Pacers Move Back into Top 10 in Latest Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Poll
AIKEN, S.C. – The USC
Aiken baseball team vaulted back into the top 10 in the
latest Collegiate Baseball Newspaper NCAA
Division II Top 30.
The Pacers are ranked 10th in the latest poll. The Pacers jumped 12 spots from the week before where they were ranked 22nd.
The Pacers were ranked sixth in the preseason in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper NCAA Division II Top 30, but fell out of the poll early in the 2010 season after a slow start.
Things have changed dramatically for the Pacers over the course of the past three weeks as the Pacers have won 13 of their last 14 overall to currently own a record of 16-7 on the season. USC Aiken is presently 8-1 in Peach Belt Conference action. The Pacers have won their last four series dating back to Feb. 20.
The Pacers continue a 10-game home stint this week with five more games inside the friendly confines of Roberto Hernandez Stadium. The Pacers will first play single 6 p.m. games with Chowan on Tuesday, March 16 and Wednesday, March 17.
USC Aiken’s week will end with a top 25 showdown at the ‘Bert featuring the 10th-ranked Pacers and the 19th-ranked Braves of UNC Pembroke. The series is set to begin with a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday, March 20. The three-game series will conclude with a 1 p.m. game on Sunday, March 21.
USC Aiken is one of five Peach Belt Conference teams ranked in the latest poll as Columbus State (fifth), Francis Marion (13th), North Georgia (17th) and UNCP (19th) are all ranked in the top 20.