Shippensburg baseball is No. 5 in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Atlantic Region preseason poll, which was released Wednesday. The Raiders also have three players on the preseason Second Team: senior pitcher Gabe Mosser, senior utility man Grant Hoover and junior shortstop Cash Gladfelter. SU went 31-24-1 last season, 19-9 in PSAC play. Ahead of the Raiders in the poll was West Chester, which got 13 of the 14 first-place votes, Mercyhurst, Seton Hill and Millersville.
Freshman Ariel Jones had 32 points, two short of her career high, in Shippensburg women's basketball's 83-64 win at Bloomsburg on Wednesday. She also added seven rebounds, four assists and three steals.
Dustin Sleva and John Castello each had double-doubles in Ship men's basketball's 75-65 win over Bloomsburg.
Kaitlyn Hoff scored 17 points in Messiah women's basketball's 54-45 win over Lycoming.