FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
Sophomore Alex Panteliodis (Tampa, Fla.) went the distance for his first career complete game and established a personal best with 12 strikeouts as No. 4 Florida (46-15) defeated No. 11 Miami (Fla.) (43-19), 7-2, in the opener of the best-of-three NCAA Gainesville Super Regional on Friday night.
The crowd of 5,429 fans was a season high and the largest postseason attendance since McKethan Stadium was renovated prior to the 2007 season. The Gators will have an opportunity to clinch their first berth in next weekend’s NCAA College World Series since 2005 with a victory tomorrow at 7 p.m., live on ESPN2.
Panteliodis (11-2) retired the final 14 Hurricane hitters of the contest and yielded three hits to register UF’s first complete game since Stephen Locke accomplished the feat against Alabama on May 10, 2008. The southpaw’s effort was the first complete game by a Gator pitcher in the NCAA Tournament since Tommy Boss twirled nine innings in an 8-1 triumph over Florida State in Game 1 of the NCAA Gainesville Super Regional on June 10, 2005.