Monday Roundup: Gamecocks, Flashes, Hogs Win Super Regionals
June 12, 2012INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
South Carolina, Kent State and Arkansas completed the College World Series field by winning their super regionals Monday. The exciting final day of the super regional round featured a pair of walk-off wins in the night games. Here's a quick recap:
Columbia Super Regional
The Gamecocks completed a dominating two-game sweep of Oklahoma with a 5-1 win Monday, in the makeup of a game that was pushed back from Sunday by rain. Colby Holmes (5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K) was strong in a no-decision for the Gamecocks, and three relievers joined him in a combined three-hitter, capped by a vintage performance from closer Matt Price (3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K). Jonathan Gray (6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 9 K) held the Gamecocks scoreless through six, but an error and a wild pitch helped South Carolina score two runs in the seventh against Steven Okert. The Gamecocks extended the lead with three more in the eighth, highlighted by Chase Vergason's two-run double.
South Carolina heads to Omaha riding an unfathomable 21-game winning streak in NCAA tournament action, including 11 straight in Omaha. The two-time defending national champions have won 24 consecutive postseason games at home.