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UT Tyler Baseball Tabbed to Win ASC East

RICHARDSON –– The University of Texas at Tyler and Texas Lutheran University have been predicted to win 2010 American Southwest Conference baseball division titles, announced by the ASC office on Wednesday after a vote of each division's head coaches, sports information directors and media members. In addition, a total of 30 players – 14 from the East Division and 16 from the West Division – were named to the inaugural players to watch lists by nominations from head coaches.

UT Tyler, which went 39-12 overall and claimed its first ASC championship last season, totaled 132 points and eight of the possible 21 first-place votes in the annual poll to be the favorite in the East Division. Head coach James Vilade's Patriots, who led the league in ERA (4.10) and fielding percentage (.966) in 2009, barely edged Mississippi College for the top spot.

Texas Lutheran, which went 30-14 overall and 16-5 in ASC play last season, has been tabbed to win its seventh West Division title in nine years. The Bulldogs totaled 174 points and 13 of the 24 first-place votes available to be the favorite for a repeat. Head coach Greg Burnett's Bulldogs, who won three straight conference titles from 2005-2007, hit .323 as a team last year and scored a division-high 376 runs.

Landing on the "14 To Watch in the East Division" from UT Tyler were senior catcher Nathan Skeen and junior right-hander Logan Chitwood who was also named a "Player to Watch" in 2010 by Collegiate Baseball.

The 2010 ASC season – the 14th in league history – begins as early as February 2. The eight-team conference tournament's first round, which is played in a best-of-three series format at sites of the top two seeds from each division, is set for April 30-May 1. The four victorious teams will advance to the double-elimination championship round, set for May 7-9 at the home field of the top remaining seed from the West Division. The ASC champion receives an automatic berth into the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship.

2010 ASC Preseason Baseball Polls
EAST DIVISION

Rk Team (First-Place Votes)
Points

2009 Record

1 Texas-Tyler (8)
132
39-12 (14-4 ASC)
2 Mississippi College (10)
131
30-16 (14-4 ASC)
3 Texas-Dallas (3)
113
28-18 (12-6 ASC)
4 Ozarks (Ark.)
70
17-25 (9-9 ASC)
5 Louisiana College
65
18-22 (5-13 ASC)
6 East Texas Baptist
46
16-24 (4-14 ASC)
7 LeTourneau University
31
14-22 (5-13 ASC)

WEST DIVISION

Rk Team (First-Place Votes)
Points

2009 Record

1 Texas Lutheran (13)
174
30-14 (16-5 ASC)
2 McMurry University (4)
156
26-17 (14-7 ASC)
3 Hardin-Simmons (3)
143
25-18 (14-7 ASC)
4 Mary Hardin-Baylor (4)
142
22-17 (12-9 ASC)
5 Concordia (Texas)
97
22-18 (11-10 ASC)
6 Howard Payne
68
13-23 (6-15 ASC)
7 Schreiner
55
14-23 (7-14 ASC)
8 Sul Ross State
29
5-34 (4-17 ASC)
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