GAINESVILLE — Cody Wilson and Gunnar Lambert drove in three runs apiece, and Florida Atlantic survived a minor comeback and a major weather delay to beat Jacksonville 12-7 in an elimination game Sunday in the NCAA baseball tournament.
The Owls play Florida, the No. 1 overall seed and defending national champion, for the Gainesville Region title at 1 p.m. Monday in a game postponed from Sunday night after heavy rain halted play in the FAU-Jacksonville game for 5 hours, 25 minutes in the seventh inning.
FAU needs to beat the Gators twice to clinch the Gainesville Region and advance to the Super Regions. A second game, if needed, was scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday.
The Owls (42-18-1) scored five runs in the first inning against Jacksonville, five more in the second and led 12-0 before the Dolphins (40-21) got their second hit.