OMAHA, Neb. – Ray Tanner can do no wrong in Omaha the last two years. Every button Tanner pushes recently has been the right one – with a little help from Scott Wingo and his friends on Monday.
The Gamecocks’ torrid streak of winning dramatic games at the College World Series continued in Game 1 of the Championship Series with a 2-1 win against Florida in 11 innings.
Trailing 1-0 in the eighth, Wingo knocked in Peter Mooney to tie the game with two outs and set up a spot where Tanner could push a button. The Gamecocks’ head coach decided to load the bases with an intentional walk following a leadoff walk to Mike Zunino and a single by Brian Johnson.
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