2013 Nashville Regional: East Tennessee State Primer

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Obviously we know all there is to know about East Tennessee State already, but just in case there are one or two of you out there that are unfamiliar.

One of the nice things about college baseball is that it's like basketball in that even the little guys gets a chance to put on Cinderella's shoes once in a while. And if there's going to be a Cinderella in the Nashville Regional it's obviously East Tennessee State.

While Vandy, Georgia Tech and Illinois all come from major conferences, East Tennessee State calls the Atlantic Sun home. How did the Bucs get to the championship? The old fashioned way: by winning the Atlantic Sun Tournament.

Also, ETSU is not the only Atlantic Sun team to make the tournament, as Mercer is in the Starkville Regional.

Basics

Record: 36-22

Atlantic Sun record: 17-10

Manager: Tony Skole

RPI: 85th

Strength of schedule: 149th

Polls: CBN - Unranked, Coaches Poll - Unranked

Offensive Team Statistics (National Rank)

Batting Average: .293 (Tie-48th)

On-base Percentage: .364 (Tie-101st)

Slugging Percentage: .406 (Tie-53rd)

Runs per game: 5.7 (Tie-83rd)

Home Runs per game: 0.55 (Tie-66th)

Stolen Bases: 87 (Tie-40th)

Individual Offensive Leaders (National Rank)

Batting Average: Clinton Freeman/Andrew Green .333 (Unranked)

On-base Percentage: Andrew Green .424 (Unranked)

Slugging Percentage: Clinton Freeman .580 (Tie-63rd)

Runs scored: Andrew Green 55 (Tie-47th)

Home Runs: Clinton Freeman 10 (Tie-60th)

Runs Batted In: Clinton Freeman 56 (Tie-36th)

Stolen Bases: Andrew Green 23 (Tie-52nd)

Team Pitching & Defense (National Rank)

ERA: 4.09 (Tie-123rd)

WHIP: 1.39 (Tie-106th)

Strikeouts per 9 Innings: 5.3 (Tie-261st)

Walks per 9 Innings: 3.01 (46th)

K/BB: 1.76 (Tie-149th)

Fielding Percentage: .972 (Tie-52nd)

Individual Pitching Leaders (National Rankings)

Wins: Kerry Doane 13 (Tie-2nd)

ERA: Kerry Doane 1.99 (Tie-51st)

Saves: Clinton Freeman 8 (Tie-86th)

Strikeouts: Kerry Doane 71 (Unranked)

Innings Pitched: Kerry Doane 131.0

Average Against: Kerry Doane .240

Likely Starting Lineup

1.Jeremy Taylor - RF

2. Dylan Tritsch - LF

3. Andrew Green - CF

4. Clinton Freeman - 1B

5. Kevin Phillips - DH

6. Derek Niesman - 2B

7. Alex Reynolds - 3B

8. Chris Riopedre - SS

9. Mason Hershey - C

Starting Rotation

1. Kerry Doane

2. Logan Rice

3. Griffin Krieg

4. Josh Jacques

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