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Winston-Salem Regional: At A Glance

The Diamond Deacs will host three teams this weekend for the Winston-Salem Regional.

Wake Forest will host an NCAA Baseball Regional for the first time in over 15 years this weekend.

The No. 1 ranked Demon Deacons will welcome No. 2 West Virginia, No. 3 Maryland, and No. 4 UMBC to Winston-Salem for a double-elimination tournament format.

The winner of the Regional this weekend will move on to the Super Regional against the winner of the Gainesville Regional (hosted by the University of Florida).

Let’s take a look at the resumes of each team:

1. Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Record: 39-18

RPI: 15th

NPI (Warren Nolan Power Index): 11th

SOS: 34th

Record v. Top 50 RPI: 8-10

Home Record: 21-7

Runs Per Game: 7.8

Runs Allowed Per Game: 5.0

Last 15 Games: 10-5

Bid: At-Large (ACC)

2. West Virginia Mountaineers

Record: 34-24

RPI: 19th

NPI (Warren Nolan Power Index): 38th

SOS: 18th

Record v. Top 50 RPI: 12-15

Road/Neutral Record: 20-16

Runs Per Game: 5.9

Runs Allowed Per Game: 4.6

Last 15 Games: 9-6

Bid: At-Large (Big 12)

3. Maryland Terrapins

Record: 37-21

RPI: 34th

NPI (Warren Nolan Power Index): 58th

SOS: 76th

Record v. Top 50 RPI: 7-10

Road/Neutral Record: 17-18

Runs Per Game: 6.1

Runs Allowed Per Game: 4.6

Last 15 Games: 6-9

Bid: At-Large (Big 10)

4. University of Maryland Baltimore-County (UMBC) Retrievers

Record: 23-23

RPI: 153rd

NPI (Warren Nolan Power Index): 138th

SOS: 177th

Record v. Top 50 RPI: 0-3

Road/Neutral Record: 13-16

Runs Per Game: 5.7

Runs Allowed Per Game: 6.0

Last 15 Games: 9-6

Bid: Automatic (America East Tournament Champions)

The Winston-Salem Regional kicks off on Friday, June 2nd when No. 2 West Virginia takes on No. 3 Maryland at 2 p.m. That game will be followed by No. 1 Wake Forest and No. 4 UMBC at 7 p.m. in the nightcap.

The winners and losers of these two first round games will square off on Saturday in this double-elimination format. The losers will play at 2 p.m. in an elimination game, while the winners will play at 7 p.m. to see who advances to the finals.

The loser of the nightcap will play in an elimination game Sunday at noon, and the Championship Game will take place at 5 p.m.

If the team from the "loser's bracket" knocks off the team that is 2-0 on Sunday afternoon, there will be a decisive final game on Monday at 7 p.m.

Games Times (all times Eastern):

Friday, June 2 - No. 2 West Virginia vs. No. 3 Maryland 2 p.m.

Friday, June 2 - No. 4 UMBC at No. 1 Wake Forest 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 3 - Losers from Friday 2 p.m.

Saturday, June 3 - Winners from Friday 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 4 - Elimination game 12 p.m.

Sunday, June 4 - Championship game 5 p.m.

Monday, June 6 - If Necessary 7 p.m.

Stay tuned to Blogger So Dear this week as we provide full coverage of the Winston-Salem Regional, hosted by Wake Forest. Tomorrow we will take a deeper look at the Deacs first opponent: UMBC.

If anyone has questions about the Retrievers they want answered, let us know below and we will try and include any and all relevant information in the preview.

Congratulations again to the Wake Forest baseball team and as always, go Deacs!