Gamecock Baseball Tabbed By SEC Coaches To Finish Fourth In SEC Eastern Division
Feb. 16, 2009
Columbia, S.C. - South Carolina was selected to finish in fourth place in the Eastern Division in the 2009 SEC Preseason Baseball Coaches' Poll that was released on Monday, Feb. 16. Carolina has finished in the upper half of the SEC Eastern Division 12 of 17 seasons since joining the league including nine of 12 years under head coach Ray Tanner. The 2009 season begins on Saturday, Feb. 21 as the Gamecocks host a three-game series with Duquesne at Carolina Stadium. The opening weekend marks the first three games at South Carolina's new baseball facility.
LSU is the choice to win the 2009 SEC championship with 10 of 11 votes from the head coaches with Georgia selected to win the SEC East as well. In addition to picking a preseason champion, the head coaches voted a predicted order of finish in the SEC Eastern and Western Divisions. Points were compiled on a 6-5-4-3-2-1 basis for each division. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team.
2009 SEC COACHES PRESEASON POLL RESULTS
SEC Champion: LSU - (Voting Totals: LSU 10, Ole Miss 1, Georgia 1)
SOUTH CAROLINA'S SEC HISTORY YEAR RECORD DIV. FINISH 1992 13-11 2nd 1993 15-10-1 2nd 1994 11-15 4th 1995 12-14 3rd 1996 13-17 5th UNDER COACH Ray Tanner 1997 13-17 4th 1998 19-10 2nd 1999 15-15 1st 2000 25-5 1st 2001 17-13 3rd 2002 21-8 1st 2003 19-11 1st 2004 17-13 2nd 2005 16-14 2nd 2006 15-15 4th 2007 17-13 2nd 2008 15-15 5th