14: South Carolina (48-18) vs. Arkansas (46-21)
WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday
WHERE: TD Ameritrade Park/Omaha, Neb.
TWITTER: @RandyRosetta, @CJonesScout, @WesMitchellSC, @ImErinHartigan
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.
Carolina – No. 2 Collegiate Baseball, No. 4 NCBWA, No. 6 USA Today/ESPN, No. 7
– No. 6 Collegiate Baseball, No. 6 National Collegiate Baseball Writers
Association, No. 20 USA Today/ESPN
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)
The winner moves into the best-of-three national championship series against Arizona (46-17), which starts at 7 p.m. Sunday.