ON DECK: CWS Day 4

TSD Managing Editor/Beat Writer
Posted Jun 17, 2012


Can the top seed Gators stay alive? And another SEC showdown will decide who moves into the this bracket's driver's seat.

College World Series

WHERE: TD Ameritrade Park/Omaha, Neb.

TV: ESPN2

INTERNET: Scout.com/FoxSports.com

TWITTER: @RandyRosetta, @CJonesScout, @WesMitchellSC, @ImErinHartigan

 

Game 7: Florida (47-19) vs. Kent State (46-19), 4 p.m.

LAST MEETING/SERIES: The Golden Flashes claimed a series in Gainesville in 2007, claiming the opener 10-4 and the finale 1-0. Those are the only times the teams have met.

RANKINGS

Florida – No. 1 Collegiate Baseball, No. 1 Baseball America, No. 1 USA Today/ESPN, No. 1 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association

Kent State – No. 8 Collegiate Baseball, No. 9 NCBWA

PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS

Florida, Jr. RH Hudson Randall (9-2, 2.61 ERA, 93 IP, 61 SO/10 BB, .238 opponent BA) vs. Kent State, Jr. RH Ryan Bores (9-3, 3.35 ERA, 104.2 IP, 67 SO/16 BB, .268 opponent BA)

 

Game 8: South Carolina (46-17) vs. Arkansas (45-20), 8 p.m.

LAST MEETING/SERIES: The Gamecocks claimed the season series 2-1 in three games that swung back and forth and were settled by six runs total. Arkansas leads the series 31-26 and claimed the only other CWS meeting, 1-0 in 1985 in a first-round matchup.

RANKINGS

South Carolina – No. 2 Collegiate Baseball, No. 4 NCBWA, No. 6 USA Today/ESPN, No. 7 Baseball America

Arkansas – No. 6 Collegiate Baseball, No. 6 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, No. 20 USA Today/ESPN

PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS

South Carolina, Jr. RH Colby Holmes (7-1, 2.80 ERA, 74 IP, 61 SO/15 BB, .218 opponent BA) vs. Arkansas, So. RH Ryne Stanek (7-4, 2.91 ERA, 86.2 IP, 80 SO/33 BB, .235 opponent BA)

 

UP NEXT

Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 loser, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Game 8 winner faces the winner of that game at 8 p.m. Thursday





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