OMAHA, Neb. - Michael Roth improved his post season career record to 8-0 with a complete game two-hitter to eliminate Kent State and end the best post season run in school history 4-1.
Kent State got on the board first against South Carolina ace Michael Roth on an RBI single to left from Flashes third baseman Sawyer Polen. South Carolina answered right back with two in the bottom half of the inning both rubs coming with two outs on back to back singles by Grayson Greiner and Chase Vergason to give the Gamecocks a 2-1 lead.
South Carolina added two more runs in the bottom of the third on a long two run homerun to right by Gamecocks cleanup hitter LB Dantzler to extend the South Carolina lead to 4-1.
Roth who is 7-0 all time in his NCAA post season career, settled down to retire the final 22 Golden Flashes in a row for the win.
The team is headed back to Ohio Thursday evening and will meet with fans at the Kent State baseball field at 8 p.m.