SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Feb. 11, 2016) – Announced Thursday morning by the Southern conference, the East Tennessee State University baseball team was awarded three more preseason All-Conference accolades.
Trey York (Knoxville, Tenn.) received his second preseason award by being placed on the All-SoCon first team, and both Kevin Phillips (St. Louis, Mo.) and Chris Cook (Kingsport, Tenn.) were tabbed second team All-Conference.
College Sports Madness previously recognized all three of these Bucs by receiving first and second team honors in late January.
With three selections on the conference teams, ETSU is tied for the second most nominations in the conference for the 2016 season. Samford had the most with seven players recognized, and four of which were on the All-SoCon first team.
The Coaches Poll predicted ETSU to come in tied for seventh with The Citadel at 21 points, and the Media Poll had the Bucs in ninth place with 33 points. Mercer and Samford were both predicted to win the conference this year by receiving the same amount of first place votes in the coaches (four) and media polls (seven).
The Bucs open the 2016 season against Bowling Green at Thomas Stadium on February 19. First pitch is set for 3 p.m.
The full 2016 Preseason Southern Conference teams can be found below.
2016 Preseason All-Southern Conference
Preseason Player of the Year
Kyle Lewis, Jr., OF, Mercer
Preseason Pitcher of the Year
Matthew Milburn, Sr., RHP, Wofford
SP Matthew Milburn, Wofford
SP Adam Scott, Wofford
RP Will Stillman, Wofford
C Danny Bermudez, Western Carolina
1B Alex Lee, Samford
2B Trey York, ETSU
SS Matt Meeder, Mercer
3B Hunter Swilling, Samford
OF Kyle Lewis, Mercer
OF Heath Quinn, Samford
OF Matt Smith, Western Carolina
DH Austin Edens, Samford
SP JP Sears, The Citadel
SP Will Gaddis, Furman
RP Taylor Edens, VMI
C Richard Greene, Samford
1B Kevin Phillips, ETSU
2B Frankie Navarrete, Samford
SS Chris Cook, ETSU
3B Collin Woody, UNCG
OF Austin Mapes, The Citadel
OF Jackson Ware, Mercer
OF T.J. Dixon, Samford
DH Devin Ruiz, UNCG
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