2015 NCAA Baseball Championship - West Regional
Irwin Field (1,000) | Tyler, Texas
Dates: May 13-16, 2015
Location: Tyler, Texas (Irwin Field/1,000)
Live stream: patriotslive.tv
Live stats: patriotslive.tv
Full schedule: NCAA.com
Full tournament field: NCAA.com
Postgame interviews: UTTylerPatriots.com
No. 1 seed Texas-Tyler Patriots (34-10)
American Southwest Conference
No. 2 seed Linfield Wildcats (30-13)
No. 3 seed Millsaps Majors (28-12)
Southern Athletic Assocation
No. 4 seed Whitworth Pirates (28-13)
No. 5 seed Trinity (Texas) Tigers (33-12)
Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
No. 6 seed La Verne Leopards (24-18)
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
|1||May 13, 10 a.m.||La Verne 2, Texas-Tyler 0|
|2||May 13, 1:15 p.m.||Linfield vs. Trinity (Texas)|
|3||May 13||Millsaps vs. Whitworth|
|4||May 14, 10 a.m.||Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2|
|5||May 14, 1:15 p.m||La Verne vs. Loser Game 3|
|6||May 14||Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3|
|7||May 15||Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6|
|8||May 15||Winner Game 4 vs. Loser Game 6|
|9||May 15||Winner Game 8 vs. Loser Game 7|
|*10||May 16||Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 9|
|*11||May 16||Winner Game 10 vs. Loser Game 10|
La Verne Quick Hits
• La Verne opens play in the NCAA Baseball Championship West Regional Wednesday at 10 a.m. PT against No. 24 Texas-Tyler. The Leopards are the No. 6 seed in the region while the Patriots are the No. 1 seed.
• La Verne is making its 10th appearnce in the NCAA Tournament and first since 2012.
• Three of the regional opponents are ranked Top 25 in the latest NCBWA/D3baseball.com poll. Trinity is ranked 18th, Linfield is 19th and Texas-Tyler is 24th. Whitworth and Millsaps are just outside of the rankings with each receiving votes.
• A total of 56 teams were selected to compete in the regional playoffs. All eight regional tournaments – four six-team sites and four eight-team sites – feature a double-elimination format.
• The Leopards finished the season with a 24-18 record and claimed their first SCIAC Postseason Tournament Championship since its inception in 2013.
• La Verne is ranked 14th nationally in fielding percentage at .969
• Javi Iniguez leads the nation in games started; he posted a 7-2 record and a 4.19 ERA on the season. He has been at his best on the road, going 4-0 with a 2.90 ERA in away games.
• Nick Byrd has been the Leopards' ace out of the bullpen. He pitched 7.2 scoreless innings in relief to lead the Leopards past the Kingsmen, 4-2, and capture the 2015 SCIAC Baseball Postseason Tournament Championship. In all, he turned in 13 multi-inning relief outings, compiling a 5-4 record and six saves with a 2.59 ERA
• Ben White was second in the SCIAC in RBI (48), fifth in batting average (.389), second in triples (6), third in total bases (98) and second in slugging percentage (.658).
• La Verne is ranked second in the nation in sacrifice bunts with 72 and Tyler Watkins is tied for first individually with 15.