State baseball, softball report

Baseball

Sun Belt Conference

Coaches preseason poll

Predicted order of finish, first-place votes in parentheses

1. Florida Atlantic (5) 89

2. Fla. International (1) 85

3. South Alabama 67

4. Troy 61

5. Arkansas State (1) 60

6. Middle Tennessee (1) 56

7. Western Kentucky 42

8. UL-Lafayette (1) 39

9. UL-Monroe (1) 31

10. Ark.-Little Rock 20

Preseason Player of the Year: Logan Pierce, Troy

Preseason Pitcher of the Year: Chance Cleveland, UALR, Sr.

Preseason All-Sun Belt Team

RHP: Chance Cleveland, UALR, Sr.

LHP: Austin Gomber, Florida Atlantic, So.

RHP: Michael Ellis, FIU, Jr.

LHP: Johnathan Frebis, Middle Tenn. So.

LHP: Nate Hill, Troy, Sr.

C: Aramis Garcia, FIU, So.

1B: Mark Nelson, Florida Atlantic, Sr.

2B: Logan Kirkland, South Alabama, So.

SS: Dustin Jones, Arkansas State, Jr.

3B: Logan Pierce, Troy, Sr.

OF: Logan Uxa, Arkansas State, Sr.

OF: Trent Miller, Middle Tenn., Jr.

OF: Danny Collins, Troy, Jr.

DH: Whitt Dorsey, South Alabama, Sr.

Util: Jordan Patterson, South Alabama, Jr.

Wednesday’s game

Louisiana College vs. LSU-Alexandria, ppd weather. Game rescheduled for 5 p.m. March 13.

Holiday Inn Emerald Beach South Texas Baseball Classic All-Tournament Team

Carmelo LoSauro, Loyola, IF, Soph. LoSauro went 4-for-13 in the tournament.

Softball

Monday’s games

Cal. State Fullerton 1, McNeese 0

McNeese State 5, Cal. State Fullerton 1

wednesday’s games

Mississippi State at UL-Lafayette, 6 p.m.

Sun Belt Conference player of the week

Stephanie Routzon, UL-Monroe, pitcher, Jr. She took the win against Grambling State in a combined one-hit shutout and earned her second win of the season Saturday against Southeast Missouri State. Routzon no-hit the Redhawks through 5.2 innings.

Southland Conference

pitcher of the week

Kylie Roos, Northwestern State, Sr. She threw a pair of shutouts (Mississippi Valley State and Southeast Missouri State).