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GU baseball ranked eighth in NEAC coaches preseason poll

Gallaudet baseball player Jake Grindstaff is greeted by teammates after he scores a run. He is wearing a navy batting helmet with the initals GU on it.

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The Gallaudet University baseball team was picked eighth in the 2018 North Eastern Conference (NEAC) preseason coaches poll released Wednesday.

GU finished the 2017 season with a 9-31 record and a 4-12 NEAC mark. The Bison received 24 total points in the 10-team poll.

Penn St.-Berks, the two-time defending NEAC champions, are No. 1 as the Nittany Lions received five first-place votes and 77 points. NEAC runner-up Penn College was ranked second with three first-place votes and 73 points. Penn St.-Abington and Keuka College followed in third and fourth place, respectively, as they both received one first-place vote.

The Bison open their season Sunday, Feb. 18, as they welcome University of Valley Forge to Hoy Field for a non-conference doubleheader at noon.

2018 NEAC Baseball Preseason Poll

  1. Penn St.-Berks (5)
  2. Penn College (3)
  3. Penn St.-Abington (1)
  4. Keuka (1)
  5. Lancaster Bible
  6. SUNY Polytechnic
  7. Wells
  8. GALLAUDET
  9. Cazenovia
  10. SUNY Cobleskill

( ) = First-place votes

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