NIACC ranked 16th by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper

NIACC catcher Ben Komonsky returns for his sophomore season.
NIACC catcher Ben Komonsky returns for his sophomore season.

MASON CITY - The NIACC baseball team is ranked No. 16 by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper in its 2018 NJCAA Division II preseason poll.

NIACC (39-19 overall in 2017) is the lone ICCAC school ranked in the preseason poll. Defending national champion Kankakee CC (Ill.) is ranked No. 1 in the initial poll.

Southeast CC (Neb.), which represented the North Plains District in the 2017 World Series, is ranked No. 19.

NIACC opens the 2018 campaign Feb. 24-25 in a four-game series against MCC-Maple Woods in Kansas City, Mo.

COLLEGIATE BASEBALL NEWSPAPER         

NJCAA DIVISION II PRE-SEASON POLL

1. Kankakee CC (Ill.)

2. Jones County JC (Miss.)

3. Mercer County CC (N.J.)

4. LSU-Eunice

5. Parkland College (Ill.)

6. Pitt CC (N.C.)

7. Murray State College (Okla.)

8. Phoenix College (Ariz.)

9. Lansing CC (Mich.)

10. Sinclair CC (Ohio)

11. Kellogg CC (Mich.)

12. Mesa CC (Ariz.)

13. Western Oklahoma State College 

14. Madison College (Wis.)

15. Heartland CC (Ill.)

16. NIACC

17. East Central CC (Miss.)

18. UConn-Avery Point

19. Southeast CC (Neb.)

20. McHenry County College (Ill.)

Source: NJCAA Baseball Coaches Association.

 

 

 

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