East Tennessee State Baseball Picked Seventh In Preseason Poll

Monday, January 28, 2002

Johnson City, Tenn. (Jan. 28, 2001) - East Tennessee State's baseball team has been selected for a seventh-place finish in the 2002 Southern Conference baseball season in polls released today by the conference. The voting in the polls was done by the league's head coaches and sports information directors. Head Coach Tony Skole is beginning his third season at East Tennessee State and returns six position starters and nine of its 10 pitchers from last year's squad that also finished seventh in the conference with an overall record of 23-32, 13-17 in league action. The Bucs will begin play on Feb. 15 when they open a three-game series at national power South Carolina. Georgia Southern, which has won the last two regular season titles, was the unanimous selection in both polls to finish first, followed by The Citadel. Both polls agreed on the top seven places for the 2002 SoCon race. Coaches Poll Pts. 1. Georgia Southern 110 2. The Citadel 95 3. Western Carolina 89 4. UNC Greensboro 85 5. Furman 73 6. College of Charleston 69 7. East Tennessee State 60 8. Davidson 41 9. Appalachian State 33 10. VMI 30 Wofford 30 SID Poll 1. Georgia Southern 110 2. The Citadel 95 3. Western Carolina 89 4. UNC Greensboro 88 5. Furman 68 6. College of Charleston 67 7. East Tennessee State 61 8. Appalachian State 39 9. Davidson 36 10. Wofford 32 11. VMI 30
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