Baseball picked to finish No. 2 in MAC Coaches' Poll


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The Central Michigan University baseball team huddles before the Clash at Comerica on April 18, 2017 at Comerica Park.

In the Mid-American Conference coaches' poll, the Central Michigan baseball team was selected to finish second in the league. 

Kent State was picked to win the MAC with 98 points. CMU, which won the MAC West Division in the 2017 season, was second with 86 points. 

Three teams receiving a vote to finish at the top were Kent State with eight votes, Miami (Ohio) with one vote and Northern Illinois with one vote. 

In order, the preseason poll lists Kent State (98), Central Michigan (86), Ball State (73), Ohio (70), Miami (49), Western Michigan (47), Eastern Michigan (40), Toledo (36), Northern Illinois (35) and Bowling Green (10). 

With 10 teams in the league, there will not be an East Division and West Division. 

The Chippewas have a 2-2 overall record so far this season. They continue nonconference play with four games against New Mexico this weekend, starting at 8 p.m. on Feb. 22. 

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