Florida to play FAU for NCAA baseball region title in game postponed from Sunday

Ground crews attempt to clear standing water to make the field playable for the NCAA baseball region tournament Sunday at McKethan Stadium in Gainesville. (Gainesville Sun via Associated Press)
Ground crews attempt to clear standing water to make the field playable for the NCAA baseball region tournament Sunday at McKethan Stadium in Gainesville. (Gainesville Sun via Associated Press)
Published June 3 2018

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.

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