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! The year prior, the righthander was SIUE’s steadiest starter, putting up a 4.45 ERA in 85 innings. And just last year, Jacksonville State advanced to the regional final in Oxford. With Salazar added to the mix, if this trio is firing on all cylinders, it should be one of the best in the OVC. Isaac Campbell, RHP, Gardner-Webb 5. It’s a veteran group that could be poised for a jump forward. 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. Said he did touch 99 at one point, but was more 94-96 and up to 97 with his FB. November 06, 2020. Florida State again has all the pieces to contend for an ACC title and more in 2021. LSU Basketball: 2020-21 season preview for the Tigers by Ben Dickson Kansas Basketball: 3 keys to beat No. Don't just see where your team is ranked, see who they will match up against in the NCAA Tournament. 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. Taylor tested the NBA waters but decided to come back for his final season with the Governors. A number of exciting offensive pieces return for the Racers, most notably right fielder Brock Anderson (.289/.351/.574). 1 Gonzaga to open 2020-21 season by Andrew Tineo by Dave Ackert 5 days ago Follow @AckAttackk 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). 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. The Kentucky Wildcats play the Morehead State Eagles in an NCAA college basketball game at Rupp Arena in Lexington. Jim Case’s Jacksonville State squad reached the NCAA tournament last season by winning the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. Join as we preview what to expect from each conference over the next two weeks. We look to build on our promise to provide the most comprehensive coverage with the 2020 College Preview. November 28, 2020. The key will be filling out the pitching staff around Dodd and Niznik. The 2020 baseball team was on pace to break a number of school records including the teams all time wins record. 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. 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. SIUE Baseball Announces 2020 Schedule. Bracket OVC Sports Schedule. Alex Garbrick, RHP, Morehead State5. 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. 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. 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. 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. Collin Baumgartner, RHP, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville3. 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. at. 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. Would love your thoughts, please comment. 1. That unit may not be able to totally make up the production lost, but they still should be able to score runs in bunches. The season preview material includes several parts, including content pieces national in scope, and conference-specific pieces that dissect not only each team, but also identify the best prospects from each class in … 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. 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. 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). 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. 2020 Pac 12 Preview: Arizona State Aims For Statement, Top 50 Prospect Scouting Reports (2020 Draft), 51-100 Prospect Scouting Reports (2020 Draft), MLB, Prep Baseball Report Launch Summer Draft League, Driveline Success Stories: Indiana On The Right TRAQ, The D1Baseball Podcast: Season 7, Episode 6. Christian Edwards, RHP, Jacksonville State4. 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. 2020 SEC College Baseball Preview. Even with all of that, the Golden Eagles are in a good spot heading into 2020. It marks the second-straight year the event will be at the venue. 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. 8. Also included is a State of the Game f Will Klein, RHP, Eastern Illinois2. Saturday - 02.27.21. 2020 Ohio Valley Preview: Jacksonville State Leads Again Jacksonville State reached the NCAA tournament as the league’s automatic bid last season. Perhaps the biggest loss from a year ago is closer Aaron Ochsenbein, one of the most dominant relievers in college baseball. February 13, 2019 February 13, 2019 jcdecicco Leave a Comment on 2019 OVC Baseball Preview. 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. Our 2020 Major League Baseball Preview is available for pre-order now! 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. Women's basketball picked second, Kinney named All-OVC ... November 05, 2020. First Round (Wednesday, March 4) — ESPN+ Game 1: No. 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. 1. Houston Wright, OF, Tennessee-Martin. Krob up to 95 w/ excellent stuff, Wright really intriguing — 96-98 mph FB, power slider at 91. 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. The 2020 college baseball season is almost here! The year prior, TTU went to Tallahassee and won its regional opener against host Florida State. Connor Yoder, RHP, Charleston Southern 4. Inside this 200-page magazine, you will find team previews, which include last year’s stat lines, this year’s schedule and lineup predictions, along with individual stat line forecasts for this upcoming season. With a .224 opponent batting average, Burns proved difficult to hit last season. The official Men's Basketball page for Ohio Valley Conference The 2020 OVC Baseball Championship will be held May 19-24 at Rent One Park in Marion, Illinois. 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 Redhawks are likely going to be quite offensive in 2020. BA Newsletter: Get Analysis, Rankings Delivered To Your Inbox! Baseball Signs RHP Doherty for 2020. … 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. 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. 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). Check in everyday to see where your team ranks in The College Sports Madness Top 144 team previews. Rent One Park is home of the Southern Illinois Miners, a professional baseball team playing in the Frontier League. The OVC is starting to earn a reputation for its inspired play in the postseason. Copyright © 2020 Baseball America Enterprises. In order to access this exclusive content you must have a Baseball America Account. 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. Three of the most consistent hitters from last season are gone in Devon Gardner, Hunter Holland and Chas Hadden. Glenville State College. 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. Louis Davenport, RHP, Eastern Kentucky9. 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. We’ll take a closer look at the top five storylines in Mid-Major basketball, as we continue our 2019-2020 NCAA Preview. Freshman of the Year: Preston Salazar, RHP/INF, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. 2020 Ohio Valley Preview: Jacksonville State Leads Again Season Preview Mark Etheridge - February 3, 2020 Jim Case’s Jacksonville State squad reached the NCAA tournament last season by winning the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. 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. 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 Team to Beat: Belmont. 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. While the Gamecocks lead the charge, Eastern Kentucky, Belmont and Austin Peay are worth watching. 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. Ohio Valley Conference. 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. Jonathan Beymer, RHP, Campbell 3. 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. Friday - 03.05.21. 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. If that happens, it will raise the ceiling for what Belmont can accomplish. There are plenty of other fresh faces in the OVC, too. Center fielder Brady Bunten is a toolsy player with good speed who will hit near the top of the lineup as well. The Bruins have finished sixth or better in the OVC in each of the last five seasons. Tulane coach Travis Jewett discusses a successful 2020 season and the momentum the program has going into next season. 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. Blake Brown, RHP, UNC Asheville 2. The Gamecocks won the OVC regular season title by three games last season and will go into 2020 as the favorite again. All three started ten or more games and threw 58.1 or more innings a season ago. Two workhorse starters return to the rotation in righthander Trevor McMurray (3-7, 5.56) and lefthander Shane Burns (3-3, 3.84). Chillicothe, Ohio. 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). 8 … 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. 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. SIUE baseball Head Coach Sean Lyons has revealed his schedule for the 2020 season, his fourth at the helm of the … Southern Illinois-Edwardsville (19-32, 11-19). 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. Look for outfielder Dylan Burris to be a catalyst at the top of the order. 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. 5 Tennessee State Tigers vs. No. 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). 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. 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. All rights reserved. 4. Now, the Gamecocks look to emulate that success this spring. Women’s basketball’s 20-game Ohio Valley Conference … All; Preview; Recap ... (Chicago) has been selected to the All-Ohio Valley Conference baseball preseason team. The Wildcats open the 2020-21 season against the Eagles from the OVC. By Teddy Cahill on January 31, 2020. Sophomore Joshua South (4-5, 3.89) will front the rotation after an outstanding freshman campaign. Funk (.245/.328/.481) are all coming off of successful seasons to varying degrees. Additionally, you can subscribe to Baseball America's newsletter and receive all of our rankings, analysis, prospect insight & more delivered to your inbox every day. 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. Now, the Gamecocks look to emulate that success this spring. 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. vs. Ohio Christian University. 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. MIF has a lot of depth as well. 2020 SIUE Baseball News. Righthander Trey Fortner (2-6, 5.93), who started 13 games last year, brings experience to the midweek slot. EKU returns several hitters among the best in the conference who were part of a Colonels lineup last season that showed great versatility. You may remember Tennessee Tech winning the Oxford Regional back in 2018, but it goes beyond that. 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. Now, the Gamecocks, the league favorite, look to emulate that success this spring. 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. Plus, MSU plays in an offensive environment at home and these hitters know how to take advantage of that. Baseball. Back in the bullpen is junior righthander Kyle Brennan (3.44, 9 SV), one of the best relievers in the league. 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. Jacksonville State can beat you in a number of ways, and that sets it apart. 2019 OVC Baseball Preview. Two years ago, Hensor hit .294/.433/.344 to earn OVC all-newcomer team honors. 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. #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 … Great chat with @TCU_Baseball skipper @TCUSchloss today. Rounding out the rotation is righty Logan Bowen (6.46, 47.1 IP), who started four games and saved four games in 2019. — Kendall Rogers (@KendallRogers) November 30, 2020. Southeast Missouri State (23-32, 10-20). Tyler Wilber, SS, Southeast Missouri State8. 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. Glenville, WV. Click here to get started. Portsmouth junior Madison Perry (12) hits the ball over the net during the Trojans’ scrimmage as part of the 2020 Ohio Valley Conference preseason volleyball preview. 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. Dylan Dodd, LHP, Southeast Missouri State10. Top 2020 Draft Prospects. 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. Any discussion of Eastern Illinois in 2020 has to begin with hard-throwing righthander Will Klein (5.11, 24.2 IP). 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. He sprinted across the finish line as well, throwing at least eight innings in each of his final three starts of the season. 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. Kenny Serwa, RHP, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville6. 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. Logan Goodnight, SS, Morehead State7. 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. #TCU — Kendall Rogers (@KendallRogers) November 18, 2020 COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech baseball team opens up Ohio Valley Conference action with a weekend series at SIUE starting Friday, Mar. 2020-2021 Season Preview. 2020 Ohio Valley Preview: Jacksonville State Leads Again Jacksonville State reached the NCAA tournament as the league’s automatic bid last season. 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. Great chat with @TexasBaseball skipper David Pierce. Women's basketball opens season on the road against No. We've also released our preseason top 25 rankings, previewed … Righthanders Cole Milam and Braydon Bone are two other bullpen weapons to watch. 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. 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. 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. 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. He’s a quick-twitch athlete with good speed who will help SIUE create things in the short game. Kentucky Preview. 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. 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. As it stands now, his pitching is ahead of his hitting, and he’s projected to jump into the weekend rotation right away. 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. If he can keep that going in the spring, no matter what role he holds, it will be a boon for the Panthers. 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. 3PM. 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. Pierce feels like the #Horns offense will be much improved, and RHP Ty Madden was as advertised this fall. Lewis (.303/.434/.521, 9 HR, 17 SB), shortstop Logan Thomason (.302/.374/.479) and second baseman Daniel Harris (.271/.325/.431, 9 HR). Preseason OVC Honors. 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. Player of the Year: Jason Hinchman, 1B, Tennessee Tech. They have the talent, particularly on the mound, to extend that streak to six. 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. That group is talented and proven enough to keep UT-Martin competitive. on February 11, 2020 The OVC is starting to earn a reputation for its inspired play in the postseason. Perfect Game is excited to announce the content schedule for the 2020 College Baseball preview. 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. 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). 6. Now, the Gamecocks, the league favorite, look to emulate that success this spring. 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). 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. 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. He averaged 21.8 points, 11 rebounds, 1.3 steals, and 1.3 blocks per game on his way to winning this award last … 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. They endured a similar loss on the mound with staff ace Garrett Farmer, but again, the return of righthander Isaiah Magwood (3-1. Baseball. November 22, 2019. Pitcher of the Year: Kenny Serwa, RHP, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. 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. In the latest Top 25, Teddy Cahill and Joe Healy rank the 25 best additions to college baseball programs in 2020. 2020-21 Ohio Valley Basketball Preview Award Projections Player of the Year: Terry Taylor, Austin Peay. 11/12 Wildcats ... Women's basketball unveils full 2020-21 schedule. Losing top hitter Nic Gaddis is tough, no doubt, but JSU has the talented depth to offset that departure.