All CofC games to be broadcast
College of Charleston reports all of its baseball games in 2013 will be broadcast either on AM-910 in Charleston or through online audio streaming.
CollegeBaseballDaily picks USC 2nd in East
CollegeBaseballDaily.com picks South Carolina to finish second to Vanderbilt in the SEC East Division. The Website picks the Gamecocks to be third in the conference overall.
UNC called team to beat
CollegeBaseballInsider.com calls North Carolina the team to beat in the ACC this season based on conversations with league coaches. The Webside calls Clemson's Daniel Gossett (Byrnes High) one of the league's two most underrated pitchers. Georgia Tech's Daniel Palka (Greer High) was a unanimous pick by the coaches surveyed among biggest power hitter threats in the league.
I mentioned on Monday that Coastal Carolina was CollegeBaseballInsider.com's pick to win the Big South Conference based on conversations with league coaches. I neglected several players picked for league superlatives. Tyler Herb was a unanimous choice and was joined by teammate Ryan Connolly as being ranked among the top starting pitchers. Coastal's Aaron Burke was rated the top closer. Jacob May earned three distinctions: best outfield arm, best defensive outfielder and top baserunner. Gary Gilmore of the Chanticleers was named the top "game coach." Winthrop's Tyler Olesczuk also was rated as having the best outfielder arm and Presbyterian's Brad Zebedis was ranked among the top power-hitting threats.
Coastal picked in South
CollegeBaseballToday.com picks Coastal Carolina to finish first in the Big South Conference's South Division. Winthrop is picked third, Presbyterian fourth and Charleston Southern sixth in the division.
Spartans a favorite
USC Upstate and Mercer shared the team to beat designation in CollegeBaseballInsider.com's survery of league coaches. Upstate's David Roseboom was ranked among the top starters and Chad Sobotka was listed as the top closer. The Spartans' Gaither Bumgardner was honored for best defensive outfielder, best outfield arm, one of the best pure hitters and one of the toughest hitters to strike out.
Upstate picked third
USC Upstate was picked to finish third by Mercer and Kennesaw State in CollegeBaseballToday.com's preview of the Atlantic Sun Conference.