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Whitworth Finishes 8th in Final Poll

SPOKANE, Wash. – After a stunning run to the NCAA Division III World Series, Whitworth is ranked 8th in the final 2012 D3baseball.com/ NCBWA top-25 poll, which was released today.

Until this final poll of 2012 the Pirates had never received a single vote for any top-25 baseball poll as a member of Division III.

Whitworth finished the season 31-16-1 and in sixth place at the NCAA Division III World Series.  The Bucs went 1-2 with a win over 5th-ranked Christopher Newport and losses to eventual champion and top-ranked Marietta and fourth-ranked SUNY Cortland.

Whitworth advanced to the DIII baseball finals after capturing the McMinnville Regional as the #3 seed.  Included in the regional run was a pair of wins over 13th-ranked Trinity (Texas) and a victory over top-seeded and 15th-ranked Concordia (Texas).

The Pirates broke the previous school record for wins in a single season (26) set in 1989.  Whitworth also set single-season school records for games played (48), total at-bats (1708), total hits (522), doubles (89 – tied with 1897, 1992), sacrifice bunts/flies (70), team fielding percentage (.966), innings pitched (432.2) and batters struck out (315).

Seven starters will return for head coach Dan Ramsay in 2013, including All-American outfielder Tyler Pfeffer, First Team All-NWC shortstop Nick Motsinger and First Team All-NWC starting pitcher Dan Scheibe.

2012 D3baseball.com/NCBWA Top 25 final

Through games of Wednesday May 30

#

School (1st votes)

Rec

Pts

Prev.

1

Marietta (25)

48-8

625

1

2

Wheaton (Mass.)

41-11

590

9

3

St. Thomas

41-10

580

4

4

Cortland State

41-9-1

552

2

5

Christopher Newport

34-10

506

6

6

Kean

37-12

480

8

7

Webster

36-14

449

-

8

Whitworth

31-16-1

447

-

9

Keystone

37-8

392

3

10

Birmingham-Southern

38-9

391

7

11

Salisbury

34-9

349

5

12

Adrian

37-10

270

10

13

Trinity (Texas)

37-12

266

15

14

St. Joseph's (Maine)

39-7

253

11

15

Concordia (Texas)

37-11

215

12

16

UW-La Crosse

34-11

212

13

17

Western New England

38-13

210

21

18

Shenandoah

31-13

165

20

19

Aurora

38-10

144

17

20

Washington and Jefferson

36-10

141

16

21

Misericordia

36-10

129

14

22

Trinity (Conn.)

34-11

128

24

23

Ramapo

35-15

113

-

24

UW-Whitewater

33-17

110

-

25

St. Scholastica

35-11

89

23

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