Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Gamecocks Win National Title

South Carolina won the school's first national title in baseball after the Gamecocks completed a sweep of UCLA to win the College World Series Tuesday. The 2007 equestrian team finally has some company in the USC national championship trophy case.

SC won the crown in dramatic fashion as Kansas City Royals' ninth-round draft pick Whit Merrifield ripped a walk-off single in the 11th inning. The SC victory marked the final game in Rosenblatt Stadium, and if Merrifield signs with the Kansas City Royals, the final time he will play on a championship team, unless the Class-A Burlington Bees can turn things around.

Possibly Merrifield's last smile before heading off to rookie ball with the Kansas City Royals

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