For Fourth Straight Week Alabama State Receives Votes in Division I Poll

With a seven game winning streak, Alabama State (13-3 overall and 3-0 in the SWAC) continues to receive votes for the fourth straight week in this week’s National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Division I poll after a weekend three-game sweep of Mississippi Valley State.

The Hornets stayed undefeated in conference play and swept their third consecutive series.

ASU pitching is gaining national attention. Right-hander Jacknell Guzman, who leads the nation in complete games, threw his third this weekend with 16 strikeouts against Mississippi Valley State, Breon Pooler picked up nine strikeouts and Austin King punched out 11 in his recent Sunday start. Hornets pitching includes 11 consecutive scoreless innings and 45 strikeouts in 27 innings over the weekend against Mississippi Valley State.

Offensively, Alabama State is ranked 12th in the nation in walks with 91 as a team, they are also ranked 10th in triples, 15th in triples per game and 21st in win-loss percentage. On the hill, Guzman leads the nation in complete games with two, while he and Austin King are tied for 13th in games started (four). Breon Pooler is currently ranked 23rd in earned run average, while Jabronski Williams leads the nation in triples with four and is third in triples per game, while Jeremy Rivera and Guzman are third in wins with three.

The Hornets next five home games include Valparaiso in a two-game midweek non-conference contest March 10-11, then return to SWAC action with a weekend series tilt hosting Alcorn State March 13-15, before traveling to No. 15 Auburn March 17.

Rk. School Conference Record Pvs.
1. Florida SEC 16-0 1
2. Texas Tech Big 12 16-1 2
3. Georgia SEC 14-2 3
4. UCLA Pac-12 13-2 5
5. Louisville ACC 11-4 6
6. Vanderbilt SEC 12-5 4
7. Miami (FL) ACC 11-4 8
8. Ole Miss SEC 14-1 10
9. Arizona State Pac-12 13-4 9
10. N.C. State ACC 13-2 7
11. Duke ACC 12-3 12
12. Oklahoma Big 12 13-4 15
13. Mississippi State SEC 10-4 13
14. UCF American Athletic 15-2 19
15. Auburn SEC 13-3 18
16. Arkansas SEC 9-5 11
17. Florida State ACC 10-5 14
18. LSU SEC 11-5 21
19. East Carolina American Athletic 12-3 22
20. Texas A&M SEC 14-3 23
21. Tennessee SEC 14-2 16
22. Dallas Baptist Missouri Valley 11-4 25
23. Long Beach State Big West 10-5 24
24. Alabama SEC 15-1 26
25. Clemson ACC 12-3 27
26. Pepperdine West Coast 12-3 30
27. Michigan Big Ten 8-7 17
28. Tulane American Athletic 13-2 RV
29. TCU Big 12 11-4 20
30. Texas Big 12 13-3 28
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama State (13-3), Arizona (10-5), Baylor (10-5), Belmont (13-3), Cal State Northridge (10-5), Coastal Carolina (10-5), College of Charleston (11-2), Davidson (12-3), East Tennessee State (12-2), Eastern Kentucky (11-2), Georgia Tech (10-5), Hawaii (8-6), Indiana (8-5), New Mexico (12-4), New Mexico State (12-4), Notre Dame (10-2), Oklahoma State (10-5), Old Dominion (12-2), San Diego (11-4), Santa Clara (12-5), Southern Miss (11-4), Texas-Arlington (12-3), UC Irvine (8-7), UC Santa Barbara (13-2), Virginia (12-4), Washington (9-6), West Virginia (10-5), Wichita State (13-2), Wofford (13-3), Wright State (5-9)
Dropped out: Georgia Tech (29).
By conference: SEC 11, ACC 6, Big 12 4, American Athletic 3, Pac-12 2, Big Ten 1, Big West 1, Missouri Valley 1, West Coast 1.

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