June 29, 2011

South Carolina Gamecocks Repeat as College World Series Champions

By - Kris Fletcher

Yesterday the South Carolina Gamecocks won their second straight National Championship with a 5-2 victory that completed a two-game sweep over the Florida Gators in the College World Series final.

Peter Mooney doubled to start a three-run third inning and hit South Carolina's first home run of the CWS in the sixth. Michael Roth pitched 7 and 2/3 innings to pick up the win, and Matt Price closed out the game for his 20th save.

Photo by: Nati Harnik
South Carolina (55-14) becomes the first team to go 10-0 in an NCAA tournament and the first since the Oregon State Beavers in 2007 to go unbeaten in a College World Series.

Their streaks of sixteen NCAA tournament wins and eleven straight in the CWS are both the longest all-time. They also have the distinction of winning the last College World Series at Rosenblatt Stadium and the first at TD Ameritrade Park.

They are just the sixth team to win consecutive titles and first since Oregon State in 2006 and 2007.

After giving up four runs in the first inning of their CWS opener against Texas A&M, the Gamecocks allowed just six runs in their remaining fifty innings in Omaha.

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