Posted: May 15, 2013 10:40 PM by LSUE Sports Information
The LSU Eunice baseball team remained atop the country as the top team in the national polls released by the NJCAA today.
The Bengals, 45-8, received all 10 first place votes in this week's poll after regaining the No.1 spot last week after briefly falling to second in the April 24 poll.
In this week's poll, LSU Eunice was the only team in the top 20 to receive votes for the No. 1 position, as the University of Connecticut at Avery Point moved up a position to No. 2, Heartland Community College also jumped one spot ahead to No.3, Scottsdale Community College improved three spots to No. 4 and Des Moines Area Community College fell from second to No.5 round out the top spots in the poll.
The Bengals are not the only Region 23 team to see their name in the poll prior to the beginning of the Region 23 Tournament this week.
East Central Community College jumped into the poll this week into the No. 16 position after winning the Missisissippi State Tournament last weekend, and they will be the top seed in the Region 23 Tournament.
The two other teams in the Bengals' region, Northwest Mississippi Community College and Pearl River Community College, each received votes but fell outside of this week's top 20 teams. It was the second consecutive poll theat Northwest Mississippi received votes, while Pearl River fell all the way from No. 8 in last week's poll and out of the top 20.
Bengal starting pitcher Brady Domingue leads the country with 12 wins and Casey Rodrigue has stolen 61 bases to lead that category, breaking the LSU Eunice single-season stolen base record last weekend. Fellow Bengal Landon Thibodeaux is fourth in the nation with 47 steals as well.
Domingue also has tallied 99 strikeouts this season, the third-most in the country. Stefan Trosclair is ninth in the country with 53 RBIs.
The Bengals open the Region 23 Tournament on Thursday afternoon with a 3:30 p.m. game against Northwest Mississippi.
That game will be available on Bengal All-Access and KVPI 92.5 FM.