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Springer Dashes Into National Spotlight

Tyler Jett -Premium Content

George Springer needed just 90 feet to prove he was ready to make an impact. In a fall 2008 intrasquad scrimmage, Springer took one too many steps away from third base. Connecticut catcher Doug Elliot saw Springer's aggressive lead and called for a pitch-out. Time to teach the freshman a lesson. But Springer read Elliot's call and countered. When Elliot fired the ball to third, hoping to catch the runner napping, Springer bolted to the plate. By the time the catcher got the ball back, Springer had stolen home.

College | #2010#Summer Scene#Summer Stock

Final 2010 College Top 25

South Carolina lost its first game but won its next six to win the College World Series and earn the No. 1 spot in Baseball America's final Top 25 college baseball rankings.

College | #2010#Top 25

Long And Winding Roads

Aaron Fitt -

At different points during the NCAA tournament, UCLA and South Carolina were one out from elimination. Starting Monday, the Bruins and Gamecocks will go head-to-head in the best-of-three College World Series Finals. Improbable? Considering the dire straits that both teams had to navigate over the last few weeks, the word "improbable" certainly applies to this championship matchup.

College | #2010#College World Series#Postseason