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Jan. 31, 2018KANSAS CITY, Mo.

Bearcat Baseball picked 9th in MIAA Preseason Poll

Northwest Missouri State baseball landed in a tie for ninth in the MIAA Preseason Coaches Poll released Wednesday afternoon.

The Bearcats received 47 points in the poll, which knots them with Washburn in the rankings.

Northwest posted a 32-20 overall record in 2017, and were 19-16 in the MIAA. The 'Cats reached the MIAA Tournament where they went 1-2.

They open the season up Saturday on the road against Arkansas Fort Smith. The home opener and first conference game is set for February 23rd against Emporia State.

The full MIAA Preseason Coaches Poll is below.

1.         Emporia State (11)               143 points
2.         Central Missouri (1)             120 points
3.         Central Oklahoma                118 points
4.         Lindenwood                          114 points
5.         Missouri Western (1)             104 points
6.         Pittsburg State                        94 points
7.         Missouri Southern                   81 points
8.         Southwest Baptist                   57 points
T9.       Northwest Missouri                 47 points
T9.       Washburn                                47 points
11.       Northeastern State                   42 points
12.       Nebraska Kearney                   31 points
13.       Fort Hays State                       16 points
( ) – indicates the number of first-place votes