Woolfolk Named Preseason All-SEC
Feb. 8, 2018

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – With opening day just days away for the Rebel Baseball program, the Southeastern Conference announced its Preseason All-SEC team, with junior closer Dallas Woolfolk earning preseason accolades.

The news comes as no surprise for Woolfolk, who’s already been named a Preseason All-American by four different outlets – NCBWA, Collegiate Baseball, Baseball America and D1Baseball.

The Southaven, Mississippi, native is coming off a dominant 2017 campaign in which he finished one off the school’s single-season record in saves with 12. He led the team in appearances with 26, all in relief, totaling a 2.15 ERA and 3-2 record on the mound. The righty struck out 41 and held opposing hitters to a .200 clip in 37.2 innings of action.

Following his dominant 2017 year, Woolfolk was selected to the Team USA Collegiate National Team, where he recorded a 0.87 ERA in ten appearances, including the closing inning in the 41st USA vs. Japan Collegiate All-Star Series.

With the announcement of the preseason teams also comes the 2018 Preseason Poll, where the league’s head coaches slotted the Rebels third in SEC Western Division with one first-place vote.

Woolfolk and the Rebels kick off the 2018 season next weekend, Feb. 16-18, with a three-game set at home against Winthrop. The season opener is slated for a 4 p.m. first pitch, which will begin a stretch of eight-straight at home to begin the campaign.

For all Ole Miss Baseball news and information, visit the official athletics site OleMissSports.com. For more social media updates, follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissBSB, on Facebook at Ole Miss Baseball and on Instagram at olemissbsb.

2018 SEC Baseball Preseason Coaches’ Poll (first-place votes in parentheses)
Eastern Division
1. Florida (13) – 91
2. Kentucky (1) – 74
3. Vanderbilt – 72
4. South Carolina – 50
5. Georgia – 41
6. Missouri – 32
7. Tennessee – 25

Western Division
1. Arkansas (12) – 90
2. Texas A&M (1) – 72
3. Ole Miss (1) – 62
4. LSU – 59
5. Mississippi State – 44
6. Auburn – 38
7. Alabama – 20

() – First Place votes

SEC Champion: Florida (12), Arkansas (1), Texas A&M (1)

2018 SEC Baseball Coaches Preseason All-SEC Team
First Team
C: Grant Koch, Arkansas
1B: Julian Infante, Vanderbilt
2B: Cobie Vance, Alabama
SS: Braden Shewmake, Texas A&M
3B: Jonathan India, Florida
OF: Antoine Duplantis, LSU
OF: Tristan Pompey, Kentucky
OF: Jake Mangum, Mississippi State
DH/UTL: Michael Curry, Georgia
SP: Brady Singer, Florida
SP: Casey Mize, Auburn
RP: Michael Byrne, Florida

Second Team
C: JJ Schwarz, Florida
1B: Kameron Misner, Missouri
2B: Luke Becker, Kentucky
SS: Jax Biggers, Arkansas
3B: George Janca, Texas A&M
OF: Dominic Fletcher, Arkansas
OF: Zach Watson, LSU
OF: Carlos Cortes, South Carolina
DH/UTL: JJ Schwarz, Florida
SP: Sean Hjelle, Kentucky
SP: Blaine Knight, Arkansas
RP: Dallas Woolfolk, Ole Miss


 

 

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