This week, we’ll be previewing all 16 regionals, with individual podcasts for each. This time, let’s talk about the Lafayette Regional, featuring the following teams:
1. Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns (41-19)- Sun Belt Conference automatic bid
You might think of offense when you think of this program, what with their recent past, but this particular team is led by the outstanding rotation of Gunner Leger, Nick Lee, and Wyatt Marks, with Dylan Moore in the bullpen, giving them a dynamic closer.
2. Arizona Wildcats (38-20)- Pac-12 at-large
The Wildcats surprised this season by making this regional appearance. They’re led by a pair of pitchers in J.C. Cloney and Nathan Bannister who are effective without being dominant and a physical offense headlined by Zach Gibbons and Cody Ramer.
3. Sam Houston State Bearkats (41-20)- Southland Conference automatic bid
The Bearkats were scorching hot over the last two-thirds of the season on the way to catching Southeastern Louisiana for the SLC title. They feature a one-two punch at the front of their rotation in Riley Gossett and Heath Donica.
4. Princeton Tigers (24-19)- Ivy League automatic bid
Princeton came back from a loss to Yale in the opening game of the Ivy League championship series to win the last two games and secure the automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. They will look to continue what Columbia has started over the last few years by showing well for the entire conference in a regional setting.