College World Series Finals 2012: South Carolina Will Make History vs. Arizona

Nicholas GossCorrespondent IJune 24, 2012

OMAHA, NE - JUNE 28:  (L-R) Brady Thomas #36, Michael Roth #29 and Scott Wingo #8 of the South Carolina Gamecocks celebrate with the trophy after winning the men's 2011 NCAA College Baseball World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha on June 28, 2011 in Omaha, Nebraska.  The Gamecocks defeated the Florida Gators 5-2 and won the series 2-0.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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South Carolina will make history at the 2012 College World Series by becoming the second school ever to win three straight championships.

Their opponent is Arizona, but even the talented Wildcats cannot get in the way of the Gamecocks' date with history.

Southern California won five straight championships from 1970 through 1974, but South Carolina's achievement could certainly be viewed as a similar accomplishment.

The Gamecocks lost a number of talented hitters and pitchers from their first two title teams, but they have still maintained a high level of performance, which is very difficult to do.

Arizona has a great offense, but they will be defeated by the experienced pitchers on the Gamecocks staff. Michael Roth will shine against the Wildcats, just like he has all season, and he will help lead South Carolina to a historic victory.

Baseball doesn't get the same exposure that basketball and football receive on the collegiate level, which is really unfortunate, because South Carolina is on an amazing run that deserves more recognition.

The Gamecocks will seize the moment and complete the goal they set out at the beginning of the year to accomplish.

South Carolina has come too far to stop playing well now, and it will defeat Arizona in a sweep to win its third straight title. Arizona is at the wrong place at the wrong time. South Carolina will not be denied.

If the Gamecocks complete this spectacular achievement, it will go down as one of the best accomplishments in the history of college sports.