Heavyweights Florida State and UCLA collide with the winner taking aim at Arizona.
COLLEGE WORLD SERIES
WHERE: TD Ameritrade Park/Omaha, Neb.
TWITTER: @RandyRosetta, @CJonesScout, @WesMitchellSC, @ImErinHartigan, @DSUHardball, @JCFSU
Game 9: UCLA (48-14) vs. Florida State (49-16), 7 p.m.
LAST MEETING/SERIES: First meeting. The Bruins and Seminoles were in the same bracket in 2010, along with TCU and Florida, and never ran into each other.
UCLA – No. 2 Baseball America, No. 3 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, No. 4 USA Today/ESPN, No. 4 Collegiate Baseball
Florida State – No. 2 NCBWA, No. 3 Collegiate Baseball, No.3 USA Today/ESPN, No. 5 Baseball America
PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS
UCLA, So. RH Zack Weiss (3-2, 4.04 ERA, 69 IP, 44 SO/29 BB, .273 opponent BA) or Fr. LH Grant Watson (9-2, 4.41, 85.2 IP, 44/31, .282 opponent BA) vs. Florida, State Jr. RH Scott Sitz (3-3, 3.99 ERA, 58.2 IP, 42 SO/20 BB, .263 opponent BA)
Winner vs. Arizona, 4 p.m. Thursday