Jacksonville 5 Manhattan 4
The JU baseball team found different ways to plate runs en route to a 5-4 victory against Manhattan at the Gainesville Regional of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday.
With the scored tied at one in the fifth inning, the Dolphins (37-23) used two sacrifice flies and a bases-loaded walk in the next two frames to set up the win. Sophomore Adam Brett Walker also drove in two runs on three hits to help total. Walker’s day helped him set the new single-season records for hits and total bases.
JU will play the loser of Saturday’s #16 Miami/#2 Florida matchup tomorrow at noon on ESPNU.
Florida 5 Miami 4
Sophomore Nolan Fontana (Winter Garden, Fla.) delivered a walk-off single with one down and the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth to lift top-seeded Florida (47-16) past second-seeded Miami (Fla.) (37-22), 5-4, in the winner’s bracket of the NCAA Gainesville Regional on Saturday afternoon at McKethan Stadium.
The Hurricanes will meet third-seeded Jacksonville (37-23) in an elimination game tomorrow at 12 p.m., with the survivor needing to defeat the Gators twice to advance to next weekend’s NCAA Super Regional. Florida will face tomorrow afternoon’s winner at 4 p.m., live on ESPNU.