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College  | Story  | 2/6/2018

Conf. Preview: Missouri Valley

Vincent Cervino     
Photo: Missouri State University Photo Services

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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 Dallas Baptist* 42 21 15 6
2 Missouri State  43 20 18 1  
3 Indiana State 29 26 12 9  
4 Southern Illinois 27 30 10 10  
5 Illinois State 16 40 2 18  
6 Bradley
20 31 6 14  
7 Evansville 18 39 8 12  
8 Valparaiso^ 24 29 13 15  

^Record in the Horizon League, this will be Valparaiso's first season in the Missouri Valley Conference

Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name Class School Stats/Notes
C Matt Duce Sr. Dallas Baptist .333-9-55; cons. performer, LH pop, good discipline
1B Luke Mangieri Jr. Bradley .300-2-35; middle-of-order presence, improving power
MIF Jeremy Eierman  Jr. Missouri State .313-23-68; elite tools, will stick at SS, pot. 1st rd pick
MIF Owen Miller Jr. Illinois State .325-6-48; impact defender, all-around skill-set
3B Brendan Dougherty So. Bradley .305-0-15; '17 MVC FR of Yr., high-contact app.
OF Jameson Hannah Jr. Dallas Baptist .328-9-38; elite athlete, plus hit potential, strong D'
OF Devlin Granberg Sr. Dallas Baptist .359-7-47; pure hitting tools, professional approach 
OF Hunter Steinmetz  Jr. Missouri State .300-7-42; advanced defender, good speed, 10 SBs
DH Dane Giesler Sr. Indiana State .291-17-49; impressive raw, plate discipline w/ pop
UT Tim Millard Jr. Dallas Baptist .308-12-62; good numbers, corner profile w/ good arm
SP Brady Huffman So. Illinois State 4.20, 64.1 IP, 52:26, strong FR campaign, add. IP in '18
SP Dylan Coleman Jr. Missouri State 4.80, 99.1 IP, 106:50; strong repertoire, strikeout stuff
SP Michael Baird Sr. Southern Illinois 4.56, 79 IP, 51:22; outstanding '16, experienced starter
SP Tyler Ward Jr. Indiana State 4.16, 84.1 IP, 58:15; good command, returning No. 1
RP Jake Fromson Sr. Missouri State 2.25, 76 IP, 88:18, 3 SV; fireman reliever, good K #s

Player of the Year: Jeremy Eierman, ss, Missouri State
Pitcher of the Year: Jake Fromson, rhp, Missouri State
Freshman of the Year: Jimmy Glowenke, ss, Dallas Baptist 

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