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Florida advances to CWS with 8-6 victory over Mississippi State

Junior Preston Tucker (Tampa, Fla.) clubbed a three-run homer in the seventh inning to turn a 6-4 deficit into an eventual 8-6 victory for Florida (50-17) over Mississippi State (38-25) in game three of the NCAA Gainesville Super Regional on Sunday afternoon.

The victory secured the Gators’ seventh trip to the NCAA College World Series (1988, 1991, 1996, 1998, 2005, 2010, 2011) and marked the first time that the program had made consecutive trips to Omaha. UF will face the winner’s of tonight’s deciding third game between host Texas (48-17) and Arizona State (43-17) at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha either next Saturday or Sunday in the opening round of the CWS.

“I think it was one of the best games that I have been involved with,” head coach Kevin O’Sullivan said.” Both teams were competing, and both teams were throwing as hard as they could. Both teams made plays and came up with key hits in certain situations. It’s just one of those things where we just got a couple more runs.”

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