Delta State, Mount Olive Continues to Cruise, Mules Make Leap After Showdown Win

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Team / Comment
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DELTA ST. STATESMEN
Delta State (35-5-1) had a pair of one-run road wins over Ouachita Baptist and swept three games from and West Georgia to remain the top team in every rankings period since the preseason positioning. DSU hosts Henderson State and plays Valdosta State on the road this week.
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MOUNT OLIVE TROJANS
Mount Olive (43-4) survived a late Francis Marion rally and solidly swept Pfeiffer on the road to extend their winning streak to twenty-one games. The Trojans will be the overwhelming favorite in the Conference Carolinas tournament this week.
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USC AIKEN PACERS
The Pacers’ (37-9) had a one-run win over Shorter midweek and won two of three over Columbus State. Aiken will host Augusta State before closing their regular season schedule at Georgia Southwestern.
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TAMPA SPARTANS
Unearned runs cost Tampa (33-9) a midweek game against Florida Tech and then took out their frustrations on Eckerd as the Spartans had a pair of shutouts wins and a 27-5 spanking of the Tritons. UT has a game with Southeastern (Fl.) and a three game series at Nova Southeastern this week.
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CENTRAL MISSOURI MULES
Central Missouri (31-9) had a pair of wins over Truman State, but more importantly won two of three against Missouri Western to show that the road to the MIAA championship still runs through Warrensburg. The Mules conclude their regular season with Emporia State this week.
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COLORADO MESA MAVERICKS
Colorado Mesa (34-6) predictably swept Colorado Christian, scoring 51 runs in the four game series. The Mavs will face Regis, who is second in the RMAC Mountain Division, this week as CMU looks to go an entire month with only one loss.
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CHICO STATE WILDCATS
The Wildcats (32-8) were only able to manage a split of a four game series with UC San Diego, but the pairs of wins were enough to eliminate the Tritons, who tied with the Wildcats for last year’s conference title, from this year’s CCAA Championship pairings. Chico plays four with Sonoma State this week.
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MISSOURI WESTERN ST. GRIFFONS
The Griffons (32-7) had a big week with games against two top teams. MWSU won a game over visiting St. Cloud State and narrowly lost a super tight series to Central Missouri which went down to the final out. Each game against the Mules was decided by a single run. The Griffons play Washburn and Missouri Southern State this week.
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ST. MARY’S (TX) RATTLERS
The Rattlers (30-12) had a nice win against Incarnate Word as the doubled up the Cardinals 8-4 and won two of three over St. Edward’s. StMU will play three games on the road at Texas A&M International, a team briefly in the rankings earlier this season, this week.
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ST. CLOUD ST. HUSKIES
In a matchup of one of the best pitching teams in DII vs one of the best hitting club, SCSU (23-5) was the loser as Missouri Western handed the Huskies a second straight loss. The losing streak was extended to three against Concordia, but SCSU was able to win the backend of the doubleheader against the Golden Bears. Minnesota State and Mary this week.
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LANDER BEARCATS
After suffering through a unexpected six game losing streak, Lander (32-12) rebounded to sweep three games from Limestone. The Bearcats close the regular season with games against Carson-Newman and Armstrong this week.
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SOUTHERN ARKANSAS MULERIDERS
The Muleriders (33-13) had a win over Arkansas Monticello and after shockingly losing a game to Southern Nazarene, won two over the Crimson Storm by a combined score of 34-10. SAU has a game against Harding and three more games against the UAM Boll Weevils.
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WEST FLORIDA ARGONAUTS
The Argos (31-10) pitching staff had a week to remember as they didn’t allow a single earned run in their three game sweep over Shorter. UWF plays Albany State and West Alabama this week.
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MINNESOTA STATE MAVERICKS
MSU (26-7) scored 41 runs in a doubleheader sweep over Southwest Minnesota State but couldn’t keep the bats hot as spring snow cancelled four games and two more scheduled for this week. The Mavs do still have a pair of games with rival St. Cloud State on this week’s schedule as well as a series with Wayne State.
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ALABAMA HUNTSVILLE CHARGERS
Alabama Huntsville (32-11-1) had an extra inning loss to Stillman on the road and swept West Alabama at home. It was the Chargers first sweep over the Tigers since 2002. UAH will complete their regular season against Shorter as they prepare for the competitive Gulf South Conference Tournament.
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FLORIDA TECH PANTHERS
The Panthers (31-14) won a midweek contest at Tampa and rallied from an embarrassing 13-0 loss to Florida Southern to win the series over the Mocs. FIT hosts Palm Beach Atlantic for a single game in their only action on the diamond this week.
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CAL ST. MONTEREY BAY OTTERS
The Otters (30-12) established a new program record for wins win they swept four games from Cal Poly Pomona. CSUMB will look to extended their 11 game home winning streak and school record win total when they play Cal State Stanislaus this week.
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UNC PEMBROKE BRAVES
A week after making the top ten the Braves (32-14) had a dismal seven days as despite a a lopsided win over Barton midweek, UNCP was swept at home by Armstrong Atlantic. Pembroke will look to rebound against Pfeiffer and Augusta State this week.
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WILMINGTON (DE) WILDCATS
The Wildcats (30-12) was defeated by Philadelphia, but did have a nice win over Kutztown as well as a pair of pitching fueled wins over Nyack. Wilmington will host West Chester and Caldwell this week and play a game on the road against Shippensburg.
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SETON HILL GRIFFINS
The Griffins (33-11) split a doubleheader West Virginia Wesleyan and won the bookend games of a three game series with Shepherd. SHU finishes the regular season with games against Davis & Elkins College and Fairmont State this week.
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FRANKLIN PIERCE RAVENS
Franklin Pierce (27-12) rebounded from a lackluster week by earning a win over St. Anselm and a sweep over Stonehill. The Ravens have Southern New Hampshire and Merrimack on this week’s schedule.
22
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LYNN FIGHTING KNIGHTS
The Fighting Knights (29-15) enter the rankings for the first time this season after sweeping Nova Southeastern. Lynn has a big series with St. Leo this week as the teams jockey for positing in the South Region rankings.
23
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TARLETON ST. TEXANS
After being on the cusp of the rankings all season long, Tarleton State (28-14-1) finally makes the cut after winning a series over Abilene Christian. The Texans have a big series with Cameron this week as there are a number of teams competing for the top of the Lone Star Conference standings.
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LEWIS FLYERS
What the Flyers (24-7) won the first two in their series with Southern Indiana, but couldn’t keep the wins coming as the Screaming Eagles took Sunday’s games to split the series. Lewis has St. Francis (IL), UW-Parkside and St. Joseph’s on this week’s schedule.
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MILLERSVILLE MARAUDERS
A week after entering the rankings for the first time this season, the Marauders (29-12) struggled with Mansfield and only managed a split in their series with the Mountaineers. Millersville has a game with Chestnut Hill and a series with the reigning DII national champions West Chester this week.
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SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE PENMEN
SNHU (26-13) lost a game to St. Michael’s and back to back games against Bently before salvaging the final game in the series with an extra inning win. The Penmen have a busy week ahead with games against Franklin Pierce, Mercy and UMass Lowell.
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COKER COBRAS
The Cobras (29-13) had a win over St. Andrew’s and split a pair of games with Erskine. Coker will play in the Conference Carolinas baseball tournament this week as the second seeded ballclub and will take on Pfeiffer in the opening round.
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MONTEVALLO FALCONS
Montevallo (29-16) had a win over North Alabama midweek and took two of three at North Georgia to continue to hang around the backend of the rankings. The Falcons face West Alabama and Georgia College this week.
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GRAND CANYON ANTELOPES
The ‘Lopes (32-11) split their series with Cal Baptist in a matchup of top PacWest ballclubs. GCU play four games on the road against Azusa Pacific this week.
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ANGELO STATE RAMS
Angelo State (30-16) lost the first game in their series with Cameron, but came back to win the next three to take the series.

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