W&L BASEBALL PICKED TO FINISH FIFTH IN ODAC
LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team has
been ranked fifth in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference preseason coaches
poll which was released on Wednesday.
Defending ODAC champ Bridgewater collected six first-place
votes and sits atop the poll, followed by Virginia Wesleyan (1 first-place
vote), Guilford (1 first-place vote), Lynchburg and W&L. Rounding
out the poll are Eastern Mennonite, Hampden-Sydney (1 first-place vote),
Emory & Henry and Randolph-Macon in a tie for eighth, and Roanoke.
The Generals went 18-5-1 overall last season, 6-9-1 in
Senior shortstop Michael Hanson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy)
and junior pitcher Peter Dean (Vienna, Va./James Madison), both of whom
were First Team All-ODAC and Second Team All-South Region selections last
season, head W&L's returnees. Hanson hit .364 with 15 RBI and 43 runs
a year ago, while Dean went 6-3 with a 2.12 ERA in a team-high 80.2 innings.
The Generals, whose 2003 record stands at 2-1, are in action again on Saturday afternoon (12:00 pm) when they travel to Emory & Henry for a doubleheader.
Contact: Brian Laubscher
Sports Information Director
PO Drawer 928
Lexington, VA 24450