NCAA Baseball Regional Preview: Oxford

NCAA Regional Preview-Oxford

Ole Miss, Illinois, Clemson, and Jacksonville State will square off in the Oxford 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
Ole Miss 1 37-25 SEC Oxford, MS 22 22
Illinois 2 36-19 Big Ten Urbana–Champaign, IL 11 28
Clemson 3 34-24 ACC Clemson, SC 43 38
Jacksonville St. 4 37-21 Ohio Valley Jacksonville, AL 4 89

Oxford Regional Schedule

(All times ET)

Swayze Field at Oxford-University Stadium – Oxford, MS

Friday, May 31
Game 1: (3) Clemson vs. (2) Illinois, 4 p.m., ESPNU
Game 2: (4) Jacksonville State vs. Ole Miss, 8 p.m., ESPN3
Saturday, June 1
Game 3, 1 p.m.
Game 4, 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 2
Game 5, 3 p.m.
Game 6, 9 p.m.
Monday, June 3
Game 7, if necessary

Team Statistical Comparison

Hitting

BA OB% R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB CS SB
Ole Miss 0.277 0.385 418 577 105 8 59 367 310 20 91
Illinois 0.279 0.358 286 529 102 14 38 259 208 14 55
Clemson 0.266 0.365 385 541 112 6 79 359 270 25 91
Jacksonville State 0.271 0.363 375 552 109 21 74 351 265 17 51

Pitching & Fielding

ERA K OBA H R ER BB 2B 3B HR F%
Ole Miss 4.34 527 0.258 532 301 262 203 113 6 53 0.977
Illinois 3.66 443 0.217 388 229 200 261 76 7 31 0.982
Clemson 4.40 502 0.245 486 229 258 218 80 6 57 0.971
Jacksonville State 4.30 478 0.258 514 294 251 233 94 12 37 0.967

Statistical Leaders

Ole Miss Batting Leaders

Name AVG OBP SLG OPS R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
Ryan Olenek 0.346 0.421 0.433 0.854 40 72 13 1 1 30 13 18 10
Grae Kessinger 0.336 0.428 0.468 0.896 60 84 18 0 5 46 37 31 16
Cole Zabowski 0.305 0.362 0.496 0.858 43 72 15 0 10 45 19 56 7
Thomas Dillard 0.305 0.444 0.500 0.944 51 67 9 2 10 51 54 46 14
Anthony Servideo 0.280 0.414 0.358 0.772 55 54 10 1 1 20 40 51 22
Tyler Keenan 0.276 0.415 0.487 0.902 35 63 7 1 13 60 43 44 2
Cooper Johnson 0.264 0.366 0.429 0.795 33 48 12 0 6 26 25 40 3

Ole Miss Pitching Leaders

Name W L ERA SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Will Ethridge 6 6 2.94 0 0 82.2 78 35 27 22 68 0.253
Doug Nikhazy 7 3 3.17 0 1 76.2 64 28 27 29 69 0.231

Illinois Batting Leaders

Name AVG OBP SLG OPS R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
Grant Van Scoy 0.347 0.440 0.471 0.911 26 59 13 1 2 22 25 39 1
Michael Massey 0.325 0.382 0.474 0.856 31 68 14 1 5 27 20 32 2
Jack Yalowitz 0.296 0.371 0.448 0.819 32 60 14 1 5 31 23 34 11
Cam McDonald 0.282 0.338 0.324 0.662 28 61 4 1 1 33 16 30 5
Kellen Sarver 0.270 0.383 0.386 0.769 23 51 9 2 3 28 34 35 2
Ben Troike 0.260 0.348 0.379 0.727 28 46 13 1 2 21 19 22 4
Branden Comia 0.254 0.318 0.367 0.685 21 45 4 2 4 20 12 47 0

Illinois Pitching Leaders

Name W L ERA SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Andy Fisher 7 1 2.57 0 0 94.2 70 29 27 35 89 0.206
Ty Weber 4 2 2.97 0 0 75.2 59 34 25 31 45 0.212
Cyrillo Watson 5 2 3.65 0 0 69.0 65 32 28 39 49 0.253

Clemson Batting Leaders

Name AVG OBP SLG OPS R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
Grayson Byrd 0.315 0.393 0.584 0.977 46 75 15 2 15 56 25 45 4
Logan Davidson 0.296 0.414 0.588 1.002 52 67 17 2 15 55 43 55 17
Kyle Wilkie 0.293 0.374 0.429 0.803 40 60 13 0 5 37 25 33 5
Bryar Hawkins 0.283 0.358 0.450 0.808 30 51 7 1 7 23 17 58 2
Sam Hall 0.261 0.360 0.398 0.758 59 63 12 0 7 32 34 58 30
Bryce Teodosio 0.215 0.291 0.412 0.703 32 38 8 0 9 32 14 67 8

Clemson Pitching Leaders

Name W L ERA SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Mat Clark 9 2 2.84 0 0 69.2 48 28 22 20 59 0.193
Davis Sharpe 6 4 3.48 0 0 77.2 58 35 30 32 80 0.210

Jacksonville State Batting Leaders

Name AVG OBP SLG OPS R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
Nic Gaddis 0.333 0.449 0.588 1.037 50 72 16 0 13 42 40 36 8
Alex Webb 0.308 0.372 0.531 0.903 34 69 21 1 9 56 22 42 3
Cole Frederick 0.292 0.348 0.453 0.801 47 71 13 4 6 37 18 52 7
Isaac Alexander 0.281 0.340 0.396 0.736 38 66 13 4 2 30 20 50 4
Tre Kirklin 0.266 0.349 0.399 0.748 40 50 5 1 6 24 20 54 12
Andrew Naismith 0.252 0.346 0.374 0.720 18 39 6 2 3 32 21 49 4
Chase Robinson 0.224 0.391 0.440 0.831 28 30 5 3 6 27 34 44 1

Jacksonville State Pitching Leaders

Name W L ERA SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO OBA
Garrett Farmer 5 1 2.24 0 0 100.2 81 28 25 12 104 0.221
Dylan Hathcock 3 0 4.01 0 0 60.2 68 35 27 20 32 0.296

Oxford Regional Prediction

Ole Miss played six straight games in the SEC Tournament. Too bad for them that they just missed an SEC Championship on Sunday. Now they will be home for the weekend regional. RPI wise, both Illinois and Clemson are about the same strength. Clemson has the better power hitting (79 HRs) in this regional. Illinois has the best pitching ERA wise. This is one of those of those regionals where the host might find itself fighting for its life. Ole Miss has the edge playing at home but remember they lost a series on this same field to lowly Kentucky this season.

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