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College World Series Finals 2012: Arizona’s Title Doesn’t Signal a New Dynasty

Published by on June 26, 2012

Arizona did not just win the College World Series, it dominated it. However, this title will not be a stepping stone to a period of dominance for the Wildcats.

Winning this title was a major upset. South Carolina not only won the previous two national championships, but until last week, it had won 22 straight NCAA tournament games. It had a great roster filled with talent and experience that seemed to never give up.

Unfortunately for the returning champs, Arizona was simply too hot to cool down.

Despite coming into the tournament as the No. 14 team in the country, the Wildcats went 10-0 to take their fourth title in school history. They never trailed in their five CWS games and never scored fewer than four runs in a game during the tournament.

They received great pitching performances in the final two games, but it was the lineup that got them there. Arizona had eight qualified players finish the regular season with batting averages over .300, almost all of them with extra-base power.

The squad regularly dominated opponents with double-digit run outputs and even topped 20 runs...

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