NCAA Tournament Experiencing a Home Run Binge in Regionals
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Baseball teams in the NCAA Tournament already have hit more home runs in regional play than in the entire 2015 tournament.
There were 159 homers hit in 91 games through Sunday. That compares to 150 hit in 136 tournament games through the College World Series last year.
This year's total also is the highest since new bat standards went into effect in 2011. This is the second season a flat-seam ball has been used. The new ball was put into play to increase the amount of offense in the college game. In 2014, the last year for the raised-seam ball, a total of 87 home runs were hit in 139 tournament games.
Clemson led the regionals with 12 home runs in four games before being eliminated Sunday.
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