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Monday, January 28, 2019

Conference Preview: Big South

Vincent Cervino        
Photo: Matthew Barefoot (Bennett Scarborough)




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Predicted Order of Finish

Overall/conference win-loss records from 2018 indicated | * Denotes projected conference automatic bid


No. Team W L W L
1 Campbell* 35 26 21 6
2 Radford 25 32 14 13
3 High Point 32 22 19 8
4 Winthrop 25 31 15 12
5 Gardner-Webb 31 27 14 13
6 Charleston Southern 19 35 10 17
7 Presbyterian 15 39 8 19
8 Longwood 17 38 9 18
9 USC Upstate 23 28 5 14
10 UNC-Asheville 13 38 8 19


Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name Class School Stats/Notes
C Daniel Millwee Sr. High Point .292-5-30; high walk rate, established backstop
1B Spencer Horwitz Jr. Radford .288-7-43; excellent barrel skills, smooth LH stroke
MIF Jason Matthews Jr. USC-Upstate .293-6-38; stats from JUCO, sure-handed glove
MIF Travis Holt So. High Point .286-0-26; bat-to-ball skills, table setter, 24:26 BB:K
3B Jonathan White  Sr. Presbyterian .358-8-29; pure hitter, good extra-base pop & hittability
OF Matthew Barefoot R-Jr. Campbell .364-8-32; Cape Cod MVP, adv. hitter, draft potential
OF Tanner Wells So. High Point .329-4-20; RF profile, good bat-to-ball w/ power
OF Chris Clary Sr. Gardner-Webb .322-8-20; electric runner, 20 SBs, CF profile
DH Brandon Lankford Jr. UNC-Asheville .266-8-26; RHH power w/ leverage, solid glove
UT Corey Howard Sr. Gardner-Webb .347-2-34; advanced approach, discipline, 28:27 BB:K
SP Zach Peek Jr. Winthrop 3.74, 89 IP, 99:24; 96 mph FB, 3 pitches for strikes
SP Zach Ridgely Sr. Radford 2.84, 95 IP, 85:12; stats from '17, + CH, back from inj.
SP Cody Maw Sr. Charles. Southern 3.52, 61.1 IP, 49:17; soft contact, pitchability LHP
SP Andrew Gottfried Sr. High Point 3.28, 74 IP, 72:20; solid command, keeps the ball low
RP Tyson Messer Sr. Campbell 4.72, 26.2 IP, 28:28, 8 SV; power stuff, needs strikes

Player of the Year: Matthew Barefoot, of, Campbell
Pitcher of the Year: 
Zach Peek, rhp, Winthrop
Freshman of the Year: 
CJ Conrad, of, Winthrop


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