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College World Series 2012: Players to Watch in South Carolina-Arkansas Showdown

Published by on June 22, 2012

After a 2-0 win over Arkansas on Thursday night—its second win of the day—South Carolina stayed alive and forced a do-or-die game on Friday that will determine Arizona's opponent in the College World Series finals.

No pressure or anything.

With a win, the Gamecocks will have the opportunity to play for a third straight CWS title. But to do it, they'll have to once again go through the team that took them down 2-1 on Monday night, snapping their 22-game NCAA tournament winning streak.

Here are the players to watch in Friday's showdown.

Evan Marzilli, CF, South Carolina

After hitting .279 throughout the 2012 regular season, Marzilli has stepped it up for the Gamecocks in the College World Series, going 12-for-33 and hitting .364. He tallied a hit in Thursday's game, and in a 2-1 loss to Arkansas on Monday, he tallied an RBI triple. He's also been known to come up with a big play out in center.

The Gamecocks are going to be relying on a stellar pitching performance to win on Friday, but players like Marzilli need to give the hurlers so...

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