Former USC All-America pitcher Earl Bass says he keeps up with his team and hopes to see them back in Omaha.
"I told Ray Tanner it would be great to three-peat," Bass said.
Earl was 34-3 at USC, helping the Gamecocks to the College World Series and a runner-up finish in 1975. He went straight from college to Class AAA with the St. Louis Cardinals, but arm injuries short-circuited his career.
"It was great times," Bass said. "We had a lot of competitors by then."