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Doane top choice to win GPAC crown

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Doane, with 96 points and seven first-place votes, is the Great Plains Athletic Conference baseball coaches’ choice to win the 2013 league title.

The Tigers, who won the GPAC regular season last spring, posted a 36-21 record in 2012. They were 16-4 in the GPAC.

Mount Marty won the GPAC tournament in Lincoln and joined Doane in the NAIA national championship opening round. Doane advanced to the championship game at the Marian, Ind., site.

The GPAC baseball season will consist of 20 games (11 doubleheaders) and conclude with the GPAC postseason tournament from May 2 to 4 in Hastings, Neb.

The poll:

1, Doane, 96 points, seven first-place votes. 2, Morningside, 90, 3. 3, Northwestern, 82. 4, Mount Marty, 73, 1. 5, Nebraska Wesleyan, 59. 6, Dakota Wesleyan, 58. 7, Concordia, 41. 8, Briar Cliff, 39. 9, Hastings, 37. 10, Midland, 19. 11, Dordt, 11.

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