2017 CIAA Baseball Preseason Team & Coaches Poll

Charlotte, NC - The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) announces its 2017 Preseason Baseball All-Conference Team and Predicted Order of Finish as selected by the CIAA Baseball Coaches and Sports Information Directors Associations.

The Chowan University Hawks, who dominated last season's championship finals in a doubleheader contest versus WSSU, have been predicted to take the crown once again this year. The Rams of Winston-Salem State University were selected to finish runner-up.

As conference play nears, teams battle for their seed at the four-team CIAA Baseball Championship. This year's conference championship will be held May 4-6, 2017 on the campus of Virginia State University in Petersburg, Virginia.


2017 Preseason All-CIAA Team

Right-Handed Pitcher

#11 Marquis Johnson | Saint Augustine's


Left-Handed Pitcher

#28 Cody Smith | Chowan



#1 David Markins | Virginia State


Designated Player

#8 Corey Brassington | Saint Augustine's



#12 Zach Cooper | Chowan


First Baseman

#13 Michael McNamara | Winston-Salem State


Second Baseman

#32 Randy Norris | Winston-Salem State


Third Baseman

#2 Landon Steiner | Winston-Salem State


Short Stop

#X Emilio Abreu | Winston-Salem State



#7 Willie McRae| Winston-Salem State



#25 Aaron Flanagan| Chowan


Conference Coaches Poll

  1. Chowan
  2. Winston-Salem State
  3. Virginia State
  4. Saint Augustine's
  5. Lincoln (PA)