College Baseball World Series: South Carolina Earns Finals with Wild Victory

Florida and South Carolina are Set to Meet in the College Baseball World Series

With the Florida Gators comfortably watching and waiting to see who there opponents would be in the 2011 College World Series South Carolina and Virginia battled on the field for nine innings...and then some.

It took four extra innings to decide this well pitched game as it was South Carolina who finally prevailed in the 13th for a 3-2 victory.

While it was the starting pitching that stole the show early, it was the bullpen that ended up being the stars of this game.

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South Carolina closer Matt Price earned the victory by going a whopping five and two thirds innings and throwing 95 pitches. That is a staggeringly high number for a closer, but it was not even the most pitches thrown by a closer in this game.

Virginia's Branden Kline threw 107 pitches in five innings. It wasn't until Kline couldn't continue and a new pitcher was brought in that this game came to a close.

Gamecock Pinch runner Adam Matthews scored after a throw to third base flew past the bag following a bunt by Robert Beary with no outs.

And Florida finally had an opponent for the finals as the Gamecocks will try to defend their 2010 championship.

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—Richard Langford

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