ON DECK: CWS Day 9

ON DECK: CWS Day 9

The championship series is set as the battle-tested Gamecocks take aim at their 3rd straight national championship against red-hot Arizona, which is after its first CWS crown since 1986 and fourth overall.

 

College World Series

Championship series (Best two of three)

Arizona (46-17) vs. South Carolina (49-18)

WHEN: 7 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Monday, 7 p.m. Tuesday (if necessary)

WHERE: TD Ameritrade Park/Omaha, Neb.

TV: ESPN2 (Sunday), ESPN (Monday/Tuesday)

INTERNET: Scout.com/FoxSports.com

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

LAST MEETING/SERIES: This is the first time the Wildcats and Gamecocks have played.

RANKINGS

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

South Carolina – No. 2 Collegiate Baseball, No. 4 NCBWA, No. 6 USA Today/ESPN, No. 7 Baseball America

PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS

Sunday – Arizona, So. RH Konner Wade (10-3, 4.17 ERA, 127.1 IP, 102 SO/36 BB, .240 opponent BA) vs. South Carolina, So. RH Forrest Koumas (2-2, 4.56 ERA, 25.2 IP, 28 SO/16 BB, .270 opponent BA)

Monday – Arizona, Jr. RH Kurt Heyer (13-2, 2.24 ERA, 153 IP, 113 SO/28 BB, .256 opponent BA) or So. RH James Farris (7-3, 4.18, 99 IP, 69/BB, .274 opponent BA) vs. South Carolina, Sr. LH Michael Roth (9-1, 2.49 ERA, 130.1 IP, 90 SO/40 BB, .212 opponent BA)

Tuesday – Arizona, So. RH James Farris (7-3, 4.18 ERA, 99 IP, 69 SO/18 BB, .274 opponent BA) or Jr. RH Kurt Heyer (13-2, 2.24, 153 IP, 113/28, .256 opponent BA) vs. South Carolina, Fr. LH Jordan Montgomery (6-1, 3.62, 74.2 IP, 57 SO/10 BB, .248 opponent BA)

 

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