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Friday, February 1, 2019

Conf. Preview: West Coast

Mike Rooney        
Photo: Chris Murphy (University of San Diego 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 Gonzaga* 33 24 16 11
2 Saint Mary's 31 23 14 13
3 Pepperdine 31 24 17 10
4 Brigham Young 22 28 11 16
5 Loyola Marymount 25 30 15 12
6 San Diego 23 32 12 15
7 San Francisco 28 30 15 12
8 Santa Clara 26 26 12 15
9 Portland 23 30 12 15
10 Pacific 22 29 11 16


Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name Class School Stats/Notes
C Cooper Uhl Jr. LMU .263-0-16; WCC Defensive Player of the Year
1B Shane McGuire So. San Diego .287-1-15; led club in BB as true FR, also a C
2B Quincy McAfee Jr. Pepperdine .269-0-18; 18 2Bs was 3rd in league, also 9 SBs
3B Ernie Yake So. Gonzaga .322-0-25; shortstop skill-set, old school player
SS Nick Sogard Jr. LMU .324-2-21; well-rounded, more BB than K
OF Cody Hawken Sr. Portland .316-10-36; physical presence at 6-3/230
OF Matt Kanfer Sr. Pepperdine .315-7-35; top 10 in WCC in hits, runs & RBI
OF Brock Hale Sr. BYU .342-8-31; best pure hitter in WCC, career .368
DH Adam Kerner So. San Diego .338-2-23; plus baseball instincts, elite catcher
UT Kevin Milam Jr. St. Mary's .302-5-29; 6-4, 3.68 ERA; top 10 in Ks & OPS
SP Jonathan Pendergast Sr. Pepperdine 7-4, 2.69 ERA; WCC POY in '18, 7-2 vs. league
SP Casey Legumina Jr. Gonzaga 3-3, 2.77 ERA; dominant as closer, drafted 2x
SP Riley Ornido Jr. San Francisco 8-5, 2.58 ERA; top 5 in league in Ws, Ks, ERA
SP Ken Waldichuk Jr. St. Mary's 8-4, 2.05 ERA; big velo for LHP, 118 Ks in '18
RP Connor Knutson Jr. Portland 4-2, 2.75 ERA, 8 SV; .181 BAA in WCC play

Player of the Year: Kevin Milam, rhp/dh, Saint Mary's
Pitcher of the Year: Ken Waldichuk, lhp, Saint Mary's
Freshman of the Year: Charlie Welch, c, Pepperdine


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