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Lineup preview: CWS FSU vs. Arizona Game 2

NCAA College World Series

Florida State (50-16) vs Arizona (45-17)

June 21, 2012
Thursday 5 p.m. ET;

TD Ameritrade Park | Omaha, Neb.

Series Record: Arizona leads 7-5.

TV: ESPN2.

Radio: 100.7 FM and online via iHeart Radio

After falling to Arizona 4-3 in 12 innings in its College World Series Opener, Florida State has fought off elimination twice to earn a rematch with the Wildcats. FSU, the No. 3 overall seed, eliminated Stony Brook 12-2 on Sunday, and followed that up with a 4-1 over No. 2 seed UCLA on Tuesday.

Arizona has been off since defeating UCLA 4-0 on Sunday thanks to a complete-game shut out by Konner Wade. Arizona is hitting just .219 in CWS action this year -- but has held opponents to a .176 average.

Brandon Leibrandt (8-2, 2.65 ERA) will start on the mound for FSU as he did in game. The freshman lefty gave up just three runs, two earned, on six hits and no walks with five strikeouts in 4.1 innings the last time out.

The Wildcats are expected to go with ace Kurt Heyer (12-2, 2.22 ERA) again, but haven't officially announced. Heyer gave up three runs, one earned, on six hits and three walks in in 7.2 innings in the opener. If not Heyer the Wildcats will go with James Farris (7-3, 4.18 ERA).


Florida State

Arizona

Probable Lineup
No. Player Pos. Avg. HR R RBI
1. Sherman Johnson 3B .279 5 64 38
2. Devon Travis 2B .322 8 63 43
3. James Ramsey CF .386 13 78 58
4. Jayce Boyd 1B .375 4 46 60
5. Stephen McGee C .235 0 35 41
6. Justin Gonzalez SS .246 9 42 41
7. Josh Delph RF .273 0 19 20
8. Seth Miller DH .217 3 20 29
9. Jose Brizuela LF .221 2 33 38
Pitching Rotation
No. Player W-L IP ERA K
Prob. Brandon Leibrandt 8-2 98.2 2.65 83
Probable Lineup
No. Player Pos. Avg. HR R RBI
1. Joey Rickard CF .324 1 59 32
2. Johnny Field LF .377 3 69 44
3. Alex Mejia SS .360 3 53 52
4. Robert Refsnyder RF .352 6 59 63
5. Seth Mejias-Brean 3B .357 1 56 59
6. Bobby Brown DH .347 4 41 56
7. Joseph Maggi 1B .321 0 17 18
8. Riley Moore C .301 1 40 38
9. Trent Gilbert 2B .274 0 33 37
Pitching Rotation
No. Player W-L IP ERA. K
Prob. Kurt Heyer 12-2 145.2 2.22 110

Statistical Comparison
FSUArizona
Overall Record50-1645-17
Conference Record24-620-10
Batting Average.281.329
Runs Per Game6.97.4
Home Runs4620
Earned Run Average3.433.80

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