By Robert Hydrick - bio | email
AMERICUS, GA (WALB) - When Georgia Southwestern moved to the NCAA Division II level and the Peach Belt Conference, baseball coach Bryan McLain knew he would have to be patient for his program to become competitive in a very tough baseball league.
The patience has been paying off.
The GSW baseball team is off to their best start in their four years in the conference.
The Canes are 8-4 against Peach Belt teams and in second place in the east division with a 6-3 record.
The success on the field has paid off when the GSW baseball team ranked 30th in this week's Collegiate Baseball Division II poll.
The first time any GSW team has been ranked in a national DII poll.
The problem for GSW is six other Peach Belt teams are ranked higher than them and that has coach McLain telling his players this is no time to rest on their laurels.
McClain "it is not about where you are halfway in the season. It is about where you are at the end. Hopefully, it is something that is going to motivate them even more to continue preparing themselves and working. Hopefully we will have some good results at the end."
30th ranked Georgia Southwestern is on the road this weekend for a three game series at 16th ranked Georgia College.
Game one is Friday night in Milledgeville and a doubleheader is Saturday afternoon.
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