WSU lineup - SS Grimes, 2B Baez, DH Springer, C Lassley, RF Bennett, 1B Coy, CF Jones, LF Bascue, 3B Harbutz
ISU lineup - 2B Tokarski, CF Hinshaw, C Mirabal, DH Ruffolo, 3B Court, 1B Amrein, RF McNeely, LF Wiesemeyer, SS Kay
The pitching matchup favors WSU, with junior Tim Kelley (6-2, 5.37 ERA) going against freshman J.D. Learnard (2-2, 6.67), if Kelley is at or near the top of his game. The Redbird bullpen, however, looms as an important factor. It dominated Saturday’s game. Lefty Ryan Copeland, who struck out five Shockers in three innings, could throw today. Closer Kenny Long is fresh. It would serve the Shockers well to grab an early lead.
WSU C Cody Lassley – 4-6, 2 2B WSU DH Preston Springer – 5-9, 4 2B, HR, 5 RBI ISU 3B Ryan Court – 6-10, 3 HR, 4 RBI ISU 2B Kevin Tokarski – 3-6, 4 BB
WSU SS Tyler Grimes – 0-8, 3 ks WSU 3B Erik Harbutz – 1-5, HR, 2 ks ISU CF Chad Hinshaw – 1-7, 3 ks ISULF Ty Wiesemeyer – 2-9