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NCAA baseball Super Regional: Virginia's Jared King (13) celebrates a three-run homer with teammate Kenny Swab (35) against UC Irvine during Game 1 of the NCAA college baseball tournament Super Regional on Saturday June 11, 2011, in Charlottesville, Va. Virginia won 6-0. (AP Photo/Andrew Shurtleff)
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NCAA baseball Super Regional: Virginia's Jared King (13) celebrates a three-run homer with teammate Kenny Swab (35) against UC Irvine during Game 1 of the NCAA college baseball tournament Super Regional on Saturday June 11, 2011, in Charlottesville, Va. Virginia won 6-0. (AP Photo/Andrew Shurtleff)

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