PBA Baseball Enters Regional Top-10 in First NCBWA Regular Season Poll
February 17, 2014
Written by: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for External Operations
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- The Palm Beach Atlantic baseball program is off to a 4-3-1 start to begin the season including series wins over Delta State (Miss.) University and Philadelphia (Pa.) University the past two weekends. Their good work on the diamond has resulted in the Sailfish being ranked No. 10 in the first regular season South Region poll released on Monday afternoon by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).
The ‘Fish have begun the campaign with a 4-3-1 record with two wins each over Delta State and Philadelphia while dropping one game each to both opponents as well. The ‘Fish have also lost versus Lynn (Fla.) University and tied Northwood (Fla.) University in their first two weeks of competition.
The University of Tampa remains atop the NCBWA South Region poll from the preseason rankings which also placed the Spartans atop the NCBWA National top-25 poll as well.
Undefeated Valdosta State (Ga.) University comes in second in the first poll thanks to their spotless 9-0 mark to begin the year while the University of West Florida (8-2), Florida Tech (8-1) and Barry (Fla.) University (8-2) round out the top-5.
Lynn (8-2) has earned the No. 6-spot followed by the University of Alabama-Huntsville (7-3), Nova Southeastern (10-1) and Delta State (3-3) in the 6-9 spots.
The Sailfish are tied with Saint Leo (5-2) at the No. 10-spot in the rankings. Lee (Tenn.) University and the University of West Alabama were both in the receiving votes of this week’s poll.
PBA will host Florida Memorial University on Tuesday at 6 pm at the Roger Dean Complex before traveling to Florida Tech over the weekend for an important early-season series.
2014 NCBWA Division II South Region Rankings: 02/17/14
1 Tampa, Fla.
2 Valdosta State, Ga.
3 West Florida
4 Florida Tech
5 Barry, Fla.
6 Lynn, Fla.
8 Nova Southeastern, Fla.
9 Delta State, Miss.
10 Palm Beach Atlantic, Fla.
10 Saint Leo, Fla.
Others Receiving Votes: Lee, Tenn., West Alabama