FAU Baseball Tabbed 2nd in 2014 Preseason C-USA Poll; Gomber All C-USA
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 (pictured) 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 scheduled 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)
9. Middle Tennessee
10. Old Dominion
13. Louisiana Tech
(1st place votes)
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