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LETU Baseball, Softball picked to finish 9th

LONGVIEW, January 23, 2014— The LeTourneau University baseball team has been picked to finish ninth in the American Southwest Conference after a vote of the league’s head coaches, sports information directors and members, announced Wednesday.

Ahead of the YellowJackets were the preseason favorite – Texas-Tyler, who received 33 of a possible 35 votes, followed by Concordia (Texas) was picked second, Louisiana College came in third, followed by Texas-Dallas (fourth), Hardin-Simmons (fifth), Mary Hardin-Baylor (sixth), East Texas Baptist (seventh) and Mississippi College (eighth).

Howard Payne (10th), Sul Ross State (11th) and Ozarks (12th) to round out the preseason poll.

 In addition to the preseason poll, a total of 23 players – were named to the American Southwest Conference Baseball preseason watch list by the league’s head coaches. Being named to the watch list for LeTourneau was Garrett Methvin, a graduate student first baseman from Longview (Spring Hill HS) and Cody Whitley, a junior left-handed pitcher from Dickinson, Texas. 

Methvin, Whitley and the LeTourneau baseball team begin the  2014 season on Friday, February 14, when they will host Southwestern University at Conrad-Vernon Field at 6 p.m.

 

The LeTourneau University softball team has also been picked to finish ninth in the American Southwest Conference after a vote of the league’s head coaches, sports information directors and members, announced Wednesday.

Ahead of the YellowJackets were the preseason favorite – Texas-Tyler, who received 25 of a possible 35 votes, followed by East Texas Baptist was picked second, Mary Hardin-Baylor came in third, followed by Louisiana College (fourth), Texas-Dallas (fifth), Howard Payne (sixth), Concordia Texas (seventh) and Hardin-Simmons (eighth).

Mississippi College (10th), Ozarks (11th) and Sul Ross State (12th) to round out the preseason poll.

In addition to the preseason poll, a total of 23 players – were named to the American Southwest Conference Softball preseason watch list by the league’s head coaches. Being named to the watch list for LeTourneau were Whitney Judd, a freshman outfielder from Azle, Kaylee Pritchett, a senior pitcher/infielder from Tucson, Arizona and Anna Winter, a senior from Southlake.

Judd, Pritchett and Winter and the LeTourneau softball team begin the 2014 season on Thursday, February 6, when they travel to Shreveport, Louisiana to face Centenary College in a 4 p.m. doubleheader.

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