Virginia vs. Arkansas
3 p.m. ET, ESPN
The Razorbacks are facing a familiar foe in the Cavaliers. The teams dueled in last year's Charlottesville Regional, where UVA swept the Hogs 3-0 and 9-2. The stakes are higher and the steaks are better this time around in Omaha.
Arkansas needs a lot of good innings out of Trey Killian today, who threw six innings in the Razorbacks' opening Super Regional win over Missouri State. Dominic Taccolini was already out for the season injured, and the team lost Super Regional Game 3 starter James Teague to a stress fracture. Newly crowned national player of the year Andrew Benintendi and the rest of the Arkansas lineup needs to provide some good run support to make sure Killian can stay out there.
Virginia is going with its ace Connor Jones, who has a 2.96 ERA and 105 strikeouts in 103.1 innings pitched. He threw seven innings of three hit, three run ball in the Cavs opening win of their Super Regional against Maryland. Arkansas will be the home team in this one.
Miami (FL) vs. Florida
8 p.m. ET, ESPN
The Hogs and Cavs might be familiar from their regional series a year ago, but that's nothing compared to these two teams. Though the teams have a long history—which includes a 2-1 weekend series win for the Gators in February—they've never played each other in Omaha. It's a new chapter in the rivalry.
Florida is starting Logan Shore, who won the first game of the Super Regional against Florida State. He threw only nine pitches in the first game of that February series against Miami before having to come out. Obviously Florida is hoping to get a bit more out of him today. The Gators are not just the favorite today, but they're the favorites to win the entire CWS.
The Hurricane ace Andrew Suarez will be going opposite Shore. He did not pitch in the regular season series between the teams. He has a 2.96 ERA with 74 strikeouts and just 76 hits allowed in 79 innings pitched. Florida is the home team in the game.