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Southern Conference Coaches, SIDs pick Wofford last

Postby BestOfBreed on Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:27 am

Southern Conference Coaches, SIDs Make College of Charleston Preseason Pick in Baseball
Courtesy: Southern Conference
Release: 01/31/2006

Chris Campbell and College of Charleston are picked to win the SoCon regular season crown.

SPARTANBURG, SC -- The College of Charleston has been picked by both the Southern Conference coaches and sports information directors to win the 2006 SoCon baseball regular season championship.

The Cougars, under the direction of head coach John Pawlowski, received 86 points and five of 10 first place votes from the coaches, edging out Georgia Southern, which grabbed the other five first-place votes and 85 points. The SIDs gave the Cougars nine first place votes and 90 points. Coaches and SIDs were not allowed to vote for their respective schools.

The coaches and SIDs each picked Georgia Southern and Western Carolina to finish second and third, respectively. The coaches had Elon for fourth and The Citadel for fifth, while the SIDs had the Bulldogs fourth and the Phoenix fifth The rest of the order is identical for both polls. UNC Greensboro is picked sixth, followed by Furman, Davidson, Wofford and Appalachian State.

College of Charleston won the Southern Conference regular season title last year with a 27-3 conference record and a 48-15 overall mark. The Cougars received an at-large bid to the NCAA Regionals.

Furman is the defending SoCon Tournament champion. The Paladins won last year’s tournament as the No. 8 seed.

The SoCon has placed multiple teams in the NCAA Tournament in three of the last five seasons.

The Southern Conference baseball season opens on Saturday, Feb. 4 when Georgia Southern hosts North Florida and Wofford entertains Longwood. The season culminates with the league’s tournament May 23-27 at Riley Park in Charleston. This year all ten teams will participate in the tourney.

2006 SoCon Baseball Preseason Coaches Poll

1. College of Charleston (5) -- 86
2. Georgia Southern (5) -- 85
3. Western Carolina -- 68
4. Elon -- 64
5. The Citadel -- 60
6. UNC Greensboro -- 55
7. Furman -- 43
8. Davidson -- 34
9. Appalachian State -- 24
10. Wofford -- 21

2006 SoCon Baseball Preseason SIDs Poll
1. College of Charleston (9) -- 90
2. Georgia Southern -- 80
3. Western Carolina (1) -- 70
4. The Citadel -- 64
5. Elon -- 59
6. UNC Greensboro -- 50
7. Furman -- 48
8. Davidson -- 35
9. Appalachian State -- 24
10. Wofford -- 20
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