NCBWA/ Top 25, Week 1

NCBWA/ Top 25, week 1

Through games of Sunday February 24, 2013
# 	School (1st votes) 	Rec 	Pts 	Prev.
1 	Wheaton (Mass.) (12) 	0-0 	605 	1
2 	St. Thomas (3) 	2-0 	600 	2
3 	Marietta (10) 	0-0 	579 	3
4 	Cortland State 	1-1 	523 	4
5 	Christopher Newport 	8-2-1 	504 	8
6 	Salisbury 	4-1 	471 	9
7 	Trinity (Texas) 	8-2 	421 	11
8 	Birmingham-Southern 	7-3 	414 	6
9 	Adrian 	0-0 	366 	13
10 	Kean 	1-1 	359 	7
11 	Webster 	2-1 	336 	10
12 	St. Joseph's (Maine) 	0-0 	311 	14
13 	Western New England 	0-0 	299 	15
14 	UW-Whitewater 	0-0 	256 	18
15 	Whitworth 	4-3-1 	255 	5
16 	Keystone 	2-0 	247 	12
17 	UW-La Crosse 	0-0 	228 	17
18 	Ramapo 	2-0 	187 	20
19 	Trinity (Conn.) 	0-0 	167 	19
20 	Shenandoah 	4-1 	154 	23
21 	St. Scholastica 	0-0 	116 	22
22 	Linfield 	7-1 	99 	rv
23 	Washington and Jefferson 	0-0 	91 	21
24 	Aurora 	0-0 	71 	24
25 	UW-Stevens Point 	0-0 	47 	rv

Dropped Out: No. 16 Concordia (Texas), No. 25 Farmingdale State.

Others receiving votes: Illinios Wesleyan 45, Pomona-Pitzer 37, Concordia (TX) 33, Neumann 26, Cal Lutheran 23, Mount Union 22, Bridgewater (Va.) 20, St. John Fisher 20, Texas-Tyler 19, Whittier 17, DePauw 17, Misericordia  15, Southern Me. 15, Augustana (Ill.) 13, Millsaps 10, Washington (Mo.) 7, Eastern Conn. St. 6, La Roche  6, Rowan 6, Penn St.-Behrend 6, La Verne 5, Emory 5, Alvernia 5, Farmingdale State  4, Manchester 4, Ozarks (Ark.), Brockport St. 3, Rose-Hulman 3, Anderson (Ind.) 2, Lynchburg 2, Heidelberg 2, Bridgewater St. 2, Tufts 2, Chicago 1.

NCBWA Division II Regional Rankings – Feb 25


Rank School (#1 Votes) W-L Pts. Prev.
  1. Seton Hill, Pa. (8) 1-0 112 2
  2. Shippensburg, Pa. (2) 4-1 99 4
  3. Millersville, Pa. 6-2 89 5
  4. Slippery Rock, Pa. (1) 4-0 78 7
  5. West Chester, Pa. 0-3 65 3 Continue reading

On the Bump – February 25, 2013

Hello Gents’ fans and thanks for stopping by to read “On the Bump” this week. We played pretty well this weekend against a good Hendrix team and managed to sweep a three game series. This week I will talk about our series with the Hendrix Warriors and preview our upcoming weekend series with the University of Dallas.

Monday was our off day, which was nice considering we got back from Southwestern University around 11 PM on Sunday night. Tuesday’s practice went well, but we had to do a little running afterwards to take care of some team business. Wednesday was cold and rainy, but we were still able to get all of our relievers on the field to throw a few innings in a scrimmage. Those mid-week scrimmages are really important because they can ultimately decide which players will get opportunities during the upcoming weekend. Thursday’s practice was short and sweet, as our practices the day before a game are typically a way to finish up last minute preparation for our games that weekend. Continue reading

A Look at the DII Baseball Season So Far – Top 30 Analysis

Delta State has proven themselves to be the team to beat early in 2013. Photo by Benjamin Dishong from

Anyone who doesn’t have Delta State as the top team in DII is a dolt. The Statesmen started the season with a sweep of Montevallo, a club which over the past couple years has been extremely good but not quite great.  The next weekend DSU smothered Nova Southeastern, making them look as foolish a guy who wears a polo shirt underneath a sports jersey. The remaining wins have been over Mississippi Valley State, a DI team (at least on paper) and Florida Southern, one of DII’s traditional powers. The sweep over NSU was particularly impressive to me as I had them pegged as being a top ten team and national title contender before the season started. It’s not just me who thought the Sharks were a good team either as they were picked as the preseason number two team in the Sunshine State conference by the SSC’s head coaches. Right now DSU is in the driver’s seat for hosting the South Regional. If they can win their next two series against West Florida and North Alabama the road to Cary will go through Cleveland, MS. Continue reading

NCBWA Releases Feb. 25 Division I Poll – North Carolina Remains Number One

DALLAS – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 16th year with its 2013 weekly surveys. Polls will be circulated from Feb. 18-June 27 (weekly through June 11) following the 67th annual NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb., at TD Ameritade Park.

North Carolina and Arkansas (preseason No. 1) have held down the No. 1 position in 2013 surveys. The poll voters come from 44 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. Continue reading

Okra Still Cooking as Delta State Remains Top Team – DII Baseball Rankings

(Last Week)
Team / Comment
Delta State (10-0) swept Florida Southern in a matchup of traditional DII baseball powers. The Statesmen face neo-power West Florida this week, along with a surprisingly good Arkansas Monticello team (it wasn’t long ago they have nine wins for the season. NINE! – John Harvey is getting it done) and Harding.
The Trojans (12-1) manhandled Virginia State midweek, handing VSU a 16-0 loss. Over the weekend MOC won the opener of their series with North Greenville, but were outscored in the second game for their first loss of the season. Mount Olive will travel to Belmont Abbey for three big games this weekend.
In four games last week Rattlers’ (12-3) pitchers only allowed a single run – and it was unearned. On Friday St. Mary’s two All-Americans, Carl O’Neal and Rene Solis, both threw one-hitters against Oklahoma Panhandle State. O’Neal’s win was his 21st consecutive victory.
Tampa (10-2) swept Pace which included two double-digit margin wins, but also had a stupefying loss to Hillsdale College following a shutout victory over the Chargers. UT’s only game this week is a Friday matchup at Albany State.
The Mavs (3-1) had the week off and return to the diamond this week to play a pair of games against Bemidji State in the Metrodome. The following week MSU heads south to play nine games in eight days in Florida. Continue reading