Don't let the third seed fool you. The Mountaineers can come to play and they can for sure bring the wood. As a team they have belted 43 home runs and knocked in 356 RBI. Despite the fact that they are making their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1986 the Southern Conference regular season champions don't plan on being an easy out for anyone.
Tyler Tewell leads a group of six Mountaineer batters who are hitting .300 or better. His 43 RBI on the season are the second most on the team and he has a ridiculous .375 batting average. Daniel Kassouf is batting .345 with team highs in home runs (17) and RBI (60). Brandon Burris (.370), Tyler Zupcic (.338), Will Callaway (.330) and Hector Crespo (.317) are the remaining batters hitting above .300.
2012 NCAA Charlottesville Regional Schedule (all times Eastern)
Friday, June 1
Game 1 - No. 1 Virginia vs. No. 4 Army, 4 p.m.
Game 2 - No. 2 Oklahoma vs. No. 3 Appalachian State, 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 2
Game 3 - Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, 1 p.m.
Game 4 - Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 6 p.m.
Sunday, June 3
Game 5 - Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4, 1 p.m.
Game 6 - Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 4, 6 p.m.
Monday, June 4
Game 7 - Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6 (if necessary), 6 p.m.
The Mountaineers have a team ERA of 4.16. Ryan Arrowood (who the Sooners will be facing in the opener) is a perfect 10-0 on the season. Over the course of 15 starts he has thrown 91.2 innings with a team high 84 strike outs and a 4.03 ERA. Seth Grant has a 3.33 ERA and a 6-3 record. He has thrown a team high 94.2 innings this season with 65 strike outs. Rob Marcello is sporting a 6-4 record but has a bit of a high ERA at 5.19. He has thrown 78 innings this season with 45 strikeouts.
Three guys to keep an eye on out of the bullpen are Nathan Hyatt (3.46 ERA), Will Helms (3.38 ERA) and Jamie Nunn (3.88 ERA).
Appalachian State finished 21-9 in conference and 39-16 overall. They are 13-12 away from home this season.