STANDISH, Maine – The fifth New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) regional poll has been announced and Saint Joseph's College is now ranked fifth regionally.
Ranked seventh in last week's release, Saint Joseph's (23-8, 7-1 GNAC) moves up two slots after posting wins over Endicott College, Lasell College, Mitchell College, and Johnson & Wales University (2) during a 5-1 week.
The Monks opened with a solid 6-3 victory at Endicott on Tuesday, split with Lasell on Friday, edged Mitchell, 4-2, on Saturday, and swept Johnson & Wales in a key Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) doubleheader at Larry Mahaney Diamond on Sunday.
For the fifth-consecutive week, UMass.-Boston (26-5) is ranked as the top team in New England while Southern Maine (20-8), Babson College (25-10), and Western New England (22-10) sit ahead of the Monks in the April 23rd poll. Mitchell (21-7) and Clark University (21-10) are sixth and seventh, respectively, while Salve Regina University (16-11), Amherst College (17-8), and Castleton University (22-9) are tied for eighth.
Endicott, Rhode Island College, Wheaton College, Springfield College, and Wesleyan University also received votes in this week's regional ranking.
Saint Joseph's also received votes in this week's D3baseball.com and ABCA/Rawlings national polls.
Saint Joseph's College is Maine's only Catholic liberal arts college, providing a supportive, personalized and career-focused education for more than 100 years. From its 474-acre campus on the shores of Sebago Lake, the College offers more than 40 undergraduate programs to a population of approximately 1,000 students. Saint Joseph's College Online provides certificates, undergraduate and advanced degrees for working adults through an online learning program. For more, visit www.sjcme.edu.