Benedict Tigers Place Three On SIAC Preseason Baseball Team




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ATLANTA, Ga. – The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced its 2019 Baseball Preseason Team as voted on by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors.

Benedict placed three players on the preseason team, with shortstop Christopher Harper, third baseman Javier Santiagoand relief pitcher Ricardo Pagan all named to the first team.

Harper hit .348 with four home runs and 21 RBI last season. He was second on the team with 27 stolen bases on 29 attempts, helping the Tigers to lead NCAA Division II in stolen bases per game. Santiago hit .274 with two home runs and 11 RBI. Pagan was 2-2 on the mound with two saves in 18 appearances for the Tigers.

The 2019 SIAC Baseball season is set to begin this weekend featuring a mix of in-conference and out-of-conference play to start the season. Benedict opens the season on Feb. 12 with a home game against USC Beaufort.

The complete 2019 SIAC Baseball Preseason Team can be found below.

2019 SIAC Baseball Preseason Team

First Team

SP Michael Reddick Albany State Redshirt Junior Leesburg, Georgia
C Brennan Fontenot Spring Hill Senior Greenwell Spring, Louisiana
1B Jacob Bisharat Miles Sophomore Pleasant Grove, Alabama
2B Chris O’Neal Lane Junior Barnesville, Georgia
SS Christopher Harper Benedict Junior Brooklyn, New York
3B Javier Santiago Benedict Sophomore San Juan, Puerto Rico
OF Grayson Williams Spring Hill Sophomore Mobile, Alabama
OF Luke Wall Spring Hill Senior Mobile, Alabama
OF Cameron Starks Kentucky State Senior Alpharetta, Georgia
UT Peyton Logan Miles Redshirt Senior Childersburg, Alabama
RP Ricardo Pagan Benedict Senior San Juan, Puerto Rico

Second Team

SP Anthony Nettles Clark Atlanta Junior Morrow, Georgia
C Bryan Wilson Kentucky State Senior Chattanooga, Tenn.
1B Adren Thompson Kentucky State Sophomore Lexington, Kentucky
2B Dominic Johnson Tuskegee Junior Los Angeles, Ca.
SS Jordan Johnson Clark Atlanta Senior Conyers, Georgia
3B Tayari Albright Tuskegee Sophomore Atlanta, Georgia
OF Alex Bentley Miles Senior Sylacauga, Alabama
OF Quantico Dodson-Williams Albany State Senior Griffin, Georgia
OF Jordan Ransom Kentucky State Senior Ringgold, Georgia
UT Elgin Woodside Tuskegee Senior New Orleans, LA
RP Nytorious Cooler Tuskegee Junior Mobile, Alabama

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