KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Union moved up a spot in the NAIA Baseball Coaches' Top 25 Poll, landing at No. 18, the national office announced on Tuesday.
The Bulldogs (24-10 overall, 10-5 Appalachian Athletic Conference) garnered 229 total voting points to land eight ahead of No. 19 Doane (Neb.). No. 17 Bellevue (Neb.) collected 241 total points.
Union ranked 10th in the nation in runs scored (252) and 13th in runs per game (7.412). In addition, the Bulldogs are 15th in the NAIA in total RBIs (210). Union is also sixth overall in total stolen bases (96).
Faulkner (Ala.) lands in the No. 1 position for the fifth-straight time in the second regular season edition of the NAIA Coaches' Poll. The defending national champions posted 19 of a possible 21 first-place votes and tallied 590 points. With a 30-7 record this year, Faulkner holds the longest streak of Nos. 1 since LSU Shreveport (La.) went six-consecutive weeks during the 2012 season.
The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences, independents and unaffiliated groups. The third regular-season Top 25 will be announced on April 8.
To view the entire poll, please click here.