Tucker Tubbs and Carter White Named to Preseason All-Conference Team
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Dec. 23, 2013

T. Tubbs

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Junior first baseman Tucker Tubbs and junior catcher Carter White were chosen by the American Athletic Conference baseball coaches as preseason All-Conference selections, the league office announced Monday.

"I'm very happy for Tucker and Carter to get this acknowledgment for the inaugural season of the league," head coach Daron Schoenrock said. "I'm sure both young men are excited for this honor, but these two guys would trade these individual honors for team success in the spring. It's great to see the coaches in this league recognize our student-athletes."

The Tigers, which return all nine starters in the lineup, were picked to finish sixth in the preseason poll. Louisville earned eight first-place votes to top the poll while Houston, UCF and UConn tied for second.

Tubbs started in 58 contests a season ago and compiled a .327 average with four home runs and 32 RBI. Making 42 starts at first base, Tubbs sported a .425 slugging percentage and had a team-high 70 hits.

White appeared in 52 games for the Tigers in 2013 and sported a .325 average. White had a team-best .412 on-base percentage and led the club with nine sac bunts on the season.

Memphis opens the 2014 campaign on Feb. 14 against Western Michigan at FedExPark. First pitch is slated for 4 p.m.

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2014 Preseason American Athletic Conference Baseball Coaches' Poll
Team (First Place Votes) Points
1. Louisville (8) 64
2. UCF  47
2. UConn 47
2. Houston (1) 47
5. USF 34
6. Memphis 30
7. Rutgers 27
8. Cincinnati  18
9. Temple  8
Preseason American Athletic Conference Player of the Year
Jeff Garner, OF, Louisville
Preseason American Athletic Conference Pithers of the Year
Carson Cross, P, UConn
Jimmy Herget, P, USF
2014 Preseason All-Conference Team
P Carson Cross (r-Jr) UConn
P Anthony Kidston (So) Louisville
P Kyle Funkhouser (So) Louisville
P Jimmy Herget (So) USF
RP Nick Burdi (Jr) Louisville
C Carter White (Jr) Memphis
1B Tucker Tubbs (Jr) Memphis
2B Nik Alonso (r-So) USF
SS Sutton Whiting (Jr) Louisville
3B Justin Montemayor (So) Houston
OF Jeff Gardner (Sr) Louisville
OF Ian Happ (So) Cincinnati
OF Cole Sturgeon (Sr) Louisville
OF Vinny Zarrilo (Jr) Rutgers
DH Bret Gordon (Sr) UCF



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