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College World Series 2012: Run by Arizona’s Starting Pitchers Won’t Be Matched

Published by on June 26, 2012

The Arizona Wildcats capped off an undefeated run through the NCAA postseason with a 4-1 win over South Carolina. This makes them a well-deserving champion, and they have their starting pitchers to thank. 

While Arizona's offense was impressive, and their defense certainly helped the pitchers out, it is the starters that turned in a performance for the ages—one that will not be equaled. 

In the climate of pitch counts, innings restrictions and specialized pitchers, you just don't find performances like the Wildcats starters have turned in. A large part of this was born of necessity. The bullpen was the clear weakness of this team. 

Of course, necessity would not have mattered had these three starters—Kurt Heyer, James Farris and Konner Wade—not had the ability to pull this off. Let's take a look at the numbers. 

Consider that Farris' 7.2 innings, one run, two-hit performance in Monday's clincher was the shortest performance of the starters this postseason and the only one that didn't result in a win, and you get an idea of the kind of performances these guys turned in. 

This postseason, the Wildcats pl...

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