Coastal predicted to retain Sun Belt East Division title

Coastal Carolina baseball was a unanimous pick to win the Sun Belt Conference East Division for the 2019 season, as voted by the league coaches in the 2019 Sun Belt Conference Baseball Coaches’ Preseason Poll.

Picked to three-peat as East Division champions, the Chanticleers received 12 first-place votes and a total of 72 points in the preseason ballot, it was released today by the league office. South Alabama (52 points), Troy (48), Georgia Southern (43), Georgia State (24) and Appalachian State (13) rounded out the East Division voting.

Louisiana was picked to win the West Division, garnering 11 first-place votes and 71 total points overall. Little Rock received the lone other first-place vote and a total of 48 points to be tabbed third in the West Division voting behind Texas State with 55 points.

The Chants return the majority of its batting order from last season, including All-Sun Belt performers Cory Wood, Zach Biermann and Parker Chavers.

The Chanticleers open up the 2019 season with the Brittain Resorts Invitational from Feb. 15-17 at Springs Brooks Stadium in Conway. The opening-weekend tournament will consist of host CCU, Maryland, VCU, and Campbell.

Baseball season tickets for all home games at Springs Brooks Stadium are on sale now. Season ticket prices start at a low cost of $250 for the entire home season. Fans can purchase tickets by calling the Chanticleer Athletics Ticket Office at 843-347-8499 online at GoCCUsports.com.

2019 Sun Belt Conference Baseball Coaches’ Preseason Poll

First-place votes in parentheses

EAST DIVISION
1. Coastal Carolina (12) – 72 pts
2. South Alabama – 52 pts
3. Troy – 48 pts
4. Georgia Southern – 43 pts
5. Georgia State – 24 pts
6. Appalachian State – 13 pts

WEST DIVISION
1. Louisiana (11) – 71 pts
2. Texas State – 55 pts
3. Little Rock (1) – 48 pts
4. UTA – 36 pts
5. Arkansas State – 24 pts
6. ULM – 18 pts

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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