UNA baseball ranked in first D-2 region poll

The University of North Alabama baseball team is ranked third in the first NCAA Division II South Region rankings released Wednesday. The rankings are compiled by the Division II Baseball Regional Committees and take into account the team's overall record, in-region record and strength of schedule.

North Alabama is 31-10 overall and has played 33 in-region games, with a 23-10 mark in those contests. UNA has won 16 of its last 19 games and has wins over other regionally ranked teams Southern Arkansas, Delta State and Harding.

The official NCAA Regional rankings will determine who advances to the Division II regional tournaments that begin May 20. A total of eight schools will advance to the post-season from the South Region.

North Alabama has made 10 previous trips to the Division II regionals but the last was in 1999.