Landmark Conference announces 2011 preseason poll

WASHINGTON - Catholic University has been voted second in the annual Landmark Conference preseason poll, announced on Thursday.  The Cardinals placed behind Moravian College, who landed the number one spot with 57 points. The poll surveys the seven head baseball coaches and sports information directors at each institution that sponsors the sport.

Moravian captured the 2010 conference championship and the prognosticators predict more of the same in 2011.  The Greyhounds beat out CUA, which tallied 53 points and third place Susquehanna with 47.

The fourth and fifth spots went to Juniata College (35) and the University of Scranton (32). Rounding out the list is Drew University with 17 points and the United States Merchant Marine Academy with 11.

CUA had a strong 2010 season, winning 22 games overall and finishing 13-5 in the conference.

Already the team has played four games this spring, picking up three wins in a doubleheader versus Gettysburg and a single contest against McDaniel.

The Cardinals are heading to Myrtle Beach during spring break for a round of games beginning on March 6th vs. Allegheny.  First pitch is set for 10 a.m.

By Tara Juliano '11