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College World Series Hero Signs With The Royals

The name Whit Merrifield may not mean a lot to most people but, for South Carolina, Whit Merrifield is the person who helped deliver them a baseball national championship on a game-winning hit.

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The Royals happened to make him a draft choice in the 2010 MLB draft.

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A ninth round selection, Merrifield said last week he wasn't sure if he would sign with the Royals.

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On Wednesday, Merrifield did sign with the Royals.

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Merrifield, a ninth round selection in this year's MLB draft, has been a staple the past three seasons in the Gamecock lineup culminating in this year's season  that  saw  Merrifield  tally  the  game-winning  RBI  single  in  the  2-1  victory  over  UCLA  in  11  innings  that  helped  lift  the Gamecocks to a national championship.  Merrifield finished the year with a .321 batting average (95-for-296) with 13 HR and 42 RBI.

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Let's see if he can deliver that same magic to the Royals.