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BASEBALL FINISHES SEASON RANKED FIFTH IN NEW ENGLAND IN FINAL NEIBA POLL

BASEBALL FINISHES SEASON RANKED FIFTH IN NEW ENGLAND IN FINAL NEIBA POLL

May 19, 2009

BASEBALL FINISHES SEASON RANKED FIFTH IN NEW ENGLAND IN FINAL NEIBA POLL

NEIBA Final Poll

SMITHFIELD, R.I. - The Bryant University baseball finished its inaugural Division I season ranked fifth overall in New England according to the final NEIBA Coaches poll released on Tuesday. The voting is done by coaches from all of the New England Division I baseball teams. The Bulldogs were 32-22 on the year and went 12-7 against New England Division I competition and 14-7 overall against New England teams.

The Bulldogs swept two-game sets from URI, Northeastern and Vermont, while splitting with Boston College. Northeastern finished just outside the top-five while BC and URI tied for the top-spot. UConn and Dartmouth are also featured in the poll, both teams taking one game from the Bulldogs this season. Bryant also had wins over Brown, Harvard, Maine and Holy Cross.

New England Division I College Baseball Coaches Poll (Conducted by New England College Baseball Coaches, First Place Votes in parentheses, followed by record and total points)

Division I
1. Boston College (4)    31-23    30 pts.
1. Rhode Island (3)    35-18-1    30 pts.
3. Connecticut    33-23    21 pts.
4. Dartmouth    26-15    17 pts.
5. Bryant    32-22    6 pts.
Also Receiving Votes: Northeastern 1.