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Gainesville Super Regional open thread: Florida, Auburn vie for College World Series berth

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The Gators and Tigers take the field in Gainesville with Omaha on their minds.

2017 Division I Men's College World Series - LSU v Florida - Game 1 Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images

The Florida Gators are two wins away from the College World Series.

Unfortunately, so are the Auburn Tigers — and they bring the No. 1 pick in the 2018 MLB Draft with them to Gainesville.

Casey Mize, the Detroit Tigers’ No. 1 overall selection in this week’s MLB Draft, squares off with Brady Singer, Florida’s ace and a future Kansas City Royal, in Saturday’s Game 1 of the Gainesville Super Regional. If it goes like it did the last time Singer and Mize took the mound in Gainesville, Florida’s actually in good shape: The Gators got a 3-1 win over Auburn in a late-April showdown between the two stud pitchers, thanks largely to a great day from Jonathan India.

And if Florida can go up 1-0 in this weekend’s series, the Gators have a second first-rounder to turn to in Jackson Kowar for a potential closeout game on Sunday.

You can follow along with the Gainesville Super Regional here. The funnier quips will, of course, be on Twitter.

Gainesville Super Regional Schedule

Day Time Opponent TV Streaming Radio Follow Stats
Day Time Opponent TV Streaming Radio Follow Stats
Saturday, June 9 12:00 p.m. Auburn ESPN WatchESPN Florida Gators @GatorsBB NCAA
Sunday, June 10 12:00 p.m. Auburn ESPN WatchESPN Florida Gators @GatorsBB NCAA
Monday, June 11 (if necessary) 8:30 p.m. Auburn ESPN WatchESPN Florida Gators @GatorsBB NCAA