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Kent State coach Scott Stricklin talks to his players during batting practice at at Bellevue East High School, in Bellevue, Nebraska. (Jeff Glidden/Kent State University)
Kent State shortstop Jimmy Rider throws to first after forcing out Florida's Casey Turgeon but does not complete a double play in the eighth inning of an NCAA College World Series elimination baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Monday. (AP Photo/Dave Weaver)
Kent State shortstop Jimmy Rider (1) flicks the ball to second baseman Derek Toadvine (2) in the fourth inning against Arkansas, in Omaha, Neb., Saturday. Arkansas' Derrick Bleeker reached first base on a fielder's choice and Arkansas' Brian Anderson was out at second base on the play. (AP Photo/Eric Francis)
Kent State players (from left) George Roberts, Jimmy Rider and Sawyer Polen celebrate just after beating the Florida Gators in the College World Series Monday in Omaha, Nebraska. (Jeff Glidden/Kent State University)