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Claflin Baseball Osby & Guererro Voted To The SIAC Preseason All-Conference Team


Atlanta – The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference today announced the 2014 SIAC Preseason Baseball All-Conference team as voted by the SIAC Baseball Coaches Association.

Headlining the list of the Preseason All-Conference Team are a trio of Stillman seniors in pitchers Joey Falletta and Tyler Vails, along with third baseman Kyle Smith.

Falletta, the 2013 SIAC Starting Pitcher of the Year, led the SIAC in earned run average (2.11) and opposing batting average (.212), while Vails, who was named 2013 Relief Pitcher of the Year, returns after tying for third in the conference in wins (5). Smith begins his senior campaign after co-leading the conference in doubles (10), ranking second in RBI’s (38) and fourth in hits (37) last season.

Both Falletta and Smith were also named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) preseason all-region team in January, along with Benedict sophomore pitcher Yaniel Delgado, who was also voted to the SIAC Preseason All-Conference team.

Claflin sophomore outfielder Sixto Guerrero, who earned 2013 SIAC Freshman of the Year honors, returns to build on his 2013 season where he tied for fifth in the SIAC in hits per game (1.33) and ranked 10th in the conference in both batting average (.395) and on base percentage (.495).

Name School Class Position Hometown
Brandon Baird Morehouse Sr. OF/C Chamblee, Ga.
Nick Baldeli-Boggs Stillman Sr. 1B Ocean Springs, MS
John Bryant Tuskegee Jr. P Lithonia, Ga.
Ryan Christian Morehouse So. OF Atlanta, Ga.
Alexander Davie Kentucky State Jr. OF Clarksville, TN
Kevin Davis Benedict Jr. 2B Columbia, SC
Yaniel Delgado Benedict So. P San Lorenzo, PR
Cameron Duncan Tuskegee Sr. 1B Alpine, AL
Dustin Dunn Stillman Sr. 2B Gadsden, AL
Joey Falletta Stillman Sr. P Franklin, TN
Sixto Guererro Claflin So. OF Sarasota, FL
Allen Hardy Albany State Jr. SS Atlanta, Ga.
Marshall Howard Kentucky State Jr. C Novi, MI
Jorrell Johnson LeMoyne-Owen Sr. 1B Birmingham, AL
Robert Latner Albany State Sr. OF Melrose, FL
Cash Oliver Tuskegee Sr. 3B Lancaster, CA
Darius Osby Claflin Sr. IF Batesburg, SC
Trent Posey Stillman Sr. OF Calera, AL
Kyle Smith Stillman Sr. 3B McCalla, AL
Tyler Vails Stillman Sr. P Gordo, AL

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