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Oklahoma State beats South Carolina in Super Regional opener

Oklahoma State catcher Collin Theroux (16) celebrates his ninth inning home run with teammate J.R. Davis (2) during an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game against South Carolina, Saturday, June 11, 2016, in Columbia, S.C. Oklahoma State defeated South Carolina 5-1. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

Oklahoma State catcher Collin Theroux (16) celebrates his ninth inning home run with teammate J.R. Davis (2) during an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game against South Carolina, Saturday, June 11, 2016, in Columbia, S.C. Oklahoma State defeated South Carolina 5-1. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Thomas Hatch held South Carolina to four hits over seven innings, Ryan Sluder and Collin Theroux homered and Oklahoma State moved a win away from its first College World Series trip since 1999 with a 5-1 victory in the NCAA Tournament's super regional Saturday.

Sluder's shot to left led off the third inning and was about all the support Hatch (8-2) needed to shut down the Gamecocks (46-17) at Founders Park. Theroux added a three-run homer in the ninth to ice things.

A win Sunday sends the Cowboys (40-20) back to Omaha.

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