The 2012 College World Series is just four innings away from settling the final participant in the title series, which begins on Sunday. The South Carolina Gamecocks and the Arkansas Razorbacks are tied at 2-2 after five innings.
Arkansas starter D.J. Baxendale was solid through the first four innings, but he started to crack in the bottom of the fifth inning. Tanner English singled, stole second base and scored on a Joey Pankake single to center field. Chase Vergason, who reached earlier on a walk, and Pankake were joined on the bases with Evan Marzilli, who walked. Baxendale then issued a bases-loaded walk to Christian Walker, putting the tying run on the board for South Carolina.
Trent Daniel and Colby Suggs finished out the inning by leaving the bases loaded and keeping the game tied at 2-2.
Arkansas third baseman Matt Reynolds has come up with an RBI single in the first inning and a sacrifice fly in the third inning to score both runs. South Carolina starter Colby Holmes was charged for both of those runs, but the sacrifice fly came after he left the game with zero outs recorded in the third inning.
Tyler Webb, who replaced Holmes, settled down South Carolina after allowing the sacrifice fly. He has given up just one hit and two walks over three innings so far.