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South Carolina eliminates No. 1 Arizona State, 11-4
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    OMAHA, Neb. — 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) play either Oklahoma or Clemson on Thursday in another elimination game. Those teams played a Bracket 2 winners' game Tuesday night.
    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.
    With Arizona State gone, the 1999 Miami Hurricanes remain the only No. 1 national seed to have won the championship since the tournament expanded to 64 teams that same year.
    South Carolina starter Sam Dyson (6-5) allowed two runs through seven innings, then was relieved by Matt Price after allowing two runs in the eighth.
    Price struggled at first, giving up two singles and hitting a batter to load the bases, but he caught Austin Barnes looking at strike three and then struck out Drew Maggi after running the count to 3-0.
    Whit Merrifield finished a 3-for-5 game with his 13th homer to give the Gamecocks a seven-run lead.
    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), who was pulled after Morales homered off the left-field foul pole.

Kelly, the Tampa Bay Rays' eighth-round draft pick, was tagged for 10 hits in 1 2-3 innings in the second straight disappointing performance by an ASU starting pitcher. Previously unbeaten ace Seth Blair walked four of the first 12 batters he faced and gave up five runs and seven hits in 4 1-3 innings in Monday's 6-3 loss to Clemson.

Five of South Carolina's first six batters reached base in the second inning before Bradley launched a three-run shot into the bleachers in left center for his 13th homer, and Morales finished the barrage with a two-run homer, his ninth.

The eight hits in the second were most in an inning by the Gamecocks this season.

The Gamecocks added two runs in the third when Mitchell Lambson hit a batter and walked another with the bases loaded.

Bradley, who went 3 for 4 and extended his hitting streak to 18 games, matched his career high with four RBIs.

ASU's Riccio Torrez had his 26-game hitting streak end. He was hit by pitches twice, struck out twice and flied out.

Dyson gave up four runs and eight hits in 7 1-3 innings. Price allowed three hits in 1 2-3 innings of scoreless relief.

The game was delayed seven minutes in the middle of the seventh inning after home-plate umpire David Savage left to be treated for heat-related symptoms. Second-base umpire Kelly Gonzales took over behind the plate.