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Information from a press release by SFA Athletics
 
FRISCO, Texas – A pair of Stephen F. Austin baseball senior outfielders – Conner Fikes and Zac Michener – were placed on the list of Preseason All-Southland Conference performers it was announced by the league office in a press release issued today. {{more:Read more …}}
 
The reigning Southland Conference Newcomer of the Year, Michener?s insertion into the ?Jacks? lineup in 2016 paid dividends almost immediately. Hailing from Kennedale, Texas, the outfielder played in 57 of SFA?s 60 games and finished his inaugural season in the SFA ranks among the league?s top 20 in terms of batting average, slugging percentage and on-base percentage.
 
.322 batting average 16th in conference …
 
At the plate, Michener constructed a slash line of .322/.415/.459, placing him 16th, 12th and 18th respectively in the 13-team Southland Conference. His .459 on-base percentage came as a result of his 31 walks, making him one of just 10 players in the league who drew 30 or more walks one season ago.
 
Defensively, Michener frequently put his arm strength on display from right field as he racked up eight outfield assists through the course of his first NCAA Division I campaign.
 
Fikes, Michener and the rest of the ?Jacks are set to open their 2017 season at Jaycees Field on Friday night. Heading down to the Lone Star State to oppose SFA in its first action of the season is 2016 Ohio Valley Conference regular season and tournament champion Southeast Missouri State. First pitch between the ?Jacks and the Redhawks is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
 
at Kennedale …

At Kennedale High School, Michener earned three varsity

letters as a shortstop for head coach Jet Teague…inserted into the starting

lineup for his junior and senior seasons…captured All-State honors as a

shortstop…helped Kennedale capture the 2011 3A state championship…also

played football for two seasons, starring as a District MVP quarterback and

free safety.

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