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On April 25 – 27, NCCAA Division II’s top ranked TFC Eagles will participate in the south region tournament in Kissimmee, Florida. The double elimination tournament will be played at the Houston Astro’s spring training complex and will be hosted by the Florida Christian Suns. TFC is the reigning tournament champions and has won the NCCAA Division II national tournament in three out of the last four seasons (2009, 2011, 2012).

The Suns (21 – 20, 4 -6) are the second ranked team in NCCAA Division II and will face the #4 Clearwater Christian College Cougars (11 – 32, 3 – 7) in the opening game on April 25. Holding the south region’s best record, TFC (26 – 14, 8 – 2) earned the top seed in the tournament and will have an opening round bye before facing the winner between the Suns and Cougars. TFC will play their first game of the tournament on Thursday at 3:30. The championship game(s) will be played on Saturday.

The south tournament champion will receive an automatic bid to the national tournament in Mason, Ohio, on May 8 – 11. The region runner up may apply for an at-large bid to the national tournament.

Below is a statistical comparison of the teams participating in the tournament. All stats are taken from www.thenccaa.org and www.clearwater.edu.

CCC

FCC

TFC

Mascot

Suns

Cougars

Eagles

Record

11-32

21-20

26-14

Region Record

3-7

4-6

8-2

National Rank

#4

#2

#1

Burbridge Rating

3.186

4.220

4.250

 

CCC

FCC

TFC

Team ERA

.610

.474

.356

Team AVG

.255

.305

.328

Team Slugging

.300

.419

.425

Team OBP

.327

.384

.402

Team Runs/Game

3.42

5.29

6.13

Team Hits/Game

7.47

8.88

10.05

Team Stolen Bases

52

45

77

Home Runs

3

15

11

 

CCC

FCC

TFC

Batting Average

David Edwards- .358

Elim Perritte- .374

Zack Warner- .382

Total Bases

Jake Reidy- 72

Elim Perritte- 65

Zack Warner- 81

OBP

David Edwards- .500

Elim Perritte- .463

Zack Warner- .460

Runs

Jake Reidy- 21

Andres Cancio- 25

Justin Key- 34

Runs Batted In

Jake Reidy-22

Elim Perritte- 26

Zack Warner- 36

Hits

Jefte Velez- 48

Andres Cancio- 51

Zack Warner- 52

Slugging %

Jake Reidy- .500

Elim Perritte- .565

Zack Warner- .596

Home Runs

Jake Reidy- 3

Ramon Cedeno- 4

Josh Hill- 3

Justin Key- 3

Doubles

Jake Reidy- 14

Eric Santamaria-11

Zack Warner- 21

 

CCC

FCC

TFC

Wins

Wade Irwin- 5

Nick Beavers- 6

Dylan Charles- 7

Justin Key- 7

ERA

Will Kirby 4.28

Andres Cancio- 3.49

Justin Key- 1.37

Saves

Wade Irwin- 1

Kyle Baitz- 1

Eric Santamaria-3

AJ Mussler – 2

Jacob Martin- 2

K’s/9 inn

Will Kirby- 6.55

Nick Beavers- 5.47

Dylan Charles- 7.69