

CENTRAL
1. Minnesota State 44-10 *
2. St. Cloud 45-12
3. Colorado Mesa 39-14
4. New Mexico Highlands 39-14
5. Winona St 29-20
6. Regis 32-21

EAST
1. Southern New Hampshire 38-12 *
2. Le Moyne 40-13-1
3. Franklin Pierce 36-16-1
4. St. Anselm 28-23-2
5. Wilmington 32-16
6. Dowling 30-17

MIDWEST
1. Indianapolis 42-14
2. Grand Valley State 41-14
3. Wayne St 34-19 *
4. Northern Kentucky 35-19
5. Rockhurst 32-17
6. Lewis 33-20

SOUTHEAST
1. Mount Olive 44-8 *
2. Tusculum 46-8
3. Armstrong Atlantic 40-14
4. Francis Marion 37-15
5. Catawba 39-14
6. Lander 37-18

SOUTH CENTRAL
1. Central Missouri 44-7 *
2. St. Mary’s (TX) 44-8
3. Angelo St 40-15
4. Southern Arkansas 36-15
5. Texas A&M Kingsville 31-16
6. St. Edward’s 35-14

SOUTH
1. Tampa 38-8 *
2. Delta State 40-12
3. Lynn 34-13
4. West Florida 34-17
5. Nova Southeastern 33-13
6. Alabama-Huntsville 31-22
7. North Albama 39-16
8. Stillman 29-16

WEST
1. Western Oregon 40-9 *
2. Dixie State 32-18
3. UC San Diego 32-22
4. Cal State Chico 37-16

* – Designates home team

2012 Tino Martinez Award Semi Finalists Announced

The Semifinalists for the 2012 Tino Martinez Award have been revealed. The award is presented to the most outstanding player in DII college baseball. The annual honor is named after the former University of Tampa Spartan, United States Olympian, first round draft pick and MLB All-Star, Tino Martinez.

The fifty-five semi-finalists represent forty-eight different schools from across the nation. Seven schools, Grand Valley State, Mercyhurst, North Alabama, Nova Southeastern, St. Anselm, St. Mary’s and Western Oregon each had two players on the list.

Each of the eight geographic regions are represented, with a minimum of six players selected from each area. Six players comprise the semi-finalists from the Atlantic, Central, East and West Regions, seven student-athletes make up the list from the Midwest and South Central, eight from the Southeast and nine players have been included from the South.

Initial nominations for the award were made by baseball sports information contacts and media members. A panel of media, coaches and sports information officers will be polled to finalize the candidates. The group will once again vote on the finalists, with a fan Internet vote also contributing to the crowning of the winner.

The finalists are scheduled to be named on Monday, May 21st. The winner will be announced after the conclusion of the DII Baseball Championship held in Cary, NC from May 26th to June 2th.

Chase Larsson of the Cameron Aggies was the recipient of the 2011 Tino Martinez DII Player of the Year Award. Larsson finished the season for the Aggies leading DII in home runs (29), RBI (84), slugging percentage (1.000) and total bases (190). He also finished the regular season batting .432, good for 11th overall in the nation. Larsson also incredibly established a new NCAA Division II record when he mashed a homerun in nine consecutive games during one stretch. Mount Olive’s Carter Capps, the 2011 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association’s National Pitcher of the Year, finished in a close second.

Erskine’s Bryan Fogle of won the first edition of the award in 2010 after batting .430 and leading DII with 28 home runs, 103 RBI (the second most in NCAA history) and 203 total bases. The Flying Fleet star was drafted by Tampa Bay following the season. Runner-up Hayden Simpson of Southern Arkansas was a first round draft choice of the Chicago Cubs.

ATLANTIC REGION
Last Name First Name Yr Pos School Conference
Latshaw Shane Sr. OF Mercyhurst PSAC
Minnich Nathan Sr. 1B/DH Shepherd WVIAC
Petty Kyle Jr. UTL Cal U (PA) PSAC
Rawding Ben Jr. LHP Mercyhurst PSAC
Sell Nicholas Fr. 3B Seton Hill WVIAC
Wendle Joe Jr. 2B/SS West Chester PSAC
CENTRAL REGION
Last Name First Name Yr Pos School Conference
Birr Logan Sr. RHP St. Cloud State NSIC
Hansen Derek Jr. UTL Augustana (SD) NSIC
Kincaid Ben Sr. P/OF Minnesota State NSIC
Lippincott Bryan Sr. 3B Concordia St. Paul NSIC
Popick Jeff Sr. OF Colorado Mesa RMAC
Wuest Brian Jr. OF Nebraska-Kearney RMAC
EAST REGION
Last Name First Name Yr Pos School Conference
Cannon Casey Jr. RHP Le Moyne NE-10
Flight Tim Jr. LHP Southern New Hampshire NE-10
Harbach Joe Sr. OF Wilmington CACC
Healy John Sr. LHP St. Anselm NE-10
Kelly Robert Jr. P/1B St. Anselm NE-10
Mathieu Zach So. 1B Franklin Pierce NE-10
MIDWEST REGION
Last Name First Name Yr Pos School Conference
Anderson Steve Sr. OF Grand Valley State GLIAC
Cacique Brayan Sr. 2B/OF Lake Erie GLIAC
Drake Donovan Sr. RHP U Indy GLVC
Grana Kyle Jr. RHP Bellarmine GLVC
Loeding Brett Jr. RHP Northern Kentucky GLVC
Priestes Aaron Jr. OF Quincy GLVC
Schepel Kyle Sr. RHP Grand Valley State GLIAC
SOUTH REGION
Last Name First Name Yr Pos School Conference
Asuaje Carlos So. 2B Nova Southeastern Sunshine St
Bierman Sean Sr. LHP Tampa Sunshine St
Boughner Chad Jr. RHP North Alabama Gulf South
Boza Anthony Sr. 1B Lynn Sunshine St
Cuda Joey Sr. RHP Eckerd Sunshine St
Glisson Christian Sr. DH Valdosta State Gulf South
Mitchell Colton Jr. LHP Delta State Gulf South
Regoli Areo Sr OF Nova Southeastern Sunshine St
Schmidt Michael Jr. 2B North Alabama Gulf South
SOUTH CENTRAL REGION
Last Name First Name Yr Pos School Conference
Neumann Lee Jr. OF Angelo State Lone Star
Johnson Stephen Jr. RHP St. Edward’s Heartland
Perez Jonathan Jr. RHP St. Mary’s Heartland
Rycroft Austin Sr. OF Central Oklahoma Independent
Solis Rene So. LHP St. Mary’s Heartland
Stoppelman Lee Sr. LHP Central Missouri MIAA
Thomas Justin Jr LHP Southern Arkansas Great American Conference
SOUTHEAST REGION
Last Name First Name Yr Pos School Conference
Allison Casey Sr. OF Wingate South Atlantic
Carmon Stephen Sr. SS USC Aiken Peach Belt
Goodman Craig Sr. RHP Tusculum South Atlantic
Jordan Spencer Jr. RHP Francis Marion Peach Belt
Koeneman Kyle Sr. 1B Carson-Newman South Atlantic
Pate Coty Sr. 1B Mars Hill South Atlantic
Rogers Jacob Sr. 1B Mount Olive Conf Carolinas
Taylor Zach Jr. OF Armstrong Atlantic State Peach Belt
WEST REGION
Last Name First Name Yr Pos School Conference
Broussard Geoff Sr. RHP Cal Poly Pomona Calf Collegiate
Duran Daniel Sr. 3B Cal St Los Angeles Calf Collegiate
Folkinga Bo Sr. 1B Western Oregon Great Northwest
Odom Kevin Sr. 2B Cal Baptist Pacific West
Susdorf Danny Jr. OF UC San Diego Calf Collegiate
Wood Grady Sr. RHP Western Oregon Great Northwest

NCBWA Division II Top 25: May 8

NATIONAL TOP 25 (Final)
Rk School (#1 votes) W-L Pts. Prev.
1. Tampa, Fla. (6) 38-8 293 2
2. St, Mary’s Texas (4) 41-8 286 1
3. Tusculum, Tenn. (1) 46-8 273 4
4. Central Missouri (1) 41-7 259 6
5. Minnesota State 39-9 237 5
6. Seton Hill, Pa. 42-8 232 7
7. Mount Olive, N.C. 42-8 230 3
8. Western Oregon 34-9 207 8
9. Grand Valley State, Mich. 37-13 196 10
10. Delta State, Miss. 37-12 175 9
11. St. Cloud State, Minn. 42-10 163 18
12. Angelo State, Texas 37-14 156 12
13. West Chester, Pa. 38-10 144 13
14. Franklin Pierce, N.H. 33-15-1 135 15
15. Colorado Mesa 38-12 108 11
16. Lynn, Fla. 34-13 97 RV
17. Chico State, Calif. 36-14 95 25
18. Indianapolis, Ind. 37-13 88 NR
19. Armstrong Atlantic, Ga. 36-13 87 17
20. St. Edwards, Texas 35-11 81 22
21. LeMoyne, N.Y. 35-12-1 64 RV
22. North Alabama 38-15 60 21
23. Cal Baptist 38-12 52 16
24. Francis Marion, S.C. 34-14 35 23
25. Missouri S&T 31-12 27 19
Dropped out: #14 Nova Southeastern, Fla.; #20 Southern New
Hampshire; #24 Mercyhurst, Pa.
Also receiving votes: Kutztown, Pa. (31-15) 21 points;
Southern Arkansas (35-14) 19 points; Nova Southeastern, Fla.
(31-12) 18 points; Mercyhurst, Pa. (38-15) 16 points; New
Mexico Highlands (37-12) 14 points; Catawba, S.C. (36-10)
12 points; Southern New Hampshire (38-12) 12 points; USC
Aiken (34-16) 5 points; UC San Diego (29-21) 3 points.

NCBWA Division II Region Polls – May 8

ATLANTIC REGION TOP 10
Rk School (#1 votes) W-L Pts. Prev.
1. Seton Hill, Pa. (8) 42-8 94 1
2. West Chester, Pa. (2) 38-10 92 2
3. Kutztown, Pa. 31-15 76 4
4. Mercyhurst, Pa. 38-15 75 3
5. Shippensburg, Pa. 32-21 60 5
6. Shepherd, W. Va. 27-19 41 6
7. Winston-Salem St., N.C. 34-19 40 7
8. West Virginia Wesleyan 27-17 26 9
9. Millersville, Pa. 25-23-1 21 10
10. California, Pa. 26-24 12 8
Dropped out: None.
Also receiving votes: Bloomsburg, Pa. (25-20) 6 points;
Charleston, W. Va. (27-21) 3 points; Wheeling Jesuit, W. Va.
(21-22) 3 points; East Stroudsburg, Pa. (24-21-1) 2 points;
Slippery Rock, Pa. (25-25-1) 2 points; Concord, W. Va. (24-26)
1 point.

CENTRAL REGION TOP 10
Rk School (#1 votes) W-L Pts. Prev.
1. Minnesota State (6) 39-9 78 1
2. St. Cloud State, Minn. (2) 42-10 72 3
3. Colorado Mesa 38-12 65 2
4. New Mexico Highlands 37-12 56 4
5. Wayne State, Neb. 32-16 49 7
6. Winona State, Minn. 27-18 39 6
7. Augustana, S.D. 30-19 30 5
8. Colorado State-Pueblo 28-22 24 9
9. Regis, Colo. 28-21 19 8
10. Minnesota Duluth 24-25 8 NR
Dropped out: #10 Southwest Minnesota State.
Also receiving votes: None.

EAST REGION TOP 10
Rk School (#1 votes) W-L Pts. Prev.
1. Franklin Pierce, N.H. (6) 33-15-1 85 1
2. LeMoyne, N.Y. (2) 35-12-1 79 3
3. South. New Hamp. (1) 38-12 73 2
4. St. Thomas Aquinas, N.Y. 32-15 60 5
5. Southern Conn. State 31-16 57 4
6. Stonehill, Mass. 30-18 49 6
7. Pace, N.Y. 29-18 26 9
8. Wilmington, Del. 29-16 25 7
9. Bentley, Mass. 28-22 21 8
10. Dowling, N.Y. 28-17 8 RV
Dropped out: #10 UMass Lowell.
Also receiving votes: LIU-C.W. Post, N.Y. (27-18) 6 points; St.
Anselm, N.H. (26-21-2) 4 points; Felician, N.J. (25-22) 2 points.

MIDWEST REGION TOP 10
Rk School (#1 votes) W-L Pts. Prev.
1. Grand Valley St., MI (9) 37-13 90 1
2. Indianapolis, Ind. 37-13 76 4
3. Missouri S&T 31-12 72 2
4. Northern Kentucky 32-18 67 3
5. Wayne State, Mich. 30-17 55 5
6. Lewis, Ill. 32-18 43 6
7. Rockhurst, Mo. 30-15 38 8
8. Drury, Mo. 29-20 28 7
9. Quincy, Ill. 28-19 16 T10
10. Missouri St. Louis 28-19 7 NR
Dropped out: #9 Ashland, Ohio; #T10 Lake Erie, Ohio.
Also receiving votes: Ashland, Ohio (27-23) 2 points.

SOUTH REGION TOP 10
Rk School (#1 votes) W-L Pts. Prev.
1. Tampa, Fla. (5) 38-8 50 1
2. Delta State, Miss. 37-12 44 2
3. Lynn, Fla. 34-13 37 5
4. North Alabama 38-15 35 4
5. Nova Southeastern, Fla. 31-12 31 3
6. Alabama-Huntsville 31-20 24 7
7. West Florida 34-16 22 6
8. Valdosta State, Ga. 27-19 13 8
9. Florida Southern 26-18 11 10
10. Florida Tech 26-20 6 9
Dropped out: None.
Also receiving votes: Stillman, Ala. (28-16) 1 point; West
Alabama (28-22) 1 point.

SOUTH CENTRAL REGION TOP 10
Rk School (#1 votes) W-L Pts. Prev.
T1. Central Missouri (2) 41-7 38 2
T1. St. Mary’s, Texas (2) 41-8 38 1
3. Angelo State, Texas 37-14 31 3
4. St. Edward’s, Texas 35-11 28 4
5. Southern Arkansas 35-14 22 6
6. Missouri Western 33-15 19 8
7. Southeastern Okla. St. 34-16 14 7
8. Texas A&M-Kingsville 31-16 9 5
9. Central Oklahoma 31-17 7 10
10. Washburn, Kans. 26-22 5 NR
Dropped Out: #9 Emporia State
Also Receiving Votes: Emporia State 26-21, Tarleton State
27-19, Southwestern Oklahoma St. 34-16, Oauchita Baptist
28-25, West Texas A&M 29-18, Missouri Southern 32-18.

SOUTHEAST REGION TOP 10
Rk School (#1 votes) W-L Pts. Prev.
1. Tusculum, Tenn. (6) 46-8 87 2
2. Mount Olive, N.C. (3) 42-8 82 1
3. Armstrong Atlantic, Ga. 36-13 67 3
4. Francis Marion, S.C. 34-14 66 4
5. USC Aiken 34-16 46 5
6. Catawba, N.C. 39-14 44 7
7. Georgia College 29-19 39 6
8. Lander, S.C. 34-16 30 8
T9. UNC Pembroke 30-19 13 9
T9. Belmont Abbey, N.C. 30-21 13 10
Dropped out: None.
Also receiving votes: Columbus State, Ga. (29-21) 3 points;
Erskine, S.C. (32-23) 2 points; Young Harris, Ga. (36-14) 2
points, King, Tenn. (30-20) 1 point.

WEST REGION TOP 10
Rk School (#1 votes) W-L Pts. Prev.
1. Western Oregon (6) 34-9 60 1
2. Chico State, Calif. 36-14 51 3
3. Cal Baptist 38-12 49 2
4. UC San Diego 29-21 40 4
5. Dixie State, Utah 32-18 38 T6
6. Cal State San Bernardino 27-18 31 5
7. Cal Poly Pomona 31-18 23 T6
8. Cal State Los Angeles 26-22 15 8
9. Sonoma State, Calif. 25-23 12 RV
10. Cal State Stanislaus 27-23 6 9
Dropped out: #10 Grand Canyon (27-23).
Also receiving votes: Hawaii Pacific (30-19) 5 points.

Official NCAA Division II Baseball Region Polls (May 2, 2012) 2nd Report

Rank /School /Overall Record /In-Region Record

ATLANTIC
1 Seton Hill 41-8 39-6
2 West Chester 32-9 26-8
3 Mercyhurst 35-13 32-10
4 Kutztown 31-15 28-15
5 Shippensburg 30-19 29-18
6 Bloomsburg 25-20 24-19
7 Millersville 24-21-1 24-21-1
8 Shepherd 30-16-0 29-12
8 Winston-Salem 34-17 34-17

CENTRAL
1 Minnesota State-Mankato 33-7 30-6
2 Colorado Mesa 36-10 36-10
3 St. Cloud State 36-10 25-6
4 New Mexico Highlands 33-12 31-12
5 Wayne State (Neb.) 26-16 23-11
6 Augustana (S.D.) 28-15 26-14
7 Winona State 26-17 24-14
8 Colorado State-Pueblo 25-21 25-21
8 Concordia-St. Paul 20-20 17-17

EAST
1 Southern New Hampshire 36-12 33-12
2 Franklin Pierce 31-13-1 29-10-1
3 Le Moyne 31-12-1 23-9-1
4 St. Thomas Aquinas 30-15 30-15
5 Bentley 25-21 25-12
6 St. Anselm 25-21-2 22-14-2
7 Stonehill 26-18 26-17
8 Pace 26-17 26-15

MIDWEST
1 Indianapolis 34-12 32-9
2 Grand Valley State 32-12 31-11
3 Rockhurst 27-15 26-15
4 Wayne State (Mich.) 26-15 23-13
5 Northern Kentucky 30-16 28-16
6 Lewis 30-16 28-16
7 Ashland 26-20 25-19
8 Drury 26-16 25-14

SOUTH
1 Tampa 35-8 23-7
2 Delta State 35-11 32-10
3 Nova Southeastern 31-9 24-8
4 Lynn 31-13 24-9
4 North Alabama 36-14 24-12
6 West Florida 32-15 27-15
7 Alabama-Huntsville 28-20 27-19
8 Valdosta State 26-17 24-16
9 West Alabama 28-20 23-18
10 Florida Tech 26-20 23-18

SOUTHEAST
1 Mount Olive 42-7 42-5
2 Tusculum 46-8 44-7
3 Armstrong 36-12 28-11
4 Francis Marion 33-14 31-14
5 South Carolina-Aiken 33-16 32-16
6 Catawba 39-14 39-14
7 Lander 33-16 33-16
8 Georgia College 29-19 29-19

SOUTH CENTRAL
1 Central Missouri 37-7 37-7
2 St. Mary’s (Texas) 41-8 36-8
3 Angelo State 36-14 36-13
4 Texas A&M-Kingsville 31-14 24-12
5 Southern Arkansas 32-14 30-13
6 St. Edward’s 33-11 28-10
7 Southeastern Oklahoma 32-15 28-13
8 West Texas A&M 29-17 26-16

WEST
1 Western Oregon 31-8 31-6
2 UC-San Diego 28-20 28-20
3 Cal State San Bernardino 25-16 23-14
4 Cal State Chico 33-13 33-13
5 Cal State L.A. 24-18 22-18
6 Dixie State 29-17 29-17
7 Cal Poly Pomona 31-18 28-17
8 Cal State Stanislaus 26-20 25-19