Gamecocks race to commanding lead
OMAHA, Neb. -- A nightmare start for Arizona State pitcher Merrill Kelly has put the overall No. 1 seed in the tournament near elimination earlier than anyone in the stadium could have anticipated.
An eight-run second inning gave the Gamecocks an 8-0 lead and ended Kelly's day with a line he may stare at for the rest of the summer.
One and 2/3 innings pitched, 10 hits and eight runs -- all earned. He did have three strikeouts and threw 34 strikes among his 49 ...
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