Southern University Baseball Receives Votes Again In Latest NCBWA Poll

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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.

 

Rk. School Conference Record Pvs.
1. UCLA Pac-12 27-6 1
2. Stanford Pac-12 24-5 4
3. Mississippi State SEC 31-6 5
4. Oregon State Pac-12 25-8-1 2
5. Vanderbilt SEC 27-9 7
6. Georgia SEC 29-8 3
7. Louisville ACC 28-8 12
8. Arkansas SEC 26-10 9
9. Texas A&M SEC 27-10-1 12
10. UC Santa Barbara Big West 27-5 20
11. N.C. State ACC 29-8 5
12. North Carolina ACC 27-10 19
13. LSU SEC 24-13 8
14. East Carolina American Athletic 25-10 10
15. Arizona State Pac-12 27-7 14
16. Texas Tech Big 12 23-11 11
17. Ole Miss SEC 25-12 15
18. Georgia Tech ACC 24-12 24
19. Baylor Big 12 24-10 23
20. TCU Big 12 22-12 21
21. Clemson ACC 25-11 17
22. Tennessee SEC 26-11 29
23. West Virginia Big 12 22-13
24. Miami ACC 25-12
25. Texas Big 12 23-15 18
26. Auburn SEC 24-12 22
27. Missouri SEC 25-12-1
28. Florida SEC 24-14 28
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.

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