With the Pirates in search of their 3rd consecutive ACCC Title, things have gotten off to a good start in terms of expectations. With a pre-season #4 ranking by Collegiate Baseball Magazine, the Pirates target just got a bit bigger, as the Pirates were picked as heavy favorites by the ACCC Coaches to three-peat in 2016.
Of the 17 1st place votes, the Pirates captured 11, which equates to 65 % of the first place voting. The next closest was 2 first place votes, by both Shelton State and Wallace-Hanceville, as they were picked to finish 2nd and 3rd, respectively. Also, collecting a vote apiece were Southern Union and L.B. Wallace.
The Pirates open the 2016 campaign on Friday, January 29th against Tallahassee Community College in the First Pitch Classic on the Campus of Gulf Coast State College.
To see the article, voting, and rankings on the ACCC website, CLICK HERE.