In-State Colleges Recognized in Collegiate Baseball Preseason Polls



By Jacob Gill
Philadelphia Region Director of Scouting

As noted in our review of the Early Signing Period, geography plays a huge role in where Pennsylvania high school players find a home on a college campus. Public institutions and schools with smaller budgets predominantly recruit players within a relatively short radius of campus. A number of these Pennsylvania schools, which have rostered a preponderance of in-state high school products, have been recognized by Collegiate Baseball in its preseason polls. Clicking on a school name below will redirect to that program's roster, where the Pennsylvania players helping the program to its success are listed.

Collegiate Baseball Division II Preseason Poll

  • Preseason #4 Seton Hill is coming off a season in which it went 41-17 on its way to PSAC West and Atlantic Regional championships, and an appearance in the NCAA Division II World Series. The Griffins will open their season on February 21st at Coker College.
  • Preseason #25 Mercyhurst went 30-15 while finishing as the runner-up to Seton Hill in the PSAC West and earning a bid to the Atlantic Regional. The Lakers will open their season on February 20th against Mansfield.
  • Preseason #32 Millersville won the PSAC East, and garnered runner-up finishes in the PSAC tournament and Atlantic Regional, while compiling a 39-16 record. The Marauders will open their season on February 6th at Winston-Salem State.
  • Five programs were listed in the Also Receiving Votes category (2014 record listed): Slippery Rock (25-20), Shippensburg (29-17), California of PA (25-22), Kutztown (32-21), West Chester (25-18)

Collegiate Baseball Division III Preseason Poll

  • Preseason #28 Moravian went 32-12, finishing atop the regular-season Landmark Conference standings on its way to earning the 1-seed in the Mid-Atlantic Regional. The Greyhounds will open their season on February 21st against Guilford College.
  • Schools in the also Also Receiving Votes category (2014 record listed): Centennial Conference champ Gettysburg (33-8); Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth champ Widener (33-13); Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference champ La Roche (31-15); Middle Atlantic Conference Freedom co-champ DeSales (27-16); Centennial Conference runner-up Haverford (23-20); Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference runner-up Penn State Behrend (30-14); Colonial States Athletic Conference champ Keystone (27-14); Middle Atlantic Conference Freedom co-champ Misericordia (31-15-1).

NAIA Preseason Poll

  • Preseason #22 Point Park went 40-18 on its way to capturing the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament championships and securing a berth in the Marion (Ind.) bracket of the NAIA tournament. The Pioneers will open their season on February 21st at Milligan.

NJCAA Division II Preseason Poll

  • Preseason #16 Mercyhurst North East posted a 31-10 record as it won the Region III championship and earned a bid to the East District tournament. The Saints will open their season on March 5th at Florence-Darlington Tech.

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