Lindsey Wilson opens 2013 as the conference favorite.
Mon, Nov. 12, 2012
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- After capturing its first Mid-South Conference regular season baseball title in 2012, Lindsey Wilson is projected to repeat in 2013, according to the MSC Preseason Coaches' Poll released today by conference officials.
Lindsey Wilson -- who won the conference with a 17-4 mark last season -- received 99 voting points from the conference coaches and nine of the 11 first-place votes.
Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team.
The 2012 MSC Tournament champions Georgetown College is second in balloting with 85 voting points and one of the two remaining first-place votes.
Cumberland University -- who begins its first season in the MSC as a full member since 2001 -- is third in the preseason poll with 83 voting points and the final first-place vote.
Campbellsville University is predicted to finish fourth with 79 voting points followed by Shawnee State University with 57 voting points. St. Catharine is right on the Bears' heels with 56 voting points and University of the Cumberlands is seventh with 49 voting points.
Mid-South newcomer Bluefield College is eighth in the poll with 33 voting points while UVa.-Wise (29 voting points), University of Rio Grande (25) and University of Pikeville (10) complete the 11-team poll.
The 2013 MSC softball season begins in mid-February with conference play beginning later that month.
Mid-South Conference Baseball Preseason Coaches' Poll
Voting Points (First-Place Votes)
Lindsey Wilson College
Shawnee State University
St. Catharine College
University of the Cumberlands
University of Rio Grande
University of Pikeville