HiToms Have 12 Players in NCAA Regionals
THOMASVILLE, N.C.- The HiToms have announced today that they will have 12 players on six different teams competing in the Regionals for the 2012 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship. The Regional round is double-elimination in format, and takes place from Friday June 1st through Monday June 4th.
Tar Heels Chris McCue and Adam Griffin of top-seeded North Carolina will host Cornell in the Chapel Hill Regional. Tyler Tewell and James Nunn of third-seeded Appalachian State will play second-seeded Oklahoma in the Charlottesville Regional.
Josh Laxer, Sam Smith, and Jake and Preston Overbey of third-seeded Ole Miss will take on second-seeded TCU in the College Station Regional. Tanner Gaines and Wes Rea of second-seeded Mississippi State will travel to the Tallahassee Regional to square off with third-seeded Samford University.
Kyle Gibson of third-seeded Louisville will play second-seeded New Mexico State in the Tucson Regional. TJ Costen of two-time defending national champion and top-seeded South Carolina have drawn fourth-seeded Manhattan College in the Columbia Regional.
The Thomasville HiToms are a proud member of the Coastal Plain League, the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 16th season in 2012, the CPL features 14 teams playing in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL gives college players the chance to refine their skills with the use of wooden bats. Players are housed with local families for the summer and past experiences have been very positive for both the players and hosts. Furthermore, the CPL has had over 930 alumni drafted and 51 alums – including 2011 AL MVP and CY Young winner Justin Verlander – make their Major League debut thus far. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at http://www.coastalplain.com, and be sure to friend us on Facebook (at http://www.facebook.com/coastalplainleague) and follow us via Twitter (at cpleague).