NCAA Baseball Super Regionals 2011, Florida Vs. Mississippi St., Game 2: Gators Lead Through Three Innings

The Florida Gators are in position to advance to Omaha for the College World Series early on in Game 2 of their NCAA Baseball Tournament Super Regional against the Mississippi State Bulldogs, but Nick Routt isn't making it easy on them. It hasn't been the typical Florida offensive shellacking so far, but they've done well to manufacture a run, and they lead by a score of 1-0 after three innings. 

In the top of the 3rd inning, Cody Dent singled, then was moved over to third base on a double by leadoff hitter Bryson Smith. It should have never been a double, though, as Jaron Shepherd mis-timed his jump at the warning track and missed the ball on what should have been a flyout that allowed Dent to advance to second. Instead, Dent got to third and was scored on a sacrifice fly Nolan Fontana. It looked like Mike Zunino was going to drive in Smith from second, but his line drive was impressively snagged by shortstop Jonathan Ogden. Preston Tucker couldn't advance Smith either, and the inning ended with Florida scoring just one run when it looked like they had the potential for much more.

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