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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Conference Preview: Sun Belt

Vincent Cervino        
Photo: Zach Biermann (Coastal Carolina Athletics)




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Predicted Order of Finish

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


East

No. Team W L W L
1 Coastal Carolina* 38 17 23 7
2 South Alabama 30 23 18 11
3 Troy 38 18 19 11
4 Georgia Southern 29 24 18 11
5 Georgia State 26 28 10 19
6 Appalachian State 18 36 9 21

West

No. Team W L W L
1 Louisiana 33 23 18 12
2 Texas State 28 26 16 14
3 Arkansas-Little Rock 28 25 15 14
4 Texas Arlington 21 33 11 19
5 Arkansas State 20 30 11 19
6 Louisiana-Monroe 23 31 10 20


Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name Class School Stats/Notes
C Carter Perkins Sr. South Alabama .301-9-43; solid C/T, middle-of-order run producer
1B Kyle MacDonald Sr. Arkansas State .346-15-50; huge raw pop, conf. POY contender
2B Cory Wood Jr. Coastal Carolina .296-0-22; high BB/low K, table-setter, good runner
3B Drew Frederic Jr. Troy .331-7-54; rangy 3B, plus ath., led conf. in SBs (28)
SS Hayden Cantrelle So. Louisiana .287-4-22; + run, elite glove, switch-hitter w/ tools
OF Rigsby Mosley So. Troy .322-5-51; '18 FR of Yr., smooth LH stroke, proj. pop
OF Mason McWhorter Jr. Georgia Southern .283-11-42; big swing, big power, leveraged stroke
OF Gavin Bourgeois Sr. Louisiana .311-3-38; 22 SBs in '18, good eye, barrel skills
DH Zach Biermann Sr. Coastal Carolina .302-13-57; big LHH power, POY fave, high-end SR
UT TJ Alexander Sr. Little Rock .291-7-40; LH raw, works count, uses whole field
SP Hunter Gaddis Jr. Georgia State 2.95, 100.2 IP, 98:24; high draft pot., four pitches
SP Levi Thomas So. Troy 1.96, 41.1 IP, 56:16; + strikes, high spin, competitor
SP Zach McCambley So. Coastal Carolina 2.05, 30.2 IP, 31:14; into mid-90s, willl start on Fri.
SP Nicholas Fraze Jr. Texas State 2.97, 78.2 IP, 71:26; works the zone, weak contact
RP Jay Causey R-Jr. Coastal Carolina 3.26, 19.1 IP, 18:11, 3 SV; tough angle, hard on LHHs

Player of the Year: Zach Biermann, 1b, Coastal Carolina
Pitcher of the Year: Hunter Gaddis, rhp, Georgia State
Freshman of the Year: Garrett McDaniels, lhp, Coastal Carolina


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