Cardinals move up to No. 9 in NCBWA Atlantic Region Poll


Cardinals move up to No. 9 in NCBWA Atlantic Region Poll

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. (May 3) - The Wheeling University baseball team moved up one spot to No. 9 in the most recent National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America (NCBWA) Division II Atlantic Region Poll unveiled Monday.

The Cardinals (26-10, 21-7 MEC) went 5-2 last week and clinched the Mountain East Conference (MEC) North Division crown. Wheeling swept the back-end of its series with Notre Dame (Ohio) on Monday, held on for a wild 18-17 non-conference win at Indiana (Pa.) on Tuesday, and split its four-game series with Alderson Broaddus this past weekend.

Seton Hill remained at the top of the poll with all 12 first-place votes, followed by Charleston and Millersville in the top-three.

The Atlantic Region is made up of teams in the MEC, Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) and two independent teams (Virginia State and Bluefield State).

The NCBWA poll is a media poll and not used in determining the teams who will compete in the NCAA Atlantic Regional Tournament.

The Cardinals will wrap up the regular-season with a split-series against West Liberty (18-17, 16-12 MEC) next weekend. Wheeling will travel to West Liberty on Friday, May 7 for a doubleheader, before welcoming the Hilltoppers to the JB Chambers Complex on Sunday, May 9 to conclude the series. Games on both dates are slated to begin at 1 p.m.

ATLANTIC REGION

Rank

Team (1st Place Votes)

Record

Pts

Prev

1

Seton Hill (12)

25-4

120

1

2

Charleston, W. Va.

30-6

106

2

3

Millersville

22-10

98

3

t4

Mercyhurst

22-13

68

5

t4

West Virginia State

28-7

68

7

6

West Chester

17-9

55

8

7

Slippery Rock

18-11

53

4

8

Cal, Pa.

22-14

38

9

9

Wheeling

26-10

28

10

10

Shepherd

19-12-1

23

6

Receiving Votes: Bloomsburg (16-12) 2 points; Gannon (17-13) 1 point

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