NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Three Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) baseball teams are ranked in the top 10 in the East Region, according to the 2010 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Pre-season Poll, which was released this week.
Franklin Pierce University was selected for the top spot and was followed by two other Northeast-10 (NE-10) institutions in Adelphi University and Assumption College.
The CACC ‘s top team, Dominican College, stands in fifth place in the poll. Last season, the Chargers earned the top seed in the NCAA East Regional after winning the CACC regular-season championship. The club started out the 2010 season with a 3-3 record. The Chargers fell to fourth-ranked Dowling College Tuesday afternoon.
Wilmington University was picked sixth and currently holds a 5-4 record. The Wildcats took last season’s CACC Tournament Championship and finished the 2009 season with a record of 29-29, and 15-12 against CACC opponents.
In its first season with the CACC, Concordia College stands ninth in the poll. The Clippers have already faced Dominican and Wilmington this season, losing both match-ups.
Other teams picked by the NCBWA East Region voters include Southern Connecticut State (7) and New Haven (8) of the NE-10 and Molloy (10) of the East Coast Conference.
|1. Franklin Pierce||4-1||70|
|7. Southern Conn.||3-2||31|
|8. New Haven||2-2||13|