SEC coaches select Gamecocks #1 in preseason baseball poll
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -
SEC coaches have chosen South Carolina to win the conference championship in the preseason poll.
The Gamecocks received five first place votes to win the SEC title and nine first place votes to win the Eastern Division.
The Gamecocks have won three league championships, in 2000, 2002 and 2011. South Carolina won six Eastern Division titles, including 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2011 and 2012. In 2004, the Gamecocks won the SEC Tournament.
Carolina has finished in the top three places of the SEC
Eastern Division 17 of 22 seasons since joining the league.
The 2014 season begins Friday, February 14
as the Gamecocks host a three-game series with Bucknell at Carolina Stadium. The Gamecocks are nationally ranked as high
as No. 7 in the country by Baseball America.
In addition to picking a preseason champion, the head
coaches voted a predicted order of finish in the SEC Eastern and Western