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Florida, Florida State on the winning end of baseball’s June Madness

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The NCAA College Baseball Tournament is not likely to come anywhere near the broad popularity enjoyed by the basketball tournament known as March Madness. At the same time, referring to this year’s baseball extravaganza as June Madness would not be overstating what has taken place so far. Both Florida and Florida State have provided significant contributions to this year’s mayhem, which saw nearly half of the 16 seeded teams and regional hosts go down to defeat. Number two national seed…

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Gators, Seminoles win showdowns, advance to Super Regional

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Things were dicey for the Florida Gators baseball team on Monday, but when everything played out, they put away the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats to earn a spot in the Super Regional. For the Wildcats, they were not able to continue their magical run and ended the season with a 36-25 record. As the game moved into the sixth inning, neither team could manage to put a run across the board. Part of the reason for the was the star of the…

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Bethune-Cookman shocks Gators in NCAAs; Seminoles force deciding game

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College baseball’s June Madness came to Gainesville on Sunday night as the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats shocked the Florida Gators 6-2 to force a deciding game in the Gainesville Regional. BCU made it to the championship round by eliminating the South Florida Bulls 6-4 on Sunday afternoon. After Bethune-Cookman starter Donte Lindsay gave way to T.J. Densmore one out into the second inning and two runs across, the Wildcats bullpen was stingy for the rest of the night. Densmore and Anthony Maldonado…

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FSU beats UCF to stay alive in NCAA Tournament; Gators outlast USF

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The Central Florida Knights had hoped to play Florida State on Saturday, but not with the season on the line. The Seminoles rolled to a 6-1 win in the Tallahassee Regional, eliminating the Knights from the NCAA Tournament and ending their season. Both FSU and USF thought they would be playing each other in the winner’s bracket game on Saturday night, but Auburn and Tennessee Tech had other ideas.  UCF dropped a 7-4 decision to Auburn on Friday, while FSU…

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NCAA Baseball Tournament providing June Madness

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Just call it June Madness. Crazy upsets are the norm in basketball every March, but the first day of regional play in NCAA Baseball Tournament produced some unlikely outcomes. In Tallahassee, the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles scored three runs over the final two innings to stun Florida State 3-1, sending the Seminoles into the loser’s bracket. Florida State starter Drew Parrish did not allow a runner to reach second base through the 7th inning. After he departed in the 8th,…

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FSU/UF to host NCAA regionals; 4 other Florida teams make field

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The 64-team NCAA Baseball Tournament field was announced on Monday with 6 Florida teams receiving bids. Two will be hosting a regional, while three others are seeded second and another earning a three-seed. The Florida Gators and Florida State Seminoles will host regionals that include in-state competitors. The only qualifier to travel outside of the state is the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles. FGCU, who qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the first time, are the second seed in the Chapel…

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UCF takes wild OT win over Bethune-Cookman

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The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats got off to a terrific start and had a near-miracle finish in regulation, but it wasn’t enough to come away with a win against Central Florida. The Knights prevailed 101-96 in overtime by engineering a 35-point turnaround, then holding for a wild victory at the CFE Arena in Orlando. Bethune-Cookman came out smoking, hitting 11 of their first 15 shots to take a 27-10 lead midway through the first half. LaRon Smith’s dunk gave the Wildcats a…

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