The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

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January 24, 2013

Falcons picked seventh

Friday, January 25, 2013 — Ranked No. 3 in this year’s Collegiate Baseball Div. II Top 40 Preseason Poll, Mount Olive was selected to the top spot once again in the year’s Conference Carolinas preseason poll as voted on by the league's baseball head coaches. Pfeiffer was tabbed to finish seventh in the nine-team league.

Mount Olive hopes to build on a successful 2012 season, which saw the Trojans win their third consecutive regular season and tournament championships, earn a No. 1 ranking in the Collegiate Baseball Div. II Top 25 and play host to the NCAA II Southeast Regional for the second straight year. The Trojans were 44-10 overall and 21-5 in conference play.

Poll Results

1. Mount Olive - (7) 63

2. Belmont Abbey - (1) 54

3. King - 44

4. Erskine - 42

5. N. Greenville - (1) 32

6. Limestone - 31

7. Pfeiffer - 22

8. Coker - 21

9. Barton – 15

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