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Head coach Rob Childress confirmed that Ross Stripling will start game one and Michael Wacha will go game two. He added that, as all Texas A&M fans know, that this season, they had three legitimate starting pitchers and weren't really labeled as 1-2-3 as they're all No. 1 quality guys. He pitches the guy who he feels is the most rested and ready to go and he'll go with Stripling Sunday and Wacha on Tuesday.
Some have said that the Aggies are the hottest team in the CWS, which is something that coach Childress did not agree with saying that everyone here can pitch and play defense and everyone is hot right now or they wouldn't be here. He added, "I wouldn't say we're playing any better than anyone else right now."
From the South Carolina side of things, Michael Roth will start the opening game. He was recently named a first-team All-American by Baseball America.
Centerfielder Evan Marzilli has a bit of a hamstring injury but he has indicated that he'll be OK and ready to go. They'll see how he's feeling after practice the next couple of days and see if he's ready to go.
That's just a few notes from out here in Omaha. We'll have some photos from practice late this afternoon.
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Yeah, thank you sir. I saw a piece the other day & some guy from tu was complaining about them being in the tougher side of the draw. I'm not sure if the guys on that side really want to be in with Carolina, A&M, Virginia, & Cal. With everybody fresh SC v A&M should be a good one. GigEm!
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Thanks John! Looking forward to seeing you guys up there.
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Who do you think our #3 starter will be. Hadley is pretty inconsistent (quality outing vs. Arizona followed by the Tallahasee debacle)? Who else besides him and Parrent could we throw?
Hadley or Parrent will almost certainly be the third starter. Not a lot of options there. Hadley had a good start against Arizona and Parrent had some good outings earlier in the year.
Well....there is one other option. The mysterious Hales was in the bullpen warming up during game two against FSU.
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