ON DECK: CWS Day 1

ON DECK: CWS Day 1

Four teams launch their national championship dreams at the 2012 College World Series at Omaha's TD Ameritrade Park.

College World Series

WHERE: TD Ameritrade Park/Omaha, Neb.

INTERNET: Scout.com/FoxSports.com

TWITTER: @RandyRosetta, @CJonesScout, @ImErinHartigan

TV: ESPN

Game 1: UCLA (47-14) vs. Stony Brook (52-13)

LAST MEETING/SERIES: First meeting

RANKINGS: UCLA – No. 2 Baseball America, No. 3 NCBWA, No. 4 USA Today/ESPM, No. 4 Collegiate Baseball; Stony Brook – No. 7 Stony Brook, No. 7 NCBWA, No. 25 BA

PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS

UCLA, So. RH Adam Plutko (11-3, 2.56 ERA, 112.2 IP, 92 SO/45 BB, .216 opponent BA) vs. Stony Brook, Sr. RH Tyler Johnson (12-1,1.94 ERA, 97.2 IP, 48 SO/25 BB, .244 opponent BA)

 

Game 2: Arizona (42-17) vs. Florida State (48-15)

LAST MEETING/SERIES: Arizona won two of three in a regular-season series in Tucson in 1991 and leads the series 6-5. Five of those games have come in the College World Series, with the Wildcats winning four – most recently a 4-3 decision in 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, 2.58 ERA, 94.1 IP, 78 SO/27 BB, .233 opponent BA) vs. Arizona, Jr. RH Kurt Heyer (12-2, 2.28 ERA, 138 IP, 102 SO/22 BB, .257 opponent BA)

 

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