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Gators, Seminoles heading to Omaha

Let the Sunshine in yet again at the College World Series.

Florida and Florida State each completed sweeps of their NCAA Super Regions on Sunday, marking the fifth time the Gators and Seminoles have advanced to the eight-team College World Series in the same season. Neither school has won a baseball national title.

Top-seeded Florida earned its third straight trip to the CWS, and eighth overall, as Daniel Pigott homered to open the 10th and the Gators held on for a 9-8 victory over visiting N.C. State.

"This type of game … and how things worked out, that's what I came back for," Florida senior and former Plant High standout Preston Tucker said.

No. 3-seeded FSU earned its 21st trip to the World Series as former Alonso High standout Sherman Johnson's three-run homer sparked a four-run second en route to an 18-7 rout of visiting Stanford.

The double-elimination Series begins Friday in Omaha, Neb. FSU opens against Arizona; Florida opens against South Carolina or Oklahoma. UF and FSU are in separate brackets, making it possible for them to meet in the World Series finale.

Gators, Seminoles heading to Omaha 06/10/12 [Last modified: Monday, June 11, 2012 12:40am]
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