BHC baseball, softball teams ranked in NJCAA preseason polls


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Posted Online: Jan. 26, 2013, 7:20 pm
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Both the Black Hawk College baseball and softball teams received spots in their respective National Junior College Athletic Association preseason polls this week.

Coach Arnie Chavera's baseball team was ranked No. 15 in the nation among NJCAA Div. II teams. Earlier this month, the Braves, coming off a 45-10 season, were tabbed No. 13 nationally in the Collegiate Baseball magazine preseason poll.

Coach Carrie Calderon's softball squad also received some good news in the NJCAA Div. II softball poll. The Lady Braves, coming off a 33-17 season, were ranked No. 11 nationally.

















 




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