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College Baseball World Series 2012: Arizona’s Defense Was Reason for Epic Upset

Published by on June 26, 2012

The Arizona Wildcats can attribute their College World Series upset to playing outstanding defense.

It was a two-game sweep of the two-time defending champion South Caroline Gamecocks, and the Wildcats were the obvious underdogs.

But, Arizona was rolling with confidence leading into the series, and as it was against South Carolina, defense is what really got the Wildcats in position to win their first title since 1986.


First Three Rounds

Prior to making the finals of the 2012 College World Series, the Arizona Wildcats had played three games and won each time.

Twice did the Wildcats best the Florida State Seminoles, and the combined score between both games favored Arizona 14-6. Obviously the Wildcats' offense played a major role in defeating the Seminoles, but holding Flo...

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