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College | Story | 1/24/2022

Conference Preview: ASUN

Cade Schares     
Photo: Aaron Anderson (Liberty Athletics)
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2021 Records

Teams are listed in alphabetical order

**Denotes first year in conference

East
Team W L W L
FGCU 28 20 12 6
Jacksonville 16 34 3 15
Kennesaw State 29 22 13 8
Liberty 41 16 19 2
North Florida 22 23 11 7
Stetson 26 23 10 8

West

Team W L W L
Bellarmine 13 36 8 16
Central Arkansas** 23 28 X X
Eastern Kentucky** 21 32 X X
Jacksonville State** 26 27 X X
Lipscomb 18 29 8 13
North Alabama 7 40 6 15

Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name School Stats/Notes
C Gray Betts Liberty .327-3-24; All-ASUN 1st Team in ‘21, added strength in offseason, on base machine, handles staff well, plus receiver
1B Joe Kinker FGCU .271-13-44; All-ASUN 2nd Team in ‘21, run producer with scary power, 22 HRs and 91 RBIs in 115 career starts
MIF Jalen Jones Eastern Kentucky .408-12-57 at JUCO in ‘21; can play both MIF positions, athletic w/ good arm & hit tool
MIF Tyler Simon Kennesaw State .252/2/24; All-ASUN 2nd Team in ‘19 & ’18, career .290 hitter with 33 doubles, 158 games started in career
3B Cassius Young Kennesaw State .335/9/36 at Georgia College in ‘21, good defender w/ a strong arm at 3B, hits for power & avg.
OF Aaron Anderson Liberty .375-4-42; All-ASUN 1st Team in ‘21, switch hitter, led ASUN and finished 4th in the nation w/ 25 doubles
OF Brian Ellis FGCU .361-3-31; All-ASUN 1st Team in ‘21, leadoff, LHH, highest OBP in conf., good defender in CF w/ plus speed
OF Matthew Higgins Bellarmine .338-9-34; ALL-ASUN 2nd Team in ‘21, experienced LHH with juice, career .374 hitter with 23 HRs & 124 RBIs
DH Raymond Gil Jacksonville .292-8-29 at Miami in ‘21; physical RHH with power, successful career at Miami, hit 27 HRs
UT Alex Carignan Jacksonville State .374-3-25; plus arm and good receiver behind the dish, physical RHH, really hard out
SP Nick Durgin Stetson 6-2, 2.61 ERA, 62 IP, 67:17 K:BB; All-ASUN 1st Team in ‘21, low 90s FB w/ S&M secondaries
SP Trey Gibson Liberty 7-4, 3.32 ERA, 65 IP, 70:21 K:BB; All-ASUN 2nd Team & Fresh of Year in ‘21, PG Fresh AA, up to 97, elite CB
SP Tyler Cleveland Central Arkansas 6-3, 2.43 ERA, 66.2 IP, 84:15 K:BB; side-armer, Reliver of the Year in Southland last year
SP Joseph Adametz Liberty 1-1, 1.59 ERA, 22.2 IP, 21:4 K:BB in ‘20, coming back from TJ, 90-92, LHP w/ excellent command, big comeback year for him
RP William Brian Eastern Kentucky 2-1 w/ 10 SV, 2.48 ERA, 32.2 IP, 48:10 K:BB, LHP, 90-95/T96, can really spin it (CB & SL)


Player of the Year:
Aaron Anderson, OF, Liberty
Pitcher of the Year: Nick Durgin, RHP, Stetson
Freshman of the Year: Cameron Foster, 2B, Liberty

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