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Gators take dramatic series opener

Vickash Ramjit had a big game

The tying run was on its way home. Chase Vergason lined a single to right field, sending T.J. Costen flying around third base to tie the game -- and then he tripped. Costen lost his balance one-third of the way between third base and home plate, sliding head first on the ground. Florida catcher Taylor Gushue threw Costen out at third to end the game, giving the Gators a 3-2 win on Thursday.

"I was ready to tag him," Taylor Gushue said. "When I looked up and saw he was pretty far down the line, I was like, ‘oh, that's pretty easy.' Then I just threw him out. As soon as I caught it, I turned and saw him laying down." The throw home from right fielder Cory Reid might have had T.J. Costen at the plate either way, but the his trip around third ended any doubt. The gap back to third base... Recommended Stories

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