Golden Bears ranked No. 22 in D3baseball.com Poll, No. 30 in ABCA Poll
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (March 21, 2017) – After posting a 7-1 record last week at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational, the Western New England University baseball team has earned a pair of national rankings from D3baseball.com and the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), both of which released their weekly polls today.
Western New England, which received a single vote in last week's D3baseball.com/National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Top 25, made their debut in this week's poll at No. 22 with 71 points. The Golden Bears are one of two New England based schools to be nationally ranked in the D3baseball.com Poll this week, along with Tufts University (No. 10).
Western New England also cracked the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Collegiate Baseball DIII Poll at No. 30 with 45 points.
The Golden Bears' successful Florida trip was highlighted by two wins over then-No. 13 ranked The College of New Jersey, and also featured a victory over Illinois Wesleyan, which is currently receiving votes in both polls.
Western New England (8-2) is scheduled to open its Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) schedule on Saturday with a doubleheader at defending CCC champion Salve Regina.