ON DECK: CWS Day 8

ON DECK: CWS Day 8

One last dance between South Carolina and Arkansas to decide which SEC team will line up against Arizona in the best-of-three national championship series.

 

College World Series

Game 14: South Carolina (48-18) vs. Arkansas (46-21)

WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE: TD Ameritrade Park/Omaha, Neb.

TV: ESPN

INTERNET: Scout.com/FoxSports.com

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

LAST MEETING/SERIES: The Gamecocks eased past the Razorbacks 2-0 Thursday night to force a decisive second game to determine who advances to the national championship series. The teams have split two games in Omaha, and South Carolina has won three of five vs. Arkansas this season. The Hogs lost to USC for the first time in three CWS meetings but still lead the series 32-27.

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

Arkansas, Jr. RH DJ Baxendale (8-5, 3.07 ERA, 102.2 IP, 94 SO/24 BB, .235 opponent BA) vs. South Carolina, Jr. RH Colby Holmes (7-2, 2.90 ERA, 77.2 IP, 63 SO/17 BB, .222 opponent BA)

UP NEXT

The winner moves into the best-of-three national championship series against Arizona (46-17), which starts at 7 p.m. Sunday.

 

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