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January 26, 2007

Benedict College Baseball team ranked #3 in Division II Black College Baseball Poll

[Columbia, SC]† The 2007 Benedict College baseball team has been ranked #3 in the Division II Black College Baseball Polls. The Tigers, returning from a 29-16 overall season record, are the defending Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Eastern Division Champions. The Tigers earned the SIAC eastern division title after playing 19 innings of baseball against Paine College due to rain delays. Their 2006 overall SIAC record was 10-5.

The Benedict Tigers will return nine starters, 7 of which will compete in the weekend pitching rotation. Included in those 9 starters, is senior third baseman, Deshaun Brooks. Brooks led National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II baseball in two categories during the 2006 baseball season; Home Runs (18) and Runs Batted In (RBIís) totaling 80 on the season.

The Tiger baseball teamís season opener is scheduled for February 3, 2007 1:00 p.m. against Bluefield State University at Capital Stadium in Columbia, SC. Throughout the season the Tigers will take on challenging opponents such as conference rival Albany State, Florida Gulf Coast University, Presbyterian College, USC-Aiken, and Erskine College.

For more information regarding Benedict College baseball, contact the Office of Sports Information at (803) 705-4535.

Source: Office of Sports Information

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