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    Texas Tech cleared the hurdle of winning a College World Series opener. It was a high one, too. Gabe Holt hit a tiebreaking single in the fifth inning and drove in an insurance run in the ninth, leading the Red Raiders to a stunning 6-3 win over defending national champion Florida on Sunday night. The Red Raiders (45-18) won their CWS opener for the first time in their three appearances, and they did it against the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament and a first-round draft pick in starting pitcher Brady Singer. 'There are a lot of good teammates on this team, and they're thankful we're in the position we're in. They don't take it for granted,' Tech coach Tim Tadlock said. 'There aren't too many guys in there after we won tonight saying, 'Hey, we've got this figured out.' 'That's one game. Really proud of our guys of how we went out and competed. We were going to have to do that each inning to come out on the right side. And also have some good fortune.' Texas Tech pitchers limited the Gators to five hits but issued five walks. That was more than good enough against a Florida offense that has struggled for three straight games. To have a chance to repeat as champions, the Gators (47-20) must win four straight to reach the best-of-three finals. Only Oregon State in 2006 and South Carolina 2010 have lost their Omaha openers and made it to the finals since the tournament went to its current structure in 1999. 'There's no rewind button here. We lost. We've got to move forward,' Gators coach Kevin O'Sullivan said. 'It's certainly doable. Ultimately, we're going to have to have some other guys step up.' Until Nelson Maldonado's two-run homer into the left-field bullpen pulled the Gators to 5-3 in the seventh, Florida's only run had come when Deacon Liput came home on a balk by Ryan Shetter. Shetter (6-0), who pitched 4 1/3 innings of three-hit relief, earned the win. Singer (12-2), the No. 18 overall draft pick by the Kansas City Royals, went 6 1/3 innings and allowed five runs — two earned — and nine hits. The Red Raiders took a 3-1 lead in the fifth after Cody Farhat singled with two outs and ended up on third when shortstop Liput threw wildly to first on Braxton Fulford's grounder. Farhat and Fulford both scored when Holt chopped a ball through the right side. Tech added two more in the sixth, and it was a three-run game in the ninth when Holt, the Big 12 freshman of the year, singled into right field. 'We're fortunate to have guys who can swing the bat,' Tadlock said. 'I don't know how much coaching was going on. The guys were hunting pitches to hit.' Florida allowed three unearned runs on a passed ball and a two-out error. The Gators didn't allow an unearned run in last year's title run at the CWS. Offensively, the Gators had runners at third three times and failed each time to get them home, and they were just 1 for 15 with runners on base and 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position. In its last three games, Florida has scored a total of eight runs while batting .186. HUMMING OFFENSE Texas Tech's six runs and 12 hits were its most in a CWS game. Seven players had at least one hit. The Red Raiders' previous highs in a game in Omaha were five runs and nine hits against Coastal Carolina in 2016. JJ'S BACK JJ Schwarz returned to the Florida lineup for the first time since breaking his right hand May 18. The Oakland Athletics' eighth-round draft pick started at first base and batted fourth. He was 0 for 4 with two strikes. Jonah Girand, who had been filling in for Schwarz and remained in the lineup at catcher, continues to struggle with the bat after hitting three home runs in four regional games. Since then he has struck out on 10 of 13 at-bats. He was pulled for a pinch hitter in the seventh inning. UP NEXT Texas Tech plays Arkansas in a Bracket 2 winners' game on Tuesday night. Florida plays an elimination game against Texas in the afternoon. Arkansas beat the Longhorns 11-5 on Sunday.
  • Orlando-based law firm Morgan and Morgan announced Sunday it is now representing three victims caught in the crash of the Sand Blaster roller coaster along the Daytona Beach Boardwalk. Two of the nine riders who were injured are also speaking out in a new interview with ABC News. One of the riders says she is lucky to be alive after falling more than 30 feet. The two riders said they were on a business trip from Kentucky and sitting in the front car when - for reasons we still don't know - the roller coaster left the track. “I remember hearing a lot of screeching, a lot of metallic, a lot of sounds that just weren't right,” said rider Amanda Bostic. Read: Day 9: 250 beachgoers stung by jellyfish in Volusia County on Father's Day Seven-hundred miles from Daytona Beach, Bostic is back home in Kentucky, working to recover from what felt like a brush with death. “Everyone was screaming and crying, and it was terrifying,” said Bostic. The 34-year-old was riding in the front car of the Sand Blaster roller coaster along the Daytona Beach Boardwalk Thursday night when the coaster jumped the track. Bostic says she was one of two people thrown at least 30 feet to the ground during the incident. “I closed my eyes, I held on. I remember being airborne, feeling as if I was falling,” said Bostic. “And then the next thing I remember was coming to, on the ground, looking up.” Read: Deputies: 3-year-old in critical condition after being left in vehicle overnight in Seminole County Later in the interview with ABC News, Bostic said, “There was people still on the ride they were screaming. There were the two that were in front of me dangling out of it, or the one was dangling, the other was pinned.” ABC News also spoke with rider Randy France, who says he was in one of the two rear cars that nearly fell to the ground. 'It was shaking us side to side, we're about halfway down, and that's when the car started falling off,' said France. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is working to find out what went wrong. Commissioner Adam Putnam confirmed Friday the agency cleared the ride, reported to be more than 40 years old, just hours before the wreck. There is still no word on how long the investigation will take and if the ride will reopen. The entire interview will air Monday morning on ABC’s Good Morning America.
  • The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the Florida Lottery's 'Fantasy 5' game were: 04-09-11-12-14 (four, nine, eleven, twelve, fourteen)
  • A Florida airport is expecting to see one million fewer passengers next year while it closes a runway for reconstruction. The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will close its north runway beginning next June for five months and is expecting to reduce the number of flights by 20 to 25 percent. The Sun Sentinel of South Florida reports the $74 million project will divert all airport traffic to the south runway which opened in 2014. Airport officials say international flights won't be reduced because they don't want to see that growing segment affected. Instead, flights to destinations like Chicago and New York could be reduced, though officials are working with airlines to bring in large plans to accommodate more passengers per flight. ___ Information from: Sun Sentinel , http://www.sun-sentinel.com/
  • The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the Florida Lottery's 'Pick 3 Evening' game were: 7-0-1 (seven, zero, one)
  • The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the Florida Lottery's 'Pick 5 Evening' game were: 2-7-6-9-7 (two, seven, six, nine, seven)
  • The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the Florida Lottery's 'Pick 2 Evening' game were: 6-6 (six, six)
  • The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the Florida Lottery's 'Pick 4 Evening' game were: 0-8-6-6 (zero, eight, six, six)
  • A 3-year-old girl was in critical condition Sunday afternoon after being left in a vehicle overnight near Sanford, the Seminole County Sheriff's Office said. Deputies said they were called to the Vista Haven Apartments on Petunia Terrace around 11:12 a.m. Sunday after reports of a missing child left in a vehicle that was possibly stolen. The toddler was found overheated and in and out of consciousness inside the vehicle at the apartment complex and was taken to a local hospital in critical but stable condition, deputies said. Read: Boy, woman charged in armed home invasion that sent naked Winter Springs man scurrying to roof Deputies said they arrested 33-year-old Sanford resident Casey Keller and charged her with child neglect with great bodily harm. Keller allegedly traveled to a liquor store late Saturday night with three children and returned to the apartment complex around 11:15 p.m., investigators said. According to a press release, Keller took two older children into an apartment but did not bring in the 3-year-old. Read: Man arrested in connection with woman's shooting death at motel near OIA Deputies said Keller called 911 Sunday morning to report the child was missing. Investigators said they have found no evidence the vehicle was stolen. Check back and watch Channel 9 Eyewitness News for updates to this developing story.
  • There were 250 people stung by jellyfish Sunday at beaches in Volusia County, Volusia County Beach Safety said. 'Day 9 of the jellyfish siege brought us another 250 stings, making a total of approximately 2,050 stings over the last nine days,' Capt. Andrew Ethridge said. 'If you are stung by a jellyfish, exit the water and flag down a lifeguard truck or go to a staffed tower.' Watch: How to treat a jellyfish sting Lifeguards can rinse stings with vinegar, which is a common treatment, Ethridge said. 'It is important to not rub the area, which can make it worse,' he said. 'While jellyfish stings are painful, most are not life-threatening.' Officials said 12 people were rescued from the ocean Sunday.