Fayetteville Super Regional finale moved to ESPN2

By: Matt Jones
Published: Monday, June 11, 2018
Arkansas outfielder Heston Kjerstad (center) and South Carolina pitcher Cody Morris (49) walk off the field after home plate umpire Mike Morris called Kjerstad out during an NCAA Tournament game Sunday, June 10, 2018, in Fayetteville.
Photo by Charlie Kaijo
Arkansas outfielder Heston Kjerstad (center) and South Carolina pitcher Cody Morris (49) walk off the field after home plate umpire Mike Morris called Kjerstad out during an NCAA Tournament game Sunday, June 10, 2018, in Fayetteville.

— The championship game of the Fayetteville Super Regional will air on ESPN2 beginning at 6 p.m. The game originally was scheduled to air on ESPN.

Arkansas and South Carolina will play with a trip to the College World Series on the line. The Razorbacks won 9-3 in the first game of the super regional Saturday and the Gamecocks won 8-5 Sunday.

South Carolina (37-25) snapped Arkansas' 14-game home win streak with Sunday's win. The Gamecocks had been the last team to beat the Razorbacks at Baum Stadium on April 12.

Arkansas (43-18) is 33-4 at home this season, but only 3-2 in Fayetteville against South Carolina.

Redshirt sophomore right-hander Isaiah Campbell (4-6, 4.17 ERA) is expected to start tonight for Arkansas. Campbell pitched five scoreless innings in his only game against the Gamecocks this season, a 3-0 Razorbacks win in seven innings on April 14.

The Gamecocks have not announced a starter, but are expected to choose between freshman right-handers Logan Chapman (3-3, 5.64 ERA) and Carmen Mlodzinski (3-5, 4.84 ERA).

Chapman has started twice against Arkansas with mixed results. He gave up two runs in four innings in a 3-2 win on April 12, but was ineffective May 23 at the SEC Tournament when he allowed six runs in 1 1/3 innings of a 13-8 win by the Razorbacks.

Mlodzinski has not pitched against Arkansas this season.

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