ON DECK: CWS Day 4

ON DECK: CWS Day 4

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

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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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