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Friday, February 02, 2018

Conference Preview: WCC

Mike Rooney        
Photo: Brock Scott




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Predicted Order of Finish

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


No. Team W L W L
1 San Diego* 35 18 18 9
2 Saint Mary's 37 20 18 9
3 Brigham Young 38 21 20 7
4 Loyola Marymount 38 18 20 7
5 Gonzaga 33 20 20 7
6 Pepperdine 20 32 8 19
7 San Francisco 29 28 11 16
8 Santa Clara 13 40 9 18
9 Pacific 18 34 6 21
10 Portland 10 41 5 22


Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name Class School Stats/Notes
C James Free So. Pacific .350-14-54; switch-hitter w/ + power
1B Jake Brodt Sr. Santa Clara .338-7-39; massive RHH, 21 doubles in '17
2B Edward Haus Jr. St. Mary's .335-6-44; more BBs than Ks, .520 SLG
3B John Cresto Jr. Santa Clara .307-12-29; athletic corner player w/ + pop
SS Niko Decolati Jr. LMU .320-4-24; 5-tool profile w/ position versatility
OF Joey Fiske Sr. St. Mary's .332-1-31; CF with speed, 50 runs, 18 steals
OF Keaton Kringlen Jr. BYU .318-5-55; career .337 hitter w/ 89 RBI
OF Brock Hale Jr. BYU .395-12-48; led WCC in hitting, 57 runs scored
DH Jamey Smart Sr. LMU .326-6-41; LHH w/ size, projectable power
UT Jay Schuyler Jr. San Diego .352-6-32; offensive catcher, can play OF
SP Nick Sprengel Jr. San Diego 9-1, 3.29 ERA, 86:33; FB into mid-90s, + SL
SP Codie Paiva Jr. LMU 6-0, 2.31 ERA, 52:12; RP moving to Fridays
SP Thomas Ponticelli Jr. San Francisco 4-2, 2.45 ERA, 65:12; FB touches 95 w/ SL
SP Paul Richan Jr. San Diego 5-2, 3.05 ERA, 73:21; + command, good stuff
RP Kevin Milam So. St. Mary's 3-1, 2.27 ERA, 9 SV; one of best 2-way players

Player of the Year: Kevin Milam, rhp/dh, Saint Mary's
Pitcher of the Year: Nick Sprengel, lhp, San Diego
Freshman of the Year: Carlos Lomeli, rhp, Saint Mary's


Top Prospects


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