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College baseball: UMD picked ninth in NSIC

Minnesota Duluth was picked to finish ninth in the NSIC preseason baseball poll, announced Thursday.

Defending NCAA Division II champion Augustana was picked by league coaches to win the league, totaling 13 first-place votes and 193 points. The Vikings won last season's NCAA postseason tournament.

Minnesota State-Mankato was second, defending regular-season champion Minot State was third and St. Cloud State fourth. UMD, led by sophomore outfielder Henry George and right-handed pitcher Evan Vick, totaled 91 points.

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