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It wasn’t their best outing of the postseason, but then, it didn’t need to be.
Needing just four innings to nurse a lead they gained Tuesday night, Clemson finally finished off the Oklahoma Sooners to advance to the winners’ bracket game of Bracket 2 in the College World Series.
Blake Taylor has long gotten used to the pause from those he’s just met, then the flash of recognition in their eyes as they ask if he’s the lanky right-hander who helped pitch South Carolina baseball to its biggest success against longtime rival Clemson at the 2002 College World Series.
South Carolina picked up some recruiting momentum late last week with commitments from two of its top targets, while Clemson continued its recent hot streak by picking up a pair of pledges of its own.