2013 Raleigh Regional

(capsules compiled by Sean Ryan, Phil Stanton, Zachary Kerr)


1. North Carolina State Wolfpack

Raleigh, North Carolina

At-large bid from ACC

2013 record: 19-10, 44-14 (second in Atlantic Division)

Head coach: Elliott Avent (VCU, 1984)

Record at school: 642-396, 17 years

Overall record: 867-605, 25 years

Assistant Coaches: Tom Holiday, Chris Hart, Brian Ward

Team offense: .280 BA, 370 R, 26 HR, .389 SLG%, .365 OBP%, 100-129 SB

Team pitching: 3.24 ERA, 536 IP, 427 H, 221 BB, 527 K

Top hitters: Bryan Adametz (.320/0/31/13 2B), Jake Fincher (.317/0/25/14-18 SB), Trea Turner (.376/6/40/24-30 SB/59 R), Tarran Senay (.284/6/49/14 2B)

Top pitchers: Carlos Rodon (8-2, 3.48 ERA, 101 IP, 72 H, 40 BB, 151 K), Ethan Ogburn (4-3, 2.98 ERA, 51.1 IP, 38 H, 13 BB, 31 K), Chris Overman (1-1, 6 SV, 0.39 ERA, 23.1 IP, 9 H, 7 BB, 23 K), Grant Sasser (3-0, 1.18 ERA, 38 IP, 27 H, 10 BB, 39 K)

Last NCAA Appearance: 2012 (4-1 in Raleigh Regional, 0-2 in Gainesville Super Regional)

Notes: Carlos Rodon followed his ACC Pitcher of the Year and ACC Freshman of the Year campaign with another first-team All-ACC selection. Shortstop Trea Turner was also elected to the first team for the second time, and both players were named to the USA Collegiate National Team for the second time. First baseman Terran Senay received second-team All-ACC honors. Head coach Elliot Avent is the winningest coach in program history with 642 victories and has led the Wolfpack to 10 NCAA tournament appearances in 11 years. Turner took over as NC State’s career stolen base king on April 20. He swiped 57 bags on 61 attempts last season, and he’s 24 for 30 this season. It took Turner 94 career games to pass the previous record of 73 stolen bases, set by Tom Sergio in 243 games from 1994-97.


2. Ole Miss Rebels

Notes: Ole Miss is making its 18th NCAA Tournament appearance and 11 in 13 seasons with Mike Bianco at the helm. The Rebels have reached the College World Series four times (1956, 1964, 1969, 1972). The Rebels will meet William and Mary for the first time in program history. Ole Miss has never faced NC State or Binghamton either. Junior right-hander Bobby Wahl is a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award. Wahl, junior Catcher Stuart Turner and senior third baseman Andrew Mistone each earned All-SEC honors. Wahl was a teammate of NC State lefty Carlos Rodon this past summer on Team USA.


3. William and Mary Tribe

Notes: This is William and Mary's third selection, but its first at-large bid, as it won its only CAA Championship in 2001 and its only Eastern Conference Athletic Conference South Title in 1983. Head coach Jamie Pinzino was named CAA Co-Coach of the Year with UNC Wilmington head coach Mark Scalf, after guiding the Tribe to second place in the regular season and in the conference tournament. In that tournament, William and Mary beat sixth-seed James Madison, 20-19, with four runs and a walk-off in the ninth; lost to fourth-seed Towson, 20-13; beat fifth-seed Northeastern, 12-4; and lost to Towson again in the championship game, 5-2. Senior ace John Farrell was the only member of the Tribe to make the All-CAA first team, though junior second baseman Ryan Lindemuth and senior reliever Matt Wainman made the second team and catcher Josh Merrigan made the CAA All-Rookie Team. Lindemuth was hit 21 times this year, tied for 11th in the country, and Farrell had 11 wins, tied for eighth in the nation.


4. Binghamton Bearcats

Notes: The Bearcats knocked off top-seeded Maine to claim the America East crown, their first since 2009. The last time Binghamton was in the tourney, it registered a school-record 30th win over George Mason. Coach Tim Sinicki started his college career at Binghamton but finished with two years at Western Carolina, where he won nine games as a senior. Leading hitter Jake Thomas hit .296 a year ago and leads the team with a .536 slugging percentage. He also has 43 walks and 12 HBPs compared to 20 strikeouts. Daniel Nevares has 57 hits, 19 of which are doubles. The pitching staff is anchored by Jack Rogalla, Jay Lynch and Jake Lambert, all of whom range in innings from 81-86.2 and ERA from 2.82-3.22 among their 41 combined starts.