After tying for the SEC regular season championship LSU and Florida collide for the national championship beginning tonight in Omaha. The Tigers and Gators play game one of the best-of-three championship round of the College World Series in TD Ameritrade Park.
“I just think it is an awesome thing that these two SEC schools get to play for a national championship”, said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. “This is a great thing for us to play each other here in Omaha and I know both teams will play their hearts out and I think we will have great ballgames.”
LSU will be in search of its seventh national championship and its first since 2009. Florida has used pitching and defense to reach the title series. The Gators are 18-7 in games decided by one run.
“I had the feeling early on that if we stayed healthy we had the ingredients to be successful out here”, said Florida coach Ken O’Sullivan. I though our starting pitching was going to be as good as anybody in the country. We have got a gritty bunch and it has been ugly at times but we have just found a way.”
The Gators are in the College World Series for the 12th time and will be in search of their first national title.