April 23, 2019
For Immediate Release
Contact: Todd Anderson
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Rams are 7th team to sit in top spot this season
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ANGELO STATE TOPS NCBWA DIVISION II POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) A four-game series sweep at Tarleton State over the weekend paid dividends for Angelo State on Monday when the Rams raked in 15 first-place votes to assume its perch atop the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Top 25 for the first time in program history.

The Rams become the seventh different team to hold the No. 1 spot in the NCBWA Top 25 this season thanks to an offense that registers an NCAA-best 10.2 runs per game, while ranking among the top 5 in eight other offensive statistical categories as well. Junior Josh Elvir boasts an NCAA-best .466 batting average to go along with 15 home runs and 61 RBI.

Two teams re-entered the poll this week after short hiatuses. Catawba jumped back into the poll at No. 18 following a home-and-home sweep of Belmont Abbey last week. Colorado Mines (No. 25) is back in the poll for the first time since March 12 (Week 4) after taking three of four at home against Colorado Christian.

Rk. School [1st place] Location Record Pts. Pvs.
1. Angelo State [15] San Angelo, Texas 38-7 491 2
2. UC San Diego [3] San Diego, Calif. 28-9 453 1
3. Tampa Tampa, Fla. 30-11 447 6
4. St. Cloud State [1] St. Cloud, Minn. 31-7 441 5
5. North Greenville [1] Tigerville, S.C. 36-9 435 9
6. Colorado Mesa Grand Junction, Colo. 34-8 394 7
7. Quincy Quincy, Ill. 29-9 374 8
8. Newberry Newberry, S.C. 38-12 342 3
9. Millersville Millersville, Pa. 30-9 335 10
10. Azusa Pacific Azusa, Calif. 31-10 316 11
11. Adelphi Garden City, N.Y. 27-5 282 19
12. West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas 36-8 268 14
13. Mississippi College Clinton, Miss. 27-13 244 17
14. Arkansas Monticello Monticello, Ark. 28-11 225 13
15. Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. 28-10 210 4
16. Wayne State Detroit, Mich. 25-9 205 15
17. Mercyhurst Erie, Pa. 22-8 175 18
18. Catawba Salisbury, N.C. 36-12 172 -
19. West Florida Pensacola, Fla. 29-14 155 12
20. Augustana Sioux Falls, S.D. 30-12 120 22
21. Ashland Ashland, Ohio 30-7 101 21
22. Point Loma San Diego, Calif. 27-14 82 20
23. Delta State Cleveland, Miss. 31-10 72 24
24. North Georgia Dahlonega, Ga. 29-14 40 16
25. Colorado School of Mines Golden, Colo. 29-10 35 RV
Also receiving votes: NYIT (24-9) 16; Shepherd (27-10) 14; Minnesota State (29-9) 10; Cal State Monterey Bay (28-18) 6; Illinois Springfield (28-11-1) 4; Lubbock Christian (30-11) 4; Mount Olive (28-13) 3; Eckerd (26-14) 1.
Dropped out: Lubbock Christian (23rd); Mount Olive (25th).
Regional Polls

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 Division I Players of the Week, the Stopper of the Year, and publication and writing contests.

2019 NCBWA Division II Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Augustana, S.D.)
Feb. 19 (Tampa)
Feb. 26 (Delta State)
March 5 (Delta State)
March 12 (Delta State)
March 19 (Colorado Mesa)
March 26 (Colorado Mesa)
April 2 (Colorado Mesa)
April 9 (North Greenville)
April 16 (UC San Diego)
April 23 (Angelo State)
April 30 (Angelo State)
May 7 (Angelo State)
May 14 (North Greenville)
Final (Tampa)