Felax, Highland Receive Preseason Honors

Felax, Highland Receive Preseason Honors

Collegesportsmadness.com All OVC Team

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – SIUE baseball's Travis Felax (Troy, Ill.) and Matt Highland (Kankakee, Ill.) have been named to collegesportsmadness.com's All-Ohio Valley Conference preseason teams.

Felax, a junior starting pitcher, was selected to the first team, while Highland, a senior infielder, was named to the second team.

Felax was among the OVC leaders in numerous categories in 2012. He led the conference with 15 starts and 95 2/3 innings pitched. He was 6-5 with a 3.67 ERA. His six wins were tied for fourth in the league, and his ERA was good for seventh. He led SIUE with 69 strikeouts, which also was seventh in the OVC. Felax tossed both of SIUE's complete games in 2012, which also tied for the lead in the conference.

Felax was honored by collegesportsmadness.com on its All-OVC team following the season last year.

Highland led the team and was 10th in the OVC in hitting with a career-best .338 batting average. His average jumped to .368 in OVC games. Highland, who made 39 starts for the Cougars in 2012, also recorded career highs in hits (53), doubles (6), home runs (3) and RBIs (21).

The Cougars open the 2013 season Feb. 15 at Lipscomb in Nashville, Tenn.

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