Eagles #2 In Preseason Poll
Saturday the Husson University baseball team will leave for their spring trip in Florida. Friday, the North Atlantic Conference released the preseason poll which has the Eagles #2.Castleton University received all 7 first place votes to claim the top spot while Husson and Thomas College round out the top three.
Jason Harvey's team went 19-5 last season and return 16 players from that roster including all but one of their starters from last seasons rotation. Former MDI Trojans Ben Walls was 4-2 with a 2.59 ERA last year for Husson and Steven Hanscom 1-0 in 10 appearances last year.
Husson welcomes 14 freshman to this year's squad which will play their season opener Monday against Coe College from Iowa. Former Ellsworth Eagle Conor Maguire will be playing his first season for the Eagles.
Top pick Castleton is the 2-time defending conference champion.
Below is the NAC preseason coaches poll.
2016 NAC Baseball Preseason Coaches' Poll
Team Points (First Place Votes)
1. Castleton 49 (7)
2. Husson 40
3. Thomas 34
4. UMaine-Farmington 27
5. Lyndon 21
6. New England College 14
7. Colby-Sawyer 11