Feb. 10, 2012

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Kalenkosky leads Preseason All-Southland Team


Preseason All-American Casey Kalenkosky (right), a senior first baseman from Texas State, leads the Preseason All-Southland Conference Teams as voted by the league’s head coaches and released by the conference office.


Kalenkosky set a program record with 21 home runs in 2011 to rank sixth in Division I. He was First Team All-SLC and Most Outstanding Player in the Southland Tournament. Kalenkosky batted .327 with 17 doubles, 59 runs and 69 RBI.


Texas State had five players on the preseason first team and one on second team.


The 2012 campaign kicks off on Friday, Feb. 17, while conference play starts on March 9. The Southland Conference Tournament will be May 23-26 at the Bobcat Baseball Stadium in San Marcos, Texas.


2012 Preseason All-Southland Conference Baseball Teams

First Team

1B Casey Kalenkosky* Texas State, Sr.

2B Tyler Sibley* Texas State, Sr.

3B Ryan Dalton* UTSA, Jr.

SS Ryan Walker UT Arlington, So.

C Jarid Scarafiotti* Stephen F. Austin, Sr.

OF Jonathan Davis* Central Arkansas, So.

OF Seth Granger* McNeese State, Sr.

OF Jeff McVaney* Texas State, Sr.

DH Jeremy Hill* Nicholls, Sr.

P Seth Webster* Nicholls, Sr.

P Colton Turner Texas State, Jr.

P Mitchell Pitts Texas State, Sr.


Second Team

1B Jonathan Pace Southeastern Louisiana, Sr.

2B Brock Hebert* Southeastern Louisiana, Jr.

3B Renny Weber McNeese State, Sr.

SS Hunter Dozier Stephen F. Austin, So.

C Andrew Stumph* Texas State, Jr.

OF Colin Bear* Northwestern State, Sr.

OF Jeff Abt* Lamar, Sr.

OF Riley Good UTSA, So.

DH Bobby Loveless Stephen F. Austin, Sr.

P Casey Selsor UTSA, Sr.

P Caleb Smith Sam Houston State, So.

P Joe Scanio Northwestern State, Sr.


*Returning all-conference selection


(photo courtesy of Texas State Media Relations Office)