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2010 College World Series: South Carolina Ousts No. 1 Seed Arizona State

Published by on June 22, 2010

The number one overall seed Arizona State Sun Devils were knocked out in double-elimination in the 2010 College World Series by an 11-4 loss to the South Carolina Gamecocks Tuesday afternoon.

The two teams were paired in the loser's bracket after ASU's loss to Clemson and South Carolina's loss to Oklahoma.

The game took an ugly turn in the bottom of the second for the Sun Devils. Starting pitcher Merrill Kelly (10-3) gave up 10 hits and eight runs, only lasting one and 2/3 innings.

Five of the first six South Carolina batters reached base in the second inning before second baseman Scott Wingo started the action with a two-RBI double down the left field line. Two batters later, Whit Merrifield batted in Wingo to take a 3-0 lead.

Soon later, Gamecock center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. smashed a high home run, clearing the fence in right-center field, adding three runs to the mix. ASU's Kelly was then one strike away from finishing the disastrous second inning when third baseman Adrian Morales crushed a hit off the foul pole in left field for a two-run home run, putting the Gamecocks up 8-0.

The eight-run second inning was ASU's worst in 196 games...

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