January 25, 2010

WCC Preseason Baseball Poll, Team Announced

Jan. 25, 2010

WCC Preseason Release in PDF Format Get Acrobat Reader

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - The West Coast Conference released its 2010 preseason baseball poll and all-conference teams today. Santa Clara University received one first place vote and is projected to finish sixth, according to the league's coaches. SCU All-America slugger's Geoff Klein and Tommy Medica were tabbed as preseason all-conference players.

The reigning league champion Gonzaga University Bulldogs - who won the league after being picked to finish fourth last season - again came in fourth in the voting. The University of San Diego collected six of the eight coaches' votes to win the title, followed by Pepperdine University and the University of San Francisco.

All eight WCC teams begin the 2010 season on Friday, February 19. The league also released its COMPLETE WCC SCHEDULE. The Broncos open the year with a home series against the University of Nevada. For tickets or more information call 408-554-4660.

2010 WCC Baseball Preseason Poll
1. San Diego - 48 (6)
2. Pepperdine - 38
3. San Francisco - 33
4. Gonzaga - 29 (1)
5. Loyola Marymount - 28
6. Santa Clara - 20 (1)
7. Saint Mary's - 17
8. Portland - 11
(First place votes)

Preseason All-Conference Team
Position Players
Troy Channing, SMC
Drew Heid, GON
Riley Henricks, POR
Brian Humphries, PEP
Kris Kauppila, POR
Geoff Klein, SCU
James Meador, USD
Tommy Medica, SCU
Kevin Muno, USD
Zach Walters, USD
Stephen Yarrow, USF

Pitchers
Kyle Blair, USD
Matt Bywater, PEP
Cole Cook, PEP
AJ Griffin, USD
Doug Murray, USF