The MIAA preseason baseball coaches' poll has been released and Calvin has been picked to finish sixth.
Defending MIAA regular season champion Adrian was picked to finish first, receiving seven first place votes while defending MIAA Tournament champion Kalamazoo was picked to finish second, receiving one first place vote.
Hope was picked to finish third, Alma fourth and Trine fifth followed by Calvin. Albion was picked to finish seventh and Olivet eighth.
A year ago, Calvin finished 16-24 overall and in sixth place in the league standings with a 12-16 mark, two games behind fifth place Trine.
Calvin is scheduled to open its season on March 10 and 11 with a three-game weekend series against Oberlin College (Oh.) down in Westfield, Indiana.
Calvin is slated to open its MIAA season on March 25 with a home doubleheader against Trine University.
MIAA 2017 Baseball Coaches Poll - First place votes()
1 Adrian (7) - 7
2 Kalamazoo (1) - 17
3 Hope - 22
4 Alma - 25
5 Trine - 29
6 Calvin - 34
7 Albion - 41
8 Olivet - 49