May 10, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
907-479-4306
Pioneers garner every first-place vote
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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 [25] 35-3 625 1
2. Christopher Newport 39-5 574 2
3. Kean 35-7 558 5
4. Shenandoah 34-5 551 4
5. Linfield 31-9 519 3
6. St. Scholastica 32-5 470 6
7. UW-Stevens Point 30-8 462 8
8. Cortland State 33-8 447 7
9. Heidelberg 31-9 402 9
10. UW-Whitewater 29-9 368 10
11. Texas-Tyler 33-6 350 11
12. Chapman 29-11 324 14
13. Adrian 31-7 301 15
14. Eastern Connecticut 29-9 274 13
15. Alvernia 33-7 230 12
16. Tufts 24-7-1 205 18
17. Trinity (Texas) 33-11 203 19
18. Concordia (Ill.) 32-7 178 22
19. Redlands 29-11 147 17
20. Wheaton (Mass.) 29-10 146 16
21. Western New England 38-9 140 25
22. Carthage 26-10 112 20
23. Rowan 30-11-1 91 23
24. Thomas More 25-7 85 24
25. North Park 29-10 48 -
Also receiving votes: Keystone 43, UW-Oshkosh 38, Illinois Wesleyan 36, Amherst 33, Coe 28, Concordia-Austin 21, Pomona-Pitzer 20, Salisbury 18, Piedmont 13, Hardin-Simmons 13, Case Western Reserve 13, Augustana 11, Keene State 8, New Jersey 7, Moravian 4, Haverford 3, Penn State-Behrend 2, Bethany Lutheran 2, Johns Hopkins 2.
Dropped out: UW-Oshkosh (21).

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)