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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Conference Preview: Southland

Jheremy Brown        
Photo: Hayden Wesneski (Brian Blalock)




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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 Sam Houston State* 39 20 24 6
2 Southeastern Louisiana 37  22 21 9
3 Northwestern State 38 24 18 12
4 McNeese State 25  33 15 15
5 Central Arkansas 32 25 17 13
6 Texas A&M CC 30  26 14 16
7 Lamar 19 36 13 17
8 Houston Baptist 29 30 18 12
9 Incarnate Word 29 26 13 17
10 Nicholls State 28 32 14 16
11 New Orleans 29 32 14 16
12 Abilene Christian 21 33 5 25
13 Stephen F. Austin 17 36 9 21


Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name Class School Stats/Notes
C Drake Osborn Jr. Texas A&M CC .293-6-36; solid catch & throw, physical stick w/ juice
1B Hunter Hearn Sr. Sam Houston State .294-9-39; 4 years in middle of order, 12 2B, has pop
MIF Kyle Bergeron Jr. Incarnate Word .321-6-50; versatile, good athlete, key run producer
MIF Cody Grosse Sr. Southeastern La. .314-0-29; handles barrel, patient app., 20 SBs
3B Robin Adames Sr. Lamar .298-5-33; senior leader, big power w/ solid approach
OF Shane Selman Sr. McNeese State .273-9-29; cons. power threat w/ speed, '18 draft
OF Clayton Harp Sr. Sam Houston State .323-5-29; athletic CF w/ defensive skills, 13 SB
OF Eddy Gonzalez Sr. Incarnate Word .372-2-30; experience stick, discipline, 82 hits in '18
DH Dalon Farkas Sr. Abilene Christian .296-6-35; 1st Team SLC '18, SR leader w/ pop, 22 2Bs
UT Ridge Rodgers So. Incarnate Word .346-0-34; ROY in '18, smooth defender in OF, 12 SBs
SP Jerry Maddox Sr. Northwestern State 1.88, 86 IP, 66:37; outstanding '18, .182 BAA, fills it up
SP Carlisle Koestler R-Sr. Southeastern La. 2.68, 87.1 IP, 73:13; pounds the zone, mixes w/ comfort
SP Hayden Wesneski Jr. Sam Houston State 3.50, 97.2 IP, 67:30; big FB velocity, sharp SL w/ CH
SP Ridge Heisler Sr.  Northwestern State 3.40, 95.1, 77:25; 3-pitch mix, deceptive & fills zone
RP Ryan Erickson Sr. Lamar 1.66, 48.2 IP, 60:15; pounds zone, .170 BAA in '18

Player of the Year: Shane Selman, of, McNeese State
Pitcher of the Year: Hayden Wesneski, rhp, Sam Houston State
Freshman of the Year: Colton Cowser, of, Sam Houston State


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