The College World Series championship will be fought between two SEC East rivals. Florida and South Carolina advanced to the best two out of three series with wins on Friday.
Each went undefeated through its bracket. Florida defeated Vanderbilt 6-4 and South Carolina edged Virginia in 13 innings 3-2. The Gamecocks set an NCAA Tournament record with their 14th straight win. They will be trying to become just the 9th repeat champion in CWS history and the first since Oregon State in 2007.
The championship series begins Monday night. A TD Ameritrade Park record crowd of 25, 882 was on hand for Friday night’s game.