The University of Arkansas-Monticello baseball team will open its 2019 season in third place in the Great American Conference Preseason Coaches Poll.

The Weevils 30-19 (23-10 GAC) in 2018 finished on top of the GAC last season, but went 0-2 in the conference tournament, losing to Southwest Oklahoma State 13-8 and Southern Arkansas 15-6.

Jordan Johnson, the 2018 GAC Freshman of the Year, will be returning at third base. Johnson posted a .322 average with 11 home runs and 49 RBI. Last year’s DH Dylan Borman will be on the field this year.

The Weevils open their season with a 3-game series against Minnesota State-Mankato. The Mavericks finished their 2018 season with a 31-16 record which included a 15-game winning streak.

2019 GAC Baseball Pre-Season Poll

1. Southern Arkansas
2. Oklahoma Baptist
3. Arkansas-Monticello
4. Arkansas Tech
5. Henderson State
6. Southwestern Oklahoma State
7. Harding
8. Southeastern Oklahoma State
9. Northwestern Oklahoma State
10. Ouachita
11. Southern Nazarene
12. East Central