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@PPUBaseball remains in NAIA Top 25 at No. 24, opener moved to Consol

March 17, 2015

The Pioneers and 2B Chaz Russo are ranked No. 24 this week. Photo by Lauren Jones.


PITTSBURGH -- Point Park University baseball remained nationally ranked with the release of the NAIA Baseball Coaches' Top 25 Poll on Tuesday (March 17) as the Pioneers (10-4) come in at No. 24 in the nation this week.

Point Park did move down four spots from last week but still maintains its streak of seven straight regular-season polls ranked in the Top 25 dating back to last year.

The Pioneers took a couple of losses last week to one of the hottest teams in the NAIA, Davenport (Mich.) (14-2), which moved up five spots to No. 8 in the country this week. That improvement is one of the bigger jumps in the rankings.

Point Park also split a doubleheader with Madonna (Mich.) last week to go 1-3 in four games.

The Pioneers are one of only three northern-based teams in the Top 25 with the others being No. 8 Davenport (Mich.) and No. 21 Mt. Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) (5-1).

Point Park has a chance to build on its resume with its first game in Pennsylvania this season, a matchup with Penn State-Greater Allegheny on Wednesday, March 18. Originally scheduled as the Pioneers' home opener and as a doubleheader, the venue has been changed to Consol Energy Park in Washington, Pa., and it has been reduced to a single game of nine innings.

Point Park versus Penn State-Greater Allegheny is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start. Consol Energy Park is located at 1 Washington Federal Way, Washington, Pa., 15301. Watch Live on the Point Park Sports Network and follow Live Stats.

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