Notes: Gamecocks are National Champs

Omaha, Neb. -- Omaha, Neb. -- All of the notes from the Gamecocks' 2-1 National Championship win.


*-Tonight's crowd of 24,390 is the largest crowd of the 2010 MCWS and the MCWS total attendance of 330,922 ranks second all time (record is 336,076 set in 2009)

*-The team that has won the first game of the MCWS has now won six of the eight titles in the best 2-of-3 format. The only two times it didn't happen was in 2006 (Oregon State) and 2008 (Fresno State).

*-The last MCWS game to be scoreless after four innings was Virginia vs. Arkansas on 6/17/09, a game Arkansas won, 4-3 in 12 innings.

*-The last time that two teams were playing to win their first national title was in 2006 (Oregon State vs. North Carolina). It marks the fifth time since 1970 that two teams were playing each other where neither school had previously won a national title.

*-It is the third time that a MCWS Championship Finals game has gone to extra innings (LSU vs. Texas in 2009; Rice vs. Stanford in 2003).

*-It is the second extra-inning game of the 2010 MCWS (South Carolina defeated Oklahoma in 12 innings) and 84th all-time at the MCWS. South Carolina is now 3-2 all-time in MCWS extra-inning games, while UCLA is now winless in four MCWS extra-inning games. Four of UCLA's seven MCWS losses have been in extra innings.

*-South Carolina left 14 runners on base, setting the MCWS Championship Finals single-game record. Three other teams had left 12 men on base, most recently Texas against LSU on 6/24/09.

*-The two teams combined to leave 24 men left on base, setting the MCWS Championship Finals single-game record. The previous high was 22 set by Oregon State and North Carolina on 6/24/07.

*- Attendance: 24,390 (2010 MCWS total – 330,922; 20,683 avg.)

South Carolina Notes

*-South Carolina's win is the eighth MCWS title by a Southeastern Conference member and the second straight year an SEC member has won a national title (LSU, 2009). South Carolina is the third SEC program to win a national title, joining Georgia (1990) and LSU (1991-93-96-97-2000-2009).

*-The 2010 MCWS title is South Carolina's second NCAA team title and first by a men's program. South Carolina's only other NCAA title was in women's outdoor track and field in 2002.

*-South Carolina becomes only the third team in MCWS history to win six games in a single MCWS, joining Holy Cross in 1952 and Oregon State in 2006. With Tuesday's win, South Carolina became the first team to win six straight games in a single MCWS.

*-South Carolina is the sixth unseeded team in the last seven years to win a national title, joining Cal State Fullerton (2004), Texas (2005), Oregon State (2006-07) and Fresno State (2008). From 1999 to 2003, a top-eight national seed won the title every year since the 64-team bracket began in 1999.

*-South Carolina improves to 11-1 in the 2010 NCAA Tournament and finishes the season with a 54-16 record. South Carolina's 54 wins ranks third on the school's single-season list, trailing only a school-record 57 wins in 2002 and 56 wins in 2000.

*-South Carolina is the first team to play four one-run games at the MCWS, going 3-1 in those games. Six teams had played three one-run games at the MCWS, most recently Texas in 2002. South Carolina was involved in every one-run game in the 2010 MCWS. *-With tonight's win, South Carolina is now 23-17 all-time in nine trips to the MCWS.

*-South Carolina is the first national champion to lose their first MCWS game since Oregon State in 2006, and only the third team to win a title after losing the opener in the current two-bracket format (also USC in 1998).

*-South Carolina now has four wins in the NCAA Tournament where it trailed after seven innings (vs. Bucknell, 6/4; vs. Coastal Carolina, 6/13; vs. Oklahoma, 6/24). South Carolina had one win when trailing after seven innings entering the NCAA Tournament.

*-Prior to tonight, the last walk-off win to win a MCWS title came in 2000 when LSU defeated Stanford, 6-5 (6/17/00). It is the first walk-off, extra-inning win in a MCWS championship game since 1970.

*-South Carolina is the 24th different school to win at least one baseball title, and the fourth first-time winner since 2003 (Rice, 2003, Oregon State, 2006, Fresno State, 2008).

*-South Carolina's win tonight marked the fifth time a MCWS title has been won in extra innings and the first since 1970 (others are 1958, 1960 and 1962)

*-Prior to South Carolina tonight, the last team to win two extra-inning games in one MCWS was UC Irvine in 2007, and South Carolina became the ninth team to win two extra-inning games in one MCWS (Georgia Tech, 1994; Texas, 1983; Oklahoma State, 1981; Southern California, 1972; Southern California, 1970; Santa Clara, 1962 and Minnesota, 1960).

*-As a pitching staff, South Carolina has a 2.15 ERA in seven MCWS games with 57 strikeouts and 12 walks while holding opponents to a .191 batting average. The Gamecocks have held all seven opponents in Omaha to four runs or less. South Carolina's 2.16 ERA is the lowest by a MCWS winner since Texas posted a 1.40 ERA in 2005, and the second-lowest by a MCWS winner since 1996.

*-Michael Roth went five innings, the second-longest outing of his career, against UCLA on Tuesday. He went 1-0 with a 1.10 ERA in four MCWS appearances, allowing just nine hits over 16.1 innings of work. He threw 218 pitches in his four outings in Omaha after throwing just 338 pitches heading into the College World Series. He held opponents to a .167 average, allowing nine hits over 16.1 innings of work.

*-South Carolina is now 31-4 when holding an opponent to three runs or less, including each of its final five opponents in Omaha.

*-South Carolina's bullpen went 3-0 with a 1.33 ERA, fanning 21 and walking one over 20.1 innings in this MCWS.

*-Matt Price picked up his second win of the 2010 MCWS, tossing 2.2 innings of one-hit ball. Price went 2-0 with a 0.93 ERA in four appearances in the MCWS, striking out 15 with only one walk and allowed seven hits over 9.2 innings.

*-South Carolina hit .284 as a team in the MCWS, the lowest batting average by a MCWS winner since Oregon State hit .281 in 2006.

*-MCWS Most Outstanding Player Jackie Bradley Jr. finished the MCWS with a .345 batting average (10-for-29) with a series high nine RBIs. Bradley saw his 22-game hit streak snapped on Tuesday.

*Christian Walker went 2-for-5 against UCLA and finished the MCWS with a .414 batting average (12-for-29) with two homers and five RBIs.

*-Bobby Haney picked up his second straight multi-hit game of the MCWS Championship Finals by going 2-for-5. He went 4-for-8 in two games against UCLA.

*-South Carolina improved to 3-7 when being held to two runs or less this season.

*-South Carolina led all teams with a .979 fielding percentage and led all teams with seven double plays in Omaha.

UCLA Notes

*-UCLA finishes the season with a school-record 51 wins and its second-place finish is the best in program history. Its previous best was seventh on two occasions.

*-With the loss, UCLA falls to 3-7 all-time at the MCWS, including four extra-inning losses.

*-UCLA is now 9-4 in the 2010 NCAA Tournament and is 42-35 all-time in 16 NCAA appearances.

*-UCLA falls to 3-1 in elimination games at the MCWS after defeating Cal State Fullerton twice in the Super Regional and TCU earlier in the MCWS.

*-UCLA falls to 2-9 this season when being held to two runs or less. The Bruins scored just two runs in two MCWS Championship Finals, hitting .162 in two games against South Carolina. Prior to the MCWS Championship Finals, UCLA was hitting .324 in its first four games in Omaha.

*-Pac-10 Conference teams fall to 2-2 in the MCWS Championship Finals (wins by Oregon State in 2006-07; losses by Stanford in 2003 and UCLA in 2010).

*-Rob Rasmussen tossed six shutout innings against South Carolina on Tuesday, the second time this season he has tossed at least six shutout innings in a game (6.1 innings vs. Oregon on 4/18). He has allowed two runs or less in seven of his last eight starts (3-of-4 in the NCAA Tournament) and 14 of 19 starts this season.

*-Rasmussen had five strikeout tonight, raising his 2010 total to 128, a total which is third in the Pac-10 Conference. UCLA pitchers finished 1-2-3 in the Pac-10 in strikeouts, as UCLA led the nation with 700 strikeouts.

*-UCLA pitchers have 10 or more strikeouts for the 39th time in 68 games this season (fourth time in six MCWS games)

*-Prior to tonight, UCLA was 44-0 when leading after seven innings.

*- Reliever Dan Klein tied the school record for single-season appearances with 39, tying Bruce Baranick, who also had 39 appearances in 1972. Klein's 39 appearances rank third nationally and one off the NCAA lead. His 3.1-inning performance tonight is his longest of the year, topping his previous long of 2.2 innings at Oregon State on 4/10. Klein suffered his first loss of the season tonight.

*-UCLA suffered its first extra-inning loss of the season in five games.

*-With this game, UCLA has played as many postseason games this year (12) as head coach John Savage has in his UCLA career prior to this season.

*-By not allowing a run in the bottom of the first, UCLA ends a stretch of three-straight games in which Bruins allowed at least one first-inning run.

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