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
4. Arkansas Tech
5. Henderson State
6. Southwestern Oklahoma State
8. Southeastern Oklahoma State
9. Northwestern Oklahoma State
11. Southern Nazarene
12. East Central