FROM CONFERENCE PRESS RELEASE
MACON, Ga. – Stetson is the overwhelming favorite to repeat as Atlantic Sun Conference baseball champion in 2008 in the league’s preseason poll. The Hatters garnered eight of 12 first place votes in the poll conducted among the conference’s head coaches. Hatter outfielder Justin Bass and Lipscomb catcher Caleb Joseph split preseason Player of the Year honors, while Lipscomb’s Rex Brothers claimed Pitcher of the Year honors. Continue reading
The College Baseball News has put out their 2008 Preseason Poll for Division 2. They have put the two time defending national champion Tampa in the top spot. They went 53-10 in 2007 and return a strong squad in their hunt for their third straight national championship. Columbus State, Florida Southern, Mesa State, and Abilene Christian round out the top 5. The full poll is available here.
The College Baseball News has also put out their 2008 Preseason Poll for Division 3. The publication puts Wooster (OH) in the top spot with Cortland State coming up in the second spot. The top five is filled out by Kean (NJ), Chapman (CA), and Emory (GA). The full poll is available here.
The University of Tampa is the pre-season Number 1 in Division 2 according to the College Baseball Newspaper. They have perennial New England power Franklin Pierce in the 10th spot. They play in the finest facility in the New England area and will conitnue to dominate the Northeast in the Division 2 level. They continue to get recruits out of D-1 programs like St. John’s and Hartford. Jayson King at Franklin Pierce deserves a D-1 job and is excellent at building a strong following which he has done in Rindge. I will be attending a few FPC games this season in addition to the D-2 tournament which likely will take place in Rindge if they continue the winning ways.
The full D-2 poll available here.
Otterbein, OH leads to Division 3 poll with New England powers Southern Maine, Eastern Connecticut State, and Wheaton all in the top ten. The full poll is available here.
College Baseball Newspaper also released the California Community College Pre-Season poll which is lead by Sacramento in the North and Riverside in the South. The full poll is available here.