The Coastal Carolina baseball team is the preseason pick to win the newly created South Division of the Big South this season. The Chanticleers snagged all 12 first place votes in poll. Gardner-Webb was second, followed by Charleston Southern, Winthrop, UNC Asheville and Presbyterian.
The Big South has two divisions for the first time this year because of its expanded 12 team membership.
Liberty was picked first in the North Division. The Flames are coached by former USC assistant Jim Toman and will open the season in Columbia against the Gamecocks next month.
Coastal Carolina senior pitcher Aaron Burke was named the preseason Big South Pitcher of the Year.
Big South preseason baseball poll:
1. Liberty (7)
3. High Point
- 1. Coastal Carolina (12)
- 2. Gardner-Webb
- 3. Charleston Southern
- 4. Winthrop
- 5. UNC Asheville
- 6. Presbyterian College