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College  | Story  | 1/27/2022

Conference Preview: Sun Belt

Colton Olinger     
Photo: Eric Brown (Coastal Carolina University Photography)
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2021 Records

Teams are listed in alphabetical order* 


School W L W L
Appalachian State 11 10 22 32
Coastal Carolina 9 12 27 24
Georgia Southern 14 10 34 23
Georgia State 12 12 18 37
South Alabama 15 9 36 22
Troy 13 11 27 26


School W L W L
Arkansas State 10 14 20 31
Little Rock 11 13 21 30
Louisiana 13 11 32 23
Texas State 9 15 21 36
Louisiana-Monroe 11 13 26 26
Texas-Arlington 13 11 27 30

Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name School Stats/Notes
C Kameron Guangorena Coastal Carolina BA: .261  HR: 1  RBI: 26 Solid catch and throw with hitability from the left side
1B Oscar Ponce Texas-Arlington BA: .335 HR: 7  RBI: 38 Big up side with the bat proven college hitter
MIF Santi Montiel South Alabama BA: .295  HR: 7  RBI: 34 Sure handed MIF with top of the order offensive skills
MIF Eric Brown Coastal Carolina BA: .294  HR:  9 RBI: 48 Big power potential plus athleticism
3B Ben Klutts Arkansas State BA: .320 HR: 7 RBI: 28 Solid all around player mature approach at the plate 
OF Christian Avant Georgia Southern BA: .358 HR: 5  RBI: 38 Middle of the order bat with power upside
OF Parker Biederer Georgia Southern BA: .336 HR: 2 RBI: 20 Plus defender with good barrel feel
OF Josh Smith Georgia State BA: .324 HR: 10 RBI: 35 Plus frame with huge power potential down the line
DH Grant Schulz Louisiana-Monroe BA: .333 HR: 4  RBI: 30 Versatile defender, can hit up and down the order
UT Cameron Jones Georgia State Hit .275 well also logging 65 innings for the Panthers
SP Miles Smith South Alabama IP: 82.2 K: 79  WHIP: 1.05 Filled multiple roles in 2021 and eats outs
SP Tyler Tuthill Appalachian State IP: 89.1 K: 76 WHIP: 1.06 Competitor, up to 91 with the fastball three pitch mix 
SP Garrett Gainous Troy IP: 49 K: 42 WHIP: 1.22 Solid freshman year lead the conference in wins with 9
SP Jeremy Lee South Alabama IP: 52 K: 68 WHIP: 1.00 Plus breaking ball big time S/M stuff
SP Hayden Arnold Little Rock IP: 85 K: 84 WHIP: 1,05 fastball 90-91 with pitchability and feel for two breaking balls
RP Tanner King Texas-Arlington IP: 37.2 K: 46 WHIP: .90 Solid command reliable in high leverage situations

Player of the Year:
Eric Brown, SS, Coastal Carolina
Pitcher of the Year: Miles Smith, RHP, South Alabama
Freshman of the Year: Will Turner, OF, South Alabama
Preseason Manager of the Year: Gage Swearingen, South Alabama

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