Returning to the diamond in 2017, Trinity University not only seeks to defend its SCAC tournament title (the fourth straight for the program) but also the national crown it won after sweeping through the NCAA Regional and the Division III World Series - culminated with a 10-7 victory over Keystone College in the title game. Head Coach Tim Scannell, who earned National Coach of the Year honors from four different organizations last season, will field a team that will look much different than the 44-7 squad (14-4 SCAC) that captured the program's first-ever national championship. Gone are 17 seniors, including every positional starter, but with approximately 20 returning players who saw quality playing time a season ago, the cupboard is far from empty in San Antonio. Trinity enters the 2017 season ranked No. 7 in the D3baseball.com Preseason Top 25 and No. 11 in the Collegiate Baseball's Top 40 Preseason Poll.