Glenville State College. 2020 SEC College Baseball Preview. It’s asking a lot for any offense to measure up to the historically good TTU offense from two years ago, but this group might be able to at least get into that neighborhood. Will Klein, RHP, Eastern Illinois2. Righthander Trey Fortner (2-6, 5.93), who started 13 games last year, brings experience to the midweek slot. Women's basketball opens season on the road against No. To fill in around those veterans, Murray State will lean hard on junior college transfers in catcher Tanner Booth, first baseman Trey Woosley, third baseman Bryson Bloomer and shortstop David Hudleson. Hinchman took the torch from so many Tennessee Tech mashers of the past and ran with it in 2019, hitting .278/.420/.697 with 24 home runs and 55 RBI. The lineup is where there is a little bit more turnover, but third baseman Stephen Hill (.327/.428/.462), projected DH Jon Burghardt (.296/.389/.519), first baseman Dom Peroni (.273/.378/.415) and Ryan Layne (.237/.288/.344), who could see time at second base and center field, are all back after successful 2019 seasons. 4. The injury bug bit early and often for the Redhawks in 2019 and things snowballed quickly, leading to a tenth-place finish in the league. The key will be what they get from an offense that hit .233 as a team last season and will move on without top hitter Jordan Stoner, who led the team in many offensive categories. All three started ten or more games and threw 58.1 or more innings a season ago. Weâll take a closer look at the top five storylines in Mid-Major basketball, as we continue our 2019-2020 NCAA Preview. If he can do that and take the next step, it would go a long way toward making this Tennessee Tech offense look a lot like those of the past. Don't just see where your team is ranked, see who they will match up against in the NCAA Tournament. We will unveil a new team each day with an in-depth preview until the announcement of #1 on the opening day of the season. And just last year, Jacksonville State advanced to the regional final in Oxford. The Redhawks are likely going to be quite offensive in 2020. Veteran offensive talent returns in catcher Alex Webb (.304/.367/.513), who should be on the shortlist of favorites to win player of the year honors in the league, junior third baseman Cole Frederick (.287/.340/.441), junior shortstop Isaac Alexander (.286/.349/.399), senior center fielder Tre Kirklin (.272/.348/.413), senior first baseman Andrew Naismith (.258/.354/.380), redshirt-sophomore left fielder Nash Adams (.255/.325/.450) and senior right fielder Chase Robinson (.217/.380/.427). Smith built a rightful reputation for developing pitching at Baylor and he’ll have some interesting pieces to work with this season, including lefthander Alex Hursey, who was a big part of the super regional team in 2018, but was limited to just eight appearances last season, righthander Mark Leonard (2-4, 6.43), righthander Jacob Cole (4.75, 47.1 IP), righthander Tyler Sylvester (3.45, 31.1 IP) and righthander Grant Phillips (7.31, 28.1 IP). EKU returns several hitters among the best in the conference who were part of a Colonels lineup last season that showed great versatility. Top 2020 Draft Prospects. Two workhorse starters return to the rotation in righthander Trevor McMurray (3-7, 5.56) and lefthander Shane Burns (3-3, 3.84). Alex Garbrick, RHP, Morehead State5. at. The Bruins last season went 31-29 (17-13) and made a run to the OVC Tournament championship game, where they fell to Tennessee Tech. All; Preview; Recap ... 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Now, Mik Aoki will look to keep the ball rolling with a team that, despite returning just 15 lettermen, should be in good shape to compete at the top of the league again. on February 11, 2020 The OVC is starting to earn a reputation for its inspired play in the postseason. The most high-profile recruit in SIUE’s freshman class, Salazar has a chance to help the Cougars on the mound and in the lineup. 4.85) and lefthanders Dylan Hathcock (3-0, 4.02) and Michael Gilliland (6.23, 34.2 IP), the latter of whom will be moving from the bullpen, provides optimism that they won’t skip a beat in the weekend rotation. If the offense really comes together, this could be another season of the Eagles challenging to get to a regional, but even if it doesn’t come together quite that well, the pitching staff should be able to keep the team competitive and in the top tier of the conference. We look to build on our promise to provide the most comprehensive coverage with the 2020 College Preview. He features a fastball that reaches the low 90s and a slider, but it’s his competitive nature that the coaching staff points to as his defining feature so far. Christian Edwards, RHP, Jacksonville State4. FILED UNDER Aaron Chao, AJ LEwis, Alex Garbrick, Alex Webb, Anthony Carrera, Austin Peay, Belmont, Bobby HEad, Brady BUnton, Brett Roberts, Brodey Heaton, Casey Harford, Christian Edwards, Christian Pena, Cole Frederick, Collin Baumgartner, Dylan Dodd, Eastern Illinois, Eastern Kentucky, Garrett Spain, Isaac Alexander, Isaiah Magwood, Jacksonville State, Jason Hinchman, Jesse Wainscott John Dyer, Joshua South, Justin Dirden, Kendal Ewell, Kenny Serwa, Lincoln Andrews, Logan Goodnight, Logan Thompson, Luke Davenport, Morehead State, Murray State, Nick Howie, Noah Niznik, Ohio Valley, Preston Salazar, Reid Brown, SE Missouri State, Shane Burns, SIU-Edwardsville, Skylar Luna, Tennessee Tech, Trent Emme, Treo Bryant, Trey Sweeney, Tyler Wilber, UT-Martin, Will Klein. Rounding out the rotation is righty Logan Bowen (6.46, 47.1 IP), who started four games and saved four games in 2019. The best player on the roster, the senior led the team in hitting and home runs, while also possessing good range and a great arm in the outfield. They may not have had the high highs of Tennessee Tech getting to a super regional, but over the last half-decade, coach Mike McGuire, now the coach at South Carolina-Upstate, turned the Eagles into the most consistent program in the conference. That was not at all indicative of the talent level on the roster, and better health for SEMO in 2020 should push them back into the top tier of the OVC. Belmont wasn’t one of the more offensive teams in the conference last season, with no hitters above .300 or with more than eight home runs, so it will be of the utmost importance that it develops players into impact bats or have newcomers step up from day one. They could beat you with the long ball, test your pitching depth by drawing walks and forcing you into your bullpen early, or by creating havoc on the bases. Roles on the mound will largely be open for competition, but lefty Tucker Weaver (5.48, 21.1 IP) and righthanders Ryan Kouba (6.42, 40.2 IP), Luke Brown (7.52, 20.1 IP), Sebastian Martinez (8.55, 20 IP) and Tyler Thompson (8.57, 48.1 IP) are among the most experienced arms back in the fold. If he can keep that going in the spring, no matter what role he holds, it will be a boon for the Panthers. Tennessee Tech took its lumps with a young team last season, and then dealt with adversity off the field after the season, when coach Justin Holmes was relieved of his duties in November. As it stands now, his pitching is ahead of his hitting, and he’s projected to jump into the weekend rotation right away. 1. That group is talented and proven enough to keep UT-Martin competitive. Preseason OVC Honors. The 2020 OVC Baseball Championship will be held May 19-24 at Rent One Park in Marion, Illinois. Saturday - 02.27.21. All rights reserved. Pitcher of the Year: Kenny Serwa, RHP, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. The latter brings with him the experience of 13 regional trips, three Big 12 regular season titles and a College World Series appearance in 2005. Two big-name head coaches enter the league this season in Morehead State’s Mik Aoki, who was previously at the helm of Notre Dame, and Tennessee Tech’s Steve Smith, who was the head coach at Baylor from 1995 to 2015 and more recently served as Auburn’s pitching coach. Sophomore Joshua South (4-5, 3.89) will front the rotation after an outstanding freshman campaign. That young team from last season has grown up a little bit, and now, they have a coach with Omaha experience at the helm in Steve Smith. Logan Goodnight, SS, Morehead State7. Baseball. Taylor tested the NBA waters but decided to come back for his final season with the Governors. A fifth-place finish in 2019 was EKU’s best under Thompson, but this team has a chance to set the bar higher in 2020. Look for outfielder Dylan Burris to be a catalyst at the top of the order. First pitch for the series opener is set for 3:00 p.m. CT while games two and three on Saturday and Sunday are slated for 1:00 p.m. starts. Inside this 200-page magazine, you will find team previews, which include last yearâs stat lines, this yearâs schedule and lineup predictions, along with individual stat line forecasts for this upcoming season. Center fielder Brady Bunten is a toolsy player with good speed who will hit near the top of the lineup as well. That pair should give the Racers a ton of confidence going into every weekend, but the key will be the depth roles on the staff, including the Sunday starter and the bullpen, which appear wide open as the season approaches. 2020 Ohio Valley Preview: Jacksonville State Leads Again Jacksonville State reached the NCAA tournament as the leagueâs automatic bid last season. While the Gamecocks lead the charge, Eastern Kentucky, Belmont and Austin Peay are worth watching. Now, the Gamecocks, the league favorite, look to emulate that success this spring. With Salazar added to the mix, if this trio is firing on all cylinders, it should be one of the best in the OVC. The Saturday spot will be manned by righthander Aaron Hubbell (4.08, 17.2 IP), who struck out more than a batter an inning in a relief role a season ago. Baseball Signs RHP Doherty for 2020. â¦ Chillicothe, Ohio. Now, the Gamecocks look to emulate that success this spring. Will have much more on the #Frogs Friday, but a lot of buzz coming out of FTW on LHP Austin Krob and RHP Garrett Wright. November 28, 2020. There are plenty of other fresh faces in the OVC, too. Plus, MSU plays in an offensive environment at home and these hitters know how to take advantage of that. Louis Davenport, RHP, Eastern Kentucky9. Check in everyday to see where your team ranks in The College Sports Madness Top 144 team previews. Dylan Dodd, LHP, Southeast Missouri State10. If that happens, it will raise the ceiling for what Belmont can accomplish. 6. Connor Yoder, RHP, Charleston Southern 4. The Skyhawks bring back experience on the mound, what with the return of righthander Winston Cannon (6-9, 5.83) and lefthander Sam Folks (5-6, 4.63) in the rotation, righty Seth Petry (4-2, 5.86) in the midweek role and righthanders Nick Wohlbold (3.03, 13 SV) and David Hussey (8.12, 54.1 IP) in the bullpen. Now, he’ll go into 2020 as one of the OVC’s most accomplished starting pitchers and a member of an exciting starting rotation for the Cougars. Add in all those who missed all of part of last season, like catcher Wade Stauss, who clubbed seven home runs two seasons ago, first baseman Austin Blazevic (.281/.348/.414), left fielder Peyton Faulkner, who hit .281/.417/.357 two seasons ago, and right fielder Justin Dirden, who hit .340/.437/.665 with 16 homers in 2018, and they suddenly have a deep lineup on their hands. Tyler Wilber, SS, Southeast Missouri State8. The next step for Hinchman, not unlike Strohschein as a freshman and sophomore, is to be a more disciplined hitter overall and cut down on his strikeouts. 8. Kentucky Preview. LSU Basketball: 2020-21 season preview for the Tigers by Ben Dickson Kansas Basketball: 3 keys to beat No. Even with all of that, the Golden Eagles are in a good spot heading into 2020. 2020 Ohio Valley Preview: Jacksonville State Leads Again Season Preview Mark Etheridge - February 3, 2020 Jim Caseâs Jacksonville State squad reached the NCAA tournament last season by winning the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. Copyright © 2020 Baseball America Enterprises. 2020 Ohio Valley Preview: Jacksonville State Leads Again Jacksonville State reached the NCAA tournament as the leagueâs automatic bid last season. Kenny Serwa, RHP, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville6. Offensively, the loss of Jimmy Govern, who spent the latter half of 2019 blowing through the Royals’ minor league system, is huge, but Christian Pena (.381/.457/.490), Grant Emme (.349/.426/.497) and Ryan Knernschield (.335/.420/.430) are fantastic building blocks for a rebuilt lineup. Women's basketball picked second, Kinney named All-OVC ... November 05, 2020. Houston Wright, OF, Tennessee-Martin. It marks the second-straight year the event will be at the venue. You may remember Tennessee Tech winning the Oxford Regional back in 2018, but it goes beyond that. February 13, 2019 February 13, 2019 jcdecicco Leave a Comment on 2019 OVC Baseball Preview. Perfect Game is excited to announce the content schedule for the 2020 College Baseball preview. Tulane coach Travis Jewett discusses a successful 2020 season and the momentum the program has going into next season. Rent One Park is home of the Southern Illinois Miners, a professional baseball team playing in the Frontier League. Jonathan Beymer, RHP, Campbell 3. Patrick Ebert, Mike Rooney, Jheremy Brown, Vinnie Cervino, Brian Sakowski, Greg Gerard, Nate Schweers, Connor Spencer and Jeff Dahn will all contribute, covering the college game in great detail. The Bobcats are eager and ready to get back to action this year after a 2020 season that ended abruptly due to Covid-19 and the shutdown of NJCAA sports nationwide. Florida State again has all the pieces to contend for an ACC title and more in 2021. vs. Ohio Christian University. 2019 OVC Baseball Preview. In the latest Top 25, Teddy Cahill and Joe Healy rank the 25 best additions to college baseball programs in 2020. 5 Tennessee State Tigers vs. No. #21 Southeast Missouri State FCS Football 2020 Preview #101 Belmont Men's Basketball 2020-2021 Preview #30 Eastern Kentucky FCS Football 2020 Preview #120 Austin Peay Men's Basketball 2020-2021 Preview #129 Murray State Men's Basketball 2020-2021 Preview; Ohio Valley Football 2020 Non-Conference â¦ Team to Beat: Belmont. Southern Illinois-Edwardsville (19-32, 11-19). It remains to be seen who steps up to fill in those innings, but junior college transfer righthander Louis Davenport and redshirt-junior righthander Darren Williams (3.40, 39.2 IP) will get a shot at mitigating Ochsenbein’s loss. Womenâs basketballâs 20-game Ohio Valley Conference â¦ That unit may not be able to totally make up the production lost, but they still should be able to score runs in bunches. Lefthander David Llorens (6.79, 51.2 IP) has starting experience, but might be ticketed for a bullpen role this season, where the team can truly take advantage of his stuff, which helped him strike out 10.28 batters per nine innings last year. Perhaps the biggest loss from a year ago is closer Aaron Ochsenbein, one of the most dominant relievers in college baseball. That might make it sound like an impossible hill to climb for the Governors to compete in the top half of the league, but Austin Peay has finished lower than seventh in the OVC just once in the last 20 seasons and returners on offense create optimism that they can continue that consistency. Any discussion of Eastern Illinois in 2020 has to begin with hard-throwing righthander Will Klein (5.11, 24.2 IP). In order to access this exclusive content you must have a Baseball America Account. Would love your thoughts, please comment. Great chat with @TexasBaseball skipper David Pierce. The Bruins have finished sixth or better in the OVC in each of the last five seasons. With big-time arms like Eastern Illinois’ Will Klein, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville’s Collin Baumgartner and Kenny Serwa, and Morehead State’s Alex Garbrick returning, that trend could continue. Two years ago, Hensor hit .294/.433/.344 to earn OVC all-newcomer team honors. Jim Case’s Jacksonville State squad reached the NCAA tournament last season by winning the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. They endured a similar loss on the mound with staff ace Garrett Farmer, but again, the return of righthander Isaiah Magwood (3-1. He sprinted across the finish line as well, throwing at least eight innings in each of his final three starts of the season. February 6, 2019 February 6, 2019 jcdecicco Leave a Comment on Cubs 2018 ... 2019 jcdecicco Leave a Comment on Baseball Signs RHP Doherty for 2020. In Serwa and righthander Collin Baumgartner (2-5, 4.72), whose fastball has been up to 96 mph, the coaching staff feels like it has a 1A and 1B in the rotation. Kerrick Jackson will lead a new Draft Summer League, created by MLB and Prep Baseball Report, and head a foundation dedicated to improving diversity in amateur baseball. The OVC is starting to earn a reputation for its inspired play in the postseason. 2020-21 Ohio Valley Basketball Preview Award Projections Player of the Year: Terry Taylor, Austin Peay. The Gamecocks won the OVC regular season title by three games last season and will go into 2020 as the favorite again. The year prior, TTU went to Tallahassee and won its regional opener against host Florida State. A significant amount of star power departed Clarksville at the end of the season, with OVC home run leader Parker Phillips gone, along with ace Jacques Pucheu, the other two members of the weekend rotation in Brandon Vial and Josh Rye, the team’s two best relievers in Greg Leban and Brett Newberg, catcher David Martinez and leading hitter Aaron Campbell. The top prospect in the OVC, the junior came on to most radars with the summer he put up in the Northwoods League, where he had an 0.85 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 21 innings of work. His slugging percentage was the highest on the team, which is not only impressive because TTU is typically an extremely offensive outfit, but also because he was still on the roster with OVC legend Kevin Strohschein, the conference’s all-time hits king. Lewis (.303/.434/.521, 9 HR, 17 SB), shortstop Logan Thomason (.302/.374/.479) and second baseman Daniel Harris (.271/.325/.431, 9 HR). Righthander Jake Ziegelmeyer (3.69, 8 SV) will close games once again, supported by lefthanders Cory Conway (4.91, 22 IP) and John Bakke (6.35, 5.2 IP). Now, the Gamecocks look to emulate that success this spring. Click here to get started. Those players include outfielder Garrett Spain (.333/.412/.502), shortstop Garrett Kueber (.304/.409/.416), first baseman John McDonald (.289/.377/.422), utility man Malcolm Tipler (.271/.383/.431), third baseman Gino Avros (.257/.394/.342) and infielder Bobby Head (.244/.311/.445). Right fielder Nick Howie (.353/.474/.557, 11 HR, 16 SB) will be the catalyst for it all at the top of the lineup, supported by senior catcher A.J. Ohio Valley Conference. Three of the most consistent hitters from last season are gone in Devon Gardner, Hunter Holland and Chas Hadden. Baseball. Portsmouth junior Madison Perry (12) hits the ball over the net during the Trojansâ scrimmage as part of the 2020 Ohio Valley Conference preseason volleyball preview. With a .224 opponent batting average, Burns proved difficult to hit last season. SIUE baseball Head Coach Sean Lyons has revealed his schedule for the 2020 season, his fourth at the helm of the â¦ Also included is a State of the Game f 1. Player of the Year: Jason Hinchman, 1B, Tennessee Tech. In 2020, JSU looks like the team most equipped to do something like that again, but Morehead State, Eastern Kentucky and a resurgent Southeast Missouri State will all have something to say about which team gets that opportunity. — Kendall Rogers (@KendallRogers) November 30, 2020. The Wildcats open the 2020-21 season against the Eagles from the OVC. The conference is known as an offensive league, and that will continue to be the case, but it’s worth noting that the pitching has steadily improved. 11/12 Wildcats ... Women's basketball unveils full 2020-21 schedule. Most of the pressing questions for the Cougars come in the lineup, where they lost several of their most accomplished hitters, including Dustin Woodcock, Brock Weimar and Peyton Cordova-Smith. Great chat with @TCU_Baseball skipper @TCUSchloss today. It’s a veteran group that could be poised for a jump forward. Isaac Campbell, RHP, Gardner-Webb 5. SIUE Baseball Announces 2020 Schedule. 2020 SIUE Baseball News. The 2020 baseball team was on pace to break a number of school records including the teams all time wins record. 2020 Baseball Standings Print Choose A Season: 2020 Baseball Standings 2019 Baseball Standings 2018 Baseball Standings 2017 Baseball Standings 2016 Baseball Standings 2015 Baseball Standings 2014 Baseball Standings 2013 Baseball Standings The top two spots in the rotation are locked in with the return of lefties Dylan Dodd (4-5, 5.33), who has been up to 94 mph with his fastball, and Noah Niznik (3-4, 3.63), who enjoyed an outstanding freshman season as the team’s most effective starter. Bullpen roles will have to be figured out, but righthander Christian Edwards (4.99, 7 SV), the best prospect on the JSU roster, is a good starting point for building up that unit. A number of exciting offensive pieces return for the Racers, most notably right fielder Brock Anderson (.289/.351/.574). Lefthander Blake Cisneros (4.91, 29.1 IP) is back in the bullpen, and look for junior college transfer righthander Rance Pittman to join him and lean on his slider to get outs. 5) Murray State to Threepeat in the OVC post-Ja Morant Murray State lost the greatest player to ever play for the Racers, Ja Morant, who recently went 2nd overall in the 2019 NBA Draft. By the end of last season, coach Edwin Thompson and his staff had settled on a rotation of lefthander Brennan Kelly (4-4, 4.95), righthander Jacob Ferris (6-5, 6.17) and lefthander Will Brian (0-2, 5.50), and all three are back to reprise their roles. Justin Perkins (.252/.344/.447) and Raul Elguezabal (.265/.361/.416) will provide some extra-base pop, as will junior college transfer second baseman Connor Kiffer. At 6-foot-4 and 190 pounds, he shows strength in his athletic frame at the plate and can turn that into power production when he barrels the ball up. Now, the Gamecocks, the league favorite, look to emulate that success this spring. BA Newsletter: Get Analysis, Rankings Delivered To Your Inbox! Bracket OVC Sports Schedule. Righthanders Cole Milam and Braydon Bone are two other bullpen weapons to watch. Returners Casey Harford (.312/.356/.463), Sean Dixson (.276/.345/.405) and Blake Davis (.260/.326/.433, 9 HR) will be important in that effort, as will junior college transfer outfielder Houston Wright, who hit .371/.436/.656 with 19 home runs at Spartanburg Methodist (S.C.) JC last season. When Milam is on his game and commanding his stuff, he can be untouchable, as he struck out 54 in 30 innings a season ago. The year prior, the righthander was SIUE’s steadiest starter, putting up a 4.45 ERA in 85 innings. Join as we preview what to expect from each conference over the next two weeks. Returners who were healthy and productive at the plate last season include shortstop Tyler Wilber (.383/.480/.531, 19 2B), second baseman Connor Basler (.273/.381/.341, 21 SB) and center fielder Danny Wright (.270/.377/.327). A weekend rotation of righthanders Jason Goe (7-2, 4.48) and Alex Garbrick (3-4, 4.32), plus lefthander Will Lozinak (8-1, 5.05) is solid from front to back. That’s simply a much better track record than you’re used to seeing from a first-year head coach in a mid-major league. Glenville, WV. Freshman of the Year: Preston Salazar, RHP/INF, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. November 22, 2019. Hinchman is obviously the marquee name, but Anthony Carrera (.271/.391/.538, 15 HR), John Dyer (.330/.420/.581, 11 HR), Gavin Johns (.251/.316/.357), Nathan McMeans (.294/.374/.365) and J.D. Back in the bullpen is junior righthander Kyle Brennan (3.44, 9 SV), one of the best relievers in the league. 3PM. The overall conference ERA has dropped in each of the last three seasons and the 5.41 mark in 2019 was the lowest since 2014. Also back is senior second baseman Jordan Cozart (.324/.365/.561), DH Sean Darmafall (.264/.372/.354), left fielder Ryan Perkins (.262/.362/.476, 10 HR) and center fielder Jake Slunder (.263/.347/.282). He averaged 21.8 points, 11 rebounds, 1.3 steals, and 1.3 blocks per game on his way to winning this award last â¦ Said he did touch 99 at one point, but was more 94-96 and up to 97 with his FB. #TCU â Kendall Rogers (@KendallRogers) November 18, 2020 1 Gonzaga to open 2020-21 season by Andrew Tineo by Dave Ackert 5 days ago Follow @AckAttackk Krob up to 95 w/ excellent stuff, Wright really intriguing â 96-98 mph FB, power slider at 91. 2020-2021 Season Preview. Friday - 03.05.21. 2019 College Baseball Daily Season Preview and Predictions: Ohio Valley by Jake Mastroianni January 22, 2019 This is the 2019 College Baseball Daily season preview and predictions article for the Ohio Valley Conference where Tennessee Tech and Morehead State currently set the pace. The Kentucky Wildcats play the Morehead State Eagles in an NCAA college basketball game at Rupp Arena in Lexington. Blake Brown, RHP, UNC Asheville 2. mar 29, 2020 ovac hof selects anastasio, bloom: mar 15, 2020 ovac hof selects jeter, palmer: mar 1, 2020 ovac hof selects abuls, mclane: feb 17, 2020 ovac hof selects blaha, fodor: feb 2, 2020 ovac hof selects johnson, watson: jan 19, 2020 avoid standing in line! Morehead State and Tennessee Tech usher in new coaches with the Eagles welcoming former Notre Dame head coach Mik Aoki and TTU welcoming former Baylor head coach and Auburn assistant Steve Smith. MIF has a lot of depth as well. Righthanders Alex Stevenson (1.61, 22.1 IP), Jesse Wainscott (2.04, 17.2 IP), Alex Spahman (3.52, 23 IP) and Blake Malatestinic (5.10, 42.1 IP), and lefty Foster Anshutz (7-2, 6.15) will likely fill important roles around Klein. By Teddy Cahill on January 31, 2020. He’s a quick-twitch athlete with good speed who will help SIUE create things in the short game. The 2020 season is shaping up to be the Cougars’ most successful season under coach Sean Lyons thanks to pitching depth the program really hasn’t had before. We've also released our preseason top 25 rankings, previewed â¦ November 06, 2020. The 2020 college baseball season is almost here! They do bring back a ton of experience in right fielder John Behrends (.277/.368/.348), third baseman Grayson Taylor (.274/.340/.392), center fielder Hagan Severance (.242/.370/.388), DH Chandler Adkins (.239/.406/.362) and catcher Jackson Campbell (.231/.322/.440, 8 HR). It says something about how coaches around the league view Serwa that he pitched in just seven games last year but was still voted second team all-OVC after going 3-2, 3.19 with 33 strikeouts and just six walks in 42.1 innings. COOKEVILLE, Tenn. â The Tennessee Tech baseball team opens up Ohio Valley Conference action with a weekend series at SIUE starting Friday, Mar. 8 â¦ Losing top hitter Nic Gaddis is tough, no doubt, but JSU has the talented depth to offset that departure. Pierce feels like the #Horns offense will be much improved, and RHP Ty Madden was as advertised this fall. First Round (Wednesday, March 4) â ESPN+ Game 1: No. Jacksonville State can beat you in a number of ways, and that sets it apart. Funk (.245/.328/.481) are all coming off of successful seasons to varying degrees. Also in the second base mix is Bryce Hensor (.346, 26 AB), who was off to a scalding start before his season ended prematurely in March. 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