The St. Joseph's College Monks are the #3 ranked Division III team in New England and they showed why Monday afternoon thumping Husson 16-2.

The Monks pounded out 20 hits against eight different Eagles pitchers.

Husson managed just five hits, Sam Huston had two of them

St. Joes improves to 17-2. The Monks started the week as the #3 ranked team in New England and #21 in the national poll.

The Eagles are now 11-10.

New England Division III Weekly Poll
1. Tufts (15-2)
2. Salve Regina (17-4)
3. St. Joseph's (16-2)
4. Southern Maine (13-7)
5. UMass Boston (12-7)
6. Wesleyan (13-5)
7. Mitchell (17-6)
8t. Wheaton (13-8)
8t. Castleton (10-3)

2017 D3baseball.com/NCBWA Top 25

Through games of Sunday April 9, 2017

# School (1st votes) Rec Pts Prev.
1 Shenandoah (15) 24-2 606 1
2 Birmingham-Southern (4) 27-5 593 3
3 UW-Whitewater (4) 16-2 571 4
4 LaGrange (2) 31-4 560 2
5 Texas-Tyler 28-5 509 5
6 Cortland 22-5 504 6
7 Tufts 15-2 449 8
8 Wooster 16-4 431 7
9 Centenary (La.) 26-6 351 10
10 Johns Hopkins 19-6 344 13
11 Alvernia 20-4-1 319 11
12 Cal Lutheran 21-6 306 19
13 Randolph-Macon 20-7 297 16
14 Oswego State 14-6 280 9
15 Texas-Dallas 22-7 257 12
16 Washington U. 16-5 241 18
17 Washington and Jefferson 15-3 185 21
18 Salisbury 23-7 178 22
19 TCNJ 14-6 175 17
20 Denison 18-3 124 rv
21 St. Joseph's (Maine) 16-2 111 rv
22 La Roche 19-6 105 rv
23 Otterbein 18-6 101 20
24 Augustana 18-6 96 14
25 St. John Fisher 15-6 70 rv

Dropped out: No. 15 UW-La Crosse,  No. 23 Christopher Newport, No. 24 Emory, and No. 25 Bethel.

Others receiving votes: Salve Regina 58, Emory 55, Bethel (Minn.) 31, UW-La Crosse 28, Adrian 27, Mount Union 27, Catholic 25, Occidental 20, Linfield 12, Webster 12, Pacific Lutheran 10, Concordia-Chicago 9, Kean 8, St. Scholastica 8, Keystone 7, Rowan 7, Washington and Lee 7, Widener 6, DePauw 3, Marietta 1, Willamette 1.