Wayne McGahee III

Breaking Down The Tallahassee Regional

Florida State is hosting their 33rd regional. The most of any team in the field of 64.

1 Seed: Florida State

Record: 37-20

RPI: 13

SoS: 4

Team Batting Average: 48th (.295 BA)

Team ERA: 53rd (3.69 ERA)

Home Runs: 41st (49)

Runs Per Game: 24th (7.3)

Walks: 6th (301)

Top Pitchers: Reliever Jim Voyles (6-1, 2.68 ERA), starter Tyler Holton (2-3, 2.89 ERA), starter Drew Carlton (6-3, 4.15 ERA), starter Cole Sands (5-6, 4.40 ERA)

Top Hitters: RF Jackson Lueck (.407 BA), 3B John Sansone (.365 BA), SS Taylor Walls (.357 BA), 1B Dylan Busby (.317 BA), C Cal Raleigh (.301 BA)

Notes: Florida State has the worst record of any team in this regional, but they come in battle tested. The Seminoles come in with a 10-11 record against teams hosting regionals this weekend. 

2 Seed: Southern Miss

Record: 40-18

RPI: 18

SoS: 27

Team Batting Average: 25th (.306)

Team ERA: 95th (4.12)

Home Runs: 12th (65)

Runs Per Game: 35th (6.9)

Walks: 33rd (264)

Top Pitchers: Closer Nick Sandlin (12 Saves, 2.18 ERA), starter Kirk McCarty (7-1, 3.38 ERA), starter Cord Cockrell (7-1, 3.97 ERA)

Top Hitters: 1B Tim Lynch (.366 BA), CF Jake Sandlin (.348 BA), RF Dylan Bordeaux (.340 BA), 2B Nick Dawson (.326 BA)

Notes: Southern Miss won the Conference USA tournament with a 3-2 win over Rice. Went 4-2 against Power-5 conference teams this season including a 5-1 win over regional host Ole Miss.

3 Seed: South Alabama

Record: 40-20

RPI: 50

SoS: 102

Team Batting Average: 200th (.263)

Team ERA: 30th (3.43)

Home Runs: 155th (29)

Runs Per Game: 90 (6.0)

Walks: 5th (313)

Top Pitchers: Starter Kevin Hill (8-1, 2.53 ERA), starter Randy Bell (6-1, 2.38 ERA), starter Hunter Soleymani (4-3, 3.71 ERA), starter Austin Bembnowski (6-4, 3.72 ERA), reliever Mike Dollof (4-4, 3.00 ERA)

Top Hitters: CF Cole Billingsley (.301 BA), C Jared Barnes (.299 ERA), SS Drew LaBounty (.294 BA), RF Travis Swaggerty (.294 BA)

Notes: The Jaguars are looking to go 3-0 on the season against Southern Miss. They won the previous two meetings 9-3 and 4-2.

4 Seed: Alabama State

Record: 38-15

RPI: 158

SoS: 292

Team Batting Average: 18th (.309)

Team ERA: 48th (3.64)

Home Runs: 19th (61)

Runs Per Game: 1st (8.7)

Walks: 101st (228)

Top Pitchers: Starter Tyler Howe (10-2, 1.48 ERA), starter Joseph Comacho (10-0, 2.04 ERA), starter Hunter McIntosh (7-2, 3.25 ERA), reliever Angel Alicea (0.91 ERA)

Top Hitters: LF Dillon Cooper (.359 BA), SS Eriq White (.351 BA), RF Yamil Pagan (.340 BA), CF Carlos Ocasio (.340 BA), DH Diandre Amion (.325 BA)

Notes: They were a perfect 24-0 against the SWAC during the regular season. Were also the tournament champions. 

Schedule

All games will be broadcast on ESPN 3.

Friday, June 3rd

Game 1: 12 ET No. 3 South Alabama vs. No. 2 Southern Miss

Game 2: 6 ET No. 4 Alabama State vs. No. 1 Florida State

Saturday, June 4th

Game 3: TBA Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2

Game 4: TBA Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2

Sunday, June 5th

Game 5: TBA Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4

Game 6: TBA Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5

Monday, June 6th (If Necessary)

Game 7: TBA Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6

Advancing

The winner of the Tallahassee Regional will advance to play the winner of the Gainesville regional. The No. 1 overall seed Florida Gators are hosting Georgia Tech, Connecticut, and Bethune-Cookman.


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