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Gamecocks still standing in Omaha

Originally Published: June 26, 2010
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com

OMAHA, Neb. -- Whit Merrifield remembers chasing the ball and failing to call off second baseman Scott Wingo. He doesn't recall the crash that followed.

The South Carolina right fielder collided full speed with Wingo in the eighth inning, then lay in the grass gasping for air and bleeding from the mouth. In the locker room after the game, Wingo showed Merrifield the bite marks he'd left on his elbow.

Merrifield may have been dazed, confused and bloodied, but he ...

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