As the Arizona Wildcats look to wrap up a National Championship, and the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers try to keep their season alive, it seems like we will not see the aces of either pitching staff.
Arizona’s Nathan Bannister is still dealing with forearm tightness, and Coastal’s Andrew Beckwith, who threw 137 pitches on Friday against TCU, will not be coming back on three days’ rest.
"Absolutely not," Chanticleer head coach Gary Gilmore said flatly when asked if Beckwith would pitch his ace on Tuesday. "No shot."
Gilmore also seemed frustrated that Arizona did not announce its pitcher until the last possible moment on Monday.
"They kinda didn’t tell us today ‘til game time, so they’ll get the same thing from me tomorrow," he explained when saying who he would get the ball for CCU on Tuesday.
We’ll all apparently find out together who the starting pitchers are minutes before Tuesday’s scheduled first pitch of 5 PM PT.