Historically Black College and University baseball continues to be a hot topic of discussion and more impressively, being included in national rankings.
The Florida Memorial baseball program is being recognized by Perfect Game 2019 NAIA Baseball Preview of its 2019 NAIA Preseason Top 25 teams. Florida Memorial is currently ranked No. 25 in the poll.
The Lions are coming off of a 26-21 season that saw FMU miss the opening round of the NAIA National Tournament by one game in the Sun Conference tournament last season. Florida Memorial returns eight of its nine starters. The team is very strong with talent full of impact players with their entire weekend starting staff, pitching depth and several big bats. They should have no problem scoring runs. They should be poised to have a good season. This will hopefully be an exciting year for FMU Baseball.
Each year Perfect Game researches, examines, surveys and appraises the top teams and individual talent from the NAIA. Following are the preseason picks to be the top NAIA teams for the upcoming season.
2019 Perfect Game NAIA Preseason Top 25 Teams
|1||Georgia Gwinnett Grizzlies||GA||48-10|
|2||St. Thomas Bobcats||FL||56-7|
|5||Oklahoma Wesleyan Eagles||OK||53-8|
|6||William Jessup Warriors||CA||41-17|
|10||Middle Georgia State Knights||GA||45-18|
|12||Tennessee Wesleyan Bulldogs||TN||39-21|
|13||Lewis-Clark State Warriors||ID||38-11|
|14||Point Park Pioneers||PA||47-9|
|18||Antelope Valley Pioneers||CA||46-14-1|
|19||Oklahoma City Stars||OK||50-8|
|20||Webber International Warriors||FL||37-24|
|21||Benedictine Mesa Redhawks||AZ||40-18|
|25||Florida Memorial Lions||FL||26-21|