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FAU Baseball Tabbed 2nd in 2014 Preseason C-USA Poll; Gomber All C-USA

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The Florida Atlantic University baseball team has been predicted to finish second in the 2014 Conference USA standings, as selected by league coaches.

“We are looking forward to our first go around in Conference USA,” said FAU Head Coach John McCormack. “It is nice that the other coaches see our program as a good addition to the league.”

FAU ace Austin Gomber was named to the preseason All-Conference team in FAU’s first season in the league. Gomber  compiled a record of 8-4 with 103 strikeouts and a 2.97 ERA in his sophomore campaign.

“That is a great honor for Austin,” McCormack said. “He has worked hard and deserves it.”

FAU opens the 2014 season at home against Notre Dame on February 15th in a schedule double-header. Game times are slated for 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM.

Predicted Order of Finish

1. Rice (12)
2. Florida Atlantic
3. East Carolina
4. Southern Miss
5. Tulane (1)
6. FIU
8. Charlotte
9. Middle Tennessee
10. Old Dominion
11. UAB
12. Marshall
13. Louisiana Tech
(first place votes in parentheses)

2014 Pre-season All C-USA Team

P Austin Gomber Jr. Florida Atlantic
P Jeff Hoffman Jr. East Carolina
P Jordan Stephens Jr. Rice
RP Zech Lemond Jr. Rice
C Aramis Garcia Jr. FIU
IF Brad Elwood Jr. Charlotte
IF Shane Hoelscher Sr. Rice
IF R.J. Perucki Sr. UTSA
IF Edwin Rios So. FIU
OF Michael Aquino Sr. Rice
OF Josh Eldridge Jr. Old Dominion
OF Ryan Stephens Sr. Middle Tennessee
OF Mason Robbins Jr. Southern Miss
DH/UT Drew Reynolds Sr. East Carolina
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Florida Atlantic University baseball junior Austin Gomber was named Pitcher of the Year and first team Conference USA Preseason All-Conference by the website “College Sports Madness.” Fellow teammates Mitch Morales and Brendon Sanger earned second team honors.

C-USA Baseball 2014 Preseason All-Conference Teams | College Sports Madness
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Gomber preseason accolades are continuing to pile up!! Has the pitching match ups been released for the opening weekend vs notre dame yet?
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Not yet...
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One of their highly scouted starting pitchers, Coddington, is still a starting guard on the Basketball team and will not be with the team till after the season. He will have a choice to go pro in either sport. Nice break for us.
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