College World Series 2018: TV, Live-Stream Schedule and Game Times for Tuesday

Joel Reuter@JoelReuterBRFeatured ColumnistJune 19, 2018

Jackson Kowar
Jackson KowarMatt Stamey/Associated Press

A four-hour, 31-minute rain delay during Monday's early game means we have a triple-header on tap for Tuesday from the 2018 College World Series.

When the dust finally settled on a 14-5 Oregon State win—eliminating Washington from the field in the process—it had been eight hours, 25 minutes since first pitch, and the decision was made to push Monday's late game to Tuesday morning.

With that in mind, here's a look at the full slate of games for Tuesday:

     

College World Series Schedule: Tuesday, June 19

Mississippi State vs. North Carolina, 11 a.m. ET (ESPN2)

Florida vs. Texas, 65 min after conclusion of the first game (ESPN)

Arkansas vs. Texas Tech, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Live Stream: Watch ESPN

      

Mississippi State vs. North Carolina

Konnor Pilkington
Konnor PilkingtonGerald Herbert/Associated Press

Note: Our original preview for this matchup can be found in Monday's version of this article.

How might the postponement impact this matchup?

It could be advantage North Carolina.

The Tar Heels used starter Cooper Criswell for 2.1 innings to pick up the save in Saturday's win.

While it's unlikely they would have used him on one day's rest, he could now be available for this game, whether it's as a starter or for more work out of the bullpen.

Regardless of who gets the start for North Carolina, Konnor Pilkington (17 GS, 2-6, 4.56 ERA, 103 K, 96.2 IP) remains the presumed pitcher for the Bulldogs.

After knocking around Oregon State ace Luke Heimlich on Saturday, the Tar Heels will look to do the same against another highly regarded pitcher—Pilkington was a third-round pick in this year's draft by the Chicago White Sox.

Slipping to the loser's bracket would be a major blow for both of these teams. They're both relatively thin on the pitching side of things.

      

Florida vs. Texas

Chase Shugart
Chase ShugartEric Gay/Associated Press

Two of the nation's most storied college baseball programs will look to stave off elimination in this one.

The Florida Gators will likely turn to Jackson Kowar—the No. 33 overall pick in this year's draft—on the mound. He's gone 9-5 with a 3.24 ERA and 102 strikeouts in 105.2 innings of work this season.

Third baseman Jonathan India (.355/.503/.729, 20 HR, 48 RBI) and senior catcher JJ Schwarz (.319/.398/.589, 12 HR, 46 RBI) are the names to know from the Gators' offense. They'll also have a standout closer in Michael Byrne (35 G, 15 SV, 1.71 ERA) waiting in the wings when needed.

Meanwhile, the Texas Longhorns will likely turn to Chase Shugart (15 GS, 6-3, 4.37 ERA, 63 K, 90.2 IP) with their season hanging in the balance.

The right-hander was a 12th-round pick by the Boston Red Sox earlier in June, and he tossed six strong innings in his last start against Tennessee Tech in the Super Regionals.

Offensively, the middle of the Texas lineup is anchored by one of college baseball's most productive hitters in Kody Clemens (.352/.444/.734, 24 HR, 72 RBI), and he's been swinging an especially hot bat this postseason.

Winner stays alive, loser goes home.

     

Arkansas vs. Texas Tech

Nati Harnik/Associated Press

This one is a classic battle of high-powered offense against quality pitching.

The Texas Tech Red Raiders finished among the nation's leaders in runs per game (8.2, third), while the Arkansas Razorbacks had one of the best pitching staffs in the country (3.57 ERA, 29th).

That said, the Arkansas offense exploded for 11 runs against Texas on Sunday, so they're no slouches with the bat.

At the same time, Texas Tech held a potent Florida offense to just three runs in their opening-round game.

The pitching matchup in this one will likely be left-hander Kacey Murphy (15 GS, 8-5, 3.12 ERA, 74 K, 92.1 IP) for the Razorbacks and Caleb Kilian (10 GS, 9-2, 3.04 ERA, 59 K, 68.0 IP) for the Red Raiders.

Offensively, No. 74 overall pick Grant Little (.380/.472/.662, 12 HR, 74 RBI) and sophomore third baseman Josh Jung (.390/.492/.646, 12 HR, 78 RBI) do much of the heavy-lifting for a Texas Tech lineup that features five players with at least 10 home runs and 50 RBI.

Casey Martin (.346/.426/.570, 13 HR, 47 RBI), Heston Kjerstad (.346/.430/.580, 14 HR, 57 RBI), Carson Shaddy (.343/.436/.646, 13 HR, 53 RBI) and Eric Cole (.328/.416/.550, 14 HR, 51 RBI) are among the offensive standouts for Arkansas.

The winner of this one will be sitting pretty on their side of the bracket.

        

Individual stats courtesy of The Baseball Cube, while team stats come via NCAA.com.

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