03/18/08 — Trojans hold on to number one ranking

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Trojans hold on to number one ranking

By MOC Sports Information
Published in Sports on March 18, 2008 1:52 PM

MOUNT OLIVE -- Still No. 1.

Despite seeing Bryant (R.I.) University snap its 23-game win streak nearly a week ago, Mount Olive remained atop the Collegiate Baseball and Ping Baseball Division II top 30 baseball polls.

The Trojans (28-2 overall) triumphed in six of seven games last week, including four victories over in-state Conference Carolinas foes Pfeiffer and Barton College.

Mount Olive came within two victories of matching its all-time longest win streak of 25 games set in 1999. Coach Carl Lancaster's team, after splitting a season-opening series with Tusculum (Tenn.), is 26-1 in its last 27 outings.

The Trojans entertain Shepherd (W. Va.) University for a two-game, non-conference series today and Wednesday. Each contest begins at 6 p.m.

Mount Olive resumes its conference schedule Friday at Limestone (S.C.) University. The teams will play a doubleheader and then a single game Saturday.