June 3, 2011
Regional Scores & Schedules
NCAA Interactive Bracket
All in the Family:
The Regionals feature several siblings playing across the
country. Among them, Maine features twin brothers Justin and Ian
Leisenheimer (ironically, coach Steve Trimper is the proud
father of twin girls). Georgia Tech also has twins, Kyle and
Colby Wren. They are the sons of Atlanta Braves GM Frank Wren.
Arizona State features the Lambsons, Mitchell and Mark. Illinois
features Josh and Justin Parr (Justin has a twin brother named
Jordan). Reed and Ryne Harper play for Austin Peay. Mike and
Stephen McGee suit up for Florida State. And the Kubitza
brothers are also enjoying the postseason, but they'll be
separated: Austin will be playing for Rice in Houston, and Kyle
will be playing for Texas State in Austin.
Major League Experience: Princeton coach Scott Bradley
played in the big leagues for several teams after being drafted
by the Yankees with their second pick in 1981 (New York selected
a prospect named John Elway in the first round). During his
solid major league career, Bradley caught a Randy Johnson
no-hitter in 1990.
Football Fanatics: Several coaches in the tourney have
made a mark on the football field, led by Sacred Heart's Nick
Giaquinto and Clemson's Jack Leggett, who battle each other
Friday. CBI profiled Giaquinto
in 2008. Giaquinto wears No. 30, the same number he wore when he
was a running back for the Washington Redskins in a 27-17 win
over Miami in Super Bowl XVII. He made the transition to college
baseball when George Mason's Billy Brown hired him to join his
staff more than 20 years ago. Leggett played on the gridiron for
three years for the Maine Black Bears. UALR skipper Scott
Norwood was featured
this past February for sharing his name with the former Buffalo
Bear of a Match-up:
There will be a battle of the Bears in the first game of the
Houston Regional as the Baylor Bears wrestle with the Cal Golden
Name Game: In
addition to the pair of Bears in Houston, the tournament
features the Black Bears of Maine, a pair of Bruins (UCLA and
Belmont), a pair of Pirates (Seton Hall and East Carolina), a
pair of Golden Eagles (Oral Roberts and Southern Miss) - and
while we're at it Golden Flashes (Kent State) and Eagles
(Georgia Southern) - a pair of Trojans (Troy and Arkansas Little
Rock), a trio of Wildcats (Kansas State, Arizona and Bethune-Cookman)
and a trio of Bulldogs (Fresno State, Mississippi State and
Georgia). And the tourney features the unique: Jaspers
(Manhattan), Anteaters (UC Irvine), Hatters (Stetson) and
Governors (Austin Peay).
Regional Strength: The Austin, Chapel Hill and Clemson
Regionals are the only ones that feature three 40-win teams.
Power Outage: Of the 14 teams with the fewest homers in
the tourney, seven are No. 1 seeds. UC Irvine has hit 11 homers,
followed by: Texas (1) 13; Sacred Heart 14; UCLA (1) 16; Cal
State Fullerton (1) 17; Princeton 17; Charlotte 18; New Mexico
18; Virginia (1) 20; Alabama 20; Rice (1) 22; Stanford 23; Texas
A&M (1) 24; Oregon State (1) 25.
Frequent Flyer Miles:
The team putting in the most miles for its regional trip is
Georgia, needing more than 2,200 miles to reach Corvallis.
Charlotte needed to go nearly 1,800 miles to get to Tempe, as
did UALR to get to Corvallis. Illinois went nearly 1,700 miles
to land in Fullerton. The shortest trek? Belmont only has to go
one mile to get to Vanderbilt for the Nashville Regional.
Car Pool: The two
tourney teams from the state of Connecticut both were sent to
the same regional. Sacred Heart and Connecticut both will play
in the Clemson Regional.
There are seven teams from both the ACC and SEC in this year’s
field. There are six from the Big 12 and Pac-10, four from
Conference USA, three from the Atlantic Sun, Big East and Sun
Belt, and two from the Big West and Mountain West.
State of the Union:
There are 24 states represented in this year’s Field of 64.
There are eight teams from Florida, seven from California and
Texas, four from North Carolina, three from Georgia,
Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Tennessee, two from
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York,
Ohio and Virginia, and one team from Illinois, Kansas, Maine,
Maryland, Nebraska, New Mexico and Oregon.