2009 NCAA Regional Preview: Austin

austinregionalpreviewTexas will be hosting the regional at the newly refurbish UFCU-Disch Falk Field. The last time Texas held a regional at the friendly confines was back in 2006 and Texas will be looking to get back on track in this regional. Joining Texas will be the the two seed Texas State, which is from the Southland Conference where they won the regular season title but lost in the Championship game to Sam Houston State. The three seed will be Boston College who is making their first appearance in the NCAA Tourney in 42 years. They finished the regular season 3rd in the ACC’s Atlantic Division. The 4th seed comes from the Patriot League with the Army Black Knights. They won the Patriot League tournament in a two game sweep over Lafayette to earn the automatic bid.

Snap Shot of Texas(overall 41-13-1, 17-9 Big 12)

Pitching

Chance Ruffin 9-2, 2.96 ERA 100 innings
Cole Green 4-2, 3.01 ERA 77 innings
Taylor Jungmann 7-3,1.80 ERA 70 innings
Brandon Workman 3-3,3.39 ERA 63 innings
Austin Wood 5-1, 2.58 ERA 59 innings 14 saves
Austin Dicharry 7-2, 2.40 ERA 48 innings

Positional Players;

C- Cameron Rupp .269 8 Hrs 38rbis
1st – Brandon Belt .342 8 Hrs 37rbis
2nd- Travis Tucker .296 2Hrs 22rbis
3rd- Michael Torres .319 2Hrs 27rbis
SS- Brandon Loy .315 0Hrs 22rbis
LF- Tannt Shepherd .259 2Hrs 21rbis
CF- Connor Rowe .281 6Hrs 32rbis
LF- Kevin Keyes .293 4Hrs 31rbis

Snap Shot of Texas State(overall 40-15, 24-7 SLC);

Pitching Staff

Kane Holbrooks 10-1, 3.34 ERA 94 innings
Brian Borski 7-3, 3.89 ERA 78 innings
Zach Tritz 8-2, 4.75 ERA 77 innings
Michael Ruso 4-2 3.86 ERA 6 Saves 49 innings

Positional Players;
C- Ben Theriot .346 6 Hrs 36rbis
1st- Paul Goldschmidt .353 17 Hrs 85rbis
2nd- Kyle Livingstone .322 5Hrs 32rbis
3rd- Kyle Kubitza .299 6Hrs 21rbis
SS- Jason Martinson .302 7Hrs 32rbis
LF- Spenser Dennis .409 6Hrs 49rbis
CF-Bret Atwood .373 1Hrs 30rbis
RF-Tyler Sibley .369 10Hrs 38rbis

Snap shot of Boston College (33-24 overall, 13-15 ACC)

Pitching Staff
Pat Dean 6-4 3.36 ERA
JB McDonald 5-7 4.70 ERA
John Leonard 1-4 7.24 ERA
Mike Belfiore 5-1 2.15 ERA 8 saves
Kevin Moran 5-2 2.84 ERA

Positional Players
C- Tony Sanchez .355 BA 14 HR 48 RBI
1B- Mike Belfiore .286 BA 11 HR 60 RBI
2B- Matt Hamlet .311 BA 0 HR 11 RBI
SS- Barry Butera .333 BA 4 HR 34 RBI
3B- Mickey Wiswall .318 BA 14 HR 62 RBI
LF- Andrew Lawrence .320 BA 3 HR 19 RBI
CF- Robbie Anston .358 BA 1 HR 29 RBI 15 SB
RF- John Spatola .304 BA 3 HR 7 RBI

Snap shot of Army(Overall 34-19, 13-7 Patriot League);

Pitching Staff

Matt Fouch 7-3 4.30 ERA
Ben Koenigsfeld 8-4 4.98 ERA
Kirk Porter 6-3 4.19 ERA
Kevin Mckague 0-0 3.66 ERA 5 Saves

Positional Players

C- J.T. Watkins .265 2Hrs 28rbis
1st- Kevin Mckague .400 6Hrs 42rbis
2nd- Zach Price .361 0Hrs 23rbis
3rd- J.P. Polchinski .285 7Hrs 30rbis
SS- Clint Moore .393 10Hrs 60rbis
LF- Ben Koenigsfeld .343 7Hrs 37rbis
CF- Andy Ernesto .314 3Hrs 37rbis
RF- Kyle Fleming .291 6Hrs 34rbis

SCHEDULE
Friday, May 29
Game 1: No. 2 Texas State vs. No. 3 Boston College — 1 p.m.
Game 2: No. 1 Texas vs. No. 4 Army — 6 p.m.

Saturday, May 30
Game 3: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser — Noon
Game 4: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner — 6 p.m.

Sunday, May 31
Game 5: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 loser — Noon
Game 6: Championship game: Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner — 6 p.m.

Monday, June 1 (if necessary)
Game 7: 2nd Championship game: Game 6 winner vs. Game 6 loser — 1 p.m.