Schreiber earns national honor

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TUCSON, Ariz. — The University of Florida (17-1) is ranked No.1 for the fifth straight Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division I baseball poll presented by Big League Chew bubble gum.

The Gators, winners of 11 in a row, beat North Florida twice and then swept a 3-game series from Harvard last week. Florida’s pitching staff has been superb with a 2.52 ERA, 190 strikeouts and just 43 walks (No. 3 in the USA with a 4.46 strikeout to walk ratio) over 18 games. The Gator defense has only committed 11 errors in 18 games (.984 fielding percentage).

POLL NOTES: Several teams have impressive winning streaks. Besides Florida’s 11-game winning streak, Texas A&M and Mississippi have won 10 in a row, Louisville and Arizona St. 8 consecutive and Vanderbilt 7 in a row.

In key series over the past weekend, Mississippi St. swept a 3-game series at home against Oregon, Florida St. swept three at home against Georgia Tech., Texas Christian won two of three at home against Southern California, Boston College took two of three at N.C. State, UCLA won two of three at home against Texas, Alabama lost two of three at home against Houston and East Carolina lost two of three at Rice.

Two teams fell out of the top 30 this week in Alabama (1-2 last week) and East Carolina (3-2). Two teams that entered the poll include Boston College (12-3, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) after winning two of three at N.C. State and Arizona State (13-3, winners of 8 straight).

The Collegiate Baseball newspaper poll is the oldest college baseball poll. Its birth took place during the 1959 college baseball season.

Collegiate Baseball NCAA Div. I Poll
(As of March 14, 2016)

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Rank

Team (2016 Record)

Points

Pvs

1.

Florida (17-1)

495

1

2.

Vanderbilt (15-1)

493

2

3.

Texas A&M (15-1)

492

3

4.

Louisville (13-2)

490

4

5.

Miami, Fla. (13-3)

485

5

6.

Oregon St. (12-2)

484

6

7.

North Carolina (12-2)

482

7

8.

Mississippi (15-1)

480

13

9.

Florida St. (13-3)

479

14

10.

Louisiana St. (12-3)

475

10

11.

Texas Christian (12-3)

472

11

12.

Missouri St. (12-2)

469

12

13.

Mississippi St. (12-3-1)

465

26

14.

Virginia (11-5)

462

15

15.

Florida Atlantic (13-2)

460

16

16.

California (10-4)

458

18

17.

Arkansas (13-3)

457

17

18.

Oregon (8-5)

456

8

19.

Clemson (11-3)

453

20

20.

South Carolina (15-2)

451

21

21.

U.C. Santa Barbara (12-3)

450

22

22.

Boston College (12-3)

449

23.

N.C. State (13-4)

448

19

24.

Michigan (11-3)

447

27

25.

Georgia Tech. (12-3)

445

9

26.

Dallas Baptist (11-4)

443

25

27.

Arizona St. (13-3)

441

28.

Tulane (11-5)

437

29

29.

Long Beach St. (10-5)

428

30

30.

UCLA (8-7)

427

23

National Players Of The Week

• RHP Jesse Scholtens, Wright St.: Scholtens pitched the first perfect game in Wright St. baseball history during a 1-0 win over Dayton. He finished with 12 strikeouts in the 9-inning complete game as he threw 101 pitches.

• 1B Scott Schreiber, Nebraska: Schreiber hit 4 home runs and 2 doubles as he went 8-for-14 at the plate with 11 RBI and scored 6 runs over 4 games.

• RHP Andrew Lantrip, Houston: Lantrip struck out a career-tying 13 hitters during a 3-1 win over Alabama as he went 8 complete innings with no walks.

• C Peyton Maddox, Virginia Military Institute: Maddox hit 4 home runs with a double and 7 runs scored at he went 11-for-16 at the plate with 9 RBI and 20 total bases.

• RHP Alex Faedo, Florida: Faedo registered a career-high 13 strikeouts during a 3-1 win over Harvard as he went 8 1/3 innings and gave up only 2 hits. He retired the first 19 hitters of the game before yielding a 1-out single in the seventh.

• OF/1B Seth Beer, Clemson: Beer belted 4 home runs, 1 double and 10 RBI over 4 games and had a 1.250 slugging percentage.