USC will play its third straight game at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha against Florida Saturday night in their College World Series opening game. The Gamecocks swept the two game CWS championship series last June from the Gators.
The teams have played four times this season with the Gators winning the last three. The Gamecocks lone win came in Columbia in that SEC series opener. Micheal Roth, who will start tomorrow night for the Gamecocks, started that game but did not get the decision.
Florida will start lefthander Brian Johnson tomorrow night. He has already beaten the Gamecocks twice this season after losing the first two decisions in his career against the Gamecocks.
USC coach Ray Tanner remains non-committal regarding the status of catcher Grayson Greiner for Saturday night. Greiner has not played since the SEC Tournament game against Florida May 25th due to a knee injury suffered in practice. Greiner said after practice Friday that he is 100% and able to play, but Tanner remained undecided.
Here are post practice interviews with the Gamecocks following Friday’s practice:
AUDIO: Ray Tanner [6:42]
AUDIO: Michael Roth [1:49]
AUDIO: Grayson Greiner [2:18]
AUDIO: Adam Matthews [0:53]
USC and Florida are scheduled for a 9:00 PM Eastern Time first pitch Saturday night following the Kent State-Arkansas game.