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McCain Named Preseason All-Sun Belt

TROY, Ala. – Troy senior pitcher Shane McCain was named to the Preseason All-Sun Belt team and the Trojans were picked to finish third in the league in a vote by the Sun Belt coaches, the league office announced on Monday.

McCain, who was named 2013 Sun Belt Conference Pitcher of the Year last season, finished 9-1 with a 3.48 ERA in 16 starts. The senior southpaw was the second pitcher in the last three seasons to be named Sun Belt Pitcher of the Year (Tyler Ray, 2011).

The Fort Pierce, Fla., native struck out 105 batters, ninth in Troy single-season history, while walking just 18. He earned Sun Belt Conference Pitcher of the Week honors last season following his outing against Southeastern Louisiana, pitching seven innings and allowing one run off of three hits.

Troy will open the 2014 season at Riddle-Pace Field with a four-game series against Northern Kentucky on Feb. 14-16.

Baseball season tickets are available for purchase by contacting the Troy ticket office at 1-877-878-WINS, online at TroyTrojans.com or by visiting the ticket office in the Tine Davis Fieldhouse.

2014 Preseason All-Sun Belt Baseball Team

Austin Robichaux (UL Lafayette, Junior, SP)
Matt Bell (South Alabama, Senior, SP)
Shane McCain (Troy, Senior, SP)
Ian Tompkins (WKU, Junior, RP)
Michael Strentz (UL Lafayette, RS-Junior, C)
Zach George (Arkansas State, RS-Junior, 1B)
Caden Bailey (Georgia State, Junior, 2B)
Blake Trahan (UL Lafayette, Sophomore, SS)
Tyler Girouard (UL Lafayette, Junior, 3B)
Seth Harrison (UL Lafayette, Senior, OF)
Matt Shortall (UT Arlington, Senior, OF)
Regan Flaherty (WKU, Senior, OF)
Caleb Adams (UL Lafayette, Junior, DH)
Scott Wilcox (WKU, Senior, UTIL)

2014 Preseason Player of the Year

Caleb Adams (UL Lafayette, Junior, DH)

2014 Preseason Pitcher of the Year

Austin Robichaux (UL Lafayette, Junior, SP)

2014 SBC Coaches Predicted Order of Finish (first place votes)

1. UL Lafayette (8) - 98 pts
2. South Alabama (1) - 82 pts
3. Troy - 77 pts
4. Texas State - 57 pts
5. UT Arlington - 48 pts
6. WKU - 45 pts
7. Arkansas State - 41 pts
7. Georgia State - 41 pts
9. UALR - 33 pts
10. UL Monroe (1) - 28 pts


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