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Strike-Throwing Kish Earns Surprising Save

Kish's slider was good on Sunday

Keenan Kish tossed two innings in the first month of the season for Florida. On Sunday, he got the ball with the tying run in scoring position and Florida two outs from a third straight berth in the College World Series. Improved command and a knockout slider have turned Kish into a trusted arm out of the Florida bullpen, but no one would've predicted what happened on Sunday.

Questions about his consistent ability to throw strikes kept Kish off the mound earlier in his career, but in the biggest outing of his career, Kish threw all six pitches for strikes and sent the Gators to Omaha. The inning started when Karsten Whitson issued a four-pitch walk and Bobby Poyner hit Tarran Senay in the back with a changeup. After North Carolina State elected to move the runners up... Recommended Stories

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