ON DECK: CWS Day 7

TSD Managing Editor/Beat Writer
Posted Jun 21, 2012


After the Gamecocks' early win, the semifinals are set with an SEC showdown and an FSU-Arizona rematch.

 

College World Series

WHERE: TD Ameritrade Park/Omaha, Neb.

TV: ESPN2

INTERNET: Scout.com/FoxSports.com

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

 

Game 11: Florida State (50-16) vs. Arizona (45-17), 4 p.m.

LAST MEETING/SERIES: The Wildcats claimed a 4-3 decision in 12 innings on Saturday to up their record to 7-5 over the Seminoles. A note of interest: Arizona beat FSU on the way to national championships in 1980 and 1986.

RANKINGS

Florida State – No. 2 NCBWA, No. 3 Collegiate Baseball, No.3 USA Today/ESPN, No. 5 BA

Arizona – No. 5 Collegiate Baseball, No. 5 NCBWA, No. 11 USA Today/ESPN, No. 13 BA

PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS

Florida State, Fr. LH Brandon Leibrandt (8-2, 2.65 ERA, 98.2 IP, 83 SO/27  BB, .237 opponent BA) vs. Arizona, Jr. RH Kurt Heyer (12-2, 2.22 ERA, 145.2 IP, 110 SO/25 BB, .254 opponent BA)

UP NEXT

If FSU wins, the two teams play again at either 4 or 8 p.m. Friday

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Game 12: South Carolina (47-18) vs. Arkansas (46-20), 8 p.m.

LAST MEETING/SERIES: The Razorbacks edged the Gamecocks 2-1 on Monday to even the season ledger at 2-2. Those four games have been decided by seven runs total. Arkansas leads the series 32-26.

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, Fr. LH Jordan Montgomery (5-1, 4.05 ERA, 66.2 IP, 51 SO/9 BB, .259 opponent BA) vs. Arkansas, Jr. LH Randall Fant (2-2, 3.00 ERA, 51 IP, 39 SO/10 BB, .275 opponent BA)

UP NEXT

If USC wins, the two teams play again at either 4 or 8 p.m. Friday.

 



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