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BSB: Shocks Picked Second in MVC Preseason Poll
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WICHITA, Kan. - The Wichita State baseball team has been voted second in the annual Missouri Valley Conference baseball preseason coaches poll, announced Jan. 30 by the league office.

The Shockers accumulated 47 points and one first-place vote in the poll.  Missouri State was picked first in the poll with 60 points and six first-place votes, while Illinois State and Indiana State finished tied for third with 45 points each.  The Redbirds picked up the final first-place vote.

Senior first baseman Johnny Coy earned preseason all-Valley honors at first base.  Coy earned first team all-Valley honors in 2012 as the designated hitter.

The Shockers open play on Fri., Feb. 15 against Pittsburgh at 3 p.m. at Eck Stadium.

Valley Preseason Poll

1. Missouri State (6) 60
2. Wichita State (1)        47
T3. Illinois State (1) 45
T3. Indiana State 45
5. Southern Illinois 36
6. Bradley 21
7. Creighton 18
8. Evansville 16

Preseason All-Valley Team

Johnny Coy, Wichita State
2B Chris Godinez, Bradley
3B Zac Johnson, Illinois State
SS Brett Kay, Illinois State
C Luke Voit, Missouri State
UT Austin Montgomery, Southern Illinois
DH Greg Partyka, Bradley
OF Eric Aguilera, Illinois State
OF Keenen Maddox, Missouri State
OF Robby Ort, Indiana State
SP Sean Manaea, Indiana State
SP Nick Petree, Missouri State
RP Tyler Burgess, Missouri State
RP Todd Eaton, Southern Illinois

-Wichita State-

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