NCAA tournament begins

Checking in from Raleigh this morning. NCAA tournament play begins at 1 p.m. CST when Ole Miss takes on William & Mary.

From the Mother Ship, here’s why holding Bobby Wahl is the right thing to do.

 

Raleigh Regional Capsules

1 Seed North Carolina State Wolfpack (44-14)

Conference: Colonial Athletic Association

Coach: Elliott Avent (868-609, 26 seasons)

RPI Rank: 7

Last 10 Games: 7-3

NCAA appearances: (last appearance) 25 (2012)

Quality wins: Clemson, Virginia Tech (three times), Georgia Tech (three times), North Carolina, Florida State

Offensive stats: .280, 115 doubles, 100 stolen bases

Pitching stats: 3.24 ERA, 527 strikeouts, Opp BA .218

Leaders:

LHP Carlos Rodon, 8-2, 3.48, 101 innings, 151 strikeouts

OF Trea Turner, .376, 6 HR, 40 RBIs, 24 stolen bases

OF Bryan Adametz, .320, 13 doubles, 31 RBIs

 

2 Seed Ole Miss Rebels (37-22)

Conference: SEC

Coach: Mike Bianco (608-371-1, 16 seasons)

RPI Rank: 20

Last 10 Games: 4-6

NCAA appearances: (last appearance): 22 (2012)

Quality wins: Arkansas (twice), Texas A&M, Florida, Alabama (three times), Mississippi State (twice), LSU

Offensive stats: .276, 88 doubles, 23 home runs

Pitching stats: 3.11 ERA, .244 Opp BA

Leaders:

C Stuart Turner, .381, 15 doubles, 50 RBIs

3B Andrew Mistone, .316, 12 doubles, 34 RBIs

RHP Bobby Wahl, 9-0, 1.99 ERA

 

3 Seed William and Mary Tribe (37-22)

Conference: Colonial Athletic Association

Coach: Jamie Pinzino (37-22, first season)

RPI Rank: 44

Last 10 Games: 6-4

NCAA appearances: (last appearance) 3 (2001)

Quality wins: Clemson, Rutgers (twice), Towson, NC Wilmington

Offensive stats: .296, 17 HR, 47 SB

Pitching stats: 4.16 ERA, .279 Opp BA

Leaders:

RHP John Farrell, 11-2, 2.80, 109.1 IP, 13 BB, 86 SO

INF Michael Katz, .365, 22 doubles, 47 RBIs

INF Ryan Lindemuth, .363, 47 RBIs

4 Seed Binghamton Bearcats (30-23)

Conference: America East

Coach: Tim Sinicki (461-466-6, 21st season)

RPI Rank: 171

Last 10 Games: 6-4

NCAA appearances: (last appearance) 1 (2009)

Quality wins: 0-1 against RPI top 100

Offensive stats: .266, 79 doubles, 205 walks

Pitching stats: 3.67 ERA, .259 Opp BA

Leaders:

OF Jake Thomas, .382, 5 HR, 36 RBIs

INF Daniel Nevares, .314, 19 doubles, 34 RBIs

RHP Jake Lambert, 7-2, 2.95, 94.2 IP, 16 BB, 76 SO

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to Kory Keys and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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  • Florida Rebel

    “From the Mother Ship, here’s why holding Bobby Wahl is the right thing to do.” How about that :-), it is a possibility the Rebels Wolf Pack could not face each other in this tournament. Don’t mean to be gloom and doom but it could happen.

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