LOUISVILLE, Ky. --- The Moravian College softball squad has moved up four spots to 13th in the latest 2018 National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division III Top 25 Poll.
Moravian, which is 13-3 on the season after winning 11 consecutive contests, has been ranked in all but one week of the poll this season including 17th last week. The Hounds were in a tie for 16th two weeks ago and 22nd three weeks ago. The Blue and Grey were ranked 18th in the preseason poll and 17th in the first regular season poll on February 28 before falling into the receiving votes category after a 3-3 mark in the 2018 NFCA Division III Leadoff Classic in Tucson, Arizona to open the season in the first week of March. The Blue and Grey completed the Spring Break trip west with a 6-0 mark in the Tucson Invitational to move back into the poll.
To finish off the Tucson Invitational, Moravian posted a 5-0 victory over the College of Saint Benedict (Minn.), which is 19th in this week's poll, while two of the Greyhounds' three losses at the Leadoff Classic were to No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan University in extra innings and No. 14 the University of St. Thomas (Minn.). Moravian also has a 20-11 win over Coe (Iowa) College, which received votes this week.
The Greyhounds are scheduled to open their 2018 home season on Thursday, April 5 when the squad hosts DeSales University in a non-conference doubleheader beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Blue & Grey Field in Bethlehem.
To view the full NFCA Division III Top 25 poll for this week, visit https://nfca.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7752:top-three-unchanged-in-nfca-division-iii-top-25&catid=148&Itemid=149.