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Arizona vs. South Carolina: Gamecocks Must Avoid Early Deficit to Force Game 3

Published by on June 25, 2012

Momentum means everything to South Carolina and Arizona in Game 2 of the College World Series final.

The Gamecocks gave up four runs before the fifth inning in Sunday night's first game. Before they could even get on the board, the Wildcats had inflicted considerable damage. Forrest Koumas struggled on the bump for South Carolina, and the Gamecocks couldn't get to Arizona's Konner Wade.

This must change if South Carolina wants to extend this series to a decisive Game 3.

In last night's game, South Carolina had its backs against the wall. Robert Refsnyder hit an early home run, and the Wildcats rode Wade the rest of the way.

Arizona is known for their tendencies. They leave their starters in for a long time, and their bullpen isn't used very often. You have to get to their starters early, or manager Andy Lopez will ride them for nine innings.

South Carolina has to disturb Arizona's momentum in the early innings of Game 2. If it can get to James F...

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