Posted June 17, 2012 on AP on Fox
Florida couldn't overcome one bad inning on Saturday night, and now the top-seeded Gators find themselves fighting for survival at the College World Series. Erik Payne's bases-loaded triple gave two-time defending champion South Carolina the lead in a five-run fifth inning, and the Gamecocks went on to win 7-3. South Carolina (46-17) extended its record NCAA-tournament win streak to 22 games by beating its SEC rival and 2011 national runner-up for only the second time in five tries this season. ''There's a reason why they have such a winning streak in the postseason,'' Florida coach Kevin O'Sullivan said. ''They had some momentum there in the fifth, and it felt like it just got passed down from guy to guy. Obviously we weren't able to stop it there in the fifth, and that was probably the difference in the ball game.'' Michael Roth (8-1) turned in another strong CWS start in his eighth appearance in three years in Omaha. He left...
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