SIU Baseball Selected Fifth in Preseason Poll

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CARBONDALE -- The SIU baseball team was selected fifth in the Missouri Valley Conference's preseason poll released Wednesday.

SIU returns six of nine starters from last year's MVC tournament runner-up team, as well as a pair of starting pitchers. Senior utility man Austin Montgomery from Marion as well as reliever Todd Eaton were named to the preseason all-conference team.

Missouri State picked up six of the eight first place votes to earn preseason favorite honors. Wichita State and Illinois State also received first place votes. Bradley, Creighton, and Evansville round out the poll.

The Salukis will open their season February 15th at UAB.
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