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Monday, January 29, 2018

Conference Preview: Big South

Vincent Cervino        
Photo: Winthrop Athletics




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Predicted Order of Finish

Overall/conference win-loss records from 2017 indicated | * Denotes projected conference automatic bid

North Division

No. Team W L W L
1 Liberty 32  23 16 8
2 High Point 30  23 13 11
3 Radford  27 32 11 13
4 Campbell 25 32 10 14
5 Longwood 19 34 7 17

South Division

No. Team W L W L
1 Winthrop* 34 24 17 7
2 Gardner-Webb 25 30 11 13
3 Presbyterian  32  29 15 9
4 Charleston Southern  22  29 9 15
5 UNC-Asheville 25 32 11 13


Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name Class School Stats/Notes
C Tre Todd Jr. Liberty .408-20-64; stats from JUCO, 3-hole in 2018, LH pop
1B Chandler Redmond Jr. Gardner-Webb .275-16-34; lots of strength and leverage, 16 HRs
MIF Mitch Spires Sr. Winthrop .342-3-36; senior leader, barrel skills, uses all fields
MIF Jason Miller Jr. Charles. Southern .340-2-30; athletic w/ good approach, developing pop
3B Jonathan White  Jr. Presbyterian .368-6-50; stats from JUCO, good bat-to-ball
OF D.J. Artis Jr. Liberty .359-6-45; + runner, strong tools, leadoff profile
OF Carson Jackson Sr. High Point .283-8-29; physical w/ pop, strong arm, RF profile
OF Matthew Barefoot R-So. Campbell .335-8-49; POY candidate, + ath., two-way up to 93
DH Jeff Hahs Sr. Campbell .313-10-44; run-producing, middle-of-order bat
UT Spencer Horwitz So. Radford .311-8-34; strong FR year, lots of barrels
SP Drew Daczkowski So. High Point 3.29, 76.2 IP, 70:31; physical RHP, works up to 95
SP Nate Pawelczyk Jr. Winthrop 2.23, 76.2 IP, 69:32; up to 93 with S/M SL
SP Zach Peek So. Winthrop 3.70, 56.0 IP, 41:22; 3 good pitches, frontline arm
SP Jack DeGroat Jr. Liberty 2.33, 38.2 IP, 58:24; mid/upper-90s FB, S/M stuff
RP Ryan Hedrick Sr. Presbyterian 3.50, 36.0 IP, 33:13, 10 SV; experienced closer, + CH

Player of the Year: D.J. Artis, of, Liberty
Pitcher of the Year: Zach Peek, rhp, Winthrop
Freshman of the Year: Hunter Williams, lhp, Radford


Top Prospects


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