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Franklin Pierce Unanimous Top Choice in NCBWA Northeast Preseason Poll

RINDGE, N.H. (February 4, 2008) – Franklin Pierce University is the unanimous top choice in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America’s (NCBWA) Division II Northeast Regional preseason poll. Franklin Pierce, the defending Northeast Region and Northeast-10 regular season and tournament champions, received all nine first place votes by the committee. East Coast Conference regular season and tournament champion Adelphi University was picked second with 73 points. Northeast region and NE-10 Tournament runners-up Bryant University is third, followed by the University of Massachusetts Lowell in fourth and Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference champions Caldwell College rounds out the top five. The entire top ten, plus those receiving votes is listed below.

NCBWA Northeast Region Poll
(2008 Preseason)
Rk. School Pts 2007 Record
1. Franklin Pierce (9) 90 49-11
2. Adelphi 73 35-17
3. Bryant 70 35-24
4. UMass Lowell 66 33-20
5. Caldwell 49 25-15
6. Wilmington 37 29-19
7. LIU-C.W. Post 26 30-19
8. Pace 24 30-26
9. Bridgeport 21 21-14
10. New Haven 18 28-18
Receiving Votes: Dowling (13), Felician (4), Dominican (3), Stonehill (1).
() – first place votes.


The NCBWA’s Northeast Regional committee for 2008 is Doug Monson, Sports Information Director at Franklin Pierce (coordinator), Ken Johnson, SID at Saint Anselm, John Tagliaferri, SID at Pace, Jennifer Mischke, SID at Molloy, Chuck Sadowski, SID at Bridgeport, Adam Siepiola, Assistant SID at Adelphi, Bob Heller, Assistant AD/SID at University of Sciences in Philadelphia, Matt McLagan, SID at Caldwell and Matt Connors, Assistant SID at Philadelphia.

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