Towson baseball will be eliminated in 2014 (Photo / baltimoresportsreport.com)
Maryland State College Baseball Rankings II, March 14, 2013
1) Maryland (11-5, ACC) former rank: 1 The Terps have upped their schedule substantially since last week, facing the Virginia Cavaliers (14-1) three times and scheduled to play FSU (16-0) this weekend. Although dropping 2-3 to the Cavs, they did deal them their first setback of the season on Sunday. They also picked up a win against Marist (4-7) on Tuesday. Red shirt sophomore Charlie White is batting .407 through 16 games.
2) Towson (8-7, CAA) former rank: 2 Off the field, it was the worst week in baseball history at Towson, as the school definitively announced they will be eliminating the program. On the same day the cut was made, the Tigers took the field and beat GWU, 9-5. The players wore black electrical tape over the word 'Towson' on the front of their jerseys. Baltimoresportsreport.com did a good job digging into the specifics of the announcement, and its perceived hypocrisy.
Despite the trying circumstances, the team remained above .500 with wins over Delaware (8-5) and George Washington (3-11).
3) Georgetown (9-6, Big East) former rank: 3 The Hoyas topped Central Michigan (6-9) and UMBC (2-5) to stay in the third spot overall. Georgetown opens a three-game series against Princeton (1-7) this weekend at Shirley Povich Field. The Tigers were swept by Boxer Journal's #1 Maryland earlier this season.
4) Navy (6-10, Patriot) former rank: 5 Navy fell to Indiana (11-3) on Thursday in Florida, as part of their RussMatt Central Florida Invitational play. Despite dropping to 6-10, they eclipse Mt. St. Mary's and are racking up valuable early season games/innings in the tournament that should serve them well when they return north.
5) Mt. St. Mary's (3-9, NEC) The Mount dropped two to in-state rival UMBC in a home-and-home series.
UMBC (2-5, America East)
UMES (3-13, MEAC)
Coppin State (3-9, MEAC)
Salisbury (DIII) (9-2, Capital)
Johns Hopkins (DIII) (5-1, Centennial)