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College  | Story  | 1/26/2023

Conference Preview: Sun Belt

Vincent Cervino     
Photo: Tanner Hall (Southern Miss 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.



* New to Sun Belt Conference in 2023

School W L W L
Appalachian State 20 33 10 20
Arkansas State
11 28 5 24
Coastal Carolina 39 20 21 8
Georgia Southern 41 20 23 7
Georgia State 30 27 15 15
James Madison* 27 26 12 11
Louisiana 37 23 19 11
Louisiana-Monroe 20 35 9 20
Marshall* 20 34 9 21
Old Dominion* 41 17 19 11
South Alabama 31 23 17 13
Southern Miss* 47 19 23 7
Texas State 47 14 26 4
Troy 32 24 15 15


Preseason All-Conference Team

Pos. Name School Stats/Notes
C Julian Brock Louisiana .303-7-35; big arm, power approach, huge fall
1B Noah Ledford Georgia Southern .348-17-70; huge power, patient w/ + eye, lots of walks
2B Jesse Sherrill Georgia Southern .361-1-23; 13 SBs, surehanded glove, senior leader
SS Kyle DeBarge Louisiana .293-3-30; 16 SB, + runner, smooth glove, good B2B
3B Danny Lynch Southern Miss .286-5-30; senior leader, above avg defender, solid career #s
OF Matthew Etzel Southern Miss .433-7-49 (JC); POY candidate, big tools, huge fall, top 5 rounds draft
OF Jose Gonzalez Texas State .298-13-60; good combo of hit/power, senior leader
OF Carson Roccaforte Louisiana .374-16-68; 25 SBs, + run, CF fit, Conf. POY favorite
DH Max Ryerson Georgia State .335-22-62; big power, does have s/m, SLG > .700 LY
UT Cameron Jones Georgia State .374-5-31, 3.00 ERA, 36IP; true two-way, upper-80s heat, smooth LH swing
SP Ty Fisher Georgia Southern 87.1 IP, 2.58 ERA, 60:23 K:BB; competitor, 87-91, + pitchability, 4 pitches
SP Garrett Gainous Troy 57.1 IP, 2.98 ERA, 69:25 K:BB; big stuff, 92-95 FB, Friday night starter
SP Tanner Hall Southern Miss 109 IP, 2.81 ERA, 146:14 K:BB; + cmd, Team USA exp, + CH, Pitcher of Yr. favorite
SP Blake Morgan Old Dominion 69.1 IP, 1.69 ERA, 66:8 K:BB: pounds zone, true soph, v good CH
SP Levi Wells Texas State 91 IP, 3.07 ERA, 86:32 K:BB; starter profile, mid-90s heat, + CB
SP Zeke Wood Texas State 88 IP, 3.78 ERA, 103:51 K:BB; solid stuff, s/m when in zone


Player of the Year: 
Carson Roccaforte, OF, Louisiana
Pitcher of the Year: Tanner Hall, RHP, Southern Miss
Freshman of the Year: Levi Huesman, LHP, Coastal Carolina

Top Prospects

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

2023 MLB Draft Prospects

1. Levi Wells, RHP, Texas State


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