Coyote softball team picked fifth in CCAA

The Cal State San Bernardino women’s softball team is picked to finish fifth out of 10 teams in a CCAA Preseason Coaches poll. The Coyotes tallied 41 votes, just one fewer than No. 4 UC San Diego and three less than No. 3 pick San Francisco State.

Humboldt State is the favorite, garnering five first-place votes and 76 total points.

The Coyotes, coached by Tacy Duncan, are coming off a 21-31 showing with injuries plaguing their effort at returning to the CCAA Tournament and Division II West Regional as they did in 2008.

The Coyotes lost 14 one-run games and four tw-run games in 2009.