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Bearcat Baseball ranked No. 25 in CBN's national poll

Lander head coach Kermit Smith (left) and assistant coach Britt Johnson talk things over during Lander's home opener against Mount Olive. (File photo by Bob Stoner)
Lander head coach Kermit Smith (left) and assistant coach Britt Johnson talk things over during Lander's home opener against Mount Olive. (File photo by Bob Stoner)

GREENWOOD - The Lander baseball team, which is 20-5 overall and has won 12 straight games, is ranked No. 25 this week in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's national poll.

Tampa (19-1) is the top ranked team in the country and is followed by: 2. St. Cloud State (11-0), 3. Millersville (15-1), 4. Franklin Pierce (12-1), 5. Colorado Mesa (16-3), 6. West Alabama (18-4), 7. Columbus State (20-4), 8. Cal State-Monterey Bay (15-3), 9. Southern New Hampshire (12-0), and 10. Belmont Abbey (20-3-1) and USC Aiken (18-5).

Following are: 12. Florida Southern (14-6), 13. Lubbock Christian (15-5), 14. Missouri-St. Louis (10-1), 15. Indianapolis (11-3), 16. Cal Baptist (17-5), 17. East Stroudsburg (14-2), 18. Quincy (9-3), 19. Emporia State (14-4), and 20. Alabama-Huntsville (17-7).

Rounding out the poll are: 21. Missouri Southern (12-4), 22. West Texas A&M (15-5), 23. U.C. San Diego (17-7), 24. Cal Poly Pomona (15-6), 25. Lander (20-5), 26. Southern Indiana (11-4), 27. Seton Hill (11-4), 28. Mercyhurst (10-5), 29. West Florida (14-8), and 30. Texas A&M-Kingsville (12-6).

The Bearcats, who are 12-3 in the Peach Belt Conference and have swept four of their five PBC series, will next host Southern Wesleyan at 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 16, in a non-conference game at Dolny Stadium.