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Gators/Miami CWS final a distinct possibility

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Many expected the College World Series, which opens Saturday, would be populated by multiple teams from the SEC and ACC. The two conferences earned six of the top eight national seeds, led by number one seed Florida. Louisville was number two and Miami earned the third seed. Only the Gators and Hurricanes made it to Omaha. Texas Tech, at No. 5, is the only other national seed to make the final eight. Both are making their second straight appearance in…

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FSU set to face outstanding Gator pitching trio

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The Florida State baseball team knows they have a tough mountain to climb this weekend. To get to their first College World Series since 2012, all they have to do is beat the top national seed Florida Gators twice in Gainesville. It has been well documented that the Seminoles are having trouble beating their arch-rival anywhere over the past three seasons. The Gators have prevailed 13 of the last 17 times they have met in either Gainesville, Tallahassee or Jacksonville.…

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Gators have what it takes to win it all

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To say the Florida Gator baseball team is on a roll just doesn’t seem to fully describe what they are doing to opponents – quality opponents – during the postseason. Their 15-3 mauling of the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday at the College World Series (CWS) in Omaha is just the latest example. To get to baseball’s Elite 8, they twice smacked down arch-rival Florida State in the Super Regional by combined scores of 24-9. During the Gainesville Regional, they won…

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Seminoles’ Mike Martin seeks 16th CWS appearance at expense of Gators

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Mike Martin and the Florida State Seminoles are set to play in another Super Regional. They have been there before. To reach the College World Series in Omaha, the Seminoles must defeat arch-rival and number 4 national seed, Florida. Fairly or unfairly, Martin is scrutinized for his program’s success at maintaining a championship-level program without winning a championship. He has led the Seminoles into the NCAA tournament for 35 consecutive years and has made it to the College World Series…

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