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Sale take top A-Sun preseason honors
FGCU juniors Zach Maxfield
and Chris Sale took top honors as the Atlantic Sun released its
preseason all-conference team, as voted by the league’s head
coaches and released by the conference office.
Maxfield was named
Preseason Player of the Year. The first baseman led the league
with 20 home runs and paced the Eagles with 66 RBI.
Sale was the unanimous choice for Preseason
Pitcher of the Year. A Preseason All-American, Sale was 7-4 a
season ago with a 2.72 ERA. The left-hander was named the top
prospect in the Cape Cod League last summer after being named
MVP of the league’s All-Star Game.
FGCU led the way with four
on the preseason all-conference squad. Joining Maxfield and Sale
were junior catcher Robert Green and junior third baseman Tim
Jacksonville had three players honored, while
Kennesaw State had two.
2010 Atlantic Sun Preseason All-Conference
SP – Matt Loosen, Jr., Jacksonville
SP – Chris Sale, Jr., FGCU
SP – Josh Smith, Sr., Lipscomb
RP – Chris Kaminski, Jr., Jacksonville
C – Robert Green, Jr., FGCU
1B – Zach Maxfield, Jr., FGCU
2B – Chuck Opachich, Sr., Jacksonville
3B – Tim Roberson, Jr., FGCU
SS – Tyler Stubblefield, Sr., Kennesaw State
DH – Aaron Crittenden, Sr., Stetson
OF – Dylan Craig, So., Belmont
OF – Preston Hale, Sr., UNF
OF – Josh Whitaker, Jr., Kennesaw State
Preseason Player of the Year: Zach
Preseason Pitcher of the Year: Chris