LOUISVILLE, Ky. --- The Moravian College softball squad has climbed another four slots to No. 6 in the latest 2018 National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division III Top 25 Poll.
Moravian, which is 21-3 on the season after winning 19 consecutive contests, has been ranked in all but one week of the poll this season including 10th a week ago last week. The Hounds were 13th two weeks ago and 17th the prior week after being tied for 16th and 22nd in the two previous polls. 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 tied for 16th 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. 8 the University of St. Thomas (Minn.). Moravian also has a 7-5 win at the Leadoff Classic over Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which received votes this week.
The Hounds are scheduled to return to action in a non-conference doubleheader versus Eastern University on Thursday, April 19 beginning at 3:00 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=7780:saint-mary-s-surges-to-seventh-in-nfca-division-iii-top-25&catid=148&Itemid=149.