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South Carolina’s Win Shows The Gators Have The Talent To Win It All

Published by on July 1, 2010

It was the last weekend of the college baseball regular season. Florida and South Carolina entered a three game series in Columbia, SC tied for first place with identical 20-7 records in the tough SEC. The winner of the series would win the SEC and be a national seed. This would mean home field advantage throughout the NCAA Tournament leading up to Omaha.

It doesn't get much tougher for a visitor than playing at South Carolina. Not only does an opponent face a great team, which we all saw in Omaha, but a tough environment.

South Carolina takes baseball seriously. The school has a gorgeous stadium that with the standing room can exceed 10,000 screaming fans. Florida's McEthan Stadium holds 5,500 and the only time it was full this season was for the Super Regionals against Miami.

Florida went in there and won the series in the first two games. Alex Panteliodis and Hudson Randall both shut the Gamecocks down. Florida then emptied its bench for game three and the Gamecocks won.

The Gators and Gamecocks then proceeded to mow down the competition in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament. South Carolina took down a tough Coastal Carolina squad in Myrtl...

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