Baseball team ranked No. 2 in pre-season NJCAA D3 poll

The Richland College baseball team entered the 2009 season as the No. 2 ranked NJCAA Division III team.

Pitcher Phillip Clinard was also named a pre-season all-American on a first team while teammate, Josh Christenson (infielder) was named to the second team.

The T-Ducks opened their season at home with a three-game sweep over Brookhaven College, winning 7-3, 5-2 and 8-2.

Richland’s next three-game home series is against Eastfield beginning at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 6 followed with a double-header starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7.