LHU Baseball enters the Top 25, rises to No. 17

PEMBROKE, NC. – The Lock Haven University baseball team has entered the national rankings, coming in at No. 17 in the latest National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) poll.

For much of last season, the Bald Eagles received votes in the national poll in what was a historic season.

On Monday, LHU moved up to No. 2 in the latest NCBWA Atlantic Region Poll behind only Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) power Mercyhurst. Lock Haven jumped up four spots after being ranked No. 6 in the previous poll.

Mercyhurst is the only other PSAC school in the top 25, coming in at No. 9. West Chester and Millersville are receiving votes.

Lock Haven is 11-4 overall and coming off of an impressive weekend in which the Bald Eagles took three of four from the defending national champion and previously ranked No. 6 West Chester.

Through the first 15 games of the season, LHU currently leads the PSAC in team batting average as the Bald Eagles hit .355 overall, also good enough for No. 2 in all of Division II. The team also leads the PSAC and the nation in runs per games, averaging an absurd 10.9 runs per game while Keyshawn D”Orso leads all of DII with a .486 batting average.

Lock Haven also has a .549 team slugging percentage, good enough for No. 5 in all of DII.

On Friday, March 30, Lock Haven will return to action when they travel to Mansfield to take on the Mountaineers in a double header. The first pitch of game one is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.