The NCAA baseball tournament begins this weekend with regional play around the country and a handful of WPIAL players are on teams in the tournament this year.
Here are some of the players:
**** North Carolina State is 44-14 and hosting a regional. Leading the Wolfpack in RBIs is Tarran Senay, a senior outfielder from South Park High School. Sennay (pictured) has 49 RBIs and is batting .284. He has started 56 games.
North Carolina State's regional also includes Binghamton, William & Mary and Mississippi.
**** Connecticut made the NCAA tourney out of the Big East Conference and the Huskies' starting catcher is Max McDowell, a freshman from Norwin. He has started 44 games for Connecticut and is hitting .253 with four home runs and 25 RBIs.
**** Alex Buccilli, a graduate of Franklin Regional, plays outfield for Coastal Carolina and has started 49 games for a team that is 37-21. Buccilli is batting .287. He went to Frederick Community College before heading to Coastal Carolina.
**** Montour's Anthony Marks is a freshman outfielder for Coastal Carolina and has started nine games.
**** Ronnie Bernick, a Baldwin graduate, has started 43 games for the Canisius Griffins. Bernick, an infielder, is hitting .287 with three home runs and 27 RBIs.
**** Matt Rubino, a Hopewell graduate, is a reserve catcher for North Carolina, one of the top teams in the country with a 52-8 record. Rubino has played in 12 games.