The NCAA college baseball regional at the University of Mississippi this weekend will be a Blue Springs High School reunion of sorts.

The NCAA college baseball regional at the University of Mississippi this weekend will be a Blue Springs High School reunion of sorts.
Mississippi will host Missouri, Monmouth (N.J.) and Western Kentucky in an NCAA regional beginning Friday.
Missouri features three Blue Springs High School graduates – pitcher Nick Tepesch and infielders T.J. Schieber and Austin Holt – as well as one Blue Springs South grad, pitcher Ryan Gargano
Ole Miss features one Blue Springs graduate, pitcher Kyle Barbeck.
Barbeck, Tepesch and Schieber were teammates in the 2007 team that claimed the Class 4 state title with an 11-3 victory over Wentzville Holt in the championship game. Schieber and Barbeck each pitched in that championship game and Schieber and Tepesch each had an RBI.
Mizzou (34-25) will play Western Kentucky (39-18) at 4 p.m. Friday and Ole Miss (40-17) will play Monmouth (32-23) at 8. The losers play at 2 p.m. Saturday and the winners meet at 6 p.m. Saturday.
“We don’t know much about these teams right now,” Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco said. “But we’re going to learn a lot more over the next 24 hours.”
Tepesch is 6-4 with a 5.81 earned run average for the Tigers. Holt, who started 26 of 35 games, hit .241 with 16 RBIs and 32 runs while Schieber played in just two games. Gargano has a 2.84 ERA in 29 games.
Barbeck had a 5.89 ERA in 11 games, primarily as a reliever.
The regional is double-elimination, with the 16 winners advancing to the super regionals, beginning June 5. The eight super regional winners advance to the College World Series, which begins June 13 in Omaha, Neb.