Gamecock Encore: The 2011 University of South Carolina Baseball Team's Run to Back-to-Back NCAA Cham

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The Gamecocks baseball team's surprising, heart-pounding run to the 2010 College World Series title seemed to many as if it could not be paralleled, in its excitement or its overall meaning to the school and the state of South Carolina. In 2011, though, they topped what they had already done, returning home champions and parading in style to the State House steps. In 2010, they honored the life of 7-year-old Bayler Teal, a cancer victim who died during the College World Series. In 2011, they celebrated the life of Omaha native Charlie Peters, a 13-year-old cancer survivor who served as a batboy for the team. The Gamecocks celebrated with a traditional dogpile near the pitcher's mound, Peters jumped on top of the mass of players and coaches.
ISBN: 9781609495992
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: South Carolina
Series: Sports
Images: 32
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Travis Haney has covered University of South Carolina sports for The (Charleston, South Carolina) Post and Courier since April 2007. Prior to that, he traveled with the Atlanta Braves, covering more than four hundred Major League games for Morris News Service in two-plus seasons. Haney, twenty-nine, has won numerous writing awards and had a 2004 feature story published in the Best American Sports Writing series. The 2003 graduate of the University of Tennessee lives in Columbia, South Carolina, and considers the 2010 College World Series the greatest event he has ever covered, thanks in large part to the Gamecocks' dramatic run to the national title.
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