CWS What to Watch: June 18
|Did You Know: All 11 relievers are available in despite the pressing need for fresh arms. LSU coach Paul Mainieri referes to this pitcher as “Jack Wholestaff.”||Did You Know: TCU is coming off its first shutout in 113 games. The last team to blank the Horned Frogs was Rice on March 11, 2014. TCU has blanked its opponent 21 times in the past 113 games.|
|On the Bump: Zac Person will take the mound for LSU. The senior pitcher is 2-0 this season with a 3.34 ERA and 34 strikeouts.||On the Bump: Righty Mitchell Traver stands 6'7 and he has a 9-2 record with a 1.60 ERA.|
|In the Box: Senior catcher Kade Scivicque, a second-team All-American, is hitting .352 this season with 21 doubles, six homers, and 47 RBI, and he has thrown out 19 runners attempting to steal.||In the Box: Cody Jones is hot at the plate. He has reached base safely in 36 consecutive games.|
|Pepper: TCU is now 37-30 all-time in NCAA tournament play.
• LSU has the highest all-time NCAA tournament winning percentage (139-53, .724), and the Tigers are appearing in the NCAA tournament for the 28th time.
• TCU is in its third College World Series in the past six years.
• LSU leads the all-time series with TCU, 6-2, though the Horned Frogs posted a 10-3 win against the Tigers in the first round of the CWS on Sunday.