Greenville Regional tournament|Breakdown of tournament teams

Published 10:28 pm Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sports Editor

East Carolina Pirates
Head coach: Billy Godwin
No. 1 seed
First in Conference USA
24th NCAA appearance
Team batting average: .341
Home runs: 95
RBIs: 474
Team ERA: 4.12
Tidbits: Coach Billy Godwin was named C-USA Coach of the Year; former Washington Pam Pack star Trent Whitehead leads all C-USA hitters with 95 hits and 22 doubles.
South Carolina Gamecocks
Head coach: Ray Tanner
No. 2 seed
Fifth in SEC
25th NCAA appearance
Team batting average: .305
Home runs: 99
RBIs: 415
Team ERA: 5.03
Tidbits: This is the 10th straight regional appearance for South Carolina; junior catcher Justin Dalles, junior first baseman Nick Ebert, junior shortstop Bobby Haney and junior outfielder DeAngelo Mack were named to the All-SEC Second Team.
George Mason Patriots
Head coach: Bill Brown
No. 3 seed
First in CAA
Sixth NCAA appearance
Team batting average: .322
Home runs: 81
RBIs: 395
Team ERA: 4.24
Tidbits: George Mason has set a school record for wins and winning percentage; head coach Bill Brown was named CAA Coach of the Year; senior outfielder Scott Krieger and junior catcher Chris Henderson were named CAA Co-Players-of-the-Year.
Binghamton Bearcats
Head coach: Tim Sinicki
No. 4 seed
First in American East Conference
First NCAA appearance
Team batting average: .319
Home runs: 45
RBIs: 294
Team ERA: 4.88
Tidbits: The Bearcats have tied the school record for wins (29) set by last year’s team; East Carolina’s stadium is named after Sinicki’s former Western Carolina teammate and friend Keith LeClair, who coached the Pirates before succumbing to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in 2006; junior Murphy Smith was named America East Pitcher of the Year, freshman first baseman David Ciocchi was Rookie of the Year Sinicki was voted by his peers as Coach of the Year.