After being swept in a three-game series by Sunshine State Conference foe, Lynn University, the Florida Southern baseball team fell to No. 23 in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Top 30 NCAA Division II national poll.
Florida Southern, now 8-6 on the season, received 118 points in the poll and dropped 14 spots from a number nine ranking in last week's poll. The Moccasins fell out of the National Collegiate Baseball Writer's Poll after being ranked 12th in last week's ranking.
The Moccasins took a 8-3 record into this past weekend's SSC-opening series against a visiting Lynn team and dropped three high-scoring games, 11-8, 11-9, and 8-5.
The University of Tampa remains the nation's top-ranked team in both polls and is the only other conference squad mentioned in either poll. Minnesota State (Manakato), which the Moccasins will face this Sunday at 1 p.m. at Henley Field, is ranked fourth nationally in the Collegiate Baseball poll and eighth in the NCBWA ranking.
Florida Southern, which took the Detroit Tigers to a 2-2 tie into the seventh inning before the Tigers scored five late runs for a 7-2 win on Monday, will return to action tomorrow night at 6 vs. Notre Dame (Ohio) College at Henley Field.
Mitch Reeves currently leads the Moccasins with a .404 average while Sam Machonis and Dominic Brugnoni are close behind with identical .393 averages. Jason Sierra, who is hitting .393, and Logan Browning, who has a .340 average, are tied for the team lead with three homers each.
The Moccasins pitching staff has a combined 4.73 earned run average with 106 strikeouts and 48 walks in 118.0 innings pitched.