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Florida players could have impact on CWS final

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The enormous disappointment of the Florida Gators’ early exit from the College World Series is unmistakably still there. That goes with the territory of being the favorite to win it all for the first time. The plan was to get by the relatively unheralded Cinderella known as Coastal Carolina in the first game. From there, Florida could use their pitching depth to get to the championship round. With days off in between, the major league-caliber arms of Logan Shore, A.J.…

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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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Gator could be top pick in MLB draft

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On Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Eastern, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred will stroll to the podium to announce the first pick of the 2016 draft. After that, little is certain. The state of Florida is often good for as many as five or six first round selections. This year perhaps only two players will be top 25 selections and perhaps only two more will be taken in the first round. A consensus does not yet exist for the top…

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