South Carolina vs. Arkansas Post-Game Notes

 

June 19, 2012

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  • South Carolina had won 22 consecutive NCAA Tournament games and 12 straight MCWS games, prior to Monday's loss. Both are all-time NCAA records.
  • South Carolina has gone 27-2 over the past three seasons in the NCAA Tournament, the best three-year NCAA Tournament record of any team in history (must appear in tournament at least two of the three years to qualify).
  • South Carolina is 8-3 all-time in its second game of the MCWS. The Gamecocks had won their second game in Omaha in five straight trips, last losing in 1985 to Oklahoma State.
  • South Carolina has a 1.77 ERA in the NCAA Tournament this season (66.0 IP, 13 ER).
  • South Carolina's bullpen has a combined 1.21 ERA in the 2012 NCAA Tournament (three runs allowed in 22.1 innings).
  • Starter Colby Holmes had a streak of 13.2 consecutive scoreless innings snapped with Arkansas' first-inning run. He had given up just two combined hits over his previous two starts with 12 strikeouts and two walks.
  • After his first-inning walk, Christian Walker has now drawn six bases on balls without a strikeout in four games against Arkansas this season.
  • His RBI triple in the fifth gave Evan Marzilli 21 multi-hit games this season. The triple was his seventh career extra-base hit in the MCWS (also six doubles). It was his first career triple in the NCAA Tournament.
  • Reliever Tyler Webb tossed the longest relief outing of his career for the Gamecocks, hurling 5.1 shutout innings of relief with four strikeouts. It was his longest outing overall since a 7.1-inning start against Southern Illinois on Feb. 26, 2011. Over his last four outings, Webb has fanned 14 in 11.0 innings of work, allowing just four hits.
  • Webb became the fifth pitcher since 2000 to toss at least 5.1 scoreless innings of relief in a MCWS game. The others were: Matt Price of South Carolina (5.2 against Virginia on June 24, 2011), Taylor Jungmann of Texas (5.2 against Arizona State on June 16, 2009), Tommy Boss of Florida (5.2 against Arizona State on June 23, 2005) and Matt Campbell of South Carolina (5.1 against Clemson on June 19, 2002).