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College World Series - Game 10
By Phil Stanton
We are down to the final four at the 2010 College
World Series and we will have a first-time winner from among
Clemson, South Carolina, TCU and UCLA. This is the first trip to
Omaha for TCU, third for UCLA, ninth for South Carolina and 13th
South Carolina advances to face Clemson, which
took two of three from the Gamecocks this season. In the 2002
College World Series, the Tigers were in the driver's seat
before South Carolina rallied from the losers' bracket to beat
them two straight days to reach the CWS title game. The
Gamecocks lost to Texas in the final.
When Clemson faces South Carolina, it will be the
second meeting of teams from the same state in the 2010 CWS.
Florida State beat Florida 8-5 on Monday in an elimination game.
Clemson and South Carolina are the first teams
from the same state to meet in the CWS bracket finals since
2005, when Texas defeated Baylor to reach the championship
Oklahoma starting pitcher Zach Neal was born in
Columbia, S.C., home of the South Carolina Gamecocks.
Oklahoma had been tough in one-run games all
year, going 14-6 overall and 4-1 in the postseason entering the
game against the Gamecocks.
The crowd of 24,180 was the largest of the 2010
This was the 83rd extra-inning game in CWS
history and the 29th to go at least 12 innings. South Carolina
is 2-2 all-time in extra-inning contests in Omaha and Oklahoma
is 3-2 in extra-inning games in the CWS.
The Gamecocks reached 50 wins for the fourth
time. South Carolina won 57 in 2002, 56 in 2000 and 53 in 2004.
Prior to Christian Walker’s RBI single in the
eighth, South Carolina was 0 for 14 with runners in scoring
position in two College World Series games against Oklahoma.
Oklahoma is now 3-2 in extra-innings games this
season and 18-4-1 under head coach Sunny Golloway.