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Rain not keeping USC fans from NCAA Super Regional game

By PETE IACOBELLI
AP Sports Writer

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP/WIS) - Despite the rain, Carolina Stadium is filled with baseball fans for game two of the NCAA Super Regional Sunday night.  If USC beats Oklahoma Sunday night, they return to the College World Series.

South Carolina ace Michael Roth closed his home career in style and the 2-time defending national champion Gamecocks won their 20th straight NCAA tournament game with a 5-0 victory over Oklahoma in the super regional series Saturday night.

South Carolina (44-17) needs to defeat the Sooners (42-24) once more to reach its third consecutive College World Series.  Game two of the series is Sunday at 7 p.m.  If necessary, a third game will be played Monday at 7 p.m.

LB Dantzler's RBI double keyed a three-run second that was all Roth (7-1) needed. The senior worked 7 2-3 innings, giving up six hits. Roth ran off the mound in the eighth to a loud, standing ovation from the sellout crowd of 8,242 at Carolina Stadium.

After shaking hands with coach Ray Tanner, Roth came out of the dugout to acknowledge the cheers with a wave of his cap.

The win was the 8th shutout of the season for the Gamecocks.

WIS News 10's Rick Henry will be reporting live from the Stadium during the 11 p.m. news Sunday night.  Joe Gorchow will also have hilights and extended coverage.

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