As the 2015 baseball season gets closer and closer, various publications are beginning to debut their lists of best players in the country and Saint Mary’s first baseman Collin Ferguson recently found himself on one such list as PerfectGame.org named him one of the nation’s 10 best returning seniors.
Ferguson landed at No. 9 in the ranking and is one of two West Coast Conference players along with Loyola Marymount RHP Colin Welmon. The Gaels’ first baseman was one of just three Gaels to play in all 55 games last year and led the team in RBI (27) and doubles (14). He was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the 23rd round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft but elected to return to Saint Mary’s for one final season.
Ferguson and the Gaels begin official spring practice on Jan. 25 and the season gets underway on Feb. 13 at Seattle. The home opener is scheduled for Feb. 20 when SMC hosts Eastern Michigan at 2 p.m. at Louis Guisto Field. Tickets for all Saint Mary’s baseball games are on sale now through the SMC Athletic Ticket Office and can be purchased by clicking the Tickets link on SMCGaels.com or by calling (925) 631-GoTx.