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2020 Sun Belt Conference Preview: Coastal Remains On Top

Season Preview

The Sun Belt Conference remains Coastal Carolina’s domain until someone can knock the Chanticleers off.

It looked like 2019 might be the year, as Coastal finished the regular season with a 36-26 record, and 15-13 in the conference to open as the No. 5 seed in the Sun Belt Conference tournament. The Chants even lost the first game of the tournament, but then surged to five wins in four days to win the Sun Belt Conference title and the conference’s only regional bid. This year South Alabama looks like the biggest challenger to Coastal’s dominance, with Georgia Southern, Louisiana and Troy lurking as dark horse candidates.

Our conference preview includes:

  • Projected Order of Finish
  • Preseason Awards
  • Top Prospects, 2020 Draft
  • Top Prospects, 2021 Draft
  • Top Freshmen
  • Team by Team Breakdowns

Projected Standings

Bold indicates 2019 regional team, and records are from 2019. Teams are listed in order of projected 2020 finish.
Texas State20-1036-20
UT Arlington17-1232-26
Arkansas State11-1926-29
Little Rock18-1129-28
UL Monroe12-1727-31
Coastal Carolina15-1336-26-1
South Alabama16-1430-26
Georgia Southern18-1235-24
Appalachian State13-1622-31
Georgia State6-2415-41

Projected Regional Teams (2): South Alabama, Coastal Carolina

Player of the Year: Ethan Wilson, OF, South Alabama

Pitcher of the Year: Drake Nightengale, RHP, South Alabama

Freshman of the Year: Eric Brown, 3B, Coastal Carolina


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