June 22, 2010
OMAHA, Neb. - The Arizona State University baseball team saw its season come to an end with an 11-4 loss to South Carolina on Tuesday in the College World Series. A crowd of 19,936 at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Neb., saw the Sun Devils finish the season with a 52-10 overall record.
The Gamecocks took control of the game in the second inning, scoring eight runs on eight hits against ASU starter Merrill Kelly. Jackie Bradley Jr. and Adrian Morales each hit home runs in the inning. Kelly allowed 10 hits and eight runs over 1.2 innings to take the loss and fall to 10-3 on the season.
South Carolina added two more runs in the third to make it 10-0.
A solo home run by Gamecock right fielder Whit Merrifield in the bottom of the eighth capped off the scoring.
Marrero went 3-for-4 with an RBI to lead the Sun Devils at the plate, while Barnes and Johnny Ruettiger had two hits each.