LHU Baseball remains at No. 6 in NCBWA poll

LOCK HAVEN – The Lock Haven University baseball team remained at No. 6 in this week’s National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Atlantic Region poll.

Last week, the Bald Eagles moved to No. 6 in the rankings after starting the season ranked No. 8 in the preseason poll.

Lock Haven opened the season by winning three of four games at Chowan February 9 and 10 and the Bald Eagles will hit the field after a 20-day layoff this weekend in Thomasville, North Carolina.

The Bald Eagles have announced scheduled changes however for this weekend’s games.

HiToms Classic: Friday – Sunday, March 2-4 (Thomasville, North Carolina):

Friday, March 2: vs. Davis & Elkins, 6:30 p.m. (single 9-inning game)

Saturday, March 3: vs. Alderson Broaddus, 3:30 p.m./6:30 p.m. (DH, 7-inning games)

Sunday, March 4: vs. Davis & Elkins, 1 p.m. (single 9-inning game)

FULL RANKINGS (NCBWA Atlantic Region poll; Wednesday, February 28):

1. Mercyhurst (2-0)

2. West Chester (2-2)

3. Seton Hill (3-0)

4. Millersville (5-4)

5. Slippery Rock (3-1)

6. Lock Haven (3-1)

7. Wstn-Salem St. (6-6)

8. Concord (4-3)

9. Shippensburg (2-5)

10. E Stroudsburg (5-3)

Receiving votes: Gannon (4-1), Shepherd (3-6), Fairmont State (5-3) & Virginia State (7-3-1)

Bald Eagle news, notes & storylines:

FIRST WIN FOR STOVER:

The season-opening win on February 9 marked the first for interim head coach Heath Stover, who was named the head coach for the 2018 season on January 9. The longtime LHU assistant follows in the footsteps of his father Paul “Smokey” Stover who was head coach for 25 seasons.

OFFENSIVE POWER:

The Lock Haven offense was explosive through the first four games. So far, LHU has racked up 33 hits, 33 runs and eight home runs. Leading the way is Keyshawn D’Orso, who is hitting .500 (5 for 10) with three home runs and six RBIs. A total of four players are hitting over .300.

SAVES LEADER:

Breton LaRose is two for two in save opportunities so far this season. He had 10 saves last year which was a single-season school record and he now has 12 career saves, which ties for the career saves record.

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