California stays alive at CWS

OMAHA, Neb. — No. 9 batter Derek Campbell drove in two runs, closer Matt Flemer pitched three scoreless innings and California extended its most improbable season, beating Texas A&M 7-3 at the College World Series on Tuesday.

The Bears (38-22) will play Virginia on Thursday in another elimination game. The Aggies (47-22) went two games and out and are 2-10 in five all-time CWS appearances.

The Bears led 6-1 after scoring three runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth. Campbell, a .255 hitter who came in with five RBIs in 22 games, delivered RBI singles each inning.

Freshman Kyle Porter (6-0) allowed three runs in six innings. Flemer finished for his sixth save, giving up three singles and striking out five. They combined to stop an A&M club that had recorded 17 comeback victories this season.

South Carolina 7, Virginia 1

At Omaha, Neb., Colby Holmes, John Taylor and Matt Price combined on a five-hitter and defending national champion South Carolina tied the record for consecutive NCAA tournament wins with a victory over Virginia.

Florida 3, Vanderbilt 1

At Omaha, Neb., Florida's Steven Rodriguez pitched no-hit relief for 41/3 innings and the Gators finished a victory over Vanderbilt in the completion of a College World Series game suspended because of inclement weather.

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