2017 AAC Baseball Pre-Season Poll/All Conference Team:

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    AAC Pre-Season Poll: East Carolina tabbed by coaches to win The American in preseason poll

    UConn picked to finsh 4th behind ECU, Houston and Tulane:

    >>UConn was tabbed for fourth-place in the preseason poll with 30 points. The Huskies won their first American Athletic Conference tournament title last season after beating Houston in the championship final. UConn, under head coach Jim Penders, finished 38-25 overall and 14-9 in conference play and earned a spot in the Gainesville Regional. The Huskies will be led on the mound by Cate, a southpaw who led The American in strikeouts per nine innings as a freshman (11.04), and third baseman Willy Yahn, who had a league-leading 88 hits in 2016.<<

    2017 PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM

    Pos Name School 2016 Statistics
    P Tim Cate UConn 5-1, 2.73 ERA, 82.1 IP, 101 K, 27 BB
    P Evan Kruczynski East Carolina 8-1, 2.01 ERA, 116.2 IP, 95 K, 27 BB
    P Seth Romero * Houston 6-4, 2.29 ERA, 94.1 IP, 113 K, 28 BB
    P Ross Massey Tulane 10-3, 2.29 ERA, 90.1 IP, 51 K, 18 BB
    RP Joe Ingle * East Carolina 6-3, 3.59 ERA, 12 SV, 52.2 IP, 75 K
    C Travis Watkins East Carolina .326, 7 HR, 44 RBI
    1B Hunter Williams Tulane .294, 9 HR, 30 RBI
    2B Jake Willsey Tulane .265, 10 HR, 31 RBI
    SS Kevin Merrell USF .320, 1 HR, 22 RBI, 16 SB
    3B Willy Yahn UConn .319, 3 HR, 46 RBI, 7 SB
    OF Dwanya Williams-Sutton * East Carolina .360, 5 HR, 27 RBI, 7 SB
    OF Corey Julks * Houston .332, 3 HR, 28 RBI, 10 SB
    OF Chris Carrier Memphis .280, 6 HR, 38 RBI, 15 SB
    DH Joe Davis * Houston .331, 14 HR, 58 RBI
    * unanimous selection

    PRESEASON PLAYER OF THE YEAR
    DH Joe Davis Houston .331, 14 HR, 58 RBI

    PRESEASON PITCHERS OF THE YEAR
    LHP Tim Cate UConn 5-1, 2.73 ERA, 82.1 IP, 101 K, 27 BB
    LHP Evan Kruczynski East Carolina 8-1, 2.01 ERA, 116.2 IP, 95 K, 27 BB
     
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