College | Story | 1/29/2019

Conference Preview: SWAC

Greg Gerard        
Photo: Darrius Wright (Alabama State Athletics)

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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 Alabama State* 30 22 18 6
2 Jackson State 34 18 17 7
3 Alabama A&M 12 37 9 15
4 Mississippi Valley St.
11 35 9 15
5 Alcorn State
13 39 7 17


No. Team W L W L
1 Texas Southern 27 25 17 6
2 Grambling State 26 26 14 10
3 Arkansas-Pine Bluff 20 25 12 10
4 Prairie View A&M 14 40 8 16
5 Southern 9 33 6 15

Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name Class School Stats/Notes
C Drexler Macaay Sr. Grambling State .323-2-18; athletic defender, loose RH swing w/ flick
1B Christian Sanchez Sr. Texas Southern .335-17-60; mature approach, middle-of-order RH bat
2B Garrett Smith Sr. Grambling State .270-1-16; compact stroke, contact-oriented approach
SS Wesley Reyes Jr. Jackson State .304-3-42; great defender, contact approach at plate
3B Daniel Lingua Sr. Prairie View A&M .350-0-22; senior leader, pure hitter, hits to all fields
OF Kamren Dukes Gr.  Texas Southern .391-3-39; 3-hole hitter w/ discipline at the plate
OF Isaiah Torres Sr. Grambling State
.325-3-35; pure hitter w/ good strike zone discipline
OF Dezmond Chumley Sr. Jackson State .320-5-34; elite skill-set, big-time hitter, '15 draft pick
DH Rafael Ramirez III Jr.  Grambling State .353-16-66; strong lefthanded swing w/ power
UT Raul Hernandez Sr. Jackson State .382-7-50; contact approach w/ power potential
SP Darrius Wright Sr. Alabama State 2.36, 72.1, 56:41; up to 95 mph, competes on mound
SP Aron Solis Sr. Texas Southern 3.67, 90.2, 69:26; varies speeds, good command
SP Kevin Perez Jr. Jackson State 4.36, 93, 74:25; 11 wins in '18, 4 pitches, up to 93 mph
SP Nikelle (Nik) Galatas So. Jackson State 4.59, 88.1, 53:38; 2018 SWAC Freshman of Year
RP Christopher Suarez R-Sr.  Texas Southern 2.93, 43, 36:15, 5 SV; proven closer, go-to bullpen arm

Player of the Year: Kamren Dukes, of, Texas Southern
Pitcher of the Year: Darrius Wright, rhp, Alabama State
Freshman of the Year: Josh Swartz, rhp, Jackson State

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