Coogs the favorites to win the American in 2018 according to the coaches


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Received 5 1st place votes to UCONN’s 3 and USF’s 1. Cumbie named AAC Preseason pitcher of the year and is the only Coog on the all-conference team.

Houston, which received five first-place votes and 59 points in the preseason poll, posted the most wins in the league with a 42-21 record and 15-9 conference mark last season, falling to Texas A&M 4-3 in the final game of the NCAA Houston Regional. The 40-win season was the fourth under head coach Todd Whitting. The NCAA Regional appearance was the program’s 21st. Cumbie led the conference with a 2.04 ERA, four complete games, two shutouts and a 10-2 record through 101.1 innings pitches. The All-America lefty fanned 82 batters in 2017. At the plate, Houston led the conference with a .464 slugging percentage 169 runs, 11 triples, 150 RBIs and 31 homers.


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2018 PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
Pos Name 2017 Statistics
P Joe Sheridan - UCF 10-4, 3.25 ERA, 72.0 IP, 64 K
P Tim Cate - UConn 4-3, 3.33 ERA, 75.2 IP, 102 K
P Trey Cumbie * - Houston 10-2, 2.04 ERA, 101.1 IP, 82 K
P Shane McClanahan * - USF 4-2, 3.20 ERA, 76.0 IP, 104 K
P Peter Strzelecki - USF 3-4, 2.42 ERA, 67.0 IP, 62 K
RP Bryce Tucker * - UCF 2-2, 1.66 ERA, 9 SV, 38.0 IP, 55 K
C Zac Susi * - UConn .286, 2 HR, 40 RBI, 9 2B, 2 3B
1B Rylan Thomas - UCF .303, 14 HR, 53 RBI, 11 2B, .530 SLG
2B Matthew Mika - UCF .278, 0 HR, 28 RBI, 12 2B, 25 SB
SS Anthony Prato - UConn .303, 1 HR, 33 RBI, 10 2B, 14 SB
3B Alec Bohm - Wichita State .305, 11 HR, 40 RBI, 13 2B, 2 3B, 5 SB
OF Tyler Webb - Memphis .305, 6 HR, 25 RBI, 16 2B
OF Duke Stunkel - USF .344, 2 HR, 24 RBI, 16 2B
OF Grant Witherspoon - Tulane .299, 5 HR, 36 RBI, 10 2B, 10 SB
OF Greyson Jenista - Wichita State .320, 9 HR, 41 RBI, 14 2B, 6 SB

            * unanimous selection                 

PRESEASON PLAYER OF THE YEAR
1B Rylan Thomas UCF .303, 14 HR, 53 RBI, 11 2B, .530 SLG

PRESEASON PITCHER OF THE YEAR
LHP Trey Cumbie Houston 10-2, 2.04 ERA, 101.1 IP, 82 K


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