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February 10, 2010

2010 Season - Baseball team tabbed for fourth in CCIW

Head coach Greg Wallace’s Augustana Vikings have been picked for fourth in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin’s 2010 pre-season baseball poll. The league’s coaches tabbed Carthage as the favorite with 47 total points and five first place votes. Illinois Wesleyan was in second place with 42 total points and two first place votes while Wheaton was tabbed for third with 40 points and one first place vote.

Behind Augustana were North Central (25), North Park (20), Millikin (11) and Elmhurst (10). Voting in the preseason poll is done by the head baseball coaches in the CCIW. Each coach votes for the seven other schools in the conference in order of predicted finish. Points are assigned in reverse order of voting (seven points for first, six for second, etc.). Coaches may not vote for their own team.

Last year Augustana finished the 2009 campaign with a 23-17 overall record and a 10-10 mark in the CCIW, good for fourth place.

The Vikings open their 2010 season on February 25 with a double header against Grove City in Winter Haven Florida.

2010 CCIW COACHES POLL

RANK

TEAM

POINTS ( FIRST PLACE VOTES)

1.

Carthage

47 (5)

2.

Illinois Wesleyan

42 (2)

3.

Wheaton

40 (1)

4.

AUGUSTANA

29

5.

North Central

25

6.

North Park

20

7.

Millikin

11

8.

Elmhurst

10

 

2009 CCIW FINAL STANDINGS

 

CCIW

CCIW

CCIW

OVERALL

OVERALL

OVERALL

SCHOOL

WIN

LOSS

PCT.

WIN

LOSS

PCT.

Carthage

18

1

.947

38

9

.808

Illinois Wesleyan

14

7

.667

24

16

.600

Wheaton

13

7

.650

23

19

.548

Augustana

10

10

.500

23

17

.574

North Park

8

13

.381

18

20

.474

North Central

7

13 (1 tie)

.357

11

25 (1 tie)

.311

Millikin

4

12 (1 tie)

.265

10

20 (1 tie)

.338

Elmhurst

4

15

.211

13

23

.361