Steve Wilkerson's suspension opens the door for FR 2nd baseman Weston Wilson

High Point, N.C. standout joined in the starting lineup by fellow freshmen Andrew Cox, Chris Okey

Baseball - Weston Wilson

Photo by Mark Crammer

Baseball - Weston Wilson

A year ago, freshman Tyler Krieger got an early shot at the Tigers' starting shortstop position and never let it go.

On Friday, freshman second baseman Weston Wilson got his opportunity, as he made his debut in the Tigers' starting lineup.

Wilson's opportunity comes at the expense of senior and three-year starter Steve Wilkerson, who will miss the opening weekend series because of what was described as "a violation of team rules."

The 6-3, 195-pound Wilson, from High Point, N.C., was rated among the nation's top 300 freshman prospects and as the No. 9 player in North Carolina by Baseball America.

Wilson is one of three freshmen who started for the Tigers on Friday against Eastern Michigan, along with designated hitter Chris Okey of Eustis, Fla. and left fielder Andrew Cox of Belton, S.C.

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