Published: May 26, 2009
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→Matchups: No. 1 Clemson (40-19) vs. No. 4 Tennessee Tech (30-22-1), 6 p.m.; No. 2 Alabama (37-19) vs. No. 3 Oklahoma State (32-22), 2 p.m..

→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 field
Clemson 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.