HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – After a strong 4-1 week in which they scored 59 runs, the University of Alabama in Huntsville baseball team is ranked in the top 20 of three of the four major college baseball polls released on Monday afternoon.
UAH (13-3) dominated Miles on Wednesday 19-3 in seven innings, before taking three out of four in convincing fashion over strong Sunshine State Conference-member Barry University. The Chargers ten-run ruled Barry twice, while losing the only game of the series in extra innings.
The Chargers hit .385 as a team, while going a perfect 13-for-13 on stolen base attempts. The team crushed 14 doubles and even mustered up a couple of home runs.
For the first time this season, UAH moved into the collegebaseballlineup.com top 30 poll this week entering as No. 20 overall. To view the complete poll click here.
UAH remained steady at No. 19 this week in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper top 30, after climbing in the poll at No. 24 a few weeks ago. To view the complete poll click here.
Also jumping up in the D2baseballnews.com poll five spots to No. 19, the Chargers are now ranked in three of the four major NCAA Division II baseball polls. To view the complete poll click here.
The lone poll remaining is the NCBWA, which is announced on Tuesday's of each week. UAH is ranked No. 4 in this week's NCBWA South Regional Poll.
The hot-hitting Chargers are averaging over 10 runs per game through 16 games played this season, while hitting .371 as a team.
The UAH pitching staff has also dropped their ERA significantly over the past week, cutting it down 3.13. The opponents are hitting just .239 against the UAH rotation.
The 19th-ranked Chargers will begin Gulf South Conference play this weekend when they host Valdosta State Saturday and Sunday at Charger Park. Saturday will be a doubleheader as UAH looks to get off to a strong conference start.
Before they begin GSC play, UAH will welcome Stillman to Huntsville this Wednesday at 5 p.m.