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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Jan. 18, 2007

Bearcat Baseball Gets Votes in Preseason Poll

MARYVILLE, Mo. - The Northwest Missouri State baseball team received two votes in the NCAA Division II Baseball Preseason Poll released on Jan. 11, 2007.

The Bearcats finished 26-23 a year ago, 15-14 in Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Assocation (MIAA) play.

Two MIAA members posted top ten spots, #8 Emporia State and #9 Central Missouri, while two other MIAA schools also received votes, Fort Hays State (16), Missouri Western (2).

University of Montevallo (#5), Nebraska-Omaha (#32) and Wayne State (Neb.) (#39), all Bearcat opponents this upcoming season, also made the preseason poll.

Northwest is managed by eighth year coach Darin Loe, who has posted a 203-174 at Northwest and a 359-308 overall record.

The Bearcats open up their season with one nine inning game on Feb. 16 at Arkansas Tech.

Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's
NCAA Div. II Pre-Season Poll
2006 Point
Rk School Name Record Total
1. Tampa 54-6 640
2. Georgia College & State 53-12 614
3. Cal. State Chico 46-21 612
4. Florida Southern 38-19 596
5. Montevallo 43-18 566
6. Francis Marion 41-18 564
7. Ashland 47-17 560
8. Emporia State 48-13 516
9. Central Missouri State 44-16 490
10. Franklin Pierce 46-13 486
11. Kutztown 44-14 480
12. Grand Valley State 47-10 472
13. Delta St. 37-15 462
14. Columbus State 41-20 450
15. Central Oklahoma 40-20 420
16. Florida Gulf Coast 41-17 378
17. Abilene Christian 44-18 360
18. Mesa State 39-19 356
19. West Chester 39-20 348
20. Mount Olive 39-16 344
21. Minnesota State 43-13 322
22. South Carolina-Aiken 45-19 314
23. Northern Kentucky 42-20-1 312
24. St. Mary's, Tex. 36-18 282
25. Tusculum 40-14-1 250
26. Western Oregon 40-16 214
27. Quincy 40-20 206
28. Catawba 47-14 200
29. California, PA 33-18 176
30. U.C. San Diego 35-24 166
Massachusetts-Lowell 37-14 166
32. Nebraska-Omaha 45-14 164
33. Angelo State 41-16 154
34. Rockhurst 36-22 126
35. West Virginia State 45-9-1 98
Cal. St. Los Angeles 36-16-1 98
37. South Carolina Upstate 33-24 68
Southern Illinois-Edwards. 40-19-1 68
39. Nova Southeastern 33-19 32
Ouachita Baptist 31-24 32
Wayne St., Neb. 37-15-1 32
Southern Connecticut State 36-19 32
Slippery Rock 34-22 32

Also Receiving Votes: Armstrong Atlantic (26), Cal. St. Dominguez Hills (18), Fort Hays St. (16), West Alabama (8), Southern Arkansas (4), Shippensburg (4), Erskine (4), Barry (2), Lynn (2), St. Leo (2), Lander (2), N.C. Pembroke (2), Shepherd (2), Ohio Valley (2), Dominican (2), New Haven (2), N.W. Missouri (2), Missouri Western (2), North Alabama (2), West Florida (2), Mercyhurst (2), Colorado St.-Pueblo (2), Sonoma St. (2).

Source: NCAA Division II Poll Committee

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics
sid@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

Northwest Athletics
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