The South Carolina Gamecocks will win their third straight College World Series this year behind a strong pitching staff and their championship experience.
The Gamecocks have won an impressive 21 straight tournament games, and will be the toughest team to knock out of the College World Series.
You cannot discount the experience factor in these kinds of competitions. Going through these high pressure moments can really benefit a team when adversity hits. For schools with players that haven't been on this stage before, such as Kent State, their inexperience and not knowing how to handle these intense battles could be an issue.
South Carolina's impressive 5-1 victory against Oklahoma to send it to the College World Series showed just how dangerous a team it can be in the most important games.
The Gamecocks outscored the Sooners 10-1 in their two games played, and received strong performances from their starting rotation, which will be key for them going forward.
Starter Michael Roth dominated against Oklahoma in the team's 5-0 victory with 7-plus innings of shutout ball, and also struck out three batters. Experienced players such as Roth are the primary reason why South Carolina is the team to beat at this year's World Series.
The Gamecocks' pitching is what separates them from everyone else. With a deep staff and a reliable bullpen, they have the necessary ingredients for another title run.
Not only is South Carolina talented enough for a third straight title run, it has shown the determination and hunger to keep winning. That's what it takes to become a champion.