By Dean Greenwood, Reporter
Shenandoah University’s baseball team was ranked number one in the nation for National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III baseball by D3Baseball.com on Tuesday morning.
Coach Kevin Anderson and his Hornets were undefeated with 12 wins until they suffered a loss to Lynchburg College on March 12. The Hornets are now at a 14-1 record for the season.
D3Baseball.com’s top spot was previously held by Emory and Henry College, until they suffered back-to-back losses last weekend. They swapped positions with Shenandoah, and are now ranked number three.
State University of New York at Cortland holds the second spot with a record of 12-3. They trail Shenandoah by a total of 27 votes.
Senior Jake Loew continues to lead the way for Shenandoah, and leads the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) with six home runs this season. Freshman Gerard DePhillips is tied for second in the ODAC with four runs.
Shenandoah has not been ranked number one since 2011. With the season nearing the halfway mark, the team looks to stay in the top for as long as they can.
The Hornets continue their play this Wednesday with an away game at Bridgewater College.