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Chomping at Bits: Gators are one win from national championship

Florida won their first-ever College World Series finals game last night, giving the Gators a 1-0 lead in the title race.

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Florida baseball is one win away from their first national championship: The Gators took the lead in the best-of-three championship series with LSU last night with a 4-3 victory. Florida got a fine performance from Brady Singer, a couple of timely hits, and some great defensive plays. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators; Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun; Nick Suss, SEC Country; Mike Malloy, Miami Herald)

Brady Singer’s record setting night: Singer struck out 12 batters in seven-plus innings to set a CWS record for the most strikeouts in a College World Series final game, and the most strikeouts for a Florida pitcher in a CWS game. (Matt Schoch, SEC Country; Jay Jaffe, Sports Illustrated)

Florida basketball’s big men on mend: Mike White announced that John Egbunu and Isaiah Stokes are on schedule to return at some point early in the 2017-18 season. (Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)

Three Gators attend Honda Sports awards: Each season, the Collegiate Women Sports Awards program recognizes the top collegiate female student-athlete in 12 sports. A quarter of the recipients this year were from Florida. Three Gators were awarded the top honor in their sport this season - Alex McMurtry in gymnastics, Belinda Woolcock in tennis, and Kelly Barnhill in softball. Stanford swimmer Katie Ledecky won the overall Collegiate Women’s Sports Award, which was announced last night. (Mary Howard, Florida Gators)

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