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Chomping at Bits: Gators grinded their way back to College World Series

Florida found ways to win on their path back to Omaha.

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Gators keep finding ways to win: Florida overcame just short of ten hours of rain delays on their path to Omaha. The Gators have grinded their way back to the College World Series for the third straight year. Florida head coach Kevin O’Sullivan addressed the criticisms of his team. He acknowledged that the Gators have had some tough, ugly wins, but notes that an ugly win is better than a pretty loss. (Ryan Young, SEC Country; Pat Dooley, Gainesville Sun)

Rain delays unearth more pitching options: Freshman pitchers Tyler Dyson and Austin Langworthy emerged as key contributors for the Gators last weekend. Florida’s best two pitchers only threw 12 of the 31 innings in the Gainesville Super Regional. (Garry Smits, Florida Times Union)

On Florida’s College World Series match-up with TCU: The Gators and Horned Frogs meet at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday. (Gainesville Sun)

Justin Fields visiting Florida again: The five-star quarterback recruit (and former Penn State commit) is also visiting Georgia, Auburn, and Florida State this week. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

Kyra Jefferson’s record-setting 200 meter time: The Florida senior clocked a time of 22.02, which broke the previous mark set 28 years ago. Before Saturday, there had only been three American women in the sport's history that had run 22.02 or better before their 23rd birthday. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators)

Cameron Newbauer named Tennessee Sports Writers Association Coach of the Year: Florida’s new women’s basketball coach was recognized for his 2016-17 season at Belmont. (Kathy Cafazzo, Florida Gators)

Four Gators drafted so far in MLB draft: Alex Faedo was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the first round, while Dalton Guthrie (Philadelphia), Mike Rivera (Cleveland), and Mark Kolozsvary (Cincinnati) were all picked yesterday. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators)

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