Pacer baseball team ranked 10th in latest poll

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Monday April 1, 2013

TUCSON, Ariz. – The University of South Carolina Aiken baseball team is ranked 10th in the ninth 2013 regular-season Collegiate Baseball Newspaper NCAA Division II Poll.

USC Aiken was ranked 10th in the preseason poll released on Dec. 21, 2012. The Pacers moved up five spots to fifth in the first regular-season national tally. The Pacers remained fifth in the second regular-season poll. The Pacers were ranked sixth in the third, fourth and fifth regular-season polls. USC Aiken was ranked 13th in the sixth regular-season tally. USC Aiken had moved back up to eighth in the seventh regular-season poll. USC Aiken was ranked sixth last week.

The Pacers have now been ranked in 26 straight national polls. The Pacers were ranked inside the top-30 in the final 16 national polls of the 2012 season.

USC Aiken is one of four Peach Belt Conference teams ranked in the latest national tally. Lander is currently third, while UNC Pembroke is 11th and Montevallo is 16th.

Delta State is the No. 1 team in the latest national tally. Mount Olive is second.

USC Aiken begins the upcoming week with a 27-7 record overall. The Pacers are 13-5 in Peach Belt Conference play this season.

USC Aiken will open the coming week by traveling to Gaffney, S.C. for a 3 p.m. non-conference game against Limestone on Wednesday, April 3. It will be the second meeting between the two teams this season with USC Aiken taking a 10-6 victory over Limestone at Roberto Hernandez Stadium on Wednesday, March 13.

The Pacers will then close out their week with a Peach Belt Conference three-game series at Roberto Hernandez Stadium against rival Augusta State. The series will begin with a 7 p.m. contest on Friday, April 5 at Roberto Hernandez Stadium.