The Southern University baseball team, for the second time this season, received votes in the latest National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) poll following a midweek victory against nationally ranked LSU Tigers and a weekend Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) series sweep of Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
The Jaguars carry a 22-15 overall record, a 12-2 conference record and boast a quality win against a nationally ranked opponent. They are also ranked in HBCU Baseball large school Top 10 Poll at No. 4.
Earlier in the day, Southern also came in at No. 193 in the NCAA’s RPI rankings, highest among SWAC schools. Statistically, Southern NCAA Division I individual leaders, Hunter David is ranked 18th with a .411 batting average, Javeyan Williams 23rd in triples with five and 26th in stolen bases with 21, Tyler LaPorte 19th in runs batted with 44, and Connor Whalen 13th in saves with eight. In team statistics, the Jags are ranked 16th in batting average .306, 7th in double plays with 28, 3rd in stolen bases with 73, and 15th in hits with 355.
Southern University returns home to Lee-Hines Field on Tuesday, April 16th when they play a rare midweek conference game against Alcorn State then open a three-game weekend series against rival Texas Southern April, 19-21. First pitch is slated for 6:00 p.m. Central Time.
|10.||UC Santa Barbara||Big West||27-5||20|
|14.||East Carolina||American Athletic||25-10||10|
|16.||Texas Tech||Big 12||23-11||11|
|23.||West Virginia||Big 12||22-13||–|
|29.||UC Irvine||Big West||21-9||16|
|30.||Coastal Carolina||Sun Belt||23-13-1||26|
|Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arizona (18-16), BYU (24-9), Cal State Fullerton (15-17), California (19-12), Connecticut (23-13), Creighton (19-8), Dallas Baptist (25-10), Florida Atlantic (24-11), Florida State (22-13), Illinois (22-11), Indiana (24-12), Indiana State (27-7), Liberty (27-8), Louisiana Tech (24-11), Miami, Ohio (29-6), Michigan (24-11), Nebraska (20-10), New Mexico State (25-9), Oklahoma (25-12), Oklahoma State (21-13), Oregon (21-13), South Carolina (21-15), Southern (21-15), Southern Miss (21-12), Texas-Arlington (24-13), Tulane (25-11).|
|Dropped out: Michigan (25), Florida Atlantic (27), Southern Miss (30).|
|By conference: SEC 11, ACC 6, Big 12 5, Pac-12 4, Big West 2, American Athletic 1, Sun Belt 1.|