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           === South Carolina falls; Florida eliminated from CWS ===
 
 Omaha,   NE  (Sports  Network)  -  Arkansas  ended  South  Carolina's  22-game
 postseason  winning streak  on Monday, but the Razorbacks may have to beat the
 Gamecocks again if they want to finish off the two-time reigning College World
 Series champions.
 
 The  tandem of  Ryne Stanek and Barrett  Astin limited the Gamecocks to a mere
 four hits, while Dominic Ficociello and Matt Vinson picked up an RBI apiece as
 Arkansas  downed  its fellow  SEC member  South Carolina,  2-1, in the College
 World Series.
 
 Stanek  picked  up the  win after surrendering  a run on  three hits and three
 walks  in six  innings for Arkansas, which  is 2-0 in the College World Series
 for  the first time  since 1979. Astin allowed just a hit over the final three
 frames to seal the win.
 
 Arkansas  will  play the winner  of Wednesday's elimination game between South
 Carolina and Kent State.
 
 Evan  Marzili smacked  two  hits,  including a  run-scoring  triple for  South
 Carolina.  Starter Colby Holmes  was touched for two runs on four hits and two
 walks in 3 2/3 innings.
 
 The  Razorbacks grabbed a 2-0 lead after plating a run in the first and fourth
 frames.
 
 Tim  Carver led  off  the contest  with  a  single, advanced  to  second on  a
 sacrifice bunt and hustled home when Ficociello laced a double into the gap in
 left-center.
 
 In  the  fourth, Brian Anderson walked  to begin the inning, stole second with
 two outs and came around to score on Vinson's single to right.
 
 Marzili  got the  Gamecocks on the board  in the fifth with an RBI triple, but
 they were never able to muster any more offense.
 
 The  closest South  Carolina got was in  the eighth, when LB Dantzler ripped a
 two-out  double,  but the runner was  stranded there as Adam Matthews grounded
 out to end the threat.
 
 Despite coming into the College World Series as the  top-ranked  team, Florida
 will  be  the second  team to  head home,  as Kent  State defeated the Gators,
 5-4, and eliminated them from the tournament.
 
 The  Golden Flashes took advantage of some shaky Florida fielding early in the
 game  to  take a  5-1 lead  after four innings.  However, Florida battled back
 within a run in the seventh, then stranded the bases loaded in the ninth.
 
 Kent  State  grabbed a first-inning  lead after Jimmy  Rider reached base on a
 throwing  error by  shortstop Nolan Fontana. Two batters later, George Roberts
 singled him home for the game's first run.
 
 Florida  starting pitcher Hudson Randall appeared affected by the temperature,
 which hovered around 100 degrees on the field for much of the day. He left the
 game after the first inning because of what appeared to be dehydration.
 
 Kent  State tacked  on three  unearned runs  in the  second after  Josh Tobias
 failed  to field  a sacrifice.  With two  on and  two out,  Kent State  strung
 together three straight singles to tack on three runs.
 
 Mike  Zunino, the  third  overall pick  of the  Major  League Baseball  Draft,
 knocked in a run in the third to bring Florida within three runs.
 
 Kent  State took advantage of more Florida mistakes in the fourth. After Rider
 delivered a one-out double, two wild pitches brought him home to open up a 5-1
 lead.
 
 After  a Justin  Shafer double scored another run for Florida, the Gators made
 it a one-run game with two in the seventh.
 
 The  first three batters of the inning reached base before Zunino drove in his
 second  run of the  day. However, the Golden Flashes were able to minimize the
 damage,  as the following hitter, Brian Johnson, grounded into a run-producing
 double play. Daniel Pigott then lined out to end the inning.
 
 Kent  State pitcher Michael Clark, who stranded two Florida baserunners in the
 eighth, was pulled after walking Preston Tucker to start the ninth and falling
 behind 2-0 to Zunino.
 
 Josh  Pierce  entered and finished  off the walk.  After a sacrifice moved the
 runners,  Pierce  plunked Pigott to  load the  bases. Pierce fell behind Casey
 Turgeon  3-0, but  came back to strike  him out. Pierce then got Shafer to fly
 out  to  right to  end the game  and give Kent  State their first-ever College
 World Series win.
 
 In  total,  Florida stranded 12 runners  on base en route to the season-ending
 defeat.
 
 Ryan Bores picked up the win for Kent State, allowing two runs on six hits and
 two walks in six innings.
 
 Randall  took the  loss after giving up  an unearned run in his only inning of
 work.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 06/19 00:43:17 ET