The 2012 College World Series can come to an end on Monday night should the Arizona Wildcats take Game 2 of the title series. The Wildcats defeated the South Carolina Gamecocks, 5-1, on Sunday night. Arizona received another complete game victory by righty Konner Wade, and outfielder Robert Refsnyder did the big damage with a two-run home run.
South Carolina had to go to Forrest Koumas on Sunday, but for Monday they will have perhaps the best Omaha-tested player in history on the mound: Michael Roth. The senior lefty, Roth threw a complete-game two-hitter against Kent St. on Thursday. This is his third straight year in Omaha and he is looking to keep the Gamecocks' chances at a third straight title alive.
Arizona would have liked to turn to Kurt Heyer for this game, but he isn't quite yet ready since throwing 15 innings over his two Omaha starts. Instead, James Farris, a right-handed sophomore, will take the mound on Monday night. Farris is 7-3 with a 4.18 ERA in 16 starts this season.
Game time/date: 6:00 p.m. MT, Monday, June 25, 2012
Location: TD Ameritrade Park, Omaha, Neb.