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March 22, 2011

2011 Season - Vikings jump to 15th in NCAA baseball poll

Mike Trotta and his Augustana teammates are currently 10-1 and have risen to 15th in the NCAA Division III national poll by D3baseball.com.

Thanks to a quick 10-1 start, the Augustana baseball team soared to all the way to 15 th in the most recent NCAA Division III poll conducted by D3baseball.com. The Vikings were 26 th a week ago but four wins over the weekend on the team’s second spring trip to Florida precipitated a move up in the ranking.

Augustana’s only loss this season is a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Wartburg on February 28 in Auburndale, Florida. This past weekend the Vikings won four games in three days in Fort Myers, Florida. They swept Wisconsin-Lutheran on Friday, March 18 by scores of 9-2 and 7-0, beat Otterbein 8-5 on Saturday, March 19 and finished the trip with a convincing 12-2 win over Carroll on Sunday, March 20.

Augustana will play two games this week, traveling to Monmouth on Thursday, March 24 before hosting Aurora on Sunday, March 27 in the home opener at Swanson Stadium/Brunner Field at 1:00 p.m. A scheduled game with Knox on Saturday, March 26 has been moved to Tuesday, April 26 in Galesburg, Illinois.

NCAA DIVISION III NATIONAL BASEBALL POLL *** Compiled by D3baseball.com as of 03/22/11

RANK

TEAM

RECORD

PTS

PREVIOUS

1

Shenandoah(16)

17-0

609

2

2

Heidelberg (4)

11-1

582

1

3

Texas-Tyler (4)

21-0

580

5

4

Marietta (1)

13-1

540

8

5

Christopher Newport

24-1

518

9

6

Kean

12-3

466

4

7

Wisconsin-Stevens Point

2-1

457

3

8

Wisconsin-Whitewater

4-1

454

6

9

Linfield

14-4

427

10

10

Trinity (Texas)

21-5

339

12

11

Chapman

16-5

323

13

12

Johns Hopkins

6-3

289

7

13

St. Scholastica

9-3

255

14

14

Pomona-Pitzer

17-6

204

19

15

AUGUSTANA

10-1

185

NR

16

Tufts

1-1

171

17

17

Illinois Wesleyan

5-4

185

11

18

Thomas More

9-0

135

25

19

George Fox

13-5

121

22

20

SUNY-Cortland

8-5

119

20

21

St. Olaf

7-1

119

NR

22

Mary Washington

15-5

104

23

23

Carthage

8-3

84

NR

24

Eastern Connecticut

6-2

81

NR

25

College of New Jersey

11-2

79

NR

DROPPED OUT: No. 24 Millsaps; No. 21 Salisbury; No. 15 St. Thomas; No. 16 Wooster; No. 15 Wheaton (Mass.)

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Millsaps 72, Wheaton (Mass.) 66, Wooster 58, Wesleyan 51, Salisbury 50, Wisconsin-Oshkosh 50, Hardin-Simmons 48, Montclair State 38, St. Thomas 38, Ithaca 34, Alvernia 27, Buena Vista 25, M.I.T. 24, Dallas 16, Concordia (Ill.) 16, Adrian 16, Haverford 14, Redlands 14, SUNY-Brockport 13, Wesminster 9, Allegheny 7, Richard Stockton 6, Keane State 6, Rowan 6, Bowdoin 5, Maryville (Tenn.) 3, Huntington 2, Ramapo 2, Widener 1.