ON DECK: CWS Day 6
This story originally published on Scout.com

TSD Managing Editor/Beat Writer
Posted Jun 19, 2012


With the season on the line, two-time champion South Carolina tangles with the resilient Flashes. The winner gets another shot at Arkansas in the CWS semifinal round.

 

College World Series

WHERE: TD Ameritrade Park/Omaha, Neb.

TV: ESPN

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Game 10: South Carolina (46-18) vs. Kent State (47-19), 11 a.m.

LAST MEETING/SERIES: The Gamecocks claimed a regular-season series in 1997, winning 15-8 and 21-4 in the final two games after dropping the opener 8-6. South Carolina leads the series with the Flashes 5-2.

RANKINGS

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

Kent State – No. 8 Collegiate Baseball, No. 9 NCBWA

PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS

South Carolina, Sr. LH Michael Roth (8-1, 2.60 ERA, 121.1IP, 82 SO/40 BB, .221 opponent BA) vs. Kent State, So. RH Tyler Skulina (11-2, 3.63, 101.2 IP, 97/41, .235 opponent BA)

UP NEXT

Winner vs. Arkansas (46-20), 8 p.m.


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Game 11: Florida State (50-16) vs. Arizona (45-17)

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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