After a heartbreaking extra inning loss to the Arizona Wildcats on Friday, the St. John's Red Storm face a do-or-die situation in Game 2 of the Tucson Super Regional in the 2012 NCAA Baseball Tournament. The stipulations are simple: a win by the Red Storm forces a final Game 3 on Sunday, but a win by the Wildcats punches their ticket to the College World Series in Omaha and ends St. John's season.
The Johnnies will be looking for their hitting to carry them on Saturday just as they did on Friday, when they piled up 18 hits, 17 of which came off Arizona starter Kurt Heyer, who threw nine innings despite giving up six earned runs. That said, St. John's could also use a bigger game from shortstop and Colorado Rockies draft pick Matthew Wessinger, who only went 1-for-5 on Friday.
The Johnnies will send starter Sean Hagan to the hill with the season on the line, while the Wildcats will likely counter with Konner Wade.
Game time/date: 1:00 p.m. MT, Saturday, June 9, 2012
Location: Hi Corbett Field, Tucson, Az.