College | Story | 1/31/2019

Conference Preview: Big West

Mike Rooney        
Photo: Andre Pallante (UCI 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 UC Irvine 32 24 13 11
2 Cal State Fullerton* 36 25 18 6
3 Long Beach State 27 30 12 12
4 Hawai'i 27 24 11 13
5 UC Santa Barbara 27 28 10 14
6 Cal Poly 30 27 15 9
7 Cal State Northridge 28 30 13 11
8 UC Davis 18 35 9 15
9 UC Riverside 19 33 7 17

Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name Class School Stats/Notes
C Daniel Cope Jr. CS Fullerton .279-5-44; one of best D' catchers on West Coast
1B Connor Cannon Jr. UC Riverside .282-10-33; .502 SLG was 4th in Big West
MIF Sahid Valenzuela Jr. CS Fullerton .272-0-22; plus defender, versatile on offense
MIF Maaki Yamazaki   Sr. Hawaii .325-2-19; .409 OBP was 4th in Big West
3B Nathan Webb So UC Riverside .232-3-13; 17 doubles as a true freshman
OF Adam Fogel So. Hawaii .296-8-37; .526 SLF, toolsy CF w/ size (6-5)
OF Tommy Jew Jr. UCSB .312-5-41; leadoff skill-set w/ sneaky pop
OF Bradlee Beesley Jr. Cal Poly .277-3-33; quick-twitch athlete, 3-year starter
DH Tanner Murray So. UC Davis .333-1-22; Big West FR Field POY in 2018
UT Christian Koss Jr. UC Irvine .287-1-17; advanced instincts, Cape Cod all-star
SP Andre Pallante Jr. UC Irvine 10-1, 1.60 ERA; 6-foot RHP w/ plus arsenal
SP Tanner Bibee So. CS Fullerton 3-5, 3.86 ERA; dominant to clinch Regional
SP Cole Percival So. UC Riverside 5-4, 3.19 ERA; son of Troy, Big West FR POY
SP Zak Baayoun Jr.  LBSU 9-3, 3.58 ERA; FB has jumped to 94 mph
RP Dylan Thomas Jr. Hawaii 3-2, 1.85 ERA, 14 SV; best SL in Big West

Player of the Year: Sahid Valenzuela, ss, Cal State Fullerton
Pitcher of the Year: Andre Pallante, rhp, UC Irvine
Freshman of the Year: Kameron Guangorena, c, Cal State Fullerton

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