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College World Series 2012, Coral Gables Regional: Central Florida Scratches Out 2-1 Win Over Missouri State

PItching ruled the day in the Central Florida Knight's 2-1 victory over the Missouri State Grizzlies Friday afternoon in the Coral Gables, Fla.

Ben Lively threw 5.2 innings of scoreless, three-hit ball for UCF while Missouri State's Nick Petree threw a complete game in a losing effort, allowing two runs on six hits to pick up the tough loss.

UCF got off to a fast start in the bottom of the first, as Ronnie Richardson's home run gave the Knights a 1-0 lead. The score would remain that way until the top of the seventh, when Kevin Medrano singled off of reliever Roman Madrid to score Dylan Becker to even the score at 1-1. In the top of the eighth, Richardson started a rally again with a lead-off single. He would later score on Chris Taladay's clutch RBI single.

After a rain delay before the start of the top of the ninth put a hold to the Knights finishing off the victory, Chris Matulis came on to pick up the save.

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Photographs by cstreet.us, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.