2020 SoCon Preview: Teams Chasing Samford/MercerSeason Preview
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 Order of Finish
- Preseason Awards
- Top Prospects
- Top 25 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.
|East Tennessee State||11-12||34-21|
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
Check out our full preview below!