Baseball Ranked In The Top-5 On Multiple Final National Polls

Baseball Ranked In The Top-5 On Multiple Final National Polls

BOSTON, Mass. – After finishing the 2019 season tied for third in the country, while falling just one win short of the championship series at the College World Series, Beacons baseball earned their highest national rankings to close out a season. 

The Beacons, who posted a 37-14 record, while claiming the program's third NCAA Regional championship and first-ever NCAA Super Regional championship closed out 2019 ranked third on the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) National Poll, and fifth on the D3Baseball.com National Poll.

After a tough first month of regular season play, the Beacons erupted throughout the months of April and May.  Their run to the College World Series began when they became the first team to ever win three-straight Little East conference Tournament championships.  From there they would host and win both the Regional and Super Regional championships to earn the program's third trip to the CWS.

In their first-ever trip to Cedar Rapids, Iowa the Beacons won their first two games, before dropping two to the national champion Chapman University.  The Beacons 2-0 start to the CWS, marked the Beacons best showing ever at the National Championship series. 

Senior outfielder Nick Herzog (Riverhead, N.Y.) and senior closer Bobby Tramondozzi (Peabody, Mass.) both earned All-America honors, while Herzog was also named the ABCA New England Region Player of the Year.

2019 D3baseball.com/NCBWA Top 25, Final

Through end of the 2019 season

# School (1st votes) Rec Pts Prev.
1 Chapman (25) 44-12 625 6
2 Birmingham-Southern 42-15 597 15
3 Babson 39-10 539 7
4 Johns Hopkins 37-13 537 22
5 UMass Boston 37-14 517 23
6 Washington and Jefferson 38-13 476 -
7 Webster 37-13 460 18
8 Concordia-Chicago 42-10 450 2
9 Heidelberg 35-15 385 -
10 Coe 37-8 336 17
11 Southern Maine 37-9 291 3
12 Washington U. 34-7-1 289 5
13 Concordia (Texas) 37-13 272 25
14 Cortland 34-13-1 257 19
15 Christopher Newport 35-10 242 1
16 Wooster 30-15 235 20
17 Trinity (Texas) 35-12 226 4
18 Misericordia 35-13 167 -
19 Rowan 32-13 144 11
20 Adrian 37-9 137 9
21 Shenandoah 35-15 129 rv
22 TCNJ 33-11 127 8
23 New England College 29-18 115 -
24 Denison 39-9 111 13
25 LaGrange 32-12 94 14

Dropped out: No. 10 Salisbury, No. 12 UW-Whitewater, No. 16 Texas Lutheran, No. 21. Ithaca, No. 24 Wheaton (Mass.).

Others receiving votes: Salisbury 88, UW-Whitewater 63, Trinity (Conn.) 32, Texas Lutheran 31, North Central (Ill.) 30, Baldwin Wallace 26, Franklin 17, Whitman 14, Wheaton (Mass.) 14, Aurora 13, Randolph-Macon 9, Methodist 7, Ithaca 6, La Roche 3, Case Western Reserve 3, Hendrix 2, Hope 2, La Verne 2, Piedmont 2, Tufts 2, Kean 1.

American Baseball Coaches Assn. 
NCAA Div. 3 Baseball Poll

(As of June 7, 2019)

# Team (2019 Record) Points PVS
1. Chapman, CA (44-12) 480 6
2. Birmingham-Southern, AL (42-15) 464 17
3. UMass Boston (37-14) 430 22
4. Babson, MA (39-10) 428 9
5. Johns Hopkins, MD (37-13) 423 21
6. Webster, MO (37-13) 389 18
7. Washington & Jefferson, PA (38-13) 372 RV
8. Concordia-Chicago, IL (42-10) 363 1
9. Heidelberg, OH (35-15) 344
10. Coe, IA (37-8) 295 15
11. Southern Maine (37-9) 290 4
12. Washington, MO (34-7-1) 285 3
13. Cortland, NY (34-13-1) 276 20
14. Concordia, TX (37-13) 266 23
15. Trinity, TX (35-12) 239 5
16. Christopher Newport, VA (35-10) 221 2
17. Denison, OH (39-9) 205 8
18. Wooster, OH (30-15) 186 27
19. Misericordia, PA (35-13) 179
20. College of New Jersey (33-11) 164 7
21. Shenandoah, VA (35-15) 154 RV
22. Rowan, NJ (32-13) 132 11
23. LaGrange, GA (32-12) 130 14
24. Salisbury, MD (35-10-1) 125 10
25. Adrian, MI (37-9) 124 13
26. Wisconsin-Whitewater (35-12) 95 12
27. Ithaca, NY (31-9) 72 19
28. New England College, NH (29-18) 65
29. Trinity, CT (30-9) 57 29
30. Texas Lutheran (31-14) 41 16
 

Also Receiving Votes: La Verne, CA (24), Aurora, IL (18), North Central, IL (18), Wheaton, MA (17), Tufts, MA (11), Randolph-Macon, VA (10), Baldwin Wallace, OH (9), Hendrix, AR (7), Cal. Lutheran (6), Piedmont, GA (4), Whitman, WA (4), Case Western Reserve, OH (3), Penn State-Harrisburg (2), St. John's, MN (1), Farmingdale St., NY (1).