MILWAUKEE - The MSOE baseball team was picked in fifth in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference preseason poll, forecasting a third-straight league tournament appearance.
The Raiders garnered 146 points in the poll of NACC coaches and sports information directors. They have finished fifth in each of the last two seasons, tying for the position last year at 10-10.
Seniors Owen Burnikel and Jimmy Carrington lead seven starters returning for the Red & White lineup, on top of six pitchers that made at least 10 appearances. Both Burnikel and Carrington were named all-region and to the All-NACC First Team.
The 2018 season gets underway Feb. 25 against Alma.