2023 C-USA Baseball Results and Notables
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The 2023 Conference USA season gets underway Friday, February 17, and the C-USA Baseball Championship will be May 24-28 in Houston, Texas, hosted by Rice.
Louisiana Tech has been voted by the league’s head coaches as the preseason favorite to win the 2023 Conference USA regular season baseball championship, the league announced Thursday, along with the preseason all-conference team.
Florida Atlantic outfielder Nolan Schanuel and Louisiana Tech starting pitcher Jonathan Fincher highlighted the 2023 C-USA Preseason Baseball Awards. Schanuel was named Preseason Player of the Year, while Fincher was named Preseason Pitcher of the Year.
Schanuel hit a team-best .369 and 1.135 OPS in 2022, earning All-C-USA First Team honors. He collected 83 hits and 56 RBI and placed second in the league during conference play with a .387 batting average.
Fincher returns to Ruston for his sixth-year and was named to the ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Second Team after starting 14 games for the Bulldogs in 2022. He finished the season with an 8-2 record, a 3.52 ERA and 73 strikeouts to just nine walks in 79.1 innings of work.
In its first year as a member of the league, DBU was voted the runner-up position falling just short of LA Tech with 90 points and four first-place votes. Florida Atlantic finished third with 74 points while Charlotte grabbed the remaining first-place vote in the fourth spot with 70 points, followed by UTSA in fifth with 66 points. Middle Tennessee and UAB tied for sixth at 39 points as Rice (32), FIU (28) and WKU (21) rounded out the poll.
2023 Preseason Poll
1. LA Tech (5)
2. DBU (4)
3. Florida Atlantic
4. Charlotte (1)
6. Middle Tenn.
6. UAB 39
8. Rice 32
9. FIU 28
10. WKU 21
C-USA Baseball on Twitter
- Charlotte - @CharlotteBSB
- Dallas Baptist - @DBU_Baseball
- FIU - @FIUBaseball
- Florida Atlantic - @FAUBaseball
- Louisiana Tech - @LATechBSB
- Middle Tennessee - @MT_Baseball
- Rice - @RiceBaseball
- UAB - @UAB_Baseball
- UTSA - @UTSABSB
- WKU - @WKU_Baseball
And DB is a SERIOUS baseball program, just checked out THEIR baseball stadium, I mean ….damnnnnn!
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Owl Ranger saidThis is it last of the sports to compete in C-USA before we’re gone foreverPosted On: Feb 16th 2023, 10:05 AM #412435
Softball as well…
GeorgiaOwl saidSo the move to AAC goes into full effect July 1, correct?Posted On: Feb 16th 2023, 10:19 AM #412436
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