Gamecocks win 11-4, oust CWS top seed Arizona StPosted: Updated:
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Jackie Bradley and Adrian Morales homered during an eight-run second inning that propelled South Carolina to an 11-4 victory over No. 1 national seed Arizona State on Tuesday, knocking the Sun Devils out of the College World Series.
The Gamecocks (49-16) meet either Oklahoma or Clemson on Thursday.
The Sun Devils (52-10) lost consecutive games for the first time this season and went two-and-out at the CWS for only the third time in 22 appearances. The other 0-2 years were 1987 and 1993.
Sam Dyson (6-5) held ASU to two runs through seven innings, then was relieved by Matt Price after allowing two runs in the eighth.
The eight-run second was Arizona State's worst inning in 196 games, since giving up nine in a 14-5 loss to Arizona on May 25, 2007. All eight were charged to Merrill Kelly (10-3).