Florida vs. Virginia
8 p.m. ET, ESPN
Florida and Virginia are starting to get very familiar with each other, with this being their third meeting this week. UVa won the first round 1-0, while UF struck back yesterday to the tune of 10-5.
At time of posting, neither team has named a starter, although they've narrowed down the choices. Florida will go with either Dane Dunning, who has a 3.88 ERA in 13 starts and two other appearances, or A.J. Puk, who got no offensive help as the starter in that 1-0 game between the teams. Puk would be appearing after just four days of rest, and it would basically make him unavailable for the title series. With Logan Shore having gone yesterday, Dunning would make sense to allow Florida to have one of its best two starters available should it face Vandy.
Virginia also has two options, and they're both good ones. One is Connor Jones, the ace of the starting rotation. He has a 3.05 ERA in 17 starts with 107 strikeouts in 109.1 innings pitched. The other is going with Brandon Waddell on four days of rest, as he was the winner of the 1-0 game between the teams. Perhaps Virginia will go with Jones to keep all guys on a good rest schedule and hope to have Waddell for the final, or maybe it'll go with Waddell again in hopes that he can recapture what he had on Monday.
If the Gators win, it'll be the first time since 2011 that both teams in the CWS final have been from the SEC. South Carolina defeated Florida two games to none in that year's title series. Virginia is the home team in today's game.