Found June 17, 2012 on Fox Sports Ohio:
OMAHA, Neb. - The four-year starter in the No. 1 jersey is pretty much the poster boy for Kent State baseball and a run to the College World Series that no one involved will ever forget. That little guy? That's Jimmy Rider? Yes, that's him. "All of 5'9 and 160 pounds," Kent State coach Scott Stricklin said. Rider, a team captain and the Mid-American Conference's all time hits leader, epitomizes not only this Kent State team but what it's up against Monday in a College World Series elimination game. In the other dugout is Florida, the national No. 1 seed and a team full of blue-chip recruits who have lived up to their billing. Nine Gators were drafted earlier this month in the Major League Baseball Entry Draft, including two in each of the first two rounds. "An offensive juggernaut," Stricklin said of Florida. "Their first four hitters are future Major Leaguers." Rider plays some major defense from his shortstop position, ev...
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