College World Series 2011: South Carolina Scores Walkoff Win, Gets Virginia Next

Virginia joined Florida and Vanderbilt in the winners' bracket of the CWS on Sunday afternoon. After a dramatic ninth inning against Texas A&M, add defending champs South Carolina.

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South Carolina Vs. Texas A&M Final Score, CWS 2011: Another Walkoff Hit By Scott Wingo

After seven-and-a-half scoreless innings in Omaha, the South Carolina Gamecocks have beaten the Texas A&M Aggies 5-4 in each team's 2011 College World Series opener, with 2B Scott Wingo ringing up his fourth walkoff hit of the year. Carolina will advance to take on the Virginia Cavaliers on Tuesday night, while A&M will get the California Golden Bears Tuesday afternoon.

The game's 4-4 deadlock continued into the top of the ninth inning, when ... well, when nobody scored, for one thing. Carolina pitcher John Taylor pitched a perfect inning in relief of Matthew Roth, with Matt Price taking over to record the final two outs of the half-frame.

The defending champions sent C Robert Beary to the plate, who came just a couple feet shy of winning the game all at once. His deep shot bounced off the outfield wall, giving him a double. He skidded around second as he considered heading for third, wisely doubling back. The risk wouldn't have been worth it, as the team could spend at least three at bats on trying to bring him home.

CF Jackie Bradley Jr. connected after giving up on trying to bunt Beary along, driving a ball into left field to put runners on the corners with no outs. Nick Fleece then walked RF Evan Marzilli to load 'em up.

The Aggies sat LF Brandon Wood to add Scott Archer as an extra infielder to deal with Wingo, who had reached base on every at bat in the game thus far. With a 1-2 count Wingo banged a hit off the rightfield wall, sending the Cocks to the winner's bracket.

Full coverage of the College World Series can be found here. Check out our California preview,Virginia previewSouth Carolina preview and Texas A&M preview to get acquainted with the teams in the second bracket.

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College World Series 2011, South Carolina Vs. Texas A&M Score: Early Offense Turns Into Pitching Duel For Aggies, Gamecocks

After eight total runs between South Carolina and Texas A&M in their 2011 College World Series game, it quickly turned into another contest favoring the pitchers. The score remains tied at four through six innings.

South Carolina's starter, Michael Roth, has issued five walks so far, but just two since the second inning. He's also struck out seven and since the start of the second inning just two hits have come off of his pitches. A double play in the fourth inning squandered a leadoff single by the Aggies. All four runs he allowed were unearned.

Ross Stripling has also rebounded from his early shakiness and the team's faulty defense in the first innings. He held the Gamecocks to those four runs in six innings. Stripling has six strikeouts to one walk.

This game now has the feeling that one bad pitch could be the difference between a win and a loss. Which team will be able to come out on top?

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South Carolina Vs. Texas A&M, College World Series 2011 Score: Aggies, Gamecocks Each Score Four Runs Early On

After Sunday's first game of the day, a pitchers' duel between Cal and Virginia, an offensive, back-and-forth game between South Carolina and Texas A&M is exactly what fans could hope for in the nightcap of the 2011 College World Series. And that's mostly what was delivered in the first inning alone: a 4-4 tie.

Sloppy defense hurt the Gamecocks early on as Christian Walker failed to field the ball, allowing Tyler Naquin to reach base. South Carolina starter Michael Roth gave up the first run on a Jacob House single. House and Matt Juengel pulled off a double steal, while Roth issued his second walk of the game to load the bases. Left fielder Brandon Wood tripled down the right field line to clear the loaded bases.

But the Gamecocks answered back with four runs of their own in the bottom of the inning. Aggies starter Ross Stripling started the inning with a walk and two singles to load the bases. But South Carolina didn't score its first run on a hit; rather it was a balk by Ross Stripling that put Evan Marzilli across home plate. A throwing error by 2B Andrew Collazo put Adrian Gonzalez on second base and two runs across the plate. A single tied the game at four.

South Carolina CF Jackie Bradley did start in center field, but he actually hit ninth. He struck out swinging in his first at-bat.

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South Carolina Vs. Texas A&M, College World Series 2011: Gamecocks On Quest To Repeat As Champions

The South Carolina Gamecocks begin their second straight appearance in the College World Series on Sunday night after winning it all in 2010. The Texas A&M Aggies are the first roadblock on their road to repeat as College World Series champions. The last team to do so is the Oregon State Beavers in 2006-07.

The Gamecocks will receive a boost to their starting lineup as star center fielder Jackie Bradley will make his long-awaited return. During the regular season he came down with a wrist injury that kept him out for the remainder of the regular season and the first two rounds of the NCAA Baseball Tournament. The 2010 College World Series Most Outstanding Player will bat second. Bradley was selected No. 40 overall by the Boston Red Sox in the 2011 MLB Draft. Though he hit just .259/.351/.468 before the injury, Bradley's return as a leader on the field will also be a huge boon.

First baseman Christian Walker and 2B Scott Wingo will be two other bats in the lineup to watch for South Carolina. Walker has the team lead in home runs with 10, while Wingo is getting on base at a .466 clip.

The Texas A&M Aggies opted to start Ross Stripling in the game over Michael Wacha due to the amount of rest the two have. Stripling, a ninth round selection of the Colorado Rockies, has 107 strikeouts in 117.2 innings and has held opponents to a .200 batting average. Watch out for sophomore OF Tyler Naquin and his .390/.459/.553 season line. Freshman Krey Bratsen will need to be watched carefully while he is on base, having stolen 31 bases.

Full coverage of the College World Series can be found here. Check out our California preview,Virginia previewSouth Carolina preview and Texas A&M preview to get acquainted with the teams in the second bracket.

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College World Series 2011, Virginia Vs. California Final Score: Cavaliers' Late Offensive Surge Sends Cal To 4-1 Loss

Put a 4-1 victory on the board for the Virginia Cavaliers in the 2011 College World Series. Playing the first game in Bracket 2, the Cavaliers and the California Golden Bears were locked in a pitchers' duel through the first six and one-half innings of the game.

Virginia LHP Danny Hultzen was the player of the game. He kept Cal off the board for 6.1 innings, allowing just three hits and striking out six. He did look shaky early on, walking two in the first inning, but he settled down after that. He also drew two walks as the team's designated hitter.

Cal's starter Erik Johnson wasn't as settled as Hultzen, as he walked five batters. However, he did allow just two base hits and zero runs in three innings. But it was his bullpen that lost the game. Logan Scott allowed a single and a walk to start the seventh before he was pulled for Matt Flemer. Unfortunately for the Bears, Flemer allowed both inherited runners to score.

Cal's Kevin Miller allowed two more runs on a triple and a single in the bottom of the eighth. The Bears did manage to put one run on the board with a couple of singles in the top of the ninth, but that was all they could muster before a foul out ended the game.

Virginia will player the winner of Sunday night's game between South Carolina and Texas A&M. That game can be seen on ESPN2 or streamed from ESPN3.com at 7 p.m. ET.

Full coverage of the College World Series can be found here. Check out our California preview,Virginia previewSouth Carolina preview and Texas A&M preview to get acquainted with the teams in the second bracket.

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College World Series 2011, Virginia Vs. California Score: Cavaliers Take 2-0 Lead In 7th Inning

After six scoreless innings in Game 3 of the 2011 College World Series, the Virginia Cavaliers put the first runs of the game on the board in the bottom of the seventh inning. Will this prove too late for Cal to come back from?

Virginia's Keith Werman started the inning with a single up the middle and advanced to second on a Chris Taylor walk. This led Cal to take out reliever Logan Scott and replace him with Matt Flemer. Flemer induced John Barr into a ground out, but this moves both runners ahead on the bases. A John Hicks single and a Steven Proscia sac fly scored both runs.

Danny Hultzen, who left the game as a pitcher in the seventh inning, remained in the game as the team's designated hitter. He grounded out to end the inning. On the mound, he finished with 6.1 scoreless innings and six strikeouts.

Full coverage of the College World Series can be found here. Check out our California preview,Virginia previewSouth Carolina preview and Texas A&M preview to get acquainted with the teams in the second bracket.

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College World Series 2011, Virginia Vs. California Score: Pitchers Duel In Omaha

If you hate scoring, then have we got the College World Series matchup for you right here. The Virginia Cavaliers and California Golden Bears have battled to a scoreless tie halfway through nine innings, with the highlight so far being the extremely loud and expressive umpire, who's done about as much commentating as either announcer.

The bottom of the third nearly provided UVA with a chance to finally hang something on the scoreboard, but Erik Johnson escaped with runners on the corners thanks to an expertly managed rundown by catcher Chadd Krist. Danny Hultzen, meanwhile, has allowed just four Bears on base.

We've enjoyed three hits so far, provided by Cal's Mitch Delfino and Hoos Chris Taylor and John Barr. After Saturday's outbursts by SEC teams, we may need to hope for a more eventful evening offering. Pitching is so boring!

Full coverage of the College World Series can be found here. Check out our California preview,Virginia previewSouth Carolina preview and Texas A&M preview to get acquainted with the teams in the second bracket.

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College World Series 2011 TV Schedule, Live Stream And Preview For Sunday

The second bracket of the 2011 College World Series begins on Sunday as four more teams take the field at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. California, Virginia, South Carolina and Texas A&M take the field on Sunday as each looks to navigate through the College World Series towards the NCAA championship.

On the other side of the bracket, Vanderbilt downed North Carolina, 7-3, and Florida took care of Texas, 8-4. The Commodores and Gators will move to the winner's side of the bracket while the Longhorns and Tar Heels head to the loser's side for an elimination game. All four teams will be in action again on Monday.

Get caught up on the bracket and the latest updates from Omaha at the NCAA College World Series website.

Sunday's schedule is the same as Saturday's, with the first game set to begin at 2 p.m. EDT. Game 2 begins five hours later at 7 p.m. EDT. California and Virginia square-off at 2 p.m. on ESPN, with South Carolina and Texas A&M set to take the field at 7 p.m. on ESPN2. Both games will be streamed online at ESPN3.com.

Full coverage of the College World Series can be found here. Check out our California preview, Virginia preview, South Carolina preview and Texas A&M preview to get acquainted with the teams in the second bracket.

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