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Gators sweep Miami, advance to College World Series

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The Gators continue to find ways to win. Saturday night in Gainesville, it was forcing Miami into making plays and the Canes spectacularly failed, giving the Gators a 4-3 win and Super Regional series sweep. The two game sweep sends the Gators to their first College World Series since 2005. The victory followed UF's 7-2 win Friday night in Game 1. 

Florida (47-15) entered the 9th inning losing 3-2 after Kevin Chapman made a mess of Hudson Randall's 6.2 inning, three-hit effort by allowing a 3-run homer to give Miami (43-20) their first lead of the night. Florida went quietly in the top of the 8th, looking like a team ready for Game 3. 

Preston Tucker singled to start the 9th and Matt den Dekker followed two batters later. That finally chased Miami starter Chris Hernandez who allowed three hits, but only one earned run as UM finished with seven errors. (Apparently, fielding the ball cleanly is not a Canes thing. You wouldn't understand.) With first and second and one out, Mike Zunino reached on an error, loading the bases. Following Brian Johnson striking out looking, Josh Adams reached a throwing error, pushing across Tucker to tie the game.

In the 10th, Nolan Fontana reached after an error by Miami RF Chris Pelaez, who misplayed a pop-fly into a two-base error. A sacrifice put Fontana on third, from where he scored easily on Austin Maddox's two-out double for the winning run. Steven Rodriguez got the win (2-0) and Greg Larson got his third save.