The Big XII on the road to Omaha is now split right down the middle for the remaining two teams. Oklahoma is currently taking on the 2-time reigning baseball champions, South Carolina at the Columbia Super Regional. After Saturday’s 5-0 over the Sooners, the Gamecocks extended their postseason winning streak to 20.
Oklahoma was the last team to beat South Carolina in postseason play during the 2010 College World Series. The Gamecocks had three runs during the second inning and pitcher Michael Roth brought his win total up to 7-1. He pitched his third shutout of this season. The Sooners are in another must win situation on Sunday in Columbia to keep their CWS hopes alive.
The first pitch from the Columbia regional is scheduled for 6:00 PM Sunday night. You can get more Yardcock news from Katie, Aerys Sports Senior Gamecock reporter, on Cocky Country.
The Baylor Bears on the other hand are one win away from a CWS appearance. Baylor knocked Arkansas back in their tracks with a huge 8-1 win at the Super Regional in Waco, Texas. With a win on Sunday, the Bears will book their ticket to Omaha and tie a current school record for wins in a season.
According to Big12Sports.com, Baylor pitcher, Trent Blank became the first Baylor pitcher since 2000 with 11 wins in a season by allowing only one run on seven hits with one walk and five strikeouts in a career high-tying 8.0 innings.
The first pitch is scheduled for 3:00 PM on Sunday for the Bears. If Arkansas wins, it will force a winner-takes-all game to be played on Monday.