Top Returning Hitters: Bednar, Wielbruda, Marincov, Workman

Thursday, February 07, 2013

MACON, Ga. - The 2013 Atlantic Sun Baseball season begins on Friday, Feb. 15th and as a preview, the A-Sun is taking a look at the top returning hitters in the conference with the highest batting average and at least 50 hits from last year.

The countdown continues with three preseason all-conference members; North Florida's Joe Wielbruda and Tyler Marincov as well as Mercer's Derrick Workman. FGCU's Brandon Bednar, the Fan-Voted Preseason Player of the Year, joins the trio.

Brandon Bednar, FGCU
Year: Junior
Position: INF/OF
2012 Batting Average: .306
2012 Hits: 66
2012 Multi-Hit Games: 18
2012 Extra-Base Hits: 7
Career Average: .296
Career Total Hits: 123

Joe Wielbruda, North Florida
Year: Senior
Position: 2B
2012 Batting Average: .332
2012 Hits: 66
2012 Multi-Hit Games: 21
2012 Extra-Base Hits: 8
UNF Career Average: Same
UNF Career Total Hits: Same

Tyler Marincov, North Florida
Year: Junior
Position: OF
2012 Batting Average: .332
2012 Hits: 68
2012 Multi-Hit Games: 21
2012 Extra-Base Hits: 22
Career Average: .311
Career Total Hits: 99

Derrick Workman, Mercer
Year: Junior
Position: OF
2012 Batting Average: .333
2012 Hits: 70
2012 Multi-Hit Games: 24
2012 Extra-Base Hits: 21
Career Average: .326
Career Total Hits: 144

North Florida opens its season by hosting Big 12 Conference member, West Virginia, for three games, while FGCU and Mercer start the year with similar opponents with St. John's and Notre Dame. The Bears also face Ohio State in the opening weekend.

Fans can also follow along on Twitter by using the official hashtag of A-Sun Baseball; #ASunBSB.


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