Wolves ranked highest ever in NCBWA Southeast Region Poll at No. 2


Wolves ranked highest ever in NCBWA Southeast Region Poll at No. 2
Monday, February 15, 2016 | by Jackie Eddy, Athletic Communications Assistant

PEMBROKE, N.C.- The Newberry College baseball team is tied for second in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Southeast Region Poll, as announced Monday. 

The Wolves are tied in second with Lande, with both receiving 71 votes. The Wolves went 3-0 this past weekend after defeating Brevard, King and Young Harris, as part of the Newberry Round Robin.

This is the highest the Wolves have ever been ranked in the NCBWA regional poll, with the previous program best at fifth in the region last season. The Wolves swept three games in the SAC/Sunshine State Challenge in the first weekend of the season to bolster their status as one of the region's top teams to start the year.

USC Aiken takes the top spot this week with 81 votes and a 6-1 record. Mount Olive is placed in fourth with 63 votes followed by UNC Pembroke in fifth with 59. Francis Marion takes the sixth spot with 55 points, North Georgia takes seventh points with 47 points and Erskine takes eighth with 20 points. Lenoir-Rhyne rounds out the ninth spot with 18 points and Columbus State takes the last spot with 16 points.

The Wolves travel to Due West tomorrow to play Erskine at 2 p.m. The Wolves are back at home on Friday, February 19 against Davis & Elkins at 5 p.m. 

NCBWA Division II Southeast Region Poll

Rk

School

1st

Votes

Rec

Prev

1

USC Aiken

2

81

6-1

10

2

NEWBERRY

3

71

8-1-1

RV

 

Lander

 

71

7-2

RV

4

Mount Olive

1

63

3-1

2

5

UNC Pembroke

 

59

5-0

5

6

Francis Marion

1

55

8-0

NR

7

North Georgia

1

47

6-2

3

8

Erskine

 

20

8-2

NR

9

Lenoir-Rhyne

 

18

7-1

NR

10

Columbus State

 

16

5-2

RV