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2020 SoCon Preview: Teams Chasing Samford/Mercer

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The Southern Conference has improved atop the league standings the past few seasons.

Samford and Mercer have traded spots as the automatic bid to the NCAA tournament the past two seasons. Well, the two intriguing programs are once again expected to be solid in 2020 with Samford getting the edge over Mercer. ETSU, Wofford and UNC Greensboro also are within striking distance, with UNCG ushering in a new era after losing long-time head coach Link Jarrett to Notre Dame.

Our conference preview includes:

 

Projected Standings

Bold indicates 2019 regional team, and records are from 2019. Teams are listed in order of projected 2020 finish.

 RecordOverall
Samford19-541-19
Mercer14-1035-29
Wofford14-936-25
East Tennessee State11-1234-21
UNC Greensboro14-1034-20
Furman13-1126-31
Western Carolina8-1621-32
The Citadel5-1912-43
VMI9-1517-41


Projected Regional Team (1): Samford

Player of the Year: Justice Bigbee, Western Carolina

Pitcher of the Year: Sam Strickland, Samford

Freshman of the Year: Gant Starling, The Citadel

 

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