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FSC Remains No. 2 in Collegiate Baseball National Poll

FSC Remains No. 2 in Collegiate Baseball National Poll

TEMPE, AZ - For the second straight week, Florida Southern is ranked second in the Collegiate Baseball Magazine's NCAA Division II poll. The Moccasins were ranked third in the first five regular-season polls before moving up to number two last week.

Florida Southern, which is on a 10-game win streak following a three-game sweep of Florida Tech over the weekend, stands at 32-4-1 on the season which is the best record at this point in the season since the 1994 team posted a 34-3 mark through the first 37 games.

The Moccasins are tied with Nova Southeastern for second place in the conference in the loss column (15-3), but the Sharks have played one more series and are 18-3 in the SSC. Tampa tops the league with a 20-1 mark.

Azusa Pacific is ranked number one for a fourth consecutive week and sports a 32-3 record. Behind the Moccasins in the top five are North Greenville (35-6), Tampa (31-5), and Delta State (31-5). The top five teams remain unchanged from last week's poll.

Florida Southern is tied for the Sunshine State Conference lead with a .328 batting average and sits atop the conference with 355 runs scored, 439 hits, 14 triples, and 59 home runs.

Logan Browning leads the league with a .464 batting average and is second with a .530 on-base percentage. Hayden Marze tops the SSC with 17 home runs, 53 runs batted in, and a .798 slugging percentage.

On the mound, reliever J.T. Hintzen,  last week's NCBWA South Region Pitcher of the Week, has a conference-best nine wins (against no losses) while Browning, who was named the SSC Pitcher of the Week today, is tied for third with a 7-0 record. Closer Leo Rodriguez also is a league-leader with seven saves.

The Moccasins travel to West Palm Beach this weekend for three games at Palm Beach Atlantic, April 20-22.

Collegiate Baseball's  NCAA Div. 2 Poll
(As of April 16, 2018)

Rank Team (2018 Record) Points PVS
1. Azusa Pacific (32-3) 240 1
2. Florida Southern (32-4-1) 232 2
3. North Greenville (35-6) 224 3
4. Tampa (31-5) 216 4
5. Delta State (30-7) 208 5
6. West Texas A&M (28-7) 199 7
7. Columbus State (32-7) 192 8
8. Illinois Springfield (31-4) 183 11
9. Nova Southeastern (26-9) 170 12
10. Augustana (30-2) 169
11. Belmont Abbey (33-9) 152 10
12. Colorado Mesa (23-11) 147 6
13. Georgia College (30-8) 137 13
14. New Haven (24-6) 133 9
15. Central Missouri (27-10) 126 15
16. Mercyhurst (22-7) 109 14
17. St. Leo (29-8) 108 18
18. West Chester (20-8) 107 22
19. Texas A&M Kingsville (26-9) 105 17
20. West Florida (27-12) 79 23
  Wingate (33-12) 79 24
22. Cal. St. Monterey Bay (28-11) 76 19
23. Arkansas Monticello (27-12) 73 16
24. Northwood (26-9) 47 20
  UNC Pembroke (28-12) 47 21
26. Le Moyne (24-8-1) 42 26
27. North Alabama (28-12) 29 27
28. Arkansas Ft. Smith (27-10) 26 RV
29. Ohio Dominican (25-8) 20 25
30. Bloomsburg (21-6) 16 30


Receiving Votes:
 Colorado School of Mines (26-8), Montevallo (30-13), Slippery Rock (19-9), St. Thomas Aquinas (23-9).