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Baseball Ranked Third in First Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Poll

Baseball Ranked Third in First Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Poll

The Florida Southern baseball team is ranked third nationally in the first regular season Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Poll of the season. The Moccasins are off to a 17-1-1 start following a rare 0-0 tie today at Mount Olive.

Delta State (14-1) holds down the number one spot with 240 points while Azusa Pacific (17-1) is number two with 232 points. Florida Southern is next with 224 points followed by Tampa (12-3, 216 pts.) and Mercyhurst (5-0, 195 pts.).

Mount Olive (13-4-1), who the Moccasins defeated 12-3 on Monday, is ranked sixth followed by St. Thomas Aquinas (6-2), Colorado Mesa (11-5), Southern New Hampshire (7-2), and California Baptist (10-3).

Florida Southern is batting .319 as a team but has slugged 30 home runs in just 19 games this season and have outscored their opponents 163-84 so far. On the mound, the Moccasin pitching staff has a combined 3.90 ERA.

The Moccasins head back to the diamond tomorrow at 3 p.m. on the road at North Greenville in Tigerville, SC.

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