MANKATO, Minn. -- Minnesota State-Mankato is ranked No. 2 in the 2014 Collegiate Baseball News Preseason Poll.

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The Mavericks, who went 42-9 last year en route to second-place finish at the 2013 NCAA Division II national tournament, received 626 points in ranking behind the defending national champions from Tampa (630 points).

Minnesota State, which led the country in fielding percentage (.979) and strikeouts per nine innings (9.2) in 2013, return 18 letterwinners from last year's team, including senior All-American righthanded pitcher Jason Hoppe (8-1, 1.28 ERA, 99 Ks, 92.2 IP).