2009 NCAA Regional Preview: Oxford

Ole Miss will be hosting the Oxford Regional with Missouri (Big 12) as the two seed, Western Kentucky (Sun Belt) as the 3rd seed, and the 4th seed Monmouth (Northeast Conference). Ole Miss was tied for first in the SEC West. While Missouri finish third in the Big 12 and lost to Texas in the Big 12 Tournament Championship game.Western Kentucky was tied for first in the Sun Belt but lost in the semifinal of the Sun Belt Tournament. Monmouth finish fourth in the Northeast Conference but won that Conference Tournament. The winner of the Oxford Regional will be paired up with the winner of the Irvine Regional.

Snap Shot of Ole Miss

Ole Miss 40-17 20-10 (T-1st SEC West)

Pitching Staff

Phillip Irwin-7-3 3.83 ERA 73 innings
Drew Pomeranz-6-4 4.16 ERA 71 innings
Brett Bukvich- 9-3, 4.61 ERA 66 innings
Jake Morgan- 3-1 2.31 ERA 35 innings 8 Saves

Positional Players

C-Kyle Henson-.349, 8Hrs 31 rbis
1st-Matt Smith-.345, 6Hrs 51 rbis
2nd-Tim Ferguson- .357, 2Hrs 19 rbis
3rd-Zach Miller- .339, 5Hrs 36 rbis
SS-Kevin Mort- .295, 0Hrs 30 rbis
LF-Logan Power- .314, 6Hrs 52 rbis
CF-Jordan Henry- .347, 0Hrs 27 rbis
RF-David Phillips- .318. 2Hrs 19 rbis

Snap Shot of Missouri

Missouri 34-25 16-11 (3rd Big 12)

Pitching Staff

Kyle Gibson- 10-3 3.47 ERA 98 innings
Nick Tepesch- 6-4 5.81 ERA 83 inning
Ian Burger- 3-3 5.50 ERA 52 innings
Brad Buehler- 1-3 4.50 ERA 34 innings 8 Saves

Positional Players

C- Ryan Ampleman .273 1Hrs 9 rbis
1st- Steve Gray .249 4Hrs 40 rbis
2nd-Austin Holt .241 1Hrs 16 rbis
3rd- Kyle Mach .324 4Hrs 39 rbis
SS-Michael Liberto .237 0Hrs 18 rbis
LF-Aaron Seene .294 4Hrs 36 rbis
CF-Greg Folgia .330 12Hrs 69 rbis
RF-Ryan Lollis .291 4Hrs 50 rbis

Western Kentucky 39-18 21-8 (T-1st Sun Belt)

Pitching Staff,

Matt Hightower-6-3 3.92 ERA 80 innings
Shane Cameron- 5-1 4.61 ERA 70 innings
Matt Ridings- 7-2 5.06 ERA 89 innings
Bert Carter- 6-1 5.32 ERA 45 innings 4 saves

Positional Players

C- Matt Rice .393, 8Hrs 66 rbis
1st-Jake Wells .322 4Hrs 35 rbis
2nd-Matt Payton .311 3Hrs 31 rbis
3rd-Wade Gaynor .373 22Hrs 70 rbis
SS-Terrence Dayleg .322 3Hrs 22 rbis
LF-Jared Andreoli .301 2Hrs 31 rbis
CF-Jeremy Coleman .258 0Hrs 9 rbis
RF-Chad Cregar .316 17Hrs 56 rbis

Monmouth 32-23 15-11 (T-4th NEC)

Pitching Staff

Ryan Buch- 7-4 4.11 ERA 72 innings
Brett Brach- 7-2 4.61 ERA 68 innings
Kyle Breese- 5-3 7.28 ERA 59 innings
Nick McNamara- 3-3 2.31 ERA 39 innings 3 saves

Positional Players

C- Bobby Dombrowski- .329 5Hrs 33 rbis
1st-Paul Bottigliero- .296 17Hrs 58 rbis
2nd- Chris Collazo- .385 2Hrs 46 rbis
3rd- Ryan Terry- .332 5Hrs 39 rbis
SS-Jamie Rosenkranz- .333 6Hrs 26 rbis
LF-Brett Holand- .347 3Hrs 26 rbis
CF-Josh Boyd- .281 1Hrs 30 rbis
RF-David Jacob- .322 2Hrs 2Hrs 15 rbis

Friday, May 29
3 p.m. Game 1: Missouri vs. Western Kentucky
7 p.m. Game 2: Ole Miss vs. Monmouth
Saturday, May 30
1 p.m. Game 3: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser
5 p.m. Game 4: Game 2 winner vs. Game 1 winner
Sunday, May 31
1 p.m. Game 5: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 loser
5 p.m. Game 6: Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner
Monday,  June 1
7 p.m. Game 7: Game 6 rematch if necessary