Arizona one win away from College World Series title

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Arizona one win away from College World Series title

CREATED Jun 24, 2012

Reporter: Marcelino Benito

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - While the Arizona Wildcats lit up the field with offense at game one of the College World Series, crowds of fans gathered at Sir Vezas to cheer them on from afar.

"It is a big record for our city, our team and our school," said Albert Campoy.

Fans were treated to nine innings of near perfect baseball. The South Carolina Gamecocks just could not keep up with Arizona.

"We had a lot of heat," said Campoy. "Our pitcher is a young kid, but he played a great game, finished strong."

Fans looked on as their Cats scored early and often. A two-run home run in the first inning gave Arizona a lead they would not relinquish. With the win, the Wildcats are undefeated this postseason, a perfect 9-0 record. 9OYS reporter Marcelino Benito asked fans how they felt after the win. Tommy Smith replied, "Great. Our defense was solid. We were hitting the ball. We should have no problem sweeping these guys."

The Gamecocks are no second class team. To take home the title, the Wildcats will have to knock off the defending two time College World Series champions.

"It is a team that knows how to come back," Smith said. "But we shut them down tonight, and we're going to keep going."

The Wildcats need to win one more game to win their first College World Series title since 1986. Game Two is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon. Benito asked fans what they think Game Two will bring?

"It'll be even easier," said Campoy. "We're going to bring back the championship. We got it."