Fresh off of winning its first Conference Carolinas title, the Belmont Abbey baseball team is ranked 19th in the country according to the lastest rankings by Ping Baseball. It is the highest national ranking in the program's history.
Belmont Abbey captured its first league title with a 7-2 win over Erskine in the Conference Carolinas Championship game. The Abbey battled its way back from the losers bracket and won six-straight games, including five in two days, to capture the title and an automatic bid to the NCAA Southeast Regionals.
The Crusaders will prepare for the NCAA Regionals by playing six games, starting with Wednesday afternoon's tilt against Francis Marion, and the final home doubleheader of the year against Seton Hill on Saturday. The Abbey will wrap up the regular season with a road game at USC Aiken, which is currently ranked number one in the southeast region, and a doubleheader at Lenoir-Rhyne on April 29.