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College  | Story  | 2/3/2022

Conference Preview: Ohio Valley

Michael Reuter     
Photo: Jackson Feltner (Carolyn Bakke)
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2021 Records

Teams are listed in alphabetical order*

School W L W L
Austin Peay 23 33 16 14
Belmont 22 30 14 16
Eastern Illinois 25 23 14 16
Morehead State 24 23 14 16
Murray State 33 25 18 12
Southern Illinois - Edwardsville 23 27 13 17
Southeast Missouri 30 22 17 10
Tennessee Tech 22 25 15 15
UT Martin 19 29 10 17

Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name School Stats/Notes
C Jack Alexander Austin Peay .281 BA, 17 2Bs, 6 HR, 18 RBI, lead the Ohio Valley Conference 13 doubles in conference play.
1B Jackson Feltner Morehead State .397 BA, 10 2B, 11 HR, 42 RBI, great all around hitter that uses the whole field and has plus power.
MIF Jonah Beamon Austin Peay .419 BA, 4 HR, 31 RBI at Louisburg College, compact swing with advance barrel control.
MIF Tyler Wilber Southeast Missouri .378 BA, 6 HR, 49 RBI, plus defender that can hit for average and power in the middle of the order.
3B Logan Jarvis Belmont .346 BA, 7 HR, 53 RBI, has a good feel for the barrel and is disciplined at the plate.  Can also hit for power.
OF Logan Eickhoff Eastern Illinois .423 BA, 0 HR, 23 RBI, plus contact at the plate and plays with elite speed in the outfield.
OF John Behrends Belmont .332 BA, 8 HR, 42 RBI, power bat that looks go drive the ball in the gaps, added 15 doubles last season.
OF Brett Johnson SIUE .305 BA, 10 HR, 33 RBI, all around hitter that uses the whole field and has the ability to hit the long ball.
DH Brady Bunten SIUE .280 BA, 13 HR, 42 RBI, middle of the order thumper that is athletic with tons of power.
UT Ed Johnson Tennessee Tech .331 BA, 5 HR, 28 RBI, balanced swing with feel the for the barrel that plays rock solid defense on the infield.
SP Collin Baumgartner SIUE 1-1, 3.05 ERA, 20.2 IP, 31:9 K:BB in 2020, mid 90's fastball with plus command on all pitches.
SP Luke Helton Morehead State 3-2, 4.75 ERA, 55.0 IP, 55:19 K:BB, goes after hitters on the mound with his fastball that gets on hitters.
SP Drew McIllwain Austin Peay 1-2, 4.70 ERA, 44.0 IP, 45:15 K:BB, strong RHP with feel for all of his pitches.
SP Joshua South Belmont 4-6, 4.69 ERA, 78.2 IP, 62:22 K:BB, excellent command of pitches and a plus slider.
RP Jacob Pennington Murray State 5-2, 3.38 ERA, 61.1 IP, 65:14 K:BB, low 90's fastball with high spin rate that he pairs with a sharp slider.

Player of the Year: Jackson Feltner, Morehead State
Pitcher of the Year: Collin Baumgartner, SIUE
Freshman of the Year: Dustin Mercer, Murray State

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