A look at the other three teams in the NCAA's Louisville Regional; play begins in the double-elimination regional on Friday

A look at the other three teams in the NCAA's Louisville Regional. Wright State and Ohio State open play at 2 p.m. on Friday, while Louisville will host Western Michigan at 6 o'clock in Jim Patterson Stadium.

Here's a closer look at the three teams that will be competing with the University of Louisville in the NCAA Louisville Regional on Friday. The games are 2 and 6 p.m. at Jim Patterson Stadium.

Wright State vs. Ohio State play at 2 o'clock, while U of L plays Western Michigan at 6 o'clock.

Wright State Broncos

Record: 22-32

Seed: No. 4 seed in the region.

How they got here: Won the MAC Conference Tournament with a 4-1 record last week.

Top pitcher: Keegan Akin, a junior left-hander is one of the top pitchers in the country. He leads the Broncos in innings (105), ERA (1.46), complete games (2), strikeouts (129), opposing batting average (.186) and is second in wins (7). Akin finished eighth in the nation in strikeouts and 13th in ERA to end the regular season. He hasn't allowed an earned run in 30.2 innings.

Top hitter: Connor Smith. He was named Freshman of the Year in the MAC after hitting .441 in league games.

Past NCAA history:  The Broncos are 43-33 all-time in 11 appearances in the NCAA Tournament including six trips to the College World Series and a National Runner-Up finish in 1955. The last NCAA appearance by WMU came in 1989.

Ohio State Buckeyes 

Record: 43-18-1

Seed: No. 2 seed in the region.

How they got here: Won the Big Ten Tournament title.

Top pitcher: Tanner Tully has an 8-3 record with a 2.34 ERA; he has 76 strikeouts in 103.2 innings.

Top hitter: Nick Sergakis has started all 62 games and is hitting .344 with 10 home runs and 47 RBIs. He has a .564 slugging percentage and has 14 stolen bases for the Buckeyes.

Past NCAA history:  The Buckeyes are 42-39 all-time in the NCAA Tournament.

Wright State Raiders

Record: 44-15

How they got here: Won the Horizon League Tournament title.

Top pitcher: Jesse Scholtens has a 10-1 record with a 2.72 ERA; he has 92 strikeouts in 102.2 innings.

Top hitter: Ryan Fucci, a senior from Lexington Tates Creek, has hit .326 with 11 home runs and 59 RBIs along with 25 stolen bases.

Past NCAA history:  The Raiders are making their second straight appearance in the regionals, sixth in Division I and 13th NCAA appearance overall in program history.


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