by Jeremy Strain
ESPN3 match ups to watch for Sunday March 4, 2012:
1:00 PM EST #23 USC vs. #6 North Carolina
This match up doesn’t feature any top 100 Baseball America (BA) pre-season prospects but it does feature a chance to watch a 2013 top prospect in N. Carolina pitcher Kent Emanuel .
1:00 PM EST #2 Florida vs. #8 Miami (FL)
This is a great game to watch if you are a fan of the draft, with 10% of the top 100 BA’s college prospects playing in one game. Florida boasts the Lion’s share led by position players: C Michael Zunino, 1B Preston Tucker and SS Nolan Fontana, and a deep pitching staff led by Brian Johnson including Austin Maddox, Hudson Randall, and John Magliozzi. Miami fields three top 100 players of its own in C Peter O’Brien, P Eduardo Encinosa, and SS Stephen Perez.
2:00 PM EST #3 South Carolina vs. #19 Clemson
South Carolina boasts a lineup featuring draft hopefuls, 1B Christian Walker, OF Adam Matthews, P Matt Price, and OF Evan Marzilli. They’ll be facing a Clemson team that features 1B Richie Schaffer and P Kevin Brady.
3:30 PM EST Houston vs. Texas Tech
This matchup doesn’t feature any draft prospects ranked by BA at this time.
7:00 PM EST #4 Rice vs. Tennessee