In Game 1 of the 2011 College World Series on Monday night, South Carolina's defense was spectacular in the late innings, while Florida's sputtered. The result is the Gamecocks are one win away from successfully defending their College World Series title.
Christian Walker, whose availability to play Monday was in question because of a fractured left wrist, scored the go-ahead run in the top of the 11th inning thanks to a pair of throwing errors in South Carolina's 2-1 victory over the Gators in the opener of the best-of-three championship series.
Matt Price worked out of trouble in the bottom of the 11th to secure South Carolina's NCAA-record 15th consecutive tournament win dating to last season. It was their 10th straight win at the College World Series.
Game 2 is Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m. EDT, again at TD Ameritrade Park between these Southeastern Conference rivals. The Gamecocks will be the designated home team and they hope to celebrate another NCAA Title. If Florida does win, Game 3 will be played Wednesday, June 29.
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