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Friday, May 31, 2013
Record: 38-20 (at-large NCAA bid)
Coach: Pete Hughes
Top hitters: LF Tyler Horan (.349, 11 homers), RF-C Mark Zagunis (.336, nine homers), SS Chad Pinder (.327, seven homers)
Top pitchers: LHP Joe Mantiply (6-0, 2.92 ERA), RHP Devin Burke (10-3, 3.30 ERA)
About the Hokies: Hughes has been mentioned in the media as someone Georgia could be interested in for its coaching vacancy, but Tech associate AD Jon Jaudon said Georgia has not contacted Tech for permission to speak to Hughes . ... Horan was named to the Louisville Slugger All-America second team Thursday by Collegiate Baseball. ... It will cost Tech $160,000 to $170,000 to host this regional, said Jaudon.
Record: 40-19 (automatic bid as Big 12 champ)
Coach: Sunny Golloway
Top hitters: 1B Matt Oberste (.384, 11 homers), CF Max White (.300, three homers).
Top pitchers: RHP Jonathan Grey (9-2, 1.55 ERA, 127 strikeouts), LHP Dillon Overton (9-2, 2.89 ERA)
About the Sooners: Oberste is ranked the No. 87 prospect in the draft by Baseball America. He was named a third-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball, with Grey named to the second team. ... The Sooners are No. 19 in this week's Baseball America poll, three spots behind Tech. ... The Sooners are one of 14 teams making a sixth straight NCAA appearance.
Record: 37-21 (at-large bid)
Coach: Gary Gilmore
Top hitters: CF Jacob May (.321, six homers), DH Ted Blackman (.303, five homers)
Top pitchers: RHP Tyler Herb (6-1, 4.04 ERA), LHP Ben Smith (5-3, 2.19 ERA)
About the Chanticleers: Coastal won the South division of the Big South. ... May, the grandson of former Baltimore Orioles standout Lee May who played for the Birds in the 1979 World Series, has been ranked the No. 200 prospect in the draft by Baseball America. ... Coastal Carolina is one of 11 teams in the nation making its seventh straight NCAA appearance.
Record: 34-26 (automatic bid as Big East champ)
Coach: Jim Phelps
Top hitters: 2B LJ Mazzilli (.364, six homers, 28 stolen bases), 3B Vinny Siena (.302, one homer).
Top pitchers: RHP Carson Cross (8-4, 2.50 ERA), LHP Anthony Marzi (5-6, 3.87 ERA)
About the Huskies: Mazzilli, the son of former major league player and former manager of the Baltimore Orioles Lee Mazzilli, has been rated the No. 247 prospect in the draft. ... According to the Hartford Courant, Phelps expects to learn next week if he is a match to donate part of his liver to one of his former UConn teammates. ... The Huskies are wearing green ribbon stickers on their batting helmets in memory of the Newtown, Conn., shooting victims.
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