The Ohio Valley Conference has released its preseason coaches’ poll and all-conference team with several Kentucky collegians making the cut. Morehead State University junior catcher Taylor Davis and Eastern Kentucky University junior designated hitter Jacob Daniel were named to the preseason all-Ohio Valley Conference team, and the Colonels were picked to finish fifth in the conference, highest of the three Kentucky OVC teams. The OVC coaches picked Murray State University to finish sixth and Morehead St. to finish ninth in the conference.
Davis started 45 games for the Eagles in 2010, batting .350 with 11 home runs, 57 RBI and eight doubles. Davis set an OVC season-high in 2010 with nine RBI against EKU on April 17. Daniel batted .292 with six home runs, 11 doubles two triples , 27 RBI and 33 runs scored while starting 42 games as the EKU designated hitter last season. Daniel batted .322 with four home runs during conference play in 2010 but faces stiff competition from junior A. J. Jamison for the primary 2010 EKU designated hitter. (Read more)