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