June 28, 2011
CBI Live: South Carolina
5, Florida 2
College World Series Notes
By Phil Stanton
(photo by Phil Stanton)
Carolina is the first team to go 10-0 in a single NCAA
Tournament (3-0 in Regional, 2-0 in Super Regional, 5-0 in
College World Series). Miami (1999 and 2001) and LSU (2000) both
went 9-0 to win national crowns.
The Gamecocks are the sixth program to win
consecutive CWS titles, joining Texas (1949-50), USC
(1970-71-72-73-74), Stanford (1987-88), LSU (1996-97) and Oregon
South Carolina has won 11 straight CWS games and
16 consecutive NCAA Tournament contests, both NCAA records.
South Carolina second baseman Scott Wingo was
named the CWS Most Outstanding Player. He batted .333 (6 for 18)
in five games with one double, one run and four RBI. He walked
once and was plunked five times for an on-base percentage of
.480. Wingo led the Gamecocks with 27 assists. He committed just
one error in 43 chances for a fielding percentage of .977.
The combined batting average for the eight teams
was .239, the lowest average since the 1974 octet hit .227. The
combined ERA of 2.66 was the lowest since 2.51 in 1973.
The USC pitching staff posted a team ERA of 1.31
in its 10 NCAA tourney games. The bullpen went 6-0 with five
saves and a 0.53 ERA in 33.2 innings without allowing an
Junior left-hander Michael Roth made three starts
in the CWS for the Gamecocks. He only got one win, but allowed
13 hits and three earned runs in 22 innings for an ERA of 1.23.
He walked nine and struck out 17. Roth has pitched 38.1 career
innings at the CWS with a 1.17 ERA. Roth is second to Steve
Arlin (47 IP, 0.96 ERA).
A crowd of 26,721 watched South Carolina clinch
its second straight CWS title, a record for TD Ameritrade Park.
The 2011 CWS drew 321,684 fans, an average of 22,977.
2011 CWS All-Tournament Team
C Robert Beary, South Carolina
1B Christian Walker, South Carolina
2B Scott Wingo, South Carolina
3B Cody Dent, Florida
SS Peter Mooney, South Carolina
OF Tony Kemp, Vanderbilt
OF Connor Harrell, Vanderbilt
OF Bryson Smith, Florida
DH Brady Thomas, South Carolina
P Michael Roth, South Carolina
P Matt Price, South Carolina
Most Outstanding Player:
Scott Wingo, South Carolina