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NEWMAC Reveals 2018 Baseball Preseason Coaches' Poll, Babson Tabbed as Favorites

NEWMAC Reveals 2018 Baseball Preseason Coaches' Poll, Babson Tabbed as Favorites

WESTWOOD, Mass. - The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced the 2018 Baseball Preseason Coaches' Poll on Thursday afternoon. After an impressive NEWMAC Championship run in 2017, claiming the programs first title since 2009, Babson has been tabbed as the preseason favorites with five first place votes. Voting for the preseason poll is conducted by the eight baseball coaches.

Close behind the Beavers is Wheaton, who enters the season at No. 2 with three first place votes after a stellar postseason performance traveling to the 2017 NCAA World Series. MIT sits at No. 3 while No. 4 WPI and No. 5 Clark follows. Rounding out the remaining slots is No. 6 Springfield, No. 7 Coast Guard and No. 8 Emerson.

The 2018 season will welcome back 13 All-Conference honorees, four All-Region winners, 1 All-American in Clark's Kyle Bonicki while his teammate Cal Slepkow returns as the Pitcher of the Year and MIT's Matt Johnston as the Rookie of the Year.

Connor Gill, Babson
Brady Furdon, Wheaton
Matt Johnston, MIT
Ryan Tropeano, WPI
  Kyle Bonicki, Clark
Chad Shade, Springfield
Alex Murdoch, Coast Guard 
Henry Schwartz, Emerson

 

2018 NEWMAC Baseball Preseason Coaches' Poll
Rank (First Place Votes)
1. Babson (5)
2. Wheaton (3)
3. MIT
4. WPI
5. Clark
6. Springfield
7. Coast Guard
8. Emerson