Wolves debut in NCAA Division II regional rankings for the first time in baseball history


Wolves debut in NCAA Division II regional rankings for the first time in baseball history
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | by Chas Goodwin, Athletic Communications Assistant

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Newberry College Wolves baseball is team ranked in the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Poll for the first time in school history, as announced by the NCAA Division II baseball committee on Wednesday afternoon.

Catawba (35-10) leads the region, followed by North Georgia (30-12), Mount Olive (35-12), UNC Pembroke (34-10), Columbus State (32-12), Newberry, Flagler (30-12) and Armstrong State (27-11).

Six teams make the NCAA Regional, with the three teams who win the Conference Carolinas, Peach Belt Conference and South Atlantic Conference qualifying automatically. The top three remaining teams round out the regional field which will be held at the highest seeded team’s home field.

The Wolves completed the regular season with a 33-16 overall record, the most wins in season dating back to 1981. This is also the first time Newberry has had back-to-back 30 win seasons in that timeframe.

Newberry will begin the 2015 South Atlantic Conference Tournament this Friday at McNair Field in Forest City, N.C. First pitch is slated for 3:45 p.m. and they will play the highest seeded advancing team from Thursday’s play in games between Wingate/Carson-Newman and Anderson/Brevard. 

NCAA Division II Baseball Southeast Regional Rankings as of April 22, 2015

Rk

School 

2015 Record

1.

Catawba, N.C. 

35-10

2.

North Georgia

30-12

3.

Mount Olive, N.C.

35-12

4.

UNC Pembroke

34-10

5.

Columbus State, Ga.

32-12

6.

Newberry, S.C.

33-16

7.

Flagler, Fla.

30-12

8.

Armstrong State, Ga.

27-11