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Emory & Henry Baseball Selected 12th In ODAC Preseason Poll

Ben Sexton poses with a bat on his shoulder.
-photo courtesy of Kylie Lang

FOREST, Va. – The Emory & Henry College Baseball Team has been tabbed 12 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Preseason Poll, ODAC officials announced Wednesday. The poll is voted on by the head coaches of the league's baseball programs.

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Last year, E&H posted an 11-21 overall record and a 4-12 mark in league games. The Wasps return 32 players from last year's squad and welcome 14 newcomers to Southwest Virginia. Leading the returners is senior outfielder Ben Sexton (Lebanon, Va.), who was named to the All-ODAC Third Team a year ago.

Randolph-Macon College is picked to win the league, earning nine first-place votes while Shenandoah is second with two number one picks. Roanoke College takes third and the final top nod while Virginia Wesleyan University is fourth and Hampden-Sydney College is fifth.

Emory & Henry will open the season this weekend with a three-game series at Berry College. The Wasps will play a pair of seven-inning games on Saturday at noon and complete the series on Sunday with a nine-inning contest at 1:00 p.m.

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2019 ODAC Baseball
Preseason Poll

School (FPV)      Points
1. Randolph-Macon (9)   119 pts.
2. Shenandoah (2)   110 pts.
3. Roanoke (1)   96 pts.
4. Virginia Wesleyan   95 pts.
5. Hampden-Sydney   76 pts.
6. Ferrum   71 pts.
7. Lynchburg   57 pts.
8. Washington and Lee   46 pts.
9. Bridgewater   42 pts.
10. Guilford   38 pts.
11. Eastern Mennonite   24 pts.
12. Emory & Henry   18 pts.