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Conference Preview: SoCon

Nate Schweers        
Photo: Justice Bigbie (Mark Haskett)



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For all of Perfect Game's conference previews as part of the 2020 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 2019 indicated | * Denotes projected conference automatic bid


No. Team W L W L
1 Samford* 42 19 20 5
2 Wofford 37 25 15 9
3 Mercer 35 29 14 10
4 UNC-Greensboro 34 20 14 10
5 East Tennessee State 37 21 14 12
6 Furman 26 31 13 11
7 Western Carolina 23 34 9 18
8 VMI 17 41 9 15
9 The Citadel 12 43 5 19


Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name Class School Stats/Notes
C Jackson Greer Sr. ETSU .314/.434/.541, 10 HR, 42 RBI; plus arm/power
1B Sonny DiChiara So. Samford .293/.407/.646, 21 HR; huge power potential
MIF Brett Rodriguez Sr. Wofford .324/.435/.469, 22 XBH; + athlete, runner
MIF Brooks Carlson Jr. Samford .345/.429/.518, 25 XBH; some juice in middle
3B Justice Bigbie Jr.  Western Carolina .355/.446/.557, 12 HR, 51 RBI; vers. w/ big bat
OF Trent Alley Sr. Furman .310/.368/.476, 27 RBI; good defender, hitter
OF Colin Davis Jr. Wofford .302/.361/.471, 23 XBH; rangy CF w/ speed
OF Greg Hardison Jr. UNC-Greensboro .340/.413/.475, 17 XBH; physical, versatile ath.
DH Tyler Corbitt So. The Citadel .333/.376/.430; team-high 69 hits as FR
UT Lawson Hill Jr.  Wofford .359/.420/.411, 46 RBI; high-contact hitter
SP Hayes Heinecke So.  Wofford 10-2, 2.65 ERA; FR ROY in Coaches Poll
SP Jacob Menders Sr. VMI 5-5, 4.15 ERA; athletic, firm FB, feel to spin
SP Zach Hester Sr. Samford 7-4, 2.17 ERA in 15 starts, 82K/12BB in 83 IP
SP Samuel Strickland Jr. Samford 7-3, 4.00 ERA; physical LHP, Friday starter
RP Nathanial Tate So. ETSU 4-0, 1.21 ERA; allowed just 1 ER in SoCon

Player of the Year: Justice Bigbie, 3b, Western Carolina
Pitcher of the Year: Zach Hester, rhp, Samford
Freshman of the Year: Colby Thomas, of, Mercer


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