The La Roche baseball team has received seven votes in D3Baseball's 2012 Preseason Top 25 Poll released this week. The poll is voted on by a panel of twenty-five coaches, sports information directors and media members from across the nation.
The Redhawks started to gain national attention last season when they received top 25 votes for the first time in school history. La Roche finished the 2011 season with a 27-15 record and postseason appearances in both the ECAC and AMCC Tournaments.
La Roche returns a series of contributors from last season's squad and boasts a tough 2012 schedule. Four teams on the upcoming schedule received votes including defending national champion and preseason No. 1, Marietta College. The Redhawks also play No. 11 Alvernia College, Penn State Altoona (two votes) and Frostburg State University (one vote).
La Roche baseball opens their season on February 28 in New Market, VA for a neutral site game against Dickinson College.
For more information on the top 25 poll, please visit www.d3baseball.com.