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LWC Softball ranked No. 4 in NAIA Top 25 Postseason Poll

No. 4 ranking is the highest in program history

By Charles Balcom
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - The Lindsey Wilson softball team is ranked No. 4 in the postseason edition of the NAIA Coaches' Top 25 Poll, the national office announced on Wednesday, June 4, 2014.

The No. 4 ranking is the highest in Lindsey Wilson softball history.

The Blue Raiders (50-11) received 488 total voting points from the head coaches that make up the panel.

It marks the ninth-consecutive poll the Blue Raiders have been ranked in the top 10.

Lindsey Wilson's season came to an end in the NAIA Softball World Series after a 4-0 loss to Oklahoma City. The Blue Raiders opened the World Series with a 1-0 win over College of Idaho in extra innings before falling to eventual national champion Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) 3-0. Lindsey Wilson fought off elimination with a 7-0 win over St. Gregory's (Okla.) before the loss to Oklahoma City.

The 2014 season saw Lindsey Wilson tie the program record for wins (50) and make the deepest World Series run in program history. The Blue Raiders led the NAIA with 89 home runs on the year, the most in school history.

AUM sits atop the poll after winning their first softball national championship. The Warhawks received 560 total points and all 20 first-place votes. William Carey (Miss.) sits at No. 2 with 542 points after falling to AUM in the championship game. Reinhardt (Ga.) is No. 3 with 521 points followed by Lindsey Wilson at No. 4. St. Gregory's rounds out the top five with 465 total voting points.

Mid-South Conference member Georgetown (KY) sits just outside the poll after receiving 22 total points. - Charles Balcom

This story was posted on 2014-06-05 02:15:26
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