LARGO, Md. – Prince George's Community College baseball maintained its No. 10 ranking in National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III Baseball Rankings, announced on Tuesday.
While the Owls celebrated winning their fourth NJCAA Division III Region XX Tournament Championship on Tuesday, the national poll kept the squad at No. 10 after receiving eight points for the week. Prince George's lone game during the week that counted toward the rankings was the 6-5 come-from-behind victory against Butler County Community College. The squad has been in the national poll in six of the last seven weeks, including two weeks each at No. 8, No. 9 and No. 10.
For the second-straight week, the Top-5 spots in the poll remained the same after Cumberland County received all seven first place votes and 70 points to earn the top spot while Niagara County (63 points), St. Cloud Tech (56 points), Rowan Gloucester (45 points) and Northampton (40 points) sit 2-5 in the poll. There was some movement in the bottom half of the rankings with Tyler (35 points) and Century (42 points) switching No. 6 and No. 7 for the second-straight week while Brookhaven (16 points), Onondaga (13 points) and Prince George's (8 points) rounded out the 10-team poll.
The Owls, who have won 30 games for the first time under head coach Buddy Foster, have won 21 of their last 28 games to post a 31-12-1 overall record and a 12-11-1 mark against Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference opponents. The Largo team just recorded the win against Butler and 8-7 and 6-5 wins against Montgomery to claim the region championship over the last three days. The Largo team is 16-7-1 against Division II programs and 12-1 against Division III opponents this season.
By winning the NJCAA Division III Region XX Championship, Prince George's will host Surry Community College from Region X in a best two-out-of-three series in the NJCAA Division III District D Championships with the winner heading to Greenville, Tennessee for the NJCAA Division III World Series. A pair of nine-innings games will be played on Friday starting at 12 p.m. at the Prince George's Baseball Field and if the two teams split on Friday they will come back and play one game on Saturday at 11 a.m.
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