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Roberts earn top Sun Belt preseason honors
Junior outfielder Bryce Brentz of Middle
Tennessee was named the 2010 Sun Belt Conference Preseason
Player of the Year, in voting by the league’s head coaches and
released by the conference office.
Senior Kenneth Roberts of the Blue Raiders was
voted Preseason Pitcher of the Year.
Brentz was the 2009 Player
of the Year in the Sun Belt. He led the nation in hitting at
.465, slugging percentage at .930 and total bases with 214.
Brentz set school records with 107 hits, 28 home runs and 79
Roberts posted an 11-1 mark for Middle Tennessee
a season ago with a 3.04 ERA. He was the 2009 Sun Belt
Tournament Most Outstanding Player.
2010 Preseason All-Sun Belt Team
SP – Kenneth Roberts, Sr., Middle Tennessee
SP – Matt Ridings, Sr., Western Kentucky
RP – Lance Baxter, Sr., South Alabama
RP – Bart Carter, Sr., Western Kentucky
C – Matt Rice, Sr., Western Kentucky
1B – Tim Jobe, Sr., FIU
2B – Matt Payton, Sr., Western Kentucky
SS – Boomer Blanchard, Sr., ULM
3B – Tyler Burnett, Jr., Middle Tennessee
OF – Todd Baumgartner, Jr., Arkansas State
OF – Bryce Brentz, Jr., Middle Tennessee
OF – Adam Heisler, Sr., South Alabama
DH – Murray Watts, Jr., Arkansas State
Preseason Player of the Year: Bryce Brentz,
Jr., Middle Tennessee
Preseason Pitcher of the Year: Kenneth
Roberts, Sr., Middle Tennessee