Forest, Va. -- The ODAC Baseball Preseason Poll was released on Thursday, the first of the Spring season.
Lynchburg was picked to finish 11th in the conference, narrowly missing the Top 10, falling just two points behind Emory & Henry. The Hornets missed the ODAC Tournament last year but have their sights set on a trip to City Stadium for the 2017 Tournament.
The road to City Stadium is not an easy one as the Hornets face four teams that are ranked nationally in the D3Baseball.com Preseason Poll. Three of those teams are in the ODAC, including Randolph-Macon and Shenandoah who are ranked 10th and 16th while Washington & Lee is receiving votes. Tufts University is the other nationally ranked team the Hornets face, checking in at 13th.
The Hornets open the 2017 season on the road with a doubleheader at Methodist University this Saturday, Feb. 4th. The first game is set to start at 1 p.m. and the second at 4 p.m. on Armstrong-Shelley Field.