The Florida Gators are just three innings away from winning Game 1 of the 2011 College World Series championship series. Holding a 1-0 lead after six innings, the Gators are thanking Hudson Randall for his stellar pitching so far. He has limited the Gamecocks to just two hits, a double in the first inning and a single in the fourth inning, while striking out six. His fastball-changeup combination has been nearly unhittable on Monday night.
Florida threatened in the bottom of the sixth, but ultimately came up short. With Cody Dent and Nolan Fontana creating the first two outs of the inning, Bryson Smith singled to keep things alive. Preston Tucker picked up his first hit on the game with a single immediately after Smith. However, Mike Zunino popped up to center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. for the final out of the inning. Tyler Webb replaced South Carolina's Forrest Koumas before Tucker's at-bat.