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College  | Story  | 1/26/2022

Conference Preview: SoCon

Drew Wesolowski     
Photo: Pres Cavenaugh (Carlos Morales)
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For all of Perfect Game's conference previews as part of the 2022 college baseball preview content, the 2022 records 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.

2021 Records

Teams are listed in alphabetical order* 


Team W L W L
ETSU 24 25 13 16
Samford 35 24 20 10
UNC Greensboro 24 25 12 18
VMI 18 29 13 17


Team W L W L
The Citadel 12  39 4 25
Mercer 35 22 18 9
Western Carolina 28 21 14 11
Wofford 36 21 21 9

Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name School Stats/Notes
C Lawson Hill Wofford .309-1-43; experienced back stop with a solid hit tool
1B Angelo Dispigna Mercer .266-15-45; plus power from the left-handed bat
MIF Ashton King ETSU .282-6-34; smooth defender & pop in the bat
MIF Pascanel Ferreras Western Carolina .329-16-55; plus power & a premier athlete
3B Jack Renwick Wofford .295-1-29; very tough out in leadoff spot and versatile defender
OF Pres Cavenaugh UNC Greensboro .230-8-36; elite athlete & POY pick
OF Maurice Hampton Samford former two-sport star making SoCon debut
OF Colby Thomas Mercer .270-15-37; multiple tool guy with a gamer mentality
OF Ryan McCarthy The Citadel .282-11-34; experienced power bat in middle of order
DH William Prater Western Carolina .405-0-32; hitting machine with 66 base knocks a year ago
UT Justin Starke
VMI .422-6-27; FOY honors & one of the best bats in conference
UT Colby Stuart ETSU 3.22-86.2 IP-23:73 BB:K; big southpaw with shut down type stuff
SP Zebby Matthews Western Carolina 3.52-61.1 IP-7:60 BB:K; plus command & pitchability
SP Dominic Marcoccio Wofford 4.78-37.2 IP-11:30 BB:K; easy low-90’s with feel for SL
SP Tyler Bradt VMI 3.20-50.2 IP-32:37 BB:K; low-90’s & confident with his arsenal
SP Austin Parsley UNC Greensboro 3.30-60.0 IP-8:62 BB:K; real strong showing on Cape this summer
RP Dalton Rhadans Wofford 2.59-59.0 IP-20:62 BB:K; experienced closer comfortable in any situation
RP Matthew Bollenbacher ETSU  2.45-25.2 IP-6:22 BB:K; gritty closer with projection

Player of the Year: Pres Cavenaugh, OF, UNC Greensboro
Pitcher of the Year:
Colby Stuart, LHP, ETSU
Freshman of the Year:
Carter Bailey, RHP, Wofford

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