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April 19, 2011

2011 Season - Vikings move to 13th in NCAA baseball

Jared McIntosh fires a pitch in a 3-1 victory over Carthage on Sunday, April 17th. McIntosh and the Vikings have moved into 13th in the latest NCAA Division III baseball poll.

Following a series win against College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) conference leader Carthage (#16), veteran skipper Greg Wallace's Augustana Vikings have moved up two spots in the latest D3baseball.com national Top 25 rankings. Augustana moved to an overall record of 19-6 in the past week, with an 8-4 mark in CCIW play.

Augustana tallied 337 points in the latest poll, garnering 87 more points than last week. Christopher Newport jumped three spots to claim the top spot in the poll with 625 points. Carthage is the only other CCIW team in the top 25, checking in at number 16. Illinois Wesleyan dropped from the polls after being ranked 23rd in last week's edition.

The Vikings swept the first two games of the Carthage series in a double header last Sunday. Spurred by tremendous pitching performances from Jared McIntosh and John Peters, the Vikings won 3-1 in the day game and scratched out a win in the nightcap 8-7. Carthage prevented the sweep on Monday, however, with a commanding 13-0 victory. The Vikings play next on Wednesday, April 20th against non-conference opponent Loras.

 NCAA DIVISION III NATIONAL BASEBALL POLL *** Compiled by D3baseball.com as of 04/19/11

RANK

TEAM

RECORD

PTS

PREVIOUS

1

Christopher Newport

35-4

625

4

2

Marietta (3)

24-3

579

2

3

Kean

25-4

566

3

4

Shenandoah

31-4

562

1

5

Linfield

24-7

504

5

6

Texas-Tyler

31-4

502

6

7

Heidelberg

24-6

475

7

8

Eastern Connecticut

22-4

433

5

9

St. Scholastica

19-4

380

11

10

Wisconsin-Whitewater

16-6

376

10

11

Chapman

23-8

341

7

12

SUNY-Cortland

22-6

338

12

13

AUGUSTANA

19-5

337

15

14

Carthage

25-3

239

19

15

UW-Stevens Point

14-7

220

15

16

Carthage

16-6

204

14

17

UW-Oshkosh

17-5

194

20

18

Thomas More

19-4

179

18

19

Redlands

25-8

160

21

20

Tufts

15-4-1

105

25

21

Wheaton (Mass.)

23-7

99

NR

22

St. Olaf

17-6

97

16

23

Pomona Pitzer

25-10

96

22

24

Trinity (Texas)

29-11

86

13

25

Concordia (Ill.)

20-4

76

NR

Dropped Out: No. 23 Illinois Wesleyan, No. 25 Hardin Simmons.

Also receiving votes: Illinois Wesleyan 75, Adrian 68, George Fox 49, Haverford 32, Hardin-Simmons 28, New Jersey 26, Johns Hopkins 23, Rowan 15, University of Dallas 9, Anderson 9, North Park 6, Ramapo 6, Western New England 2, Williams 1, Concordia-Austin 1, Webster 1, Frostburg State 1.