The La Roche College baseball team will enter the 2017 season ranked in the top 10 in all three national polls. The Redhawks are #4 in Collegiate Baseball News, #5 in D3Baseball and #8 in Baseball America. The Redhawks rank as the top Mideast Region team in both Collegiate Baseball News and D3Baseball's polls.
La Roche ended last season ranked sixth and made it all the way to the final four at the College World Series. They return a majority of their starters from last year's NCAA Mideast Regional Championship team including an All-American, four All-Region and six All-Conference performers.
The Redhawks have to wait just seventeen more days until their season opener at Shenandoah. La Roche plays four teams that are currently ranked (Shenandoah, Marietta, Misericordia) or receiving votes (Frostburg State).