NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Practice only started on Friday, but the preseason recognition continues to come in for the Belmont baseball team this spring. The Bruins were receiving votes in the National College Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Preseason Top 35 Poll, released late last week.
Stetson, the Atlantic Sun regular season champion a year ago, earned the 31st spot in the poll, while Jacksonville was also receiving votes, giving the conference three teams of recognition.
Belmont will use the next three weeks of practice to prepare for the 13-game homestand that is the opening the the Bruin 2012 campaign. Ranked 11th in the poll, cross-town foe Vanderbilt will visit BU on March 6 at 4:00 p.m.