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College  | Story  | 1/25/2023

Conference Preview: SoCon

Craig Cozart     
Photo: Pascanel Ferreras (Western Carolina Athletics)
Preseason Top 25 Rankings | Preseason All-Americans | College Content Preview Index

For all of Perfect Game's conference previews as part of the 2023 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 subscription.



2022 Records

Teams are listed in alphabetical order* 

Blue

Team W L W L
ETSU  30 21 11 10
Samford  28 29 12 9
UNC Greensboro  34 30 12 9
VMI  16 40 6 15

Red

Team W L W L
The Citadel  26 31 5 16
Mercer  40 18 12 9
Western Carolina  26 31 9 11
Wofford  42 16 16 4


Preseason All-Conference Team


Pos. Name School Stats/Notes
C Cole Garrett VMI .293-8-33; advanced catch/throw skill set, gap to gap power with advanced barrel feel
1B Stephen Klein Samford .331-5-35; elite defender, refined hitter with zone discipline, professional at bats 
MIF Brice Martinez Wofford .331-2-41; rangy defender, difference maker with glove, bat to ball skills and big time threat on bases
MIF Pascanel Ferreras WCU .362-15-60; explosive offensive skill set, elite middle infield glove, Pre-Season POY candidate
3B Ryan Galanie Wofford .329-17-59; compact stroke with heavy hands at impact, refined approach, excellent hot corner defensive profile
OF Kennedy Jones UNCG .367-11-73; returning All-American, complete offensive tool set using the whole field with juice, just collects hits
OF Treyson Hughes Mercer .317-14-53; exciting power/speed combo, effects the game on all sides, covers ground in a hurry
OF Tommy Barth ETSU .369-6-38; returning All-American, advanced barrel feel with a knack for collecting hits, refined control of zone
DH Brett Cook VMI .304-12-48; high level middle of the order producer, extra base machine, plus power, dense strength 
UT Trey Morgan VMI .274-1-20; difference maker in CF, table setter type offensive profile, Friday night starter with crafty 3-pitch mix
SP Matthew Marchal Wofford 7-2, 2.52 ERA, 85.2 IP, 93:12 K:BB, steely competitor, paints with low-90's FB to set up ++SL, controls game 
SP Michael Ross Samford 7-1, 3.77 ERA, 76.1 IP, 66:21 K:BB, takes the ball and performs consistently, low-90's FB, secondary made jump
SP Josh Harlow Mercer 7-2, 4.92 ERA, 67.2 IP, 84:27 K:BB, knack for missing barrels, power 92-94 mph FB, quality spin too
SP Cameron Reeves Citadel 4-7, 3.84 ERA, 89.1 IP, 81:25 K:BB, durable, workhorse type starter, power repertoire having refined delivery in fall 
RP Luke Stephens Wofford 2.50 ERA, 39.2 IP, 44:8 K:BB, tough low-angle release, fills up zone with nasty sinker/slider combo

Player of the Year:  Pascanel Ferreras, IF, Western Carolina 
Pitcher of the Year:
Matthew Marchal, RHP, Wofford
Freshman of the Year:
Ty Dalley, 1B, Mercer



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