App State’s Drumheller Named Preseason All-Sun Belt

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February 16, 2021

App State’s Drumheller Named Preseason All-Sun Belt

 

BOONE, N.C. — App State second baseman Luke Drumheller has been named a preseason All-Sun Belt selection for the second straight year.
 
Drumheller was also the choice at second base before an abbreviated 2020 season in which he batted .311 with team-leading totals of 18 RBIs, 23 hits, six doubles and two triples. Through two seasons, he’s hitting .330 for the Mountaineers, who open their 2021 season Friday against Winthrop in Rock Hill, S.C.
 
App State went 11-6 in 2020 to post an RPI of No. 62 in the nation. That ranked fourth in the 12-team Sun Belt, which was rated as the sixth-best league among the nation’s 31 Division I conferences. The Mountaineers have been picked to finish fifth in the Sun Belt’s East Division this year.
 
App State’s 2021 baseball season is presented by Chick-fil-A.
 
Baseball: East Preseason Coaches’ Poll        
Coastal Carolina – 69 (10)
South Alabama – 51 (1)               
Georgia Southern – 51 (1)
Troy – 44   
App State – 21
Georgia State – 16      
Baseball: West Preseason Coaches’ Poll
Texas State – 65 (6)   
UTA – 58 (4)
Louisiana – 52 (2)          
Little Rock – 33           
ULM – 27    
Arkansas State – 13    
 
Baseball: Preseason Player of the Year:
Ethan Wilson, OF, South Alabama
Baseball: Preseason Pitcher of the Year:
Aaron Funk, Little Rock
Starting Pitcher Preseason All-Conference:
Aaron Funk, Little Rock                
Jordan Jackson, Ga. Southern      
Conor Angel, Louisiana                
Relief Pitcher Preseason All-Conference:
Wyatt Divis, UTA
Lance Johnson, Troy
Catcher Preseason All-Conference:
Caleb Bartolero, Troy 
First Base Preseason All-Conference:
William Sullivan, Troy
Second Base Preseason All-Conference:
Luke Drumheller, App State
Shortstop Preseason All-Conference:
Drew Frederic, Troy
Third Base Preseason All-Conference:
Cooper Weiss, Coastal Carolina
Outfielder Preseason All-Conference:
Ethan Wilson, South Alabama     
Parker Chavers, Coastal Carolina 
Rigsby Mosley, Troy
Utility Preseason All-Conference:
Andrew Beesley, ULM
Designated Hitter Preseason All-Conference:
Elian Merejo, Georgia State