Gamecocks top Gators, reclaim College World Series Championship title

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Update June 29: The South Carolina Gamecocks won their second straight College World Series Championship Tuesday night by defeating the Florida Gators, 5-2, sweeping the best-of-three series.

South Carolina finished 10-0 in the 2011 NCAA Tournament (3-0 in Regional, 2-0 in Super Regional, 5-0 in MCWS) becoming the first team to go 10-0 in NCAA Tournament play in one season.

For more, both The Post and Courier and the Gamecocks Athletics page have plenty of coverage on the big win.

First reporting: It's a proud day to be a South Carolinian and a Gamecocks fan: Last night, the No. 4 national seed took the first game of the College World Championship Series against No. 2 national seed the Florida Gators.

The final score was a whopping 2-1 in a long-lasting 11 innings. And even with a fractured hamate bone in his left wrist, Gamecock Christian Walker gave it his all, scoring the winning run in the 11th inning.

The Gamecocks are now tied with NCAA records with 10 consecutive wins in the College World Series and 15 consecutive post-season wins. Go Cocks!

The Gamecocks will go up against the Gators once again tonight at 8 p.m. in game two of the best-of-three series. Watch the game on ESPN.

To get the play-by-play, head over to Gamecocks Online's report, and then head over to The Post and Courier's photo gallery of the game.

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