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Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Long Beach Regional Press Release

Long Beach State is out with their press release for the Regional. Read it here in html, and here as a pdf. There's a lot more in the pdf than the html version. Here are the "team capsules" from the release:
Long Beach State Dirtbags (36-20)
- The Beach will be making their 15th NCAA Regional appearance, carrying a 36-20 mark in regional play. LBSU has hosted the last three playoff series, a regional in 2003, a super regional in 2004 and another regional in 2005. These are the first three playoff series at Blair Field in school history.
- The Dirtbags, established in 1989 thanks to a 50-win season and a remarkable 45-game turnaround from the year before, have been to four College World Series and two Super Regionals.
- LBSU has led the nation in ERA for the past eight weeks, ranking first this week with a 2.44 average. The Beach feature Roger Clemens Award finalist Cesar Ramos as the team's Friday night starter and Stopper of the Year candidate Neil Jamison and his perfect 0.00 ERA this year.
- The Beach could have two players taken in the first round in next week's draft, All-American shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and Ramos, both first team all-conference selections.

USC Trojans (37-19)
- USC is making its 40th postseason appearance with a 204-74 record
- Junior catcher Jeff Clement was named to the 2005 USA Today Sports Weekly All-America first team and is a Golden Spikes Award finalist Clement is also projected to go in the first round of the MLB draft.
- Clement is third on USC's all-time list with 44 career homers, one behind Geoff Jenkins (Mark McGwire is first with 54)
- Sophomore right-hander Ian Kennedy is a semifinalist for three major national awards as well as a candidate for Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year...Kennedy's 12.12 career strikeouts per nine innings is higher than the school record held by Mark Prior (11.52).
- The Trojans' .974 fielding percentage is the best in Mike Gillespie's 19-year history (.973 in 2001).

Pepperdine Waves (38-21)
- Pepperdine won its second straight West Coast Conference title and 15th overall for Head Coach Steve Rodriguez.
- Pepperdine is making its third straight NCAA Tournament appearance and 22nd overall.
- Pepperdine has won at least 30 games in each of the last 28 seasons
- For the first time in school history, Pepperdine swept the West Coast Conference's (WCC) Player of the Year (Chad Tracy), Pitcher of the Year (Paul Coleman) and Freshman of the Year (Barry Enright) awards.
- Pepperdine faced a total of six teams (Cal State Fullerton, 1-1; Oregon State (1-0), Winthrop (1-0), Long Beach State (1-1), Tulane (1-2) and USC (0-1) in this year's NCAA Tournament field and has a record of 5-5.

Rhode Island Rams (34-19)
- This was our first-ever Atlantic 10 Championship and is are first NCAA appearance in baseball.
The Rams did win the 2004 and 2005 A10 regular-season titles and have won the last three Atlantic 10 East Division championships.
- Head coach Frank Leoni, a former Academic All-Conference shortstop for the Rams, took over a program on the verge of extinction only one year removed from playing and has turned things around. In his 13th year as head coach, he has won at least 22 games in each of the last seven seasons.
- The Rams finished their spring break with a 2-9 record after being relagated to practicing in a gymnasium up to that point, but since returning home from Florida, Rhody is 32-10. Rhode Island has a 69-39 record over the past two seasons. The Rams posted a school-record 35 wins last season and have 34 this year. Rhody has won 38 of the last 48 games against Atlantic 10 teams.
- Rhode Island lost to then No. 12 ranked Florida 6-5 in the season opener, and dropped the second game of the series 6-0. Rhode Island has a 4-4 record against teams in the 2005 NCAA Tournament.

posted on 6/01/2005 by Jeff Agnew

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