College Baseball World Series 2011: Previewing the Game 2 Pitching Matchup
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South Carolina stole a victory in Game One over the course of 11 innings. They were on the verge of defeat several times, and most notably when they faced a bases loaded and no out situation in the 10th. They survived with great defense, and then capitalized on two Florida throwing errors in the 11th to score the winning run.
That sets the stage for a potential clincher for USC and a must win for the Gators in Game Two. Gamecock manager Ray Tanner has named Michael Roth as the starter. Roth is the Gamecocks ace, but he will take to the hill on just three days' rest. He threw 90 pitches over seven innings to help South Carolina reach the finals last Friday. Roth has gone 13-3 with a 0.98 ERA this season
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The Florida Gators are going to trot out freshman Karsten Whitson to the mound with the task of extending the Gators season. Whitson was the ninth overall pick in the 2010 MLB Draft. Whitson has been dominant this season. He posted an 8-0 record in 18 starts with a 2.43 ERA and 88 strikeouts.
It is a great matchup, but the way this one is going you have to believe this one will come down to the bullpens again, and Florida's defense. Florida has to prove they can put the Game One extra inning overthrow debacle and ensuing loss behind them.
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