The Hawaii baseball team was selected to finish sixth place in the Big West Conference in 2020, the league announced Wednesday.
That matches the Rainbow Warriors’ highest preseason prediction in eight years of Big West membership.
Perennial contender Cal State Fullerton was picked to win the league in a vote of the BWC’s nine head coaches.
UH was also picked to finish sixth in 2019, as well. The Rainbow Warriors were 7-6 in BWC play at one point before dropping 10 of their last 11 conference games to finish 8-16 and 20-30 overall. They tied with UC Riverside and Long Beach State at the bottom of the league.
The Rainbows’ best Big West records to date are 12-12 in 2015 and 2016.
UH, which was crippled by injuries last year, has Dustin Demeter and Adam Fogel back healthy. Demeter missed the entire 2019 season and Fogel went out with a season-ending injury a handful of games into the season.