Gamecocks Survive Hurricanes

(Omaha-AP) — Bryan Triplett had four hits and Nick Gardiner and Brendan Winn drove in three runs apiece as South Carolina eliminated Miami from the College World Series with a 15-to-eleven victory Tuesday night.

Winn, Steven Tolleson and Steve Pearce each homered and the Gamecocks scored the most runs against Miami since Florida hung 15 on the Hurricanes in last year's NCAA regionals.

Winn scored five times to tie a C-W-S record. The gamecocks were shut out two-to-nothing by Cal State Fullerton in their series opener. But they beat LSU 15-4 yesterday and became the first team since LSU in 1991 to score 15 or more runs in consecutive series games.

South Carolina starter Billy Buckner scattered nine hits and struck out ten in seven innings.

The gamecocks have to beat Cal State Fullerton twice to reach the best-of-three championship round that starts this weekend.