May 14, 2019
For Immediate Release
Contact: Todd Anderson
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Crusaders regain top spot
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NORTH GREENVILLE TOPS
NCBWA DIVISION II POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) – A seven-game win streak to end the regular season, as well as a perfect four-game run through the Conference Carolinas Tournament, was enough for North Greenville to reclaim the No. 1 spot in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Division II Top 25 on Tuesday.

North Greenville will ride its 11-game win streak into NCAA postseason play as the Crusaders suit up to host the NCAA South Region I tournament in Tigerville, S.C. where they will showcase one of the nation’s top offenses at 9.3 runs scored per game, as well as a pitching staff that ranks seventh, nationally, with a 3.28 earned run average. Colorado Mesa, Tampa and Angelo State also picked up first-place votes this week as well.

Six teams entered or re-entered the top 25 this week, including Eckerd (No. 18) who will sport its first top-25 ranking in the 17-year history of the NCBWA poll. Minnesota State (No. 23) makes its season debut in the NCBWA Top 25, as does LIU Post who appears in the ranking for the first time since March 21, 2017 (Week 4).

Rk. School [1st place] Location Record Pts. Pvs.
1. North Greenville [11] Tigerville, S.C. 42-9 466 2
2. Colorado Mesa [6] Grand Junction, Colo. 45-9 455 4
3. Tampa [1] Tampa, Fla. 36-14 415 9
4. Angelo State [1] San Angelo, Texas 42-9 391 1
5. Adelphi Garden City, N.Y. 34-7-1 375 6
6. Azusa Pacific Azusa, Calif. 36-13 370 10
7. Millersville Millersville, Pa. 38-14 363 7
8. Ashland Ashland, Ohio 41-11 343 11
9. Augustana Sioux Falls, S.D. 40-14 342 16
10. UC San Diego San Diego, Calif. 35-12 288 3
11. Newberry Newberry, S.C. 41-14 280 17
12. Central Missouri Warrensburg, Mo. 38-14 274 8
13. Delta State Cleveland, Miss. 39-12 256 18
14. Catawba Salisbury, N.C. 42-12 225 12
15. St. Cloud State St. Cloud, Minn. 40-12 195 15
16. Illinois Springfield Springfield, Ill. 37-15-1 193 19
17. Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. 36-12 177 13
18. Eckerd St. Petersburg, Fla. 30-17 137 -
19. Lubbock Christian Lubbock, Texas 35-15 111 -
20. West Chester West Chester, Pa. 31-14 89 -
21. West Florida Pensacola, Fla. 36-16 87 5
22. Wayne State Detroit, Mich. 34-15 66 24
23. Minnesota State Mankato, Minn. 39-13 61 -
24. Point Loma San Diego, Calif. 30-19 56 -
25. LIU Post Brookville, N.Y. 36-14 41 -
Also receiving votes: Colorado School of Mines (39-13) 38; Mount Olive (31-17) 32; West Texas A&M (41-10) 20; Cal State Monterey Bay (35-21) 12; Nova Southeastern (32-15) 7; Gannon (32-15) 6; Northwood (33-19) 3; Wilmington, Del. (38-16) 1.
Dropped out: West Texas A&M (14); Mercyhurst (20); Cal State Monterey Bay (21); Colorado School of Mines (22); Arkansas Monticello (23); Mount Olive (25).
Regional Polls

Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. Members receive a membership card, directory, newsletter updates and official votes in the Dick Howser Trophy, Regional Players of the Year and NCBWA All-America voting. The NCBWA also sponsors Division I Players of the Week, the Stopper of the Year, and publication and writing contests.

2019 NCBWA Division II Polls (No. 1 Team):
• Preseason (Augustana, S.D.)
• Feb. 19 (Tampa)
• Feb. 26 (Delta State)
• March 5 (Delta State)
• March 12 (Delta State)
• March 19 (Colorado Mesa)
• March 26 (Colorado Mesa)
• April 2 (Colorado Mesa)
• April 9 (North Greenville)
• April 16 (UC San Diego)
• April 23 (Angelo State)
• April 30 (Angelo State)
• May 7 (Angelo State)
• May 14 (North Greenville)