NCAA Baseball Regional Preview: Morgantown

NCAA Regional Preview-Morgantown

West Virginia, Texas A&M, Duke, and Fordham will square off in the Morgantown Regional for a chance to advance to a Super Regional in the 2019 NCAA Baseball Tournament. Look inside for a preview and prediction of this regional.

General Information

Team Regional Seed 2019 Record Conference Location Prev. NCAA Bids RPI
West Virginia 1 37-20 Big 12 Morgantown, WV 13 13
Texas A&M 2 37-21-1 SEC College Station, TX 35 15
Duke 3 31-26 ACC Durham, NC 8 44
Fordham 4 38-22 Atlantic 10 New York, NY 4 135

Morgantown Regional Schedule

(All times ET)

Monongalia County Ballpark – Morgantown, WV

Friday, May 31
Game 1: (3) Duke vs. (2) Texas A&M, 4 p.m., ESPN2
Game 2: (4) Fordham vs. (1) West Virginia, 8 p.m., ESPN3
Saturday, June 1
Game 3, 2 p.m.
Game 4, 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 2
Game 5, noon
Game 6, 6 p.m.
Monday, June 3
Game 7, if necessary

Team Statistical Comparison

Hitting

BA OB% R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB CS SB
West Virginia 0.261 0.350 320 490 110 9 47 292 242 40 93
Texas A&M 0.249 0.330 318 481 72 12 36 286 206 16 39
Duke 0.271 0.362 341 531 98 17 44 300 231 11 64
Fordham 0.253 0.337 298 495 99 13 25 250 197 48 177

Pitching & Fielding

ERA K OBA H R ER BB 2B 3B HR F%
West Virginia 3.64 562 0.218 403 230 203 228 76 9 38 0.971
Texas A&M 3.05 631 0.222 428 210 176 190 78 5 40 0.971
Duke 4.18 545 0.248 469 210 232 260 83 5 43 0.967
Fordham 3.08 592 0.220 428 233 182 246 57 10 32 0.970

Statistical Leaders

West Virginia Batting Leaders

Name AVG OBP SLG OPS R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
Tyler Doanes 0.318 0.402 0.509 0.911 39 68 20 3 5 29 30 36 18
Darius Hill 0.304 0.365 0.511 0.876 46 69 23 3 6 40 22 32 3
Paul McIntosh 0.287 0.363 0.503 0.866 26 52 10 1 9 32 18 50 1
Ivan Gonzalez 0.286 0.389 0.389 0.778 36 58 12 0 3 29 33 36 5
Brandon White 0.282 0.396 0.319 0.715 36 53 5 1 0 26 32 43 26
Marques Inman 0.268 0.344 0.464 0.808 26 52 9 1 9 41 18 46 1
Tevin Tucker 0.204 0.370 0.286 0.656 35 30 9 0 1 20 37 51 19
Kevin Brophy 0.194 0.259 0.387 0.646 20 30 6 0 8 32 14 54 1

West Virginia Pitching Leaders

Name W L ERA SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Alek Manoah 9 3 1.85 2 0 102.1 67 28 21 23 135 0.186
Nick Snyder 8 1 2.71 1 0 63.0 38 21 19 31 97 0.174
Kade Strowd 5 6 4.97 0 0 79.2 67 48 44 55 82 0.227
Jackson Wolf 2 4 5.17 0 0 69.2 79 44 40 31 50 0.290

Texas A&M Batting Leaders

Name AVG OBP SLG OPS R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
Braden Shewmake 0.315 0.376 0.487 0.863 42 73 14 4 6 46 23 27 7
Mikey Hoehner 0.286 0.380 0.377 0.757 32 57 9 0 3 30 29 38 2
Bryce Blaum 0.275 0.374 0.413 0.787 50 60 5 2 7 27 26 31 14
Logan Foster 0.263 0.324 0.379 0.703 32 52 9 1 4 32 18 46 3
Cam Blake 0.261 0.327 0.359 0.686 22 40 6 3 1 23 12 29 6
Ty Coleman 0.241 0.307 0.333 0.640 26 42 4 0 4 30 14 27 1
Zach DeLoach 0.203 0.328 0.304 0.632 24 30 4 1 3 14 24 28 1

Texas A&M Pitching Leaders

Name W L ERA SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
John Doxakis 7 3 1.84 0 0 97.2 74 27 20 26 106 0.207
Asa Lacy 7 4 2.20 1 0 81.2 46 22 20 42 123 0.164
Chris Weber 4 1 2.95 0 0 64.0 55 24 21 20 77 0.235

Duke Batting Leaders

Name AVG OBP SLG OPS R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
Kennie Taylor 0.333 0.400 0.527 0.927 49 79 18 5 6 39 15 44 10
Ethan Murray 0.316 0.403 0.458 0.861 46 60 8 2 5 37 27 45 6
Chase Cheek 0.293 0.380 0.403 0.783 35 53 11 3 1 24 23 35 20
Matt Mervis 0.291 0.376 0.448 0.824 28 48 6 1 6 28 17 35 2
Chris Crabtree 0.262 0.356 0.399 0.755 29 48 14 1 3 31 24 65 7
Michael Rothenberg 0.260 0.378 0.458 0.836 36 50 8 0 10 49 29 39 3
Erikson Nichols 0.250 0.321 0.301 0.622 22 54 8 0 1 30 17 57 2
Kyle Gallagher 0.245 0.329 0.383 0.712 32 46 6 1 6 23 24 58 1

Duke Pitching Leaders

Name W L ERA SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Ben Gross 6 4 4.41 0 0 63.1 52 31 31 28 64 0.229
Bryce Jarvis 4 1 4.60 0 1 60.2 59 37 31 32 74 0.249
Bill Chillari 2 3 4.96 0 0 61.2 65 42 34 27 43 0.270

Fordham Batting Leaders

Name AVG OBP SLG OPS R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
Jake MacKenzie 0.313 0.365 0.463 0.828 48 75 15 6 3 28 19 42 43
C.J. Vazquez 0.281 0.360 0.371 0.731 26 50 8 1 2 19 20 45 16
Alvin Melendez 0.275 0.354 0.417 0.771 36 56 10 2 5 29 19 34 35
Matt Tarabek 0.249 0.342 0.324 0.666 35 53 14 1 0 30 20 46 14
Nick Labella 0.245 0.335 0.370 0.705 28 47 9 0 5 26 21 43 5
Justin Bardwell 0.223 0.320 0.335 0.655 23 44 13 0 3 32 21 27 5

Fordham Pitching Leaders

Name W L ERA SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
John Stankiewicz 8 3 1.21 0 0 89.1 59 18 12 15 102 0.197
Anthony DiMeglio 6 3 2.61 0 0 62.0 54 27 18 23 63 0.244
Matt Mikulski 6 6 4.00 0 0 78.2 69 39 35 39 83 0.246

Morgantown Regional Prediction

Fordham was sent to Clemson two years in a row for its NCAA Regional. The Rams have got to be happy to going somewhere a little closer to home. This one will likely come down to being Texas A&M or West Virginia. A&M has strong pitching while WVU has the better hitting, at least statistically. You’ve got to think that A&M, playing in the rugged SEC West with the likes of Arkansas, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and LSU- would likely have much better stats if it played in an average division 1 conference.

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