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The Final Pitch: Florida 6, Texas 1 – Gators end Texas’ season and stay at College World Series

Posted June 19th, 2018

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OMAHA, Neb. — Texas was unable to keep up with Florida as the NCAA’s reigning champion pulled away in the sixth inning of an elimination game in the College World Series.

Making its 36th appearance at the College World Series, Texas ends its year with a 42-23 record.

Florida opened its afternoon at TD Ameritrade Park with three straight base runners, and Jonathan India’s RBI single gave the Gators a 1-0 lead. The score didn’t change until the top of the sixth inning. In the sixth session, Florida scored four times and India hit a three-run knockout punch over the fence in left field.

Texas scored its only run on DJ Petrinsky’s RBI single in the eighth inning. UT struck out 13 times against Florida starter Jackson Kowar, who was chosen by Kansas City with the 33rd pick in the MLB Draft.

Florida (48-20) advances to another elimination game on Thursday. The Gators will face either Texas Tech or rival Arkansas.

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