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College  | Story  | 2/1/2023

Conference Preview: Ohio Valley

Craig Cozart     
Photo: John Bakke (Morehead State 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



School W L W L
Eastern Illinois 33 20 12 12
Lindenwood# 27 24 16 12
Little Rock* 24 27 11 18
Morehead State 27 27 14 10
SIUE 27 28 12 12
Southeast Missouri 37 22 16 8
Southern Indiana# 21 28 10 14
Tennessee Tech 30 27 11 13
UT Martin 11 34 4 20

#DII in 2022
*Sun Belt member in 2022

Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name School Stats/Notes
C Lucas McNew Southern Indiana .321-8-57; veteran backstop with intangibles for the game, well rounded defensive tool set, clutch run producer
1B Jackson Feltner Morehead State .393-16-51; one of the biggest offensive forces in the nation, rare blend of power/average ability at plate, improving glove, POY candidate
MIF Christopher Worcester Eastern Illinois .320-2-29; OVC Freshman of the Year in '22, rangy fielder with twitchy actions, foot speed plays, swiped 10 bags, real bat to ball skills
MIF Nick Gooden Morehead State .332-4-33; ultra consistent performer in all facets, can play anywhere on the clay, spark plug type guy
3B Josh Ohl SIUE .314-9-39; real corner guy with range and plus arm strength, finds the barrel with hard impact, tough nosed run producer
OF Brett Graber Southeast Missouri .321-10-46; breakout performer in '22, foot speed plays, loose hands with easy loft and a lot of heavy impact, heart of the order type guy
OF Brennan Orf SIUE .357-13-46; real power with elite plate discipline, more walks than Ks, middle of field approach, just a very difficult matchup
OF Jevon Mason Southeast Missouri .317-14-44; surprise return based on monster '22 season, can do it all on the field, swiped 16 bags, slashing approach at plate with plenty of power 
DH Brady Bunten SIUE .308-13-42; veteran with the stick, easy loft with dense hand strength, ball is loud off the bat, real power profile
UT Ryan Ignoffo Eastern Illinois .395-14-58; compact physical hitters with special hit/power tool set, really leans on balls, live arm on the mound, enhanced role on bump anticipated
SP John Bakke Morehead State 4.05 ERA, 4-3, 8 SV, 26 APP, 70:24 K:BB, low-90's heater with full compliment of pitches, knack for creating swing/miss
SP Kyle Miller  Southeast Missouri  3.35 ERA, 8-4, 6 SV, 45.2 IP, 47:14 K:BB, has pitched in a variety of roles, high spin low-90's FB seems invisible, to go with much improved secondaries
SP Peyton Calitri Tennessee Tech 5.04 ERA, 6-5, 85.2 IP, 61:22 K:BB, durable innings eater with advanced feel especially for secondary pitches, stuff trending up across the board
SP Jacob Bockenstedt SIUE 5.07 ERA, 5-8, 49.2 IP, 55:24 K:BB, experienced arm with FB up to 93, elite spin on true CB, primed for breakout
RP Zane Robbins Eastern Illinois 4.43 ERA, 20.1 IP, 22 App, 11 SV, 35:15 K:BB ratio, extra physical presence on the mound with shut down repertoire, durable late inning option

Player of the Year: Jackson Feltner, IF, Morehead State
Pitcher of the Year: John Bakke, LHP, Morehead State
Freshman of the Year: Ty Rhoades, OF, Little Rock

Top Prospects

Conference top prospects by class and team by team breakdowns included with subscription

2023 MLB Draft Prospects

1. Jackson Feltner, IF, Morehead State


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