Game 3: #4 Campbell vs. #3 Old Dominion
The Camels and Monarchs fight to survive in the opening game of the day. The winner looks forward to a best-case scenario where they play the top two seeds on Sunday in some order, depending on the winner of the nightcap. Even if they can win both of those games, they would still require another victory over the winner of tonight's match-up on Monday evening to advance out of the regional. That four-game win streak seems unlikely for either of these clubs, but it can only begin with a win this afternoon. The loser ends its season.
Start time: 1 p.m.
- Campbell: Hector Sedano, (Sr. LHP) - 2.40 ERA, 86.1 IP, 33 BB, 47 SO
- Old Dominion: Ryan Yarborough (Sr. LHP) - 4.50 ERA, 86.0 IP, 15 BB, 64 SO
Stakes: Winner plays an elimination game on Sunday at 1pm; loser eliminated.
Previews: Campbell, Old Dominion
Game 2: #1 Gamecocks vs. #2 Maryland
After a win on a walk-off HBP, the Terrapins advance to the winner's bracket of the regional, where they meet the top-seeded Gamecocks, fresh off a 5-2 victory over Campbell last evening. The Gamecocks will throw Jack Wynkoop, who tries to rebound from a 2.2-inning outing in Hoover last weekend against the Florida Gators. Ken Massey's rating system projects a tight, 3-2 Gamecock victory.
Start time: 7 p.m.
TV/Online/Radio: ESPN3 and 107.5 The Game
- South Carolina: Jack Wynkoop (So. LHP) - 2.71 ERA, 86.1 IP, 10 BB, 57 SO
- Maryland: Mike Shawaryn (Fr. RPH) - 2.70 ERA, 80 IP, 21 BB, 67 SO
Regional Previews: South Carolina, Maryland
Game Previews: Here's the primer from our sister Maryland site, Testudo Times.
Stakes: Winner advances to the regional championship round, which begins on Sunday night at 7pm, and would need to win one of two possible games in that round to advance to the Super Regionals. Loser plays an elimination game on Sunday at 1pm against the winner of Game 3.
If you want to keep up with what's going on with all of the other teams in in the tournament, here is a fantastic NCAA Tournament bracket where you can expand each Regional to get scores and TV information. Hang out here in the comments with us to discuss what's going on in Regionals around the country, the performance of South Carolina's potential opponents in Game 3, and most importantly Carolina's game with Maryland tonight.