Columbia Regional

No. 1: South Carolina

Record: 43-15 overall, 21-9 SEC

Nickname: Gamecocks

Head coach: Ray Tanner

Top Hitters: Jackie Bradley Jr. (.372, 9 HRs, 43 RBIs); Christian Walker (.308, 6 HRs, 39 RBIs); Whit Merrifield (.329, 12 HRs, 36 RBIs).

Top Pitchers: Blake Cooper (10-1, 2.94 ERA); Sam Dyson (5-5, 3.92 ERA); Jose Mata (6-1, 2.29 ERA); Matt Price (3-1, 2.83, 7 saves).

Notable: This is the first time the Gamecocks have hosted a regional since 2007 -- and the first time at new Carolina Stadium. ... South Carolina is looking to shake out of an offensive funk that saw the team score one run in 21 innings in the SEC tournament. Bucknell, tonight's opponent, has a team ERA near 6 (6.10).

No. 2: Virginia Tech

Record: 38-20, 16-14 ACC

Nickname: Hokies

Head coach: Pete Hughes

Top Hitters: Austin Wates (.373, 8 HR, 51 RBIs); Steve Domecus (.371, 12 HR, 58 RBIs); Ronnie Shaban (.355, 8 HR, 63 RBIs); Tim Smalling (.354, 7 HR, 36 RBIs).

Top Pitchers: Justin Wright (8-4, 3.59 ERA); Jesse Hahn (5-4, 3.38 ERA); Mathew Price (7-3, 4.59 ERA); Ben Rowen (5-2, 3.02 ERA, 5 saves); Joe Mantiply (3-1, 5.67 ERA).

Notable: The Hokies are in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2000 ... Wates was fifth in the ACC in batting average and Domecus third with 88 hits and first with 27 doubles ... Foes hit just .226 against Wright, third-best in the ACC.

No. 3: The Citadel

Record: 42-20, 24-6 SoCon

Nickname: Bulldogs

Head coach: Fred Jordan

Top Hitters: Nick Orvin (.341, 7 HR, 29 RBIs); Justin Mackert (.338, 5 HR, 37 RBIs); Bryan Altman (.329, 13 HR, 66 RBIs).

Top Pitchers: Asher Wojciechowski (12-2, 3.25 ERA); Matt Talley (7-3, 3.79 ERA); Michael Clevinger (5-2, 5.19 ERA).

Notable: Wojciechowski is one of 30 semifinalists for the 2010 USA Baseball Golden Spikes award, given to the nation's top amateur player ... He is second in Division I in strikeouts (144) and victories ... Talley was fourth in the SoCon with a 3.79 ERA ... Lead-off hitter Orvin was fourth in the SoCon with 65 runs scored.

No. 4: Bucknell

Record: 25-33 overall, 8-12 Patriot

Nickname: Bison

Head coach: Gene Depew

Top Hitters: Andrew Brouse (.368, 17 HRs, 52 RBIs); Doug Shribman (.364, 20 HRs, 60 RBIs); Ben Yoder (.393, 10 HRs, 46 RBIs).

Top Pitchers: Dylan Seeley (5-3, 4.03 ERA); Trey Frahler (4-6, 6.53 ERA); Micha Dallanegra (1-1, 2.66 ERA).

Notable: Bucknell got on a tear to win the Patriot tournament ... Bucknell hit 17 home runs during its six-game run in the Patriot League tournament ... The Bison, you might recall, won the Tallahassee Regional two years ago, taking out national power Florida State

Myrtle Beach Regional

No. 1: Coastal Carolina

Record: 51-7, 25-0 Big South

Nickname: Chanticleers

Head coach: Gary Gilmore

Top Hitters: Tommy LaStella (.372, 14 HR, 58 RBIs); Jose Iglesias (.348, 14 HR, 71 RBIs); Rico Noel (.338, 9 HR, 55 RBIs).

Top Pitchers: Anthony Meo (13-1, 1.80 ERA); Cody Wheeler (10-0, 4.05 ERA); Austin Fleet (6-1, 1.83 ERA, 8 saves).

Notable: Coastal Carolina, with its national high 51 wins and 25-0 mark in the Big South, is the No. 4 national seed ... The Chanticleers' RPI is No. 2 in the nation, and Coastal is 13-6 against teams in the top 50 ... Coastal's weekend pitchers are a combined 23-1 ... Chanticleers have 99 home runs this season.

No. 2: College of Charleston

Record: 42-17, 22-8 SoCon

Nickname: Cougars

Head coach: Monte Lee

Top Hitters: Cole Rakar (.369, 6 HR, 48 RBIs); Jose Rodriguez (.346 15 HR, 64 RBIs); Matt Leeds (.325 20 HR, 81 RBIs).

Top Pitchers: Kevin Decker (7-0, 3.79 ERA); David Peterson (8-3, 5.03 ERA); Christian Powell (7-4, 6.63 ERA); Tom Schiller (5-1, 4.15 ERA, 2 saves).

Notable: Cougars finished second in the Southern Conference regular season, but quality wins including a pair against Coastal Carolina, helped them secure the No. 2 seed ... Cougars' RPI is 26 ... This is Charleston's fourth NCAA tournament appearance.

No. 3: N.C. State

Record: 38-22, 15-15 ACC

Nickname: Wolfpack

Head coach: Elliott Avent

Top Hitters: Kyle Wilson (.381, 7 HR, 33 RBIs); Dallas Poulk (.358, 11 HR, 59 RBIs); Drew Poulk (.357, 13 HR, 69 RBIs).

Top Pitchers: Jake Buchanan (8-5, 3.65 ERA); Cory Mazzoni (7-3, 5.20 ERA); Alex Sogard (2-2, 5.26 ERA).

Notable: Wolfpack's RPI is 47. First baseman Harold Riggins was ACC tournament MVP, going 9 for 16 with two doubles, a triple and two home runs. ... Riggins is batting .395 in last 32 games ... Kyle Wilson is 12 for 13 in stolen base attempts this season and with 42 ranks sixth all-time for Wolfpack.

No. 4: Stony Brook

Record: 29-25, 15-9 AmEast

Nickname: Seawolves

Head coach: Matt Senk

Top Hitters: William Carmona (.398, 6 HR, 47 RBIs); Pat Cantwell (.371, 3 HR, 36 RBIs); Stephen Marino (.350, 2 HR, 39 RBIs); Michael Stephan (.335, 10 HR, 49 RBIs).

Top Pitchers: Nick Tropeano (8-3, 2.36 ERA); Tyler Johnson (9-3, 4.01 ERA); Adam Brown (5-5, 4.97 ERA); William Carmona (2-2, 5.33 ERA, 4 saves).

Notable: Stony Brook won seven of its final 10 regular season games, then swept the America East tournament to get third NCAA bid since moving to NCAA Division I in 2000 ... Stony Brook lost a pair of games to Coastal in 2009 season ... Seawolves' RPI is 216.

Auburn Regional

No. 1: Auburn

Record: 40-19, 20-10 SEC

Nickname: Tigers

Head coach: John Pawlowski

Top Hitters: Hunter Morris (.392, 21 HRs, 70 RBIs); Dan Gamache (.387, 7 HRs, 34 RBIs); Trent Mummey (.371, 15 HRs, 47 RBIs).

Top Pitchers: Austin Hubbard (5-2, 1.96 ERA, 9 saves), Grant Dayton (8-2, 4.33 ERA), Cole Nelson (6-3, 5.07 ERA).

Notable: The SEC West champs lead the country in home runs (117) and are in the top 10 in batting (.348) ... Morris leads the SEC in home runs (21) and is third in batting (.392) ... Auburn plays in a power-happy conference, and a hitter friendly home park, but possesses the regional's top 4.78 ERA, good for 52nd in the country.

No. 2: Clemson

Record: 38-21, 18-12 ACC

Nickname: Tigers

Head coach: Jack Leggett

Top Hitters: Kyle Parker (.364, 19HRs, 57 RBIs), Brad Miller (.373, 7 HRs, 37 RBIs), Jeff Schaus (.311, 15 HRs, 75 RBIs).

Top Pitchers: Casey Harman (6-2, 4.14 ERA), Scott Weismann (6-2, 5.47 ERA), Will Lamb (4-4, 4.96 ERA).

Notable: Parker is one homer short of becoming the first college player to hit 20 home runs and throw 20 touchdown passes in the same athletic year ... Clemson's bullpen has been in a state of flux, but redshirt freshman Kevin Brady might be emerging, touching 94 mph at the ACC tournament.

No. 3: Southern Miss

Record: 35-22, 14-10 CUSA

Nickname: Golden Eagles

Head coach: Scott Berry

Top hitters: B.A. Vollmuth (.378, 18 HRs, 68 RBIs), Taylor Walker (.365, 7 HRs, 53 RBIs), Adam Doleac (.362, 6HR, 53 RBIs)

Top pitchers: Scott Copeland (11-0, 3.38 ERA), Todd McInnis (6-5, 3.15 ERA), Collin Cargill (3-2, 1.86 ERA, 9 saves).

Notable: Southern Miss is perhaps the hottest team in the regional, coming off a Conference USA tournament championship ... Copeland is tied for third in Division I with 11 wins ... Southern Miss is the top defensive team in the regional, ranking 56th with a 97.1 fielding percentage, and the Eagles rank 23rd in runs scored (488).

No. 4: Jacksonville State

Record: 32-24, 15-8 Ohio Valley

Nickname: Gamecocks

Head coach: Jim Case

Top hitters: Bert Smith (.371, 0 HRs, 34 SBs), Todd Cunningham (.352, 10 HRs, 21 SBs), David Adamson (.348, 13 HRs, 53 RBIs)

Top pitchers: Adam Lucas (6-0, 4.97 ERA), Alex Jones (1-6, 3.60 ERA, 6 saves)

Notable: Jacksonville State won the Ohio Valley Conference tournament to advance to the NCAAs for the first time since 2006 ... Jacksonville State ranks 210th in the country in ERA (6.60) ... The Gamecocks can score a variety of ways with five players having hit 10 or more home runs, and stealing 91 bases as a team.