Tiger baseball picked ninth in MIAA

By The Hays Daily News

The Fort Hays State University baseball team was picked to finish ninth in the MIAA poll, relased Thursday.

Fort Hays is coming of a 23-22 season and a berth in the MIAA postseason conference tournament from 2013.

The Tigers return three starters with all-MIAA honors in Horace Johnson, Clayton Garland, and Jordan Miller. Johnson was all-MIAA first-team as a designated hitter, and also earned all-region honors. Garland and Miller were honorable-mention MIAA members.

Johnson was also named a preseason All-American by the NCBWA, released Thursday. He was named to the preseason second team as a DH.

The Tigers begin the 2014 season next week at Larks Park with a three-game stint against Upper Iowa. It begins with a 1 p.m. doubleheader Feb. 8.