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David Boyce | | April 19, 2017

Power rankings: Mercyhurst holds at No. 1

  Mercyhurst stays atop this week's power rankings.

Mercyhurst holds the No. 1 spot while the top five sees a shake up in this week's DII Baseball Power Rankings. 

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27-2 Senior Jimmy Latona had a walk-off hit in 2-1 win for team’s 14th straight victory. 1

Delta State

33-8 Junior Clay Casey hit two home runs in team’s 11th straight win. 4

Mount Olive

38-7 Sophomore pitcher Trey Pate improved to 6-0 in team’s eighth straight win. 5

North Georgia

32-8 Senior Dylan Peppers struck out a school-record 17 batters in team’s 32nd win. 2

Emporia State

32-8 On a six-game win streak; won last three by a combined score of 20-10 . 8

Southern New Hampshire

26-7 An 8-2 win on Tuesday was just the team’s fourth home game. 7

Southern Arkansas

33-8 Lost for only second time in 19 home games. 6

Chico State

31-7 Quickly recovered from 2-game losing streak with three straight wins. 10

Lubbock Christian

29-10 It gave up only one hit in nine innings in a 9-0 win.    13


27-10 Spartans swept a three-game series from Lynn.   14

Angelo State

30-8 Coach Kevin Brooks has guided team to 30 wins or more for the 11th time. 16

Florida Southern

29-8 Mocs begin an important three-game home series against Tampa Friday and Saturday. 11

West Chester

26-10 Won its 12th Bill Giles title; on an 8-game win streak.  NR

Azusa Pacific

31-7 APU is coming off a tough week in which it lost three out of four. 3

Minnesota State

30-7 Mavericks won their last two games by a combined score of 18-2. 12

West Texas A&M

27-9 It snapped a three-game losing streak with a 7-4 win over Cameron. 15

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