2010 NCAA Regional Previews: Columbia (SC)

SouthCarolinaRegionalBanner The South Carolina Gamecocks will be hosting a regional this year which features number 2 seeded Virginia Tech, number 3 seeded The Citadel, and the Bucknell Bison are the fourth seed. The opening game of the regional is Virginia Tech facing off against The Citadel at 2pm while South Carolina and Bucknell face off at 7pm.

 

South Carolina (43-15 overall, 21-9 SEC)

The South Carolina Gamecocks enter the Regionals with a 43-15 overall record while going 21-9 in the SEC. They enter the weekend on a two game losing streak as they went 0-2 in the SEC Tournament with losses to Ole Miss and Auburn. They enter with a .299 batting average while hitting 82 homers. They are led by Jackie Bradley Jr. who leads the team with a .372 average with nine homers and 43 RBI while stealing 7 bases. Blake Cooper is the best starting pitcher as he is 10-1 with a 2.94 ERA. Matt Price is leading the team with 7 saves while going 3-1 with a 2.83 ERA.

Virginia Tech (38-20 overall, 16-14 ACC)

The Hokies are making their first appearance in the NCAA Tourney since 2000 and the first time they have qualified since they joined the ACC. They have a 38-20 overall record while going 16-14 in conference games. VT has a team batting average of .322 while they hit 76 homers. Austin Wates leads the team with a .373 average while hitting eight homers and driving in 51 runs. He has also been solid on the basepaths with 17 stolen bases in 20 attempts. Steve Domecus is second on the squad with a .371 average with 12 homers and 58 RBI. The Hokies have a staff ERA of 4.67 as they are led by Justin Wright who is 8-4 with a 3.59 ERA. In his last outing, he struck 15 batters in a complete game victory against Georgia Tech. Ben Rowen is the closer for VT as he has five saves while having a 5-2 record with a 3.02 ERA.

The Citadel (42-20 overall, 24-6 Southern Conference)

The Citadel Bulldogs will be staying instate to take part in the Columbia SC Regional hosted by the South Carolina Gamecocks. They have a 42-20 overall record while going 24-6 in Southern Conference play. The Bulldogs went a perfect 4-0 in the Southern Conference Tournament by defeating Furman, Elon (twice), and Western Carolina to grab the conference title. They have a team batting average of .299 with 57 homers while stealing 127 bases in 157 attempts. Nick Orvin leads the team with a .341 average seven homers and 29 RBI in 61 games. He also has 22 stolen bases in 27 attempts this season. The pitching staff sports a 4.77 ERA. Asher Wojciechowski is the ace of the staff and is one of the better pitching prospects in the country. He is 12-2 with a 3.25 ERA in 119 innings pitched. Drew Mahaffey leads the team with seven saves as he is 4-3 with a 5.02 ERA.

Bucknell (25-33 overall, 8-12 Patriot League)

The Bucknell Bison enter the regionals on a recent hot streak as they won the Patriot League Tournament by winning four out of six games. They have a 25-33 overall record while being 8-12 in Patriot League Conference play. They have a team batting average of .313 while hitting 72 homers. Ben Yoder leads the team with a .393 average with ten homers and 46 RBI. Doug Shribman leads the lineup with 20 homers and is currently hitting at a .364 clip. Dylan Seeley leds the pitching staff with a 5-3 record with a 4.03 ERA in 13 starts.

Prediction

  1. South Carolina
  2. The Citadel
  3. Virginia Tech
  4. Bucknell
  • Jesse Sewell

    Why can’t you find any news about the regionals, anywhere. I’m pretty good at finding info online but you would think that baseball was something nobody cares about. I appreciate your site but you don’t have the results of the other gamee in the Columbia Regional. You posted SC vs Bucknell but not VT vs Citadell. It looks like a Citadel USC showdown as I already heard that VT lost to the citadel. Where can you find out all about the regional results? Somebody must have a site that is updated daily with news, scores, etc.

  • http://thecollegebaseballblog.com Brian Foley

    Umm…it is on there.

    Thanks for reading