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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Conference Preview: Ohio Valley

Vincent Cervino        
Photo: Kevin Strohschein (Thomas Corhern, TTU Sports Information)




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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 Jacksonville State* 32 25 18 12
2 Tennessee Tech 53 12 27 3
3 Morehead State 37 26 18 12
4 Austin Peay 30 27 17 13
5 Southeast Missouri 27 30 20 10
6 Eastern Kentucky 30 31 15 15
7 Belmont 19 36 11 19
8 Eastern Illinois 23 31 12 18
9 Murray State 27 29 13 16
10 Tennessee-Martin 11 40 7 22
11 SIU-Edwardsville 15 37 6 24


Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name Class School Stats/Notes
C Nic Gaddis Sr. Jacksonville State .324-10-55; strong swing, above avg. arm, zone recog.
1B Trevor Snyder Sr. Tennessee Tech .335-18-69; big power, loud barrel, not big S/M guy
2B Jimmy Govern Sr. Eastern Illinois .331-7-38; excellent ath., barrel control, sneaky pop
SS Reid Leonard Sr. Morehead State .344-4-40; elite defender, Brooks Wallace finalist
3B Cole Frederick So. Jacksonville State .255-9-28; '18 All-Freshman team, solid defender/BR
OF Kevin Strohschein Sr. Tennessee Tech .375-18-67; elite collegiate hitter, 3x All-OVC
OF Nick Howie Jr. Eastern Kentucky .333-10-50; strong arm, powerful swing, good ath.
OF Justin Dirden Sr. Southeast Missouri .340-16-68; big Jr. campaign, .665 SLG %
DH Connor Pauly Sr. Morehead State .339-8-53; big fall, strong arm, good all-around
UT Parker Phillips Jr. Austin Peay .315-19-62; led conf. in SLG %, huge raw pop
SP Garrett Farmer Jr. Jacksonville State 3.80, 90 IP, 107:24, Friday exp., + CH, big K numbers
SP Jacques Pucheu Sr. Austin Peay 4.03, 89.1 IP, 101:33; good stuff, misses bats, big Ks
SP Kenny Serwa Jr. SIU-Edwardsville 4.45, 85 IP, 57:15; 88-92, good CH, pounds strikes
SP Tyler Jones Sr. Eastern Illinois 3.52, 69 IP, 54:25; good cmd., controls zone, 7-3 W-L
RP Christian Edwards So. Jacksonville State 1.91, 33 IP, 55:19, 3 SV; power stuff, big FB, S/M app.

Player of the Year: Kevin Strohschein, of, Tennessee Tech
Pitcher of the Year: Garrett Farmer, rhp, Jacksonville State
Freshman of the Year: Isaiah Magwood, rhp, Jacksonville State


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