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TCU places five on Preseason
defending champion TCU led the way with five selections on the
Preseason All- Mountain West Team in voting by the league’s head
coaches and released by the conference office.
The quintet of honored Horned Frogs included
senior outfielders Jason Coats and Brance Rivera, junior catcher
Josh Elander, junior third baseman Jantzen Witte and sophomore
pitcher Andrew Mitchell (right).
The 2012 season starts on Friday, Feb. 17, with
all five teams in action. Conference play begins the weekend of
March 16-18. Each team will play a home-and-home series with
each conference opponent. The MWC Championship will be May 24-27
at Earl E. Wilson Stadium in Las Vegas.
2012 Preseason All-MWC Team
C – Josh Elander, TCU, Jr.
1B – D.J. Peterson, New Mexico, So.
2B – Scott Dysinger, UNLV, Sr.
3B – Jantzen Witte, TCU, Jr.
SS – Alex Albritton, New Mexico, Jr.
OF – Jason Coats, TCU, Sr.
OF – Brance Rivera, TCU, Sr.
OF – Cody Smith, San Diego State, So.
UT/DH – Brandon Bayardi, UNLV, Sr.
P – Andrew Mitchell, TCU, So.
P – Cole Swanson, San Diego State, So.
(photo courtesy of TCU Media Relations Office)