South Carolina On My Mind: Easton Bats Lift Gamecocks to First College World Series Title

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Gamecocks top UCLA 2-1 in 11 innings to win title

Easton Sports, the industry leader in bat technology, came through in the clutch on college baseball’s biggest stage Tuesday as South Carolina won the 2010 College World Series®, its first national championship. Fittingly, it was the last CWS game played at Omaha’s Rosenblatt Stadium, a field that Easton teams have historically dominated. The Gamecocks are the 3rd consecutive Easton team to win the CWS, which makes them the 22nd champion to win in the last 31 years swinging Easton bats exclusively.

“Our success in this year’s College World Series speaks volumes regarding Easton’s dominance at the college level,” said Kyle Horn, vice president of marketing for Easton Baseball and Softball. “The Gamecocks’ incredible run to the title, coupled with the fact that the last four teams remaining in this year’s series all swung Easton, is a testament to the fact that the best teams in the game swing the best bats in the game.”

Easton bats produced more home runs, runs and base hits than any other bat manufacturer in the industry during the 2010 CWS. Easton teams dominated the series as five of the eight CWS participants used Easton products exclusively, and at least one Easton team played in all 16 games of the series, televised live on ESPN or ESPN2.

“For over 20 years, I have trusted Easton to provide my teams with the most technically advanced, innovative baseball products in the game,” said Gamecocks coach Ray Tanner. “The relationship and commitment between South Carolina Baseball and Easton has helped us build one of the most successful programs in the country, culminating in the last CWS Championship ever played at Rosenblatt Stadium.”

With Easton bats in hand, South Carolina bounced back from losing their opening game in Omaha to winning six straight and sweeping UCLA in the championship series.

In addition to their offensive dominance with Easton bats, the Gamecocks also used Easton ball gloves, catcher’s protective gear, batter’s helmets, batter’s gloves, and wristbands.

About Easton Sports
Easton Sports is a privately owned developer, manufacturer, marketer, and distributor of sports equipment for individuals of all ages and abilities. Easton does not solely rely on name recognition to build and maintain business, but rather focuses on its ability to innovate and create products of unmatched quality and design. Headquartered in Van Nuys, Calif., Easton employs over 1,500 worldwide and maintains facilities in Utah, California, Mexico, and Canada. For further product information, please visit the company online at


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