Feb. 15, 2008


Texas-San Antonio is favorite in Southland Conference


CollegeBaseballInsider.com asked college coaches around the country to preview the 2008 college baseball season by sharing their insights on the teams and players to watch in their conferences. CBI compiled their answers to provide a sneak peek for the season ahead. click here for CBI Conference Previews


Today, we take a look at the Southland Conference (three out of 12 coaches participated).


The team to beat is: Texas-San Antonio


The three top starting pitchers are: Jacob Howard (Sam Houston State), Wade Miley (Southeastern Louisiana), Brian Sisk (Lamar)


The top closer is: Tim Erickson (Lamar)


The one pitcher you don’t want to face is: No pitcher received more than one vote.


The most underrated pitcher is: No pitcher received more than one vote.


The best defensive catcher is: No catcher received more than one vote.


The best three pure hitters are: Trent Lockwood (Texas-San Antonio), Keith Stein (Sam Houston State), Bobby Verbick (Sam Houston State)


The biggest three power threats are: Trent Lockwood (Texas-San Antonio)*, Bobby Verbick (Sam Houston State)*, Noel Trevino (Stephen F. Austin)


The hitter you least want to face is: Trent Lockwood (Texas-San Antonio)


The most underrated hitter is: No hitter received more than one vote.


Your favorite road stadium to visit is: Sam Houston State


*unanimous selection