Monday was a day off for the USC Aiken baseball team. But the pacers still made news, dropping in the latest rankings.
USCA is 10th in the newest Collegiate Baseball Newspaper NCAA Division II Poll. They were No. 6 last week, but likely fell because of they lost two of three games in a weekend series against Peach Belt Conference rival Montevallo, surrendering 24 runs in the three-game set.
The Pacers (27-7, 13-5) have now been ranked in 26 consecutive national polls. Although USCA dropped slightly because of the results of the weekend series, Montevallo checked into the poll at No. 16. They’re joined by two other PBC teams in the poll, with Lander at third and UNC Pembroke at No. 11.
Delta State is the No. 1 team in the latest national tally. Mount Olive is second.
The Pacers will have another day off today and return to action on Wednesday, when they will travel to Gaffney for a 3 p.m. non-conference game against Limestone. It will be the second meeting between the teams this season with USCA taking a 10-6 victory over Limestone at Roberto Hernandez Stadium on March 13.
The Pacers will close out the week with a three-game home series against PBC rival Augusta State. The series will begin with a 7 p.m. contest on Friday and will conclude with a doubleheader on Saturday. The first game of the twin bill is set to get underway at 1 p.m.
USCA and Augusta State have already met once this season with the Pacers winning 4-1 in 10 innings during one of the Outback Cup contests played in Augusta. USCA owns a 65-20 all-time series lead over Augusta State.