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College  | Story  | 2/1/2022

Conf. Preview: Missouri Valley

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Photo: Jace Grady (Shane Roper)
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2021 Records

Teams are listed in alphabetical order*

School W L W L
Bradley 20 22 12 10
Dallas Baptist 41 18 18 6
Evansville 28 27 11 16
Illinois State 23 34 12 15
Indiana State 31 21 14 10
Missouri State 21 23 11 13
Southern Illinois 40 29 15 13
Valparaiso 16 35 9 19


Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name School Stats/Notes
C Drake Baldwin Missouri State .874 OPS in 2021. Quality bat to ball skills and a very reliable defender behind the dish. Well-rounded backstop.
1B Cole Moore Dallas Baptist 1.035 OPS, 11 HR, 46 RBI in 2021. Plenty of feel for the barrel and a proven commodity in the middle of a electric lineup.
MIF Jordan Schaffer Indiana State Short, compact stroke with advanced contact ability at the plate. Only 23 K's in 249 PA in 2021.
MIF Cody Cleveland Southern Illinois Advanced overall approach at the dish, well-rounded stick. .980 OPS in 161 PA in 2021. Reliable defensive 2B with sure hands.
3B Andrew Benefield Dallas Baptist .280/.371/.482 slash line in 2021. Solid feel for finding the barrel along with quality bat speed through the zone.
OF Jace Grady Dallas Baptist .951 OPS, 15-18 SB's, plus bat speed and advanced approach. Top 1-2 round bat potential. 
OF JT Weber Southern Illinois 32 XBH, 15 HR in 2021. Advanced player on both sides of the baseball, plus arm is a weapon in OF. Exciting player.
OF Aaron Beck Indiana State .841 OPS in 2021. Manipulates the barrel well, advanced contact skills at the plate. Projectable frame, more power in the future.
DH Connor O'Brien Bradley 1.001 OPS, 12 2B's in 166 PA in 2021. Quick bat through the zone, well-rounded hitter overall.
UT Ryan Cermak Illinois State 25 XBH in 215 PA's (2021). Plus defender in CF, sits 92-96 with FB on the mound along with a tight CB.
SP Shane Gray Evansville 3.38 ERA, 88 IP, 7.6 H/9 in 2021. FB sits 89-93, 3,000+ spin rate SL, tight CB that gets whiffs.
SP Luke Eldred Dallas Baptist 2.25 ERA, 36 IP, 5.8 H/9, 8.3 K/9 in 2021. Solid command of FB, sharp 12/6 CB with significant depth.
SP Ben Chapman Southern Illinois 3.97 ERA, 0.8 HR/9, 8.6 K/9, 81.2 IP in 2021. Very advanced feel for arsenal that is headlined by his solid CH.
SP Conner Mackay Dallas Baptist Transfer from JUCO powerhouse Iowa Western. 43.2 IP, 13.2 K/9, 1.85 ERA in 2021. Mid-90's FB along with swing/miss breaking ball.
RP Trey McDaniel Southern Illinois 10.4 K/9, 0.8 HR/9, 3.07 ERA, 44 IP in 2021. FB sits 89-92, advanced feel for one of the better CB's in the conference and a solid CH.


Player of the Year:
Jace Grady, OF, Dallas Baptist
Pitcher of the Year: Shane Gray, RHP, Evansville
Newcomer of the Year: Luke Heefner, IF/OF, Dallas Baptist

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