June 11, 2012

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South Carolina returns to Omaha for third straight year

Arkansas edges Baylor in 10 to reach College World Series


Columbia Super Regional

#8 South Carolina 5, Oklahoma 1 (South Carolina wins series 2-0)

South Carolina advances to College World Series


Matt Price (right) earned a three-inning save as two-time defending national champion South Carolina defeated Oklahoma to win the Columbia Super Regional. The Gamecocks (45-17) recorded their 21st straight NCAA Tournament victory and advance to the College World Series for the third straight year. No. 8 South Carolina will face top-seeded Florida on Saturday, June 16, at 8 p.m. CT in the first round of the CWS at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. Price allowed two hits and one walk while striking out four to record his 11th save. The game began on Sunday, with neither team scoring through the first five-and-a-half innings before rain suspended play. The Gamecocks lit the scoreboard first in the top of the seventh. Connor Bright had a leadoff double and pinch-runner T.J. Costen came home on an errant throw on a sacrifice bunt by Tanner English (2 for 3, 2 R). With two away, English came in on a wild pitch to give South Carolina a 2-0 advantage. Evan Mistich had a RBI single in the bottom of the frame as the Sooners (44-18) cut the deficit in half. The Gamecocks added to their lead in the eighth as English had a RBI bunt single and Chase Vergason added a two-run double as South Carolina pushed the advantage to 5-1. OU got a base-runner in each of the final two innings, but no additional runs.


Waco Super Regional

Arkansas 1, #4 Baylor 0 (10) (Arkansas wins series 2-1)

Arkansas advances to College World Series


Jake Wise had a run-scoring single with two away in the top of the 10th as Arkansas edged Baylor to claim the final spot in the College World Series. The Razorbacks (44-20) will face Kent State on Saturday, June 16, at 4 p.m. CT at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. Brian Anderson led off the 10th with a base hit for Arkansas and was sacrificed to second. Following a strikeout, Wise singled to left to plate Anderson. The Bears (49-17) attempt a two-out rally in the bottom of the frame. After a pair of flyouts, Josh Ludy was walked for the fourth time in the contest. Max Muncy (2 for 5) singled to left to put the winning run on base, but Dan Evatt struck out to end the contest. Colby Suggs (7-0), the fifth pitcher for the Razorbacks, got the win, allowing one hit and two walks in the final two innings with a pair of strikeouts. Baylor stranded 11, including the bases loaded in both the fourth and fifth.


Eugene Super Regional

Kent State 3, #5 Oregon 2 (Kent State wins series 2-1)

Kent State advances to College World Series


(photo by Craig Jackson, LeftfieldLounge.com)