→When: Friday through Monday. →Where: Doug Kingsmore Stadium (6,217). →Tickets: All-Session ticket books are $70 for reserved seats and $45 for general admission, available at clemsontigers.cstv.com.
Scouting the fieldClemson Tigers → Record: 40-19. →Conference: ACC, third overall in the regular season standings. →Bid: at-large. →Player to watch: Outfielder Jeff Schaus is an All-ACC pick, batting .329 with 11 home runs. Alabama Crimson Tide →Record: 37-19 →Conference: SEC, finished third in the SEC West Division. →Bid: at-large. →Player to watch: Outfielder Kent Matthes is batting .365 and led the nation with 28 home runs. Oklahoma State Cowboys →Record: 32-22. →Conference: Big 12, finished ninth in the regular season. →Bid: at-large. →Player to watch: Left-handed pitcher Andy Oliver missed the postseason last year when he was suspended on the day of his scheduled start. Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles → Record: 30-22-1 →Conference: Ohio Valley, finished fourth in the regular season. →Bid: automatic; won the conference tournament. →Player to watch: A.J. Kirby-Jones leads the Eagles with 20 home runs and 66 RBIs.