ASC Announces Preseason Poll

ASC Announces Preseason Poll

January 29, 2019

RICHARDSON, Texas – The American Southwest Conference announced its softball preseason poll on Tuesday. The poll is made up of the league's head coaches and sports information directors.

The Cowgirls were picked twelfth in the conference and will look to improve in head coach Chanin Naudin's second season. Last year the Cowgirls had just three returning starters and went 1-37.

Sophomore pitcher Taylor Hinojos, freshman catcher Karis Hessert, and freshman short stop Kenzee Hessert were named to the players to watch list.

The Cowgirls open their season this weekend with the Abilene Round Robin Tournament. The first games are on Friday at noon and 3:00 p.m. against Schreiner and Austin College.

2019 ASC Softball Preseason Poll

Rank

Team (1st place votes)

Pts.

2018 Record (ASC)

1.

East Texas Baptist (15)

291

33-13 (24-6)

2.

Mary Hardin-Baylor (9)

285

29-14 (22-8)

3.

Concordia Texas

249

25-18 (19-11)

4.

UT Dallas

229

24-18 (19-11)

5.

Louisiana College (1)

182

22-18 (19-11)

6.

Belhaven #

177

26-17 (11-13)

7.

Sul Ross State

151

18-21 (15-15)

8.

LeTourneau (1)

130

15-23 (11-19)

9.

McMurry

110

10-30 (6-24)

10.

Ozarks

93

10-22 (10-17)

11.

Howard Payne

65

9-29-2 (6-24)

12.

Hardin-Simmons

55

1-37 (1-29)

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UT Tyler &

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44-5 (26-1)

# Eligible for ASC regular season title/ineligible for ASC Championship/NCAA Championship (NCAA Division III Provisional)
& Ineligible for ASC regular season title/ASC Championship/NCAA Championship (NCAA Division II Reclassifying)

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