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Conf. Preview: Conference USA

Jheremy Brown        
Photo: Matt Wallner (Southern Miss Athletics)




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For all of Perfect Game's conference previews as part of the 2019 college baseball preview content, the predicted order of finish and all-conference teams are available for free. The conference top prospects and individual team breakdowns can be viewed with a College Baseball Ticket (CBT) subscription. To learn more about the College Baseball Ticket and to sign up today please visit this link.


Predicted Order of Finish

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


No. Team W L W L
1 Southern Mississippi* 44 18 23 6
2 Louisiana Tech 39 20  21 9
3 Florida Atlantic 43 19 19 8
4 Rice 26 31 12 15
5 Florida International 26 28 15 13
6 UNC-Charlotte 34 24 17 13
7 UAB 21 33 13 17
8 Old Dominion 15 37 7 22
9 UTSA 32 24 16 13
10 Western Kentucky 21 31 11 18
11 Marshall 19 31 7 22
12 Middle Tennessee 27 27 12 17


Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name Class School Stats/Notes
C Reynaldo Pastrana Sr. Marshall  .355-13-50; senior LH power, outstanding 2018
1B Hunter Slater Sr. Southern Miss .309-12-55; senior leader, hit & power tools play
MIF Trei Cruz So. Rice .279-6-45; produced as true FR, smooth defender
MIF Bryan Arias Jr.  UTSA .328-5-39; middle-of-order producer, offensive threat
3B Austin Shenton Jr. FIU .344-9-29; knack for finding barrel, pure hit tool
OF Matt Wallner Jr. Southern Miss .351-16-67; 1st round talent, dynamic tools
OF Parker Bates Jr. Louisiana Tech .310-4-50; solid defender w/ pop, 18 2Bs/25 XBH
OF Eric Rivera Jr. Florida Atlantic .277-6-50; disciplined app., leadoff in '19, 10 SB
DH Hunter Wells Jr. Louisiana Tech .357-2-32; excellent hit tool, 1st Team C-USA '18
UT Logan Allen So. FIU 3.89, 74 IP, 85:16; adv. command, hit .309-2-16
SP Matt Canterino Jr. Rice 3.06, 94 IP, 116: 22; attacks w/ low-90s, sharp CB & SL
SP Logan Bailey Sr. Louisiana Tech 2.24, 76.1 IP, 60:17; 6-0 in C-USA, 1st Team in '18
SP Stevie Powers Sr. Southern Miss 4.07, 73 IP, 73:13; Fri. starter, mixes well & fills it up
SP David Leal Sr. Louisiana Tech 2.27, 87.1 IP, 81:13; pounds the zone, .210 BAA
RP Zach Schneider Sr. Florida Atlantic 2.61, 31 IP, 21:14; 15 SV, slot makes for tough AB

Player of the Year: Matt Wallner, of/rhp, Southern Mississippi
Pitcher of the Year: Matt Canterino, rhp, Rice
Freshman of the Year: John Rodriguez, ss, Florida International


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