Baseball Jumps Eight Spots To No. 10 In National Poll

Planas-Arteaga and the Bucs face Palm Beach Atlantic Tuesday at 6 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS – Barry University’s baseball team jumped eight spots in the NCAA Division II national rankings and the Bucs currently sit 10th.

No. 10 Barry (14-2) is riding a nine-game winning streak heading into Tuesday’s matchup against south region foe Palm Beach Atlantic at Feinbloom field. The Buccaneers recently defeated the fifth ranked Panthers of Florida Tech University in a non-conference matchup to help vault them into the top ten.

The Bucs are tearing the cover off the ball recently and are led by last week’s Sunshine State Conference Player of the Week Sheehan Planas-Arteaga who is currently hitting .481 with a conference leading .616 on-base-percentage.

The middle of the Bucs’ lineup is anchored by Adrian English and Tyler Kellman, but newcomers Branden Shaw and Greg Brodzinski have also added a mix of speed and power to the lineup.

Up the middle the combination of J.C. Cardenas at shortstop and Luis Rios-Reyes and Khalil Denson at second base have given the Buccaneers options plenty of production at the plate.

On the mound, Adrian Benitez headlines a young staff with a 3-0 record that includes two complete games and a 2.11 ERA.

Following Tuesday’s matchup against Palm Beach Atlantic, the Buccaneers will open SSC play on Friday in the first of a three-game set against Florida Southern at Feinbloom field.

NCAA Division II

RANK

SCHOOL

RECORD

POINTS

PREVIOUS

1

Tampa

15-1

480

1

2

West Florida

12-2

462

2

3

Minnesota State-Mankato

5-1

448

3

4

Southern Arkansas

16-4

422

4

4

Nova Southeastern

14-2

422

6

6

Lander

16-2

400

11

7

Grand Valley State

2-1

390

8

8

Florida Tech

13-4

354

5

9

California Baptist

15-3

328

7

10

Barry

14-2

318

18

11

Valdosta State

11-4

302

9

12

Franklin Pierce

7-2

300

13

13

St. Mary's (Texas)

14-4

296

15

14

South Carolina-Aiken

11-4

292

10

15

Mount Olive

12-6

248

12

16

St. Edward's

11-6

224

15

17

Cal Poly Pomona

13-3

222

16

18

Chico State

13-4

206

19

19

Lynn

14-3

202

21

20

Shippensburg

4-2

168

17

20

Arkansas-Monticello

14-4

168

20

22

St. Cloud State

6-2

138

24

22

Delta State

7-5

138

25

24

Arkansas Tech

12-5

98

23

25

Alabama-Huntsville

10-5

96

22

26

Georgia College

10-4

94

29

27

West Alabama

13-5

78

NR

28

West Texas A&M

13-3

42

NR

28

Tarleton State

12-4

42

30

30

Colorado Mesa

6-3

38

26

Oh oh ....

We are sorry but it appears that JavaScript is disabled on your browser.
Our site is very interactive and it requires JavaScript to be enabled.
Click on the link below for instructions on how to enable JavaScript on your browser.

Enable JavaScript on your browser