Jan. 30, 2013

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MVC Preseason Coaches' Poll


Missouri State places four on Preseason All-MVC Team


Preseason favorite Missouri State led the way with four players on the Preseason All-Missouri Valley Conference Team, in voting by the league’s head coaches as released by the conference office.


The Bears were represented by senior catcher Luke Voit, senior outfielder Keenen Maddox, junior starting pitcher Nick Petree (pictured) and sophomore reliever Tyler Burgess.


Illinois State had three on the team, while Bradley, Indiana State and Southern Illinois each had two. There was one player from Wichita State on the squad.


The 2013 campaign begins on Friday, Feb. 15, with all eight teams in action. Conference play kicks off the weekend of March 22-24, with Southern Illinois visiting Indiana State and Creighton at Evansville. The MVC Championship will be held at Illinois State’s Duffy Bass Field in Normal, Ill. The eight-team double elimination tournament will be held from May 21-25.


2013 Preseason All-MVC Team


Pos. Name, Class, School Key 2012 Stats

1B Johnny Coy, Sr., Wichita State .344, 9 HR, 63 RBI, 17 2B

2B Chris Godinez, So., Bradley .320, 4 HR, 18 RBI, 33 R

3B Zac Johnson, Sr., Illinois State .323, 6 HR, 43 RBI, 15 2B

SS Brett Kay, Sr., Illinois State .269, 2 HR, 16 RBI, .985 FLD%

C Luke Voit, Sr., Missouri State .298, 6 HR, 46 RBI, 14 2B

DH Greg Partyka, Jr., Bradley .282, 10 HR, 45 RBI, 12 2B

UT Austin Montgomery, Sr., Southern Illinois .332, 7 HR, 55 RBI, 16 2B

OF Eric Aguilera, Sr., Illinois State .330, 7 HR, 36 RBI, 41 R

OF Keenen Maddox, Sr., Missouri State .324, 8 HR, 36 RBI, 10 2B

OF Robby Ort, Sr., Indiana State .291, 7 HR, 54 RBI, 20 2B

SP Sean Manaea, Jr., Indiana State 5-3, 3.34 ERA, 105 IP, 115 K

SP Nick Petree, Jr., Missouri State 10-4, 1.01 ERA, 115.1 IP, 114 K

RP Tyler Burgess, So., Missouri State 5-2, 11 SV, 2.08 ERA

RP Todd Eaton, Jr., Southern Illinois 3-0, 9 SV, 2.23 ERA


(photo courtesy of Missouri State Media Relations Office)