Tuesday, June 21, 2011

South Carolina ties World Series record for consecutive wins by beating Virginia

South-Carolina-Virginia-0621-11.jpgSouth Carolina's Christian Walker scores on an RBI double by Jackie Bradley Jr. as Virginia catcher John Hicks waits for the ball, in the first inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 21, 2011.

OMAHA, Neb. -- Colby Holmes, John Taylor and Matt Price combined on a five-hitter and defending national champion South Carolina tied the record for consecutive NCAA tournament wins with a 7-1 victory over Virginia at the College World Series on Tuesday night.
Adrian Morales and Brady Thomas had three hits apiece for the Gamecocks, who won their 13th straight national tournament game to match the record held by Southern California (1972-74) and LSU (1997-98).
The Gamecocks (52-14) are off until Friday and would have to be beaten twice by Virginia or California to not return to the best-of-three finals next week. No. 1 national seed Virginia (55-11) plays California in a Thursday elimination game.
South Carolina scored three unearned runs in the first inning against Will Roberts (11-2), and five of its 13 hits went for extra bases.
Taylor (11-2) got the win with one-hit relief over a season-high 4 1-3 innings.

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