Written by David Mann
4/11/2012 (ALBANY) – It must have been a long spring break at the NJCAA national office in Colorado.
In the bi-weekly poll announced by the NJCAA today, Darton College baseball fell from 12th to 20th, while conference-rival Middle Georgia College – who’s three games behind Darton – moved up to No. 13.
It’s surprising. Maybe the NJCAA slept through last week while Middle Georgia lost two games to East Georgia College, whom Darton College swept in a 3-game series in Swainsboro in March.
But Darton head coach Scot Hemmings, whose Cavaliers had never found themselves in the national poll prior to his taking over the program this season, remains focused.
“I’m proud we’re still in the top 20,” he said. “It speaks volumes about the direction we’re headed. The overall goal is to win the conference championship, and we’re up by three games.”
The Cavaliers earned their 32nd season win last Tuesday vs. Wallace Dothan, leaving the Cavs three wins away from beating the program-record 34 wins set in 2005.