TCU's Maxwell looks to rebound

June, 23, 2010
OMAHA, Neb. -- Florida State and TCU will meet in an elimination game Wednesday night. One team will start its ace, while the other one hopes for a surprise performance on the mound.

The Horned Frogs (52-13) will start Mountain West Conference pitcher of the year Stephen Maxwell, a junior right-hander who went 11-2 with a 2.41 ERA this season. But in Maxwell's last start, he and TCU got blasted 14-1 by Texas in the super regionals.

Florida State (48-19) will try to get by with left-hander John Gast, who had the highest ERA (5.61) among Seminoles starters this year. FSU is trying to avoid being sent home from Omaha without a title for the 21st time in school history.

The weather is perfect at Rosenblatt Stadium and there's virtually no chance of rain for this second-ever meeting between the two programs.

Brian Bennett | email

ESPN Staff Writer



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