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Gamecocks headed back to College World Series

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Gamecocks coach Ray Tanner smiles at a post-super-regional press conference. (June 11, 2012/FOX Carolina) Gamecocks coach Ray Tanner smiles at a post-super-regional press conference. (June 11, 2012/FOX Carolina)
COLUMBIA, SC (AP) -

South Carolina is headed back to the College World Series, beating Oklahoma 5-1 Monday for its 21st straight NCAA tournament win.

The two-time defending champion Gamecocks wrapped up the super regional series for their third straight trip to Omaha and 11th CWS appearance overall. Should South Carolina (45-17) again prevail, it would join the powerhouse program of Southern Cal as the only schools with more than two consecutive CWS titles.

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The Trojans hold the record with five straight crowns from 1970-74.

The game was suspended Sunday because of heavy rain. Once things resumed, South Carolina quickly took control to put away the Sooners (42-25).

Gamecocks closer Matt Price got catcher Dylan Neal on a check-swing, called third strike to set off the latest celebration at Carolina Stadium.

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