College | Story | 2/5/2019

Conf. Preview: Missouri Valley

Vincent Cervino        
Photo: Jimmy Glowenke (Shane Roper)

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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 Missouri State* 40 17 18 3
2 Dallas Baptist 42 21 16 5  
3 Indiana State 31 24 11 10  
4 Bradley 32 19 11 10  
5 Southern Illinois 28 30 10 11  
6 Illinois State 22 30 9 12  
7 Valparaiso 19 34 6 15  
8 Evansville 12 39 3 18  

Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name Class School Stats/Notes
C Drew Millas Jr. Missouri State .321-7-61; switch hitter w/ pop, strong Cape, + arm
1B Ben Whetstone Jr. Missouri State .278-9-39; physical LHH, leverage, big pull-side pop
MIF Jimmy Glowenke So. Dallas Baptist .326-9-48; elite college SS, cons. barrels, POY fave
MIF Luke Shadid Jr. Bradley .325-2-24; leadoff profile, good runner, 14 SBs in '18
3B Jake Means Sr. Indiana State .265-11-33; leveraged & powerful stroke, impact str.
OF John Rave Jr. Illinois State .347-8-49; ++ runner, tool shed, XBH/speed combo
OF Blake Billinger R-Sr. Valparaiso .323-7-46; good pop, strong RH swing, XBH power
OF Troy Beilsmith Jr. Evansville .333-8-29; tough to K, speed/power combo, 10 SB
DH Keaton Rice So. Bradley .316-1-28; high contact, uses the whole field, LD app.
UT Brendan Dougherty Jr. Bradley .323-2-34; smooth LH stroke, pure hitter, solid arm
SP Ty Buckner So. Missouri State 4.81, 76.2 IP, 60:49; good cmd, 3 pitches for strikes
SP Luke Eldred R-So. Dallas Baptist 3.28, 57.2 IP, 43:4; excellent strike thrower, competes
SP Triston Polley Sr. Indiana State 3.53, 94.1 IP, 55:43; four pitches, touches low-90s
SP Tyler Ward Jr. Indiana State 3.66, 64 IP, 55:13; commands zone, doesn't miss spots
RP Connor Sechler So. Missouri State 2.98, 54.1 IP, 59:22; extended reliever, weak contact

Player of the Year: Jimmy Glowenke, ss, Dallas Baptist
Pitcher of the Year: Ty Buckner, rhp, Missouri State
Freshman of the Year: Hayden Juenger, rhp, Missouri State

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