HAYS, Kansas -

The Fort Hays State baseball team has been picked 9th by the MIAA coaches in the preseason poll.

FHSU finished last season 23-22 and return three starters who were All-MIAA selections.

Senior Horace Johnson was also named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Preseason All-America Team on Thursday.

2014 MIAA Baseball Preseason Coaches Poll
1. Central Missouri (12)        168
2. Missouri Western (1)         144
3. Central Oklahoma (1)        139
T4. Emporia State                  128
T4. Missouri Southern            128 
6. Pittsburg State                    110 
7. Lindenwood                          98
8. Northeastern State               94
9. Fort Hays State                    73
10. Nebraska-Kearney             57
11. Northwest Missouri             49
12. Washburn                           37
13. Southwest Baptist              34
14. Lincoln                               15