2020 Ohio Valley Preview: Jacksonville State Leads AgainSeason Preview
Jim Case’s Jacksonville State squad reached the NCAA tournament last season by winning the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. Now, the Gamecocks, the league favorite, look to emulate that success this spring. While the Gamecocks lead the charge, Eastern Kentucky, Belmont and Austin Peay are worth watching.
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. There are plenty of other fresh faces in the OVC, too.
Our conference preview includes:
- Projected Order of Finish
- Preseason Awards
- Top Prospects
- Top 20 Prospects, 2020 Draft
- Top 10 Prospects, 2021 Draft
- Top 10 Freshmen
- Team by Team Breakdowns
Bold indicates 2019 regional team, and records are from 2019. Teams are listed in order of projected 2020 finish.
Projected Regional Team (1): Jacksonville State
Player of the Year: Alex Webb, C, Jacksonville State
Pitcher of the Year: Isaiah Magwood, RHP, Jacksonville State
Freshman of the Year: Preston Salazar, RHP/DH, SIU-Edwardsville
Check out the full preview below!