June 18, 2012
The Gators loaded the bases with one out in the ninth against
shaky relievers Michael Clark and Josh Pierce.
Pierce fought back from a 3-0 count to strike out Casey Turgeon
when Turgeon couldn't check his swing and got called out on an
appeal to the third-base umpire. Justin Shafer flew out to right to
end the game.
The Gators, who reached the CWS finals last year, committed five
errors in two games after coming to Omaha seventh in the nation in
Florida's Hudson Randall (9-3) left after the first inning
because of heat-related symptoms. Ryan Bores (10-3) got the win for
Kent State, making its first CWS appearance.