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College World Series 2012: Key Players Who Will Make or Break Team’s Chances

Published by on June 23, 2012

South Carolina right fielder Adam Matthews must keep his hot bat going against Arizona, because if he starts to struggle the Gamecocks will lose. 

Matthews isn't the only key player that will either make or break his team's chances to win the 2012 College World Series, though. 

Obviously, baseball is a team game, but certain players will always drive their team towards success or failure, depending on how they play. With that in mind, I'll take a look at two players from each team that must play well in order for their team to win.


Adam Matthews, South Carolina

No player has meant more to the Gamecocks' offense since the beginning of June than Matthews. 

South Carolina has been involved in some close games, as they have relied more on their strong pitching staff to win games than their offense. Since the beginning of June, Matthews has produced seven RBI—more than any other player for South Carolina.

He hasn't only been driving in runs, but Matthews is als...

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