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    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - 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.
  • TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ 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)
  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - 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/
  • TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ 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)
  • TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the Florida Lottery's 'Pick 2 Evening' game were: 6-6 (six, six)
  • TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ 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)
  • TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the Florida Lottery's 'Pick 3 Evening' game were: 7-0-1 (seven, zero, one)
  • SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Leaning on his club, Matt Parziale crossed one leg over the other and placed the free hand on his hip. His caddie mirrored his position and used Parziale's bag as his source of support. The two looked almost identical, just one older than the other. Being related will do that. Parziale's dad, Vic Parziale, has been with his son throughout his entire U.S. Open journey, starting Monday and ending on Father's Day. Matt finished 5 over par Sunday to tie for low amateur at 16 over for the tournament. 'We do stand alike out there,' Vic said. 'It's funny.' Said Matt: 'I don't like it, but that's how life goes.' He's kidding. The idea of turning into his dad doesn't scare him. 'He's the best guy I know,' Matt said. 'If I can be half that good, I'll be doing all right.' It's a classic like father, like son relationship. Matt, 31, is a full-time firefighter in Brockton, Massachusetts. Vic retired from the same station last year after 32 years. The two also share a love for golf. 'He stinks now,' Matt said. 'I'd have to play pretty bad to let him win. He used to be much better than he is now.' Matt says he was 14 the first time he beat his dad. Vic says his son was 15. Either way, once Matt beat Vic's 73 by a stroke as a teenager, it was game over. Vic never beat his son again. 'Golf skipped a generation for sure,' Vic said. 'Because I don't play like him.' As the first mid-amateur to make a cut at the U.S. Open in 15 years, Matt's second round was his best, carding a 73 with a birdie on No. 18 that guaranteed him a spot in the final rounds. On the last day, Matt shot a 75 to end up at 296, the same mark fellow amateur Luis Gagne scored. Will Grimmer was the only other amateur to make the cut, and he finished 23 over at 303. The tournament started with 20 amateurs. This was Matt's first U.S. Open. He played at the Masters earlier this year but did not make the cut. Vic was his caddie there, too. 'Mostly, I just carry the bag and keep my mouth shut,' Vic said. His specialty is wind: Matt does go to his dad for advice there. It helped this week. 'I don't get paid,' Vic said. 'I don't want to be, of course. I just love doing it.' The two have worked alongside each other for as long as either can remember. After college at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida, Matt turned pro but called it quits after a couple years when it didn't pay off financially. That's when he became a firefighter. But Matt never fully gave up golf, regaining his amateur status and going on to win the U.S. Mid-Amateur championship back in October. Vic caddied, of course. 'It's not something that happened over night,' Vic said. 'He just wasn't lucky getting here. He really worked hard on his game.' Being a firefighter actually allows him to practice and compete often. Matt works two 24-hour shifts a week. He's not returning straight to his full-time job immediately, though. His upcoming golf schedule is packed. Starting Wednesday, Matt will compete in the Northeast Amateur tournament. Then he'll have the U.S. Amateur - after he gets married on Aug. 3 - and more. Wherever and whatever, Vic will be standing nearby. 'He's always given me the opportunity to succeed,' Matt said. 'None of this is possible without his support and his help.
  • A pedestrian was hit and killed early Sunday morning after crossing into the path of an FHP trooper, officials said. According to FHP spokesperson Sgt. Dylan Bryant, the trooper involved is with FHP's DUI unit and was in the process of responding to what he thought was an impaired driver when the incident occurred. Bryant said he was about to turn around to catchup with the apparent impaired driver when Vincent Kinslow, 33 of St. Augustine, walked into the southbound lanes of U.S. 1 near SR 207. FHP said it happened at 2:07 am and Kinslow was not in the crosswalk when he was struck by the patrol car. The patrol car lights were not activated at the time of the incident. Kinslow was transported to Flagler Hospital and later died from his injuries.   Alcohol tests on Kinslow are pending.
  • NEW YORK (AP) - Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash has had to defend his strategy using relievers as starters time and time again. At least this time, the defense came after the formula led his team to a victory. Wilmer Font held the high-scoring Yankees in check and the Rays stopped New York 3-1 Sunday to avoid a four-game sweep. 'We're doing everything we can (and) what we think is right to win games,' Cash said. 'When we win, yeah, we like it. When we lose, it's grueling.' In his third start of the season, Font turned in his best performance of the year in any role, allowing just one run in 4 2-3 innings with five strikeouts. The right-hander, who also has eight relief appearances, matched a career-high with 74 pitches. Tampa Bay, which has been hurt by injuries to its rotation, employed a reliever to open for the 15th time in 29 games. Entering the game, relievers working as starters had allowed 13 earned runs in 18 innings. 'Today he gave us a huge boost,' Cash said of the 28-year old right-hander. 'He probably got a little deeper in the game than what we even anticipated.' Matt Duffy drove in two runs with a second-inning single for his first multi-RBI game in over a month. The infielder, who missed 2017 while undergoing two Achilles surgeries, is hitting .352 (25 for 71) with seven RBI over his last 18 contests. 'I typically don't see CC too well,' Duffy said. 'That wasn't the greatest pitch to hit, but when you're going well, those seem to fall.' Carlos Gomez had an RBI double as Tampa Bay scored all three runs in the second against CC Sabathia (4-2). The left-hander pitched into the eighth inning for the first time this season and struck out 10 for just the second time since the start of 2014. 'I just tried to be really aggressive because they were aggressive,' Sabathia said. Tampa Bay defeated New York for the first time this season. The Yankees opened the season with five straight wins, outscoring the Rays 31-10 over the games, and was trying for a four-game sweep. The Rays are 5-18 in their last 23 games at Yankee Stadium. Chaz Roe (1-1) pitched two scoreless innings for the victory. Sergio Romo, who has also drawn five starts this season, closed for his third save in six chances. Rookie Willy Adames singled to lead off the Rays second. Adeiny Hechavarria, who missed nearly a month with a strained hamstring, singled for the first of his three hits. Gomez doubled and Duffy delivered a two-out single. Hechavarria also robbed rookie sensation Gleyber Torres of a base hit with dive and throw from shortstop in the seventh inning. New York matched its lowest run total at home this season. Aaron Judge and Didi Gregorius worked two-out walks against Jose Alvarado in the fifth, but the hard-throwing lefty struck out Giancarlo Stanton on four pitches. In the eighth, Diego Castillo struck out Gary Sanchez on three pitches to strand another runner. Aaron Hicks homered off Font in the fifth - it was actually the second homer of the day. Hours earlier, the Yankees held their 72nd Old-Timers' Day and Nick Swisher, making his debut with the former players, hit a long drive to right field. Hall of Famers Whitey Ford and Reggie Jackson were joined by the likes of Don Larsen, Willie Randolph, Andy Pettitte and Jason Giambi. Current New York manager Aaron Boone also took part for the first time. UP NEXT Rays: Tampa Bay will start a reliever for the third consecutive day when RHP Ryne Stanek (1-1, 2.55 ERA) draws the start as the Rays open a three-game series at Houston. He'll be opposed by RHP Gerrit Cole (8-1, 2.40 ERA). Yankees: New York heads to Washington for a makeshift doubleheader Monday. The teams will resume a suspended game from May 15 before a traditional nine-inning game follows. With heavy rain falling, play was halted after 5 1-2 innings with the teams tied at 3. The teams were set to resume play, and their interleague series, one day later, but rain continued to fall and both events were postponed. Boone will turn to his bullpen to begin the day and RHP Sonny Gray (4-4, 4.96 ERA) takes the mound in game two. TRAINER'S ROOM Yankees: OF Brett Gardner (knee) was held out of the lineup with a little soreness.