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A look at the Eugene NCAA baseball regional

A look at the teams competing in this week's NCAA baseball regional at Oregon. Teams are listed in order of seed.

1. Oregon (45-14)

RPI: 9

Coach: George Horton, fifth year

The Ducks:

• Second in Pac-12 at 22-8

• Second in league in ERA at 2.79

• Hit .260 as team

Top hitters

1B Ryon Healy (6-5, 225-pound junior hit .324, with Pac-12-high 10 HRs; third in Pac-12 with 50 RBIs)

DH Mitchell Tolman (5-11, 190, freshman, .327)

Top pitchers

LH Tommy Thorpe (6-0, 185, sophomore, 7-4, 2.22)

LH Cole Irvin (6-4, 185, freshman, 11-3, 2.61) LH Garrett Cleavinger (6-1, 205, freshman, 8-0, 1.41)

RH Jimmie Sherfy (6-0, 175, junior, 2-0, 1.67, 20 saves)

2. Rice (41-17)

RPI: 32

Coach: Wayne Graham, 22nd year

The Owls:

• Have been to super regional nine times since format was adopted in 1999

• Won 2003 national championship

• Have won nine games in row, including victory over Southern Miss for Conference USA tournament title

• Tied for Conference USA regular-season crown, going 15-9 in league

• Team hits .282

Top hitters

3B Shane Hoelscher (6-0, 195, junior, .339)

OF Michael Aquino (5-10, 170, junior, .323, 8 HRs, 42 RBIs)

Top pitchers

RH Zech Lemond (6-4, 195, sophomore, 5-1, 1.19, .196 opponents' batting average)

LH Austin Kubitza (6-5, 200, junior, 8-4, 2.03, .184, 119 strikeouts in 93 innings)

RH John Simms (6-3, 210, junior, 8-3, 2.36)

3. San Francisco (34-22)

RPI: 50

Coach: Nino Giarratano, 15th year

The Dons:

• Tied for second in West Coast Conference at 15-9.

• Split a pair of mid-week games with Oregon State in March

• Team hitting .267

Top hitters

C Zachary Turner (6-1, 195, junior, 8 HRs, 62 RBIs)

OF Bradley Zimmer (6-5, 205, sophomore, .335, 7 HRs, .456 OBP)

Top pitcher

RH Haden Hinkle (6-3, 220, senior, 9-1, 1.82, .197 opponents' batting average)

4. South Dakota State (35-22)

RPI: 170

Coach: Dave Schrage, second year

The Jackrabbits:

• Second In Summit League with 16-10 record in league play but won league tournament championship to earn first-ever NCAA appearance

• Lost in opener to Western Illinois, then won four in a row, including back-to-back shutouts of North Dakota for league tourney crown

• Hit .282 as team

• Team ERA 3.43

Top hitter

OF Daniel Telford (5-10, 195, senior, .421, 6 HRs, 36 RBIs in 40 games, .452 on-base percentage)

Top pitchers

RH Layne Somsen (6-0, 190, senior, 4-5, 1.92, 85 strikeouts in 84 1/3 innings)

RH Stephen Bougher (6-1, 205, senior, 8-2, 2.89)

RH Adam Bray (6-2, 210, sophomore, 7-2, 3.19)

RH J.D. Moore (6-2, 225, sophomore, 0-1, 8 saves, 1.67 ERA, .159 opponents' batting average)

Regional schedule

at PK Park

Friday

Game 1 -- No. 3 USF vs. No. 2 Rice, 2 p.m.

Game 2 — No. 1 Oregon vs. No. 4 South Dakota St., 6 p.m.

Saturday

Game 3 — Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, 2 p.m.

Game 4 — Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 6 p.m.

Sunday

Game 5 — Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4, noon

Game 6 — Winner Game 5 vs. Loser Game 4, 4 p.m.

Monday

Game 7 — Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6 (if necessary), 6 p.m.

 Kerry Eggers