The starting pitchers in Game 1 of the Super Regional series between TCU and Missouri State remain under wraps because Missouri State is not yet sure if Doug Still can go on Saturday.
Bears coach Keith Guitton said it may be until Saturday before he knows if the junior left-hander will be ready.
“We don’t know, honestly, if he’s going to be ready, and probably won’t know until tonight or in the morning,” Guitton said Friday during a press conference at Lupton Stadium. “Depending on how he feels.”
Still started two games in the Fayetteville Regional last week, throwing 72 pitches in 5.2 innings in the opening round against Oklahoma State and 70 pitches in 5.0 innings on two days’ rest against Arkansas.
“Tremendous, gritty performance,” Guitton said. “Going into it, honestly, I was hoping to get two or three innings and he just shut them down. He felt fine. Was in command, and we got five. It was a great effort. A gutty effort on his part in two days.”
TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle said he would wait until Missouri State announced its rotation before he announced his.
Guitton said if Still doesn’t start Game 1, right-hander Dylan Coleman or left-hander Jordan Knutson would start. Still would then be an option for Game 2 or Game 3, Guitton said.
Last season in the Super Regional at Texas A&M, TCU started Jared Janczak, Mitchell Traver and Brian Howard in that order.