Based on the NCAA Tournament manual, Shenandoah (35-10) should be the home team in the winner's bracket semi-final versus the Scots (37-8).
Friday's game is just the second-ever between the Hornets and Scots in baseball. Shenandoah was a 7-1 winner over Wooster in a spring break contest in 1992.
Coach Kevin Anderson's squad comes into Friday's contest on an eight-game winning streak – the Hornets have not lost since dropping an extra inning decision to NCAA Tournament participant Virginia Wesleyan on April 28.
Anderson looks to be in a great spot with the pitching staff as senior Colin Morse threw a complete game Thursday.
Junior Robert Klinchock (6-3, 5.40 ERA, 39 K in 60.0 innings pitched), freshman Michael Prosperi (3-1, 1.80 ERA in 40.0 IP) and senior Michael Bugonowicz (5-2, 2.18 ERA and 66 K in 62.0 IP) figure to be the most likely candidates to start with Gerard DePhillips (6-1, 6.49 ERA in 34 2/3 IP) and Reeves Lowry (3-0, 4.70 ERA in 23.0 IP) as additional possibilities.
Wooster is hitting .356 as a team while scoring 10.6 runs per contest.
Junior shortstop Michael Wielansky is hitting an even .400 on the season with 19 doubles, six triples and six home runs in 175 at-bats.
The Scots have hit 54 home runs this season with six players hitting at least four. Dan Harwood, with 14 dingers, leads this group.
Chandler Dippman threw a complete game, his third of the season, in the win versus the Little Giants, so the Wooster coaching staff can turn to three pitchers: Nanak Saran, Brian Murray and Alec Hammond, with at least five wins.
Saran is 8-2 in his 11 starts and sports a 2.80 ERA and 59 strikeouts in 64 1/3 innings.