Baseball Tabbed No. 29 in Collegiate Baseball Preseason Rankings

Published 7:00 am Saturday, December 26, 2020

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Southern Miss baseball team garnered a No. 29 spot in the Collegiate Baseball preseason Fabulous 50 rankings, which was released Monday morning.

The Golden Eagles finished a shortened 2020 season with a 12-4 record and were on pace to enjoy their fifth-straight 40-plus win campaign before the season was halted due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Scott Berry, who leads the Golden Eagles for the 12th season in 2021, returns eight position-player starters and 15 pitchers heading into the spring season.

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The program looks to go back to the NCAA Tournament for its 17th time in school history. Southern Miss reached regional play in 2019 with a trip to Baton Rouge, where they made it to the final two teams. It was the fourth-straight postseason showing for the school which has also won two of the last three C-USA regular season championships and three of the last four league championship tournaments.

Southern Miss is the only C-USA team to make the Fabulous 50 ranking.

The Collegiate Baseball newspaper poll is the oldest college baseball poll. Its birth took place during the 1959 college baseball season.