Arkansas Beats South Carolina In College World Series
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OMAHA, Neb. -
(AP) Ryne Stanek and Barrett Astin combined on a four-hitter and Arkansas beat South Carolina 2-1 at the College World Series on Monday night, ending the Gamecocks' NCAA tournament record winning streak at 22 games.
The Gamecocks will have to beat Kent State on Wednesday to keep alive their hopes of winning a third straight national title. The Razorbacks earned two days off and need one more win to go to the best-of-three finals.
Matt Vinson's RBI single in the fourth inning gave Arkansas a 2-0 lead. Evan Marzilli's two-out triple pulled the Gamecocks within a run in the fifth, but they got just one hit the rest of the way.
Stanek allowed three hits and turned the game over in the seventh inning to Astin, who earned his 11th save.
Colby Holmes allowed two runs on four hits in 3 2-3 innings.