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South Carolina Gamecocks Baseball College World Series: National Champions

Published by on July 14, 2011

Hello, back-to-back national champions.

Wow—I am at a loss for words. The South Carolina Gamecocks have done it again; with a 5-2 win over Florida, the Gamecocks became the 2011 College World Series National Champions.

Tanner has been known to whittle down his lineup during the postseason, but using only three different starting pitchers and three relievers? One would assume that the bullpen would be strapped and unable to perform up to par. Not here.

Gamecock ace pitcher Michael Roth threw a whopping 342 pitches. What’s even more impressive was closer Matt Price’s pitching. During the 13th inning in the game against Virginia, he threw 95 pitches.

As a closer he is usually expected to throw around 30, and then to make it even more impressive was that he came back on only two days of rest to finish up Game 1 against Florida. If that wasn’t enough, he came back yet again to throw the final outs to seal the title for the Gamecocks.

After two hitless innings, shortstop Peter Mooney blasted one to left field for a double, catcher Robert Beary executed a sacrifice bunt to advance Mooney to third.  Florida pitcher, Whitson...

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