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Virginia's Jared King,center, reacts next to teammates Mike Papi, left, and Brandon Waddell, right, after a 6-5 loss to Mississippi State in an NCAA super regional college baseball game in Charlottesville, Va., Monday, June 10, 2013. Mississippi State advances to the College World Series. (AP Photo/Andrew Shurtleff)
Photo by: ANDREW SHURTLEFF
Virginia's Jared King,center, reacts next to teammates Mike Papi, left, and Brandon Waddell, right, after a 6-5 loss to Mississippi State in an NCAA super regional college baseball game in Charlottesville, Va., Monday, June 10, 2013. Mississippi State advances to the College World Series. (AP Photo/Andrew Shurtleff)

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