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Arizona vs. South Carolina: Slow Starts Derailed Three-Peat for Gamecocks

Published by on June 26, 2012

South Carolina failed to three-peat, because Arizona controlled the each game from the beginning.

Despite being the two-time defending champions, the Gamecocks never got into an offensive rhythm during the finals, so the Wildcats offense decided to take the quick advantage instead.

And here's how South Carolina got derailed early on.

 

Offense

For one, the Gamecocks only scored one run in each game of the 2012 College World Series. Coming in, South Carolina had racked up 17 runs in the previous four games, but Arizona was not intimidated.

Well, it all began with South Carolina having gone three-and-out through the first two innings of Game 1 and mustering up just one hit through five. By that time, the Wildcats had already built a 4-0 lead going into the sixth inning.

Looking at Game 2, the Gamecocks didn't get a base hit until two outs in the fourth inning. Unfortunately, innings five and six were ...

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