Week 11 Preview

Series of the Week

An in-depth look at one of the top matchups in the country

#2 NOC-Enid vs #7 NOC-Tonkawa

*All Stats as of the morning of 4/10

Any time two top 10 teams play each other it is a big deal. But how many times are those two teams separated by just about 50 miles? Not many. This weekend NOC-Enid and NOC-Tonkawa play each other in a 4 game series. The first 2 games took place yesterday in Tonkawa in which Enid took both games 17-5 and 11-7. The last two games take place on Saturday in Enid.

Enid is one of the Top power hitting teams at the Division 2 level. They have a team slugging percentage of .550 which is 7th in the country. To go with that they have 66 doubles (10th), 8 triples, and 41 home runs (3rd); which totals to 115 Extra base hits which is 5th in the country. Leading that high powered attack is the duo of SO C Dylan Caplinger and SO OF Seth Graves. Caplinger is currently hitting .330 with 10 doubles, 3 triples, 4 home runs, 33 RBIs, 31 runs scored and 14 stolen bases. Graves leads the team with a .400 average with 9 doubles, 3 triples, 8 home runs (5th), 29 RBIs, 36 runs scored, and 7 stolen bases. On the mound look for them to use SO RHP Kaleb McCullough (Oral Roberts)(5-0, 10.71 K/9, 3.21 ERA), FR Evan Kowalski (4-2, 12.27 K/9, 4.34 ERA), SO RHP Jarrett Sweeney (5-0, 7.76 K/9, 4.34 ERA), and SO RHP Braxton Douthit (Lamar) (3-0, 14.95, 3.45 ERA)

Tonkawa is arguably the top offensive team in the country at any level right now. They are ranked in the Top 10 in 12 different offensive categories and are top 5 in Walks (4th), Extra Base Hits (4th), Hits (4th), On Base Percentage (2nd), Sac Flies (2nd), Doubles (2nd), Runs (1st), RBIs (1st). Leading that top offense this season so far has been the trio of SO C Casey Harper, FR Ben MacNaughton, and SO OF Dominick Trevino (All of which were in the Top 250 Updated earlier this month.) Harper is hitting .389 with 13 doubles (10th), 7 home runs, 41 RBIs, 42 runs, 46 walks (1st). MacNaughton is hitting .386 with 7 doubles, 7 triples (2nd), 4 home runs, 28 RBIs, 59 Runs (1st), and  39 Stolen bases (2nd). Trevino leads the team hitting .410 with 6 doubles, 2 home runs, 27 RBIs, 55 hits (3rd), and 46 runs (7th). On the mound this weekend look for them to use SO LHP Tyler Kisner (6-0, 10.96 K/9, 3.45 ERA), SO RHP Trevin Michael (Lamar)(4-1, 11.94 K/9, 3.89 ERA), FR Seth Martin (3-2, 9.73 K/9, 3.77 ERA), and Zach Stephenson (4-1, 8.64 K/9, 5.40 ERA).

Other Key Matchups across the country:

A quick look at some of the other big matchups across the country

Div 1

#20 Arizona Western vs #25 South Mountain

Key Players:

Arizona Western South Mountain
SO OF Zach Huffins (Arizona State) SO INF Kole Kaler (Hawaii)
SO UTIL Justin Greene (ULL) FR INF Efrain Cervantes
SO RHP/INF  Ramon Miranda FR LHP Cade Povich
SO RHP Chris Koeiman SO RHP Drew Hill (TCU)

#4 McLennan vs Grayson

Key Players:

McLennan Grayson
FR SS Jalen Battles SO UTIL Braydon Webb
FR C/1B Cole Moore SO C Cordell Dunn Jr.
SO LHP Grant Miller (TCU) FR Braden Carmichael
SO RHP Jace Embry (UT-Arlington) SO TJ Mullins

Spartanburg Methodist vs #24 Florence-Darlington Tech

Key Players:

Spartanburg Methodist Florence-Darlington Tech
SO Houston Wright FR INF/OF Patrick Baggett
SO John Miller SO OF Alex Stennett
SO Jordan Jackson FR RHP Boyce Kobleur
FR LHP Nate Lamb FR RHP Alian Almanzar

Div 2

#22 Copiah-Lincoln vs #25 Holmes

Key Players

Copiah-Lincoln Holmes
FR Joshua Day SO INF Cole Johnson
SO OF Ryan Zimmerman FR LHP/OF Jaylen Armstrong
SO Austin Tidwell (LA Tech) SO LHP Albert Hughes
SO Conner Ingram SO RHP Anthony Fidanza

#10 Meridian vs #18 Mississippi Gulf Coast

Key Players:

Meridian Mississippi Gulf Coast
SO OF Markarius Lee SO 3B Alden Davis (South Alabama)
SO UTIL Houston Parker SO OF Ike Williams
SO Luke Wallner (Arkansas Little Rock) SO OF Brandon Parker (DBU)
SO Tyler Lantz (Southern Mississippi) FR RHP Dawson Hall

Div 3

#12 Bergen vs #10 Camden County

Key Players:

Bergen Camden County
SO CF Adrian Alarcon SO Noah Angstadt
FR SS Elian Guzman SO Elias Agostini
FR Nathan Byrd SO Nick Kulikowski
SO 1B Evan Geisler FR Philip Gannon

#20 Owens (D3) vs #5 Sinclair (D2)

Key Players:

Owens Sinclair
FR UTIL Jake Pickerel SO INF Alex Jacobs (Morehead State)
FR OF Jarett Batanian FR INF Mike Sears
FR RHP Austin Christman SO RHP AJ Peter
FR RHP Noah Richard SO LHP Jakob Brustoski (Texas Tech)
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