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Tanner earns bonus for national championship

A national championship isn't the only thing South Carolina baseball coach Ray Tanner has earned this postseason.

Tanner qualified for $130,000 in bonuses because of the Gamecocks' College World Series championship. South Carolina wrapped up the title Tuesday night with a 2-1, 11-inning victory over UCLA in Omaha, Neb.

The win brought Tanner a $50,000 bonus from the university and $25,000 from equipment maker Easton. Tanner also received school bonuses of $10,000 each for reaching the NCAA tournament, winning the regional and super regional and advancing to the CWS final series. Those milestones also generated $15,000 in bonuses from Easton.

Tanner's contract runs through the 2013 season. He's guaranteed about $370,000 a year with another $120,000 coming from equipment contracts.

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