Three Bucs earn preseason All-Conference honors

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 28, 2016) – College Sports Madness announced Wednesday morning their selections for the Madness 2016 SoCon Preseason All-Conference Teams, and ETSU baseball earned two players on the first team and one on the second team.

Trey York (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Kevin Phillips (St. Louis, Mo.) were placed on the preseason first team all-conference by CSM.

York finished his 2014-15 campaign by hitting 0.355 in 56 games. He led the team in triples, batting average, slugging percentage, and on-base percentage. York was the SoCon Player of the Month for the month of February and was a two-time SoCon Player of the Week.

Phillips led the team in home runs last season with team while driving in 55 runs. He played and started all 56 games, which only two players did last year. Phillips was placed on the College Sports Madness second team all SoCon and was also named Player of the Week in March.

Chris Cook (Kingsport, Tenn.) earned preseason second team all-conference by College Sports Madness.

During his sophomore season, Cook played and started 55 games. He finished the season leading the team in at-bats and total hits. Cook was second on the team in batting average with 0.338. In the 2014-15 season, he had two, 12-game hitting streaks.


Below are the complete list of the College Sports Madness SoCon Preseason All-Conference Teams:

Field Player of the Year Pitcher of the Year
Kyle Lewis, Mercer Matthew Milburn, Wofford
Freshman of the Year Coach of the Year
Conard Broom, Mercer Todd Interdonato, Wofford
First Team Second Team
P Matthew Milburn, Wofford P Will Stillman, Wofford
P Adam Scott, Wofford P Parker Curry, Samford
P JP Sears, Citadel P Will Gaddis, Furman
IF Trey York, East Tennessee State IF Richard Greene, Samford
IF Hunter Swilling, Samford IF Chris Cook, East Tennessee State
IF Kevin Phillips, East Tennessee State IF Danny Bermudez, Western Carolina
IF Matt Meeder, Mercer IF Alex Lee, Samford
IF Jordan Simpson, Furman IF Collin Woody, UNC Greensboro
OF Kyle Lewis, Mercer OF Kramer Ferrell, Western Carolina
OF Heath Quinn, Samford OF Ray Lopez, VMI
OF Matt Smith, Western Carolina OF Austin Mapes, Citadel
UTIL Austin Edens, Samford UTIL David Geary, VMI

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