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College  | Story  | 2/4/2022

Conference Preview: WAC

Isaiah Burrows     
Photo: Elijah Buries (GCU Athletics)
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2021 Records

Teams are listed in alphabetical order

Team  Overall Conference
Abilene Christian* 36-21 25-13
California Baptist 40-16 29-7
Dixie State 24-32 21-15
Grand Canyon 39-21-1 29-7
Lamar* 25-23 17-19
New Mexico State 20-34 16-20
Sacramento State 35-22 22-14
Sam Houston* 30-25 20-15
Seattle U 18-33 10-22
Stephen F. Austin* 20-31 17-22
Tarleton State 20-35 13-23
Utah Valley 11-36 7-24
UT Rio Grande Valley 32-26 20-15

*Members of the Southland Conference in 2021

Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos Name School Stats/Notes
C Kaden Hollow Dixie State .322/.421/.559 line with nine homers
1B Elijah Buries Grand Canyon .374/.433/.553 line with six homers, 18 stolen bases
MIF Kevin Jimenez NM State .328/.451/.480 line; 49 walks to 29 strikeouts
MIF Mitchel Simon Cal Baptist .308/.349/.492 line with six homers
3B Jacob Wilson Grand Canyon .313/.376/.440 line with 57 hits, 18 doubles
OF Grayson Tatrow Abilene Christian .325/.421/.560 line with 10 homers, 15 doubles
OF Colton Eager Abilene Christian .342/.421/.604 line; Southland Conference Hitter of the Year
OF Zerek Saenz NM State .368/.467/.428 line; third in WAC in batting average
DH Chase Kemp Lamar .302/.421/.581 line; third in Southland Conference with 14 homers
UT London Green Tarleton State .314/.398/.468 slash line; 14 stolen bases
SP Josh Ekness Lamar 39 SO over 27.1 innings as a true freshman
SP Carter Young Grand Canyon 2.77 ERA, 59 SO over 68.1 innings
SP Bryce Hackett Tarleton State 56 SO over 13 starts and 66 innings in 2021
SP Kevin Stevens UT Rio Grande Valley 3.17 ERA, 9.32 K/9 over 93.2 innings
RP CJ Culpepper Cal Baptist 13 saves with 38 SO over 30.0 innings

Player of the Year: Elijah Buries, INF, Grand Canyon
Pitcher of the Year: Josh Ekness, RHP, Lamar
Freshman of the Year: Riley Bender, INF, Abilene Christian

Top Prospects

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