BOSTON – For the third time in the history of the program, the Suffolk baseball team appeared in the Top 25 national rankings, appearing at No. 24 in the latest D3Baseball.com/NCBWA Top 25 poll, released by the organization Tuesday morning.
It marks the Rams first time on the list since sliding in at No. 20 in 2005, while the blue-and-gold's Top 25 debut came in 2000 at No. 18.
Suffolk headed to the Sunshine State to throw the first pitch of its 70th season where it opened things up with a convincing 11-3 decision over then-No. 9 St. John Fisher. The victory over the ranked opponent was the first under third-year head coach Anthony Del Prete and first for the blue-and-gold since downing No. 19 Eastern Connecticut State, 6-1, March 25, 2013. From there, the Rams outlasted then-No. 6 Ramapo, before putting together a 10-9, 12-inning walk off thrilling victory over Montclair State Sunday afternoon to move to 3-0 on the season.
The Rams' 3-0 start marks the best since going 3-0-1 to open the 1990 season, while the three straight wins to kick off a campaign are the first since Suffolk rattled off six straight victories to begin 1985.
In the midst of its Spring Break trip, Suffolk, who fell to Dickinson, 2-1, Monday afternoon, is back on the diamond Tuesday, March 14 at 12:30 p.m. versus Rochester Institute of Technology.