Washington University Baseball Ranked No. 25 in ABCA/Collegiate Baseball Poll
ABCA/Collegiate Baseball Division III Poll
St. Louis, Mo., April 3, 2012 – After picking up its 20th win of the season, the Washington University in St. Louis baseball team earned its first national ranking since 2007 at No. 25 in the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division III Baseball Poll released Tuesday.
Washington U. swept a three-game series against St. Norbert College last weekend to extend its winning streak to eight games and improve to 20-6 overall this season. The Bears are one of 12 teams in the 30-team poll with at least 20 wins this season. Washington U. is ranked in the top-20 in NCAA Division III in seven statistical categories – stolen bases (fourth), hit by pitch (sixth), stolen bases per game (eighth), runs (12th), triples (14th), hits (17th) and double plays (17th). In addition, senior Brandon Rogalski is one of two players leading Division III with 51 hits this season.
Fellow University Athletic Association (UAA) member Emory University is ranked No. 29 in the poll with a 19-8 record. DePauw University, who handed the Bears three of their losses in the opening weekend of the season, is ranked No. 11.
Washington University is scheduled to continue its 12-game homestand with a contest against Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4. Head coach Steve Duncan (49-23) will be looking for his 50th win at Washington U. against the Fightin’ Engineers on Wednesday. The Bears are then set to host Hendrix College for a three-game series on Friday and Saturday.