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2011 NCAA Regional Preview: Corvallis (OR)

Oregon State

Players to Watch
Andrew Susac (.325, 5, 31)
Kavin Keyes (.315, 1, 29)
Ryan Dunn (.296, 4, 26)

Pitchers to Watch
Josh Osich (6-4, 3.57, 79)
Sam Gaviglio (11-2, 1.95, 102)
Ben Wetzler (6-3, 4.66, 45)

Why They’ll Win
The combo of Osich and Gaviglio should be at least guaranteed for one win (outside of the Civil War), and with Tony Bryant coming out of the pen and throwing to a probably first round catcher in Andrew Susac, Pat Casey and his boys are a clear favorite regardless of their backpedaling into the postseason.

Creighton
Players to Watch
Trever Adams (.392, 14, 57)
Alex Staehely (.286, 3, 35)
Miker Gerber (.278, 6, 22)

Pitchers to Watch
Jonas Dufek (11-1, 2.17, 118)
Ty Blach (10-2, 2.72, 93)
Kurt Spomer (3-3, 1.93, 13 sv)

Why They’ll Win
Their top two starters in Jonas Dufek and Ty Blach are a combined 21-3 on the season, coupled with the power supply from the regional’s best hitter senior Trever Adams and his 14 HR (and 14 steals as well), and Creighton could be delaying their return trip to Omaha a week (or two).

Georgia
Players to Watch
Levi Hyams(.318, 4, 37)
Kyler Farmer (.304, 7, 53)
Zach Cone (.284, 3, 32)

Pitchers to Watch
Michael Palazzone (10-4, 3.20, 73)
Tyler Maloof (2-2, 7.92, 18 sv)

Why They’ll Win
Cause they’ve had something to play for since Taylor’s injury, and they’re going to finish what they started.

UALR
Players to Watch
Myles Parma (.355, 3, 19)
Jason Houston (.327, 6, 26)
Greg Garcia (.306, 4, 24)

Pitchers to Watch
Calvin Drennen (6-6, 4.82, 30)
Garret Graziano (6-9, 6.41, 35)

Why They’ll Win
Cause they we’re 5-17 to end the season, then reeled off 4 straight in the Sun Belt Tourney….they still got 8 wins to even out that record.