Roth pitches USC to game one win over Oklahoma

Columbia (AP)- South Carolina ace Michael Roth closed his home career in style and the two-time defending national champion Gamecocks won their 20th straight NCAA tournament game with a 5-0 victory over Oklahoma in the super regional series Saturday night.

South Carolina (44-17) needs to defeat the Sooners (42-24) once more to reach its third consecutive College World Series.

LB Dantzler's RBI double keyed a three-run second that was all Roth (7-1) needed. The senior worked 7 2-3 innings, giving up six hits. Roth ran off the mound in the eighth to a loud, standing ovation from the sellout crowd of 8,242 at Carolina Stadium.

After shaking hands with coach Ray Tanner, Roth came out of the dugout to acknowledge the cheers with a wave of his cap.

The Gamecocks will face the Sooners in game two Sunday night at 7 PM.

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