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Lander picked 8th in Peach Belt preseason coaches' poll

Lander picked 8th in Peach Belt preseason coaches' poll

GREENWOOD - The Lander baseball team is picked to finish eighth of 13 teams this season in the Peach Belt Conference according to a coaches' preseason poll which was released today.

North Georgia garnered 10 first-place votes and is the top-ranked team with 138 points. Armstrong State, Columbus State and Flagler each received one first-place vote.

Armstrong came in second with 118 points and is followed by: 3. Columbus State 101, 4. USC Aiken 100, 5. UNC Pembroke 98, 6. Flagler 94, 7. Georgia College 88, 8. Lander 75, 9. Francis Marion 74, 10. Montevallo 51, 11. Augusta 41, 12. Young Harris 21, and 13. Georgia Southwestern 15.

Lander, which is ranked No. 32 in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's national preseason poll, opens the season at 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30, against No. 29 Mount Olive at the Bearcats' Dolny Stadium.