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The Blazers finished tenth in the GSC standings last season.

Blazers will start season at No. 5

A preseason poll has ranked VSU baseball fifth in the Gulf South Conference. The poll was announced Wednesday.

The Blazers earned a total of 92 points from this poll, outranking eight other teams.

Mississippi College earned the number one spot with a total of 137 points, while the Blazers earned just one point over Lee University with 91 points.

Below is the full list:

1. Mississippi College 137
2. Delta State 129
3. West Florida 122
4. Montevallo 93
5. Valdosta State 92
6. Lee 91
7. West Georgia 86
8. West Alabama 79
9. Alabama Huntsville 58
10. Union 43
11. Auburn Montgomery 42
12. Shorter 30
13. Christian Brothers 12

The head coaches from each team voted on the poll as teams received 12 points for a first-place vote, 11 points for a second-place vote, etc. They were not allowed to vote for their own team.

VSU baseball went 20-26 in the 2018 season with a conference record of 12-17. The Blazers will kick off their 2019 season at Embry-Riddle on Friday at 6 p.m.

They will welcome Flagler at their first home game of the season on Feb. 5 at 5 p.m. ET

Written by Kaitlyn Baich, Staff Writer. Photo courtesy of VSU Athletics.

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