AUSTIN, Texas – The Southern New Hampshire University baseball team was chosen 20th in the Preseason National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Division II Poll that was released recently.
Southern New Hampshire, led by eighth-year head coach and two-time regional coach of the year Scott Loiseau, finished 31-14 a year ago and made its fourth straight NCAA East Regional appearance, where it was eliminated by Franklin Pierce. The Penmen closed the year ranked 18th in the NCBWA Division II Poll.
The Penmen were selected second in the NCBWA East Region Poll on Wednesday and placed two student-athletes on the Preseason NCBWA All-East Region Team in outfielder Carson Helms (Farmington, Conn.), who was tabbed for the First Team, and junior shortstop Manny Cruz (Wolcott, Conn.), who found a spot on the Second Team.
The Penmen kick off the 2016 season with a five-game trip to South Carolina from Feb. 26-28. SNHU starts out against Dominican (N.Y.) College with a 10 a.m. doubleheader on day one.
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