Pitcher Hugh Adams was named to preseason All-Sun Belt team.

Pitcher Hugh Adams was named to preseason All-Sun Belt team.

  FAU was picked to finish fourth in the Sun Belt baseball coaches’ poll, and three Owls were named to the preseason All-Sun Belt team.

  Pitcher Hugh Adams, catcher Mike Albaladejo and outfielder Alex Hudak, all seniors, were the Owls’ representatives on the all-conference team.

  Working out of the bullpen, Adams topped the Sun Belt with 10 saves last season and held hitters to a .231 average.

  Albaladejo hit .279 last season, while Hudak hit .360.

 FIU and Troy tied for first place in the coaches’ poll, withLouisiana-Lafayette third and the Owls fourth.

 FAU opens the season on Feb. 17 at Alabama.

2012 All-Sun Belt Preseason Team

Tyler Ray (Troy, Senior, SP)

Justin Hageman (WKU, Sophomore, SP)

Tanner Perkins (WKU, Junior, SP)

Hugh Adams (Florida Atlantic, Senior, RP)

Mason McVay (FIU, RS-Junior, RP)

Mike Albaladejo (Florida Atlantic, Senior, Catcher)

Mike Martinez (FIU, Senior, 1B)

Caleb Clowers (Louisiana-Monroe, Senior, 2B)

Logan Kirkland (South Alabama, Sophomore, 2B)

Tyler Hannah (Troy, Senior, SS)

Hank LaRue (Middle Tennessee, Sophomore, 3B)

Alex Hudak (Florida Atlantic, Senior, OF)

Pablo Bermudez (FIU, Senior, OF)