Texas A&M at TCU
Lupton Stadium, Fort Worth, TX
2:15 p.m. ET, ESPN
The Aggies must regroup after taking a 13-4 beating yesterday in the Super Regional opener. They're sending out Matt Kent to try to turn the tide, and he's been having an excellent postseason. He threw a complete game to beat Vandy's Carson Fulmer in the SEC Tournament, and then he secured most outstanding player honors at the College Station regional last weekend.
TCU will oppose him with Preston Morrison, the school's all-time leader in starts and innings pitched. The Frogs' workhorse is a second team All-American and has a couple of complete games of his own this year. The Aggies can't allow the game to get away from them again if they plan on forcing the third game in the series.
Missouri State at Arkansas
Baum Stadium, Fayetteville, AR
3 p.m. ET, ESPNU
The Razorbacks were probably not ever going to beat both of MSU's Jon Harris and Matt Hall, so the biggest victory was winning Game 1 so as not to have undue pressure to win Game 2. Today the Hogs will get Jordan Knutson, who isn't a bad third option for the Bears. He's not an overpowering strikeout guy like Harris and Hall are though, with just 58 Ks in 82.1 innings pitched.
With Dominic Taccolini down with injury, James Teague will get the start for Arkansas. It'll be his tenth start on the season, and he'll have plenty of support from the fans who are are wedging their way into Baum at record rates. Ultimately, how much support he'll get from the offense will determine the game.
Louisiana-Lafayette at LSU
Alex Box Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA
7 p.m. ET, ESPN2
The first game of the series didn't disappoint, with the Tigers giving away a small lead late only to win it on a walk off. Paul Maineiri going for the kill today by throwing Jared Poche and not saving him for a potential rubber match tomorrow.
ULL is sticking with the order that it employed in the Houston regional by putting out lefty Gunner Leger today. He's the team's leader in both starts an innings pitched on the season, so don't be surprised if he goes deep into the game if LSU can't rough him up some. If yesterday's game was an indication of today's, this one should be a classic.
Vanderbilt at Illinois
Illinois Field, Champaign, IL
9 p.m. ET, ESPNU
The champs flexed their muscles yesterday in delivering a humiliating loss to the homesteading Illini. They'll look to close the door today on the strength of Philip Pfeifer's left arm, which has 101 strikeouts on the season. As of posting, Illinois manager Dan Hartleb has not announced his starter for the game. The insiders expect to see righty Drasen Johnson, the team's most prolific pitcher on the year.
Vandy showed its killer instinct yesterday, and more of it today will guide it back to Omaha. Illinois just wasn't ready for the big stage of the Super Regional yesterday, but it probably won't roll over in front of its home crowd today.