SCSU baseball picked to finish 2nd in NSIC

The St. Cloud State baseball team was picked to finish second in the NSIC preseason coaches poll that was released Thursday.

The Huskies had 177 points in the poll and one first-place vote. MSU-Mankato was picked to finish first with 195 points and 13 first-place votes. Winona State had the other first-place vote and was picked to finish third with 163 points.

This was the fourth year in a row that Mankato was picked to win the league. The Mavericks’ Harvey Martin was picked as the preaseason pitcher of the year. Winona State’s Seth McMullen was selected as the conference’s preaseason player of the year.

St. Cloud State’s Brian Hansen was selected as a player to watch and pitcher Scott Lieser was picked as a pitcher to watch for the Huskies.

Here’s the complete poll:

2013 NSIC Baseball Preseason Coaches’ Poll

RK Team

Points

1 Minnesota State (13)

195

2 St. Cloud State (1)

177

3 Winona State (1)

163

4 Augustana 

158

5 Wayne State 

152

6 Minnesota Duluth

116

7 Bemidji State  

112

8 Concordia-St. Paul

108

9 Southwest Minnesota State 

95

10 Upper Iowa 

91

11 Northern State 

63

12 Sioux Falls

59

13 U-Mary

38

14 Minot State 

29

15 Minnesota, Crookston

19

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Andy Rennecke

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