Top ranked Virginia defeated California Thursday night 7-1 to set up a rematch with South Carolina tonight. Tyler Wilson carried a shutout into the 8th inning, and the Cavaliers scored four runs in the sixth to put away the unseeded Bears.
South Carolina beat Virginia earlier in the week 7-1. The Gamecocks need just one win to advance to the championship series which begins Monday night. Friday’s first game is also a rematch. Vanderbilt will try to hand Florida its first loss. The Gators beat the Commodores earlier in the week 3-1. Florida will advance to the championship series with a win tonight.
The if necessary games would be played on Saturday.
A TD Ameritrade Park record crowd of over 25,000 turned out for Thursday night’s game.