OMAHA—Florida State cruised through eight innings before Florida finally broke through for three runs in the ninth. But the Seminoles held off the late comeback bid to win 8-5 and send the No. 3 national seed packing.
The Gators had the bases loaded with one out in the ninth, and catcher Mike Zunino came to the plate as the go-ahead run. But he lined a Mike McGee pitch to shortstop, where Stephen Cardullo snared it and flipped to second to double off Austin Maddox, ending the game and Florida's season.
The Seminoles, who improved to 4-1 this season against the rival Gators, survive to play the Texas Christian-UCLA loser on Wednesday. More to come after postgame.
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