College Baseball World Series: USC on the Verge of History
College Baseball World Series is as Good as Over at 3-1 in the Fifth
I am going to pull a Billy Packer: This one is over. It is 3-1 in game two of the College World Series, and the game is only in its fifth inning, but it might as well be in the ninth because the fat lady is doing some yodeling outside of TD Ameritrade Park.
Maybe I'll end up eating these words. I hope I end up eating these words. I want to see a game three in this series. I want one more game of college baseball! I am just not expecting it. In fact, I have entirely ruled it out as a possibility in my world.
READ MORE: College World Series Live Blog: Game 2
Michael Roth is pitching too well. South Carolina is playing to soundly, and Florida already looks defeated. So, I am welcoming the 2011 Gamecocks into the halls of the all-time great college teams.
They are only the seventh team to repeat as College World Series Champions. They are just the second team to pull it off since 1997.
And most impressively they are the first team to do that through two distinctly different styles of play in the college baseball landscape. The switch to a less lively aluminum bat has placed a much greater emphasis on pitching, defense and small ball while removing it from slugging. And the Gamecocks have proven they are the best in the land at both.
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