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Redbirds highlight preseason all-MVC team
champion and preseason pick Illinois State leads the way with
four players as the Missouri Valley Conference released its
preseason all-conference team, in voting by the league’s head
The four Redbirds honored
include one senior in starting pitcher Corey Maines and three
juniors, second baseman Kevin Tokarski, catcher Matt Mirabal
(pictured above) and reliever Kenny Long.
Evansville, Missouri State
and Wichita State each had three players recognized, with
Creighton and Southern Illinois both with one.
The 2010 season starts on
Friday, Feb. 18, with all eight teams in action. Conference play
begins on Friday, April 8. Creighton will host the 2011 MVC
Tournament May 24-28 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, the new
home for the College World Series.
2011 MVC Preseason All-Conference Team
Pos. Name, School,
Johnny Coy, Wichita State, So.
1B Chris Serritella, Southern Illinois, Jr.
2B Kevin Tokarski, Illinois State, Jr.
3B Cody Fick, Evansville, Sr.
SS Eric Stamets, Evansville, So.
C Matt Mirabal, Illinois State, Jr.
DH Preston Springer, Wichita State, Sr.
UT Kevin Medrano, Missouri State, Jr.
OF Trever Adams, Creighton, Sr.
OF Aaron Conway, Missouri State, Sr.
OF Greg Wallace, Evansville, Sr.
SP Tim Kelley, Wichita State, Sr.
SP Corey Maines, Illinois State, Sr.
RP Grant Gordon, Missouri State, So.
RP Kenny Long, Illinois State, Jr.
(photo by Jimmy Jones)