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Conference Preview: SoCon

Drew Wesolowski        
Photo: Hayes Heinecke (Wofford College)
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2020 Records

Teams are listed in alphabetical order* 


Team W L
ETSU 13 2
Mercer 13 3
Samford 13 2
The Citadel 10 6
UNCG 11 5
VMI 4 13
Western Carolina 8 8
Wofford 14 3


Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name School Stats/Notes
C Luke Robinson Western Carolina .333-0-2; + feel behind dish with pop in bat
1B Sonny Dichiara Samford .328-2-29; power bat with raw pop
2B Brooks Carlson Samford .500-3-19; + defender with great speed/power
SS RJ Yeager Mercer .263-1-11; fast twitch with feel in the box
3B Justice Bigbie Western Carolina .290-1-8; all around standout player
OF Colin Davis Wofford .348-4-15; easy power at the plate
OF Gregory Hardison UNCG .338-0-7; middle of order bat with thump
OF Ayrton Schafer Samford .315-1-9; 3-year standout with juice in bat
DH Le Bassett Mercer .250-2-17; 2-time all-conference DH
UT Brandon Michie Mercer .339-3-11; versatile INF with confidence in box
SP Zach Hester Samford 0.00, 4.0 IP, 1:0 BB:K; experienced RHP 3+ year starter
SP Hayes Heinecke Wofford 1.75, 25.2 IP, 3:36 BB:K; Preseason Pitcher of the Year
SP Samuel Strickland Samford 1.17, 23 IP, 1:30 BB:K; strike thrower who gets outs
SP Jackson Kelley Mercer 0.70, 25.2 IP, 2:20 BB:K; + pitchability with experience
RP Nathaniel Tate ETSU 1.29, 7.0 IP, 3:9 BB:K; feel for mix & goes right after guys


Player of the Year: Colin Davis, OF, Wofford
Pitcher of the Year: Hayes Heinecke, LHP, Wofford
Freshman of the Year: Pascanel Ferreras, INF, Western Carolina

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