May 3, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
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Linfield surges to No. 3
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MARIETTA TOPS NCBWA
D3BASEBALL.COM DIVISION III POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA polls with the NCBWA/D3baseball.com Division III Poll. Weekly polls continue through the NCAA Division III Championship.

The poll voters come from 25 college baseball writers, sports information directors and related media persons from throughout the nation.

Rk. School [1st place] Record Pts. Pvs.
1. Marietta [18] 29-3 617 1
2. Christopher Newport [6] 39-5 582 2
3. Linfield [1] 29-8 555 6
4. Shenandoah 34-5 546 3
5. Kean 30-7 504 4
6. St. Scholastica 27-4 456 10
7. Cortland State 30-7 443 11
8. UW-Stevens Point 25-8 421 12
9. Heidelberg 28-8 379 8
10. UW-Whitewater 25-7 368 9
11. Texas-Tyler 33-6 358 5
12. Alvernia 31-5 331 13
13. Eastern Connecticut 27-7 324 7
14. Chapman 27-10 292 15
15. Adrian 28-6 248 21
16. Wheaton (Mass.) 27-8 238 16
17. Redlands 28-9 234 18
18. Tufts 22-6-1 188 17
19. Trinity (Texas) 33-11 167 19
20. Carthage 21-8 147 22
21. UW-Oshkosh 22-10 127 14
22. Concordia (Ill.) 28-7 114 20
23. Rowan 27-9-1 98 -
24. Thomas More 23-6 86 24
25. Western New England 32-8 75 -
Also receiving votes: North Park 46, Hardin-Simmons 26, New Jersey 24, Illinois Wesleyan 20, Pomona-Pitzer 16, Keystone 12, Case Western Reserve 12, Amherst 11, Ramapo 11, Piedmont 9, Augustana 8, Salisbury 7, North Central (Ill.) 6, Johns Hopkins 6, Haverford 4, Aurora 2, George Fox 2, Coe 2, Moravian 2, Penn State-Behrend 1.
Dropped out: Pomona-Pitzer (23), North Park (25).

Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. Members receive a membership card, directory, newsletter updates and official votes in the Dick Howser Trophy, Regional Players of the Year and NCBWA All-America voting. The NCBWA also sponsors the Pro-Line Cap Division I Players of the Week, the Stopper of the Year, and publication and writing contests.

2011 NCBWA Division III Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Heidelberg)
March 1 (Heidelberg)
March 8 (Heidelberg)
March 15 (Heidelberg)
March 22 (Shenandoah)
March 29 (Shenandoah)
April 5 (Shenandoah)
April 12 (Shenandoah)
April 19 (Christopher Newport)
April 26 (Marietta)
May 3 (Marietta)
May 10 (Marietta)
May 17 (Marietta)